March 18, 2012 Vegas Value Report

March 18, 2012 Vegas Value Report

This information is from Scot Krause, our roving reporter, who supplies us each week with information on the best Las Vegas Promotions. It’s only available here on the americancasinoguide.com web site so be sure to come back each Sunday to find out about the best values in Las Vegas.

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Here’s what we found this week…

American Casino Guide March Contest – Win a $25 Food Credit at the Silver Nugget Casino in Vegas, plus 2 FREE Mob Attraction Tix! We have five packages for $25 worth of food at the Silver Nugget Casino in North Las Vegas, plus two FREE admissions to the Mob Attraction at the Tropicana in Las Vegas as prizes for our March contest. To win one of our five prize packages all you have to do is write a casino review during March 2012. At the end of the month the five people who have posted the most casino reviews during will be the winners. There is a 25-word minimum on all casino reviews. If your review does not contain at least 25 words, it won’t be eligible for the contest. To make a casino review just find the casino by its state or city location, or go to this page Casino Reviews – ACG Then fill out the review form. You don’t have to register to write a review, but it’s important that you always post your review under the same name. So, remember, the more posts you make, the better your chances of winning! The names of the five winners will be announced in early February in our casino discussion forum. Good luck!

March Video Podcast How to Find the Best Paying Video Poker Machines in Any Casino with Gambling Author Linda Boyd Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, interviewed gambling author Linda Boyd for information on how to find the best paying video poker machines in any casino.. Topics covered include: the main difference between slots and video poker; how to read a video poker paytable; how differences in the paytable affect the overall payback for a video poker machine; a definition of ER (expected return); which video poker game is the best to play; how volatility affects the game; and more. To watch the podcast, go to http://www.americancasinoguide.com/gambling-podcasts On that page you can also access more than 60 other audio and video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

TI (Treasure Island): New members signing up for the TI (Treasure Island) Players Club receive $10-$100 in free slot play (randomly awarded.) Ongoing promotion until further notice.

Silverton: Through March 31, Rewards Club members can enjoy half off their purchase from Mi Casa Grill Cantina, Sundance Grill, Seasons Buffet and Twin Creeks Steakhouse when paying with your club points. This offer excludes the Senior Monday $5 Buffet.  Every Wednesday this month you can also earn 100 points between 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and receive a $10 dining credit for the Sundance Grill, limited to two per day (one during the morning hours and one during the evening.)

Mirage: Bare Pool now open for the season. Experience Vegas’ finest poolside pampering at the adults-only, toptional Bare Pool Lounge at The Mirage. With ultra VIP services such as chilled cucumbers for the eyes, iced towels rolled in flavored water, frozen fruit skewers and icy popsicles, guests can enjoy the ultimate in relaxation surrounded by DJ-spun music and towering palms.  For more information visit: http://www.mirage.com/nightlife/bare.aspx

Binion’s Gambling Hall: Announced the opening of Whiskey Licker Bar, a brand new outdoor bar located at the corner of the property next to the concert stage that sits at First and Fremont Streets.  Whiskey Licker is the first outdoor bar on Fremont Street with a patio and was designed so guests could enjoy the sights and sounds of the Fremont Street Experience from a prime viewing location. The Whiskey Licker patio is surrounded by wrought iron railing with a convenient cocktail ledge that serves as a drink rest.  The patio has 24 seats including custom designed swivel chairs as well as high-top tables.  The full service bar offers a variety of featured drinks including the signature, “Whiskey Licker,” that is mixed with one ounce Jack Daniel’s Honey, one ounce Sprite and two ounces of sour mix.  Patrons can see a list of all of the featured cocktails on one of two state-of-the-art LED menu screens positioned at either end of the bar.  For guests who take full advantage of the 24 hour nature of Las Vegas, Whiskey Licker will open early and serve a full complement of coffee favorites from espresso and frappucino to traditional brews and herbal tea.  For those wanting a little kick in their coffee, a variety of “Lickers” may be added. The coffee “Lickers” include old standards like Kahlua and Bailey’s as well as flavored vodkas, tequila and whiskey.  The hours of operation will vary seasonally.  Currently, Whiskey Licker is open from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Bellagio: Spring has sprung at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, now open to the public through May 13. This year’s show debuts the enchanting musical sounds of the harp and violin, a rotating windmill and a floral exhibition showcasing tulips, azaleas, hibiscus and lilies. A carousel, waterfall and ceiling-hung hand-painted parasols invite the spirit of spring with open arms. For the first time during the Conservatory’s spring display, guests can enjoy live musical performances 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. daily, from the Victorian Gazebo in the South Garden. The sounds of the harp and violin transport guests to a serene village through compositions and arrangements inspired by European musical masters like Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and Chopin. Steps away and making its debut at Bellagio, a 26-foot-tall windmill, weighing approximately 9,000 pounds, lures visitors into a captivating garden surrounded by magnolia, weeping willow, bottle and plum trees. A stunning mother swan and her cygnets, made of 5,000 feathers and simulated fur, frolic in the cool water beneath a 24-foot-long stone bridge.  Near the entrance to the Conservatory, a colorful 11-foot-tall carousel, weighing 5,600 pounds, is accented with shades of emerald, plum, ginger and ruby and surrounded by large daffodils. Bumble bees made of preserved sunflowers and mums buzz about the daffodils while four custom-painted sets of over-sized traditional Dutch clogs complete the springtime ambiance. The spring exhibit within Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open daily, 24 hours a day.

Planet Hollywood: PBR Rock Bar & Grill inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino celebrates everyone’s favorite spring and summertime fare for National Hot Dog Day on Friday, March 30. For one day only, PBR Rock Bar’s entire hot dog menu will be priced at $5 each. Selections include the Bacon and Cheese Dog, which features a bacon-wrapped hot dog topped with cheddar cheese; the Chili Cheese Dog, loaded with homemade cheese and chili; the Reuben Dog, smothered with Swiss cheese, corned beef, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing; and more. For more information, call 702.750.1685 or visit www.pbrrockbar.com.

Fitzgeralds/D Las Vegas Casino Hotel: Fitzgeralds Casino & Hotel in downtown Las Vegas is undergoing a dramatic transformation to become the D Las Vegas Casino Hotel (www.theD.com), scheduled for completion in fall 2012. The new name is accompanied by extensive renovations that will deliver the fresh, energetic attitude and fun atmosphere synonymous with downtown Las Vegas. Upon completion, the D will introduce daily live entertainment, one of Vegas’ only two-level casinos; 638 remodeled contemporary rooms and suites; and two high-energy bars – the LONGBAR and the D Bar – situated in the casino and on the Fremont Street Experience, respectively.  From Fremont Street, guests can be whisked up to the D’s second-floor casino by a new escalator in front of the property. Once inside, guests will enjoy a completely new gaming experience. The first-floor modern casino will deliver the latest in slots and tables games manned by the D’s playful dancing dealers. The second floor will invite guests to step back in time to enjoy vintage slots and an original Vegas vibe. Once renovations are complete, a new state-of-the-art sound system will keep the music pumping and the party rockin’. The property will remain open throughout construction and reveal elements of its new brand over the coming months.

Orleans: Gift Inventory Blowout, Friday & Saturday, March 30 & 31. Earn 50 points and receive a FREE gift. Maximum of 2 per account per day.

Palms: The American Casino Guide is promoting an ongoing offer to get $40 of slot play for $25. This offer can be used by current slot club members once per 30 days. New members can get $50 of play for $25 for one time use only. For details, go to – Discount Slot Play at the Palms Once on that page, click on “Las Vegas, NV” in the orange box in the upper right corner to take you to the offer for the Palms.

Ongoing March Promotions

Vegas Values Updates: The American Casino Guide web site has a Las Vegas discussion board where you can read about any updates to each week’s Vegas Values report. You can also post any questions or comments you have about any casino promotions.

FREE Alamo Discount Coupons – The American Casino Guide has three great coupons from Alamo that can save you money on your next car rental and they are all valid through 12/31/12. Just click on the blue “Alamo Discount Coupons” link for details.

FREE National Car Rental Discount CouponsThe American Casino Guide has three great coupons from National that can save you money on your next car rental and they are all valid through 12/31/12. Just click on the blue”National Car Rental Discount Coupons” link for details.

LVH: (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton): “Hoops Central,” March 15 – 18 in the legendary LVH Theater. “Hoops Central” features all of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship games on giant HD screens in the smoke-free LVH Theater, over 1,500 seats, satellite betting stations, giveaways provided by Arroyo Golf Club at Red Rock, Siena Golf Club, $2 beers/$2 hot dogs and other specials. In addition to several giveaways, bettors will receive a FREE Madness shirt with a $25 wager on their 1st round parlay card available in the SuperBook, while supplies last. Admission to “Hoops Central” is FREE. Doors open at 8 am Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17 and 8:30 am on Sunday, March 18.

Caesars Entertainment: Recently launched “Escape to Total Rewards,” the largest promotion in company history.  The promotion is designed to draw awareness to Total Rewards new dimensions encompassing not only gamers, but rewarding entertainment-seekers, travelers, vacationers, shoppers and even rewards for meetings and events. Through May 31, “Escape to Total Rewards” Total Rewards members have chances to win more than 90,000 prizes through the game that can be accessed at www.TotalRewards.com/Escape.  In addition to a vast array of experiences and millions in prizes that will be awarded at Total Rewards resorts nationwide, one lucky winner will receive a once-in-a-lifetime, all-expense paid trip to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The winner and seven guests will be treated VIP style aboard a personal charter jet from XOJET, one of the world’s fastest-growing private aviation companies. 

Venetian: Blue Man Group offers current students a special rate of $49.75 on all day-of-show ticket purchases, a savings of more than 60 percent. Individuals must present a valid student ID and mention the code “StuRush” at The Venetian or Palazzo box office. The offer cannot be combined with any other discount, promotion or package and is not available on previously purchased tickets. Limit one per person. For more information regarding Blue Man Group’s day-of-show student ticket rates or other packages, call 1.800.blueman or 702.414.9001.

Gold Coast: March Hoopla Parties March 15-18 in Arizona Ballroom. Betting stations, multiple viewing screens, food and drink specials. March 15 – 17. Turn your losers into winners with cash drawings and prize giveaways. March Hoopla Finals viewing party March 31 in the Arizona Ballroom with food and drink specials and prize drawings.

Silverton: $100,000 “Instant Gold” Scratch Cards March 1 – 31. Earn 250 base points in the same day and receive one scratch off card. Guests will scratch off five boxes on the card to reveal five symbols as well as the “Special Play” section to reveal between one and four stars. Prizes will be awarded based on the symbols and stars revealed:
0-4 Pots of Gold and 1 Star wins $5 Free Slot Play
0-4 Pots of Gold and 2 Stars wins $25 Free Slot Play
0-4 Pots of Gold and 3 Stars wins $100 Free Slot Play
0-4 Pots of Gold and 4 Stars wins $500 Free Slot Play
5 Pots of Gold and 1 Star wins $1,000 Cash
5 Pots of Gold and 2 Stars wins $5,000 Cash
5 Pots of Gold and 3 Stars wins $50,000 Cash
5 Pots of Gold and 4 Stars wins $100,000 Cash

South Point
: During March Monday-Thursday: Earn 300 same day base slot points between 3 am and 1pm and receive one FREE lunch buffet and keep your points. Earn an additional 300 same day base points slot points before 8 pm and receive one FREE dinner buffet and still keep your points. Or earn 600 same day points before 8 pm and receive one FREE dinner buffet and keep your points.

Bighorn and Longhorn: “Cash Drawings” for $1,000 guaranteed every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at both properties in March. “Crazy Days” promotion running every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday as well. All Bigshot Members may come in on all of those days and insert their card. All members are guaranteed a point award up to $500.

MGM Grand
: SPI Entertainment announces the world premiere of “Mike Tyson: UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Live on Stage,” starring the legendary Mike Tyson. The electric one-man show will have a limited run with nightly performances at 8 pm April 13 – 18 at the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. “Mike Tyson: UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Live on Stage” is the no-holds-barred life story of the iconic boxer as it has never been told before. Tyson will thrill audiences with untold stories, peeling back layers of tragedy and public turmoil while unfolding his tale of triumph and survival. In an up-close-and-personal setting featuring images, music and video, Tyson, in an intimate and theatrical setting, will share the stories of his life and experiences as a professional athlete and controversies in and out of the ring. Tickets start at $99.99 plus tax and service fees and can be purchased at any MGM Grand box office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. Special VIP packages are $499.99 and include a meet-and-greet and photo with Tyson and commemorative merchandise. For more information, visit www.MGMGrand.com.

Cannery and Eastside Cannery: New contest allowing players the chance to win up to $1,000,000 in cash. It’s as simple as collecting Cannery Girls pin-up game pieces. In addition, prizes from $5 to $5,000 in Free Slot Play, 10,000 Bonus Points, dining deals and other prizes are also being awarded to participants who receive “Instant Win” game pieces. The Collect & Win promotion is scheduled March 1 through 31. Participants who swipe their CAN Club card at the special Cannery Girl Collect & Win Kiosks, at either property, will obtain either an “Instant Win” or “Collect & Win” game piece. For a look at the Collect & Win Commercial which will begin airing soon, go to this link: bit.ly/w69vID Collect & Win game pieces feature a variety of Cannery Girls and those who collect the complete pinup girl combination, when verified, will receive the following prizes:
Rita, Virginia, Loraine and Jeannie complete set – $500 in Free Slot Play
Cheryl, Heather, June, Lena and Olivia complete set – $1,000 in Free Slot Play
Marilyn, Jane, Raquel and Farrah complete set – $5,000 in Free Slot Play
Betty, Ava and Marie complete set – $1,000,000 in Cash
CAN Club members swipe free once per day during the promotion and for each 200 same day base points earned garners another free swipe, up to two maximum (total of three swipes per day.) “Instant Win” game piece prizes include 10,000 Bonus Points, $100 in Free Slot Play, dinner for two at Waverly’s or Carve, free buffets and many additional prizes. During the final day of the contest, Saturday, March 31, both properties will hold a Grand Finale Drawing totaling $50,000. Kiosk entries from those players earning at least 100 base slot points since March 1 will be randomly selected for prizes up to $10,000 at each Cannery Casino and Eastside Cannery Casino. For complete contest rules, please contact the Players’ Club at the Cannery or Eastside Cannery Casino.

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder and Decatur: March Cash Promo: March 5 – March 18. For every 5,000 base slot points earned during the promotional period guest receives $25 in cash. No cap on how much cash can be earned. You keep your points. Swipe at any kiosk before 11:59 pm March 18, and receive a voucher to be redeemed at the cage for cash. Base points only. Point multipliers are excluded. Points are not combined and they must be redeemed at the location where they were earned: Boulder or Decatur. Visit the ace | PLAY Center for more information.

Jerry’s Nugget: Pot O’ Gold Cash on Sundays and Mondays. All slot and video poker players can get up to $300 on Sundays and Mondays during the Pot O’ Gold Cash Giveaway. By earning 399 base points from 4 am to 11:55 pm, players can play the game at any kiosk. Cash prizes range from $5 to $300 cash. Pot O’ Gold Cash Days are Sundays and Mondays through March 26.

Cannery and Eastside Cannery: Both the Eastside Cannery as well as the Cannery in North Las Vegas are offering new member sign-ups up to $100 in loss rebates. First day’s losses after signing up are rebated within 7 days (notified by mail) as free slot play with a minimum loss of $10 and a maximum loss of $100. Another cool thing about this promotion is that you can do them both! The clubs are not linked and each club uses their own separate club card.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: Invites revelers from across the nation to celebrate the upcoming Spring Break season with the all-inclusive Breakin’ Vegas package, available through April 20. To coincide with one of the most raucous times of the year, guests may indulge their senses at Hard Rock Hotel, the off-strip property synonymous for party rocking. With packages starting at $199, guests may indulge in a hotel stay in the property’s Casino or Paradise Tower, open bar wristbands at casino and pool bars as well as access to the pool and Vanity Nightclub. Guests may enjoy music to their ears as they partake in a variety of sounds across property, such as Pauly D and Felix Da Housecat inside Vanity Nightclub. The Breakin’ Vegas package:
Hotel room stay for up to four adults
All-you-can-drink wristbands for casino and pool bars, to include domestic beers and well drinks
Complimentary access to pool and Vanity Nightclub
Sunday through Thursday stays start at $199 per night and Friday and Saturday stays start at $259 per night
The Breakin’ Vegas package is valid for guests 21 years of age and older, while supplies last. Stay dates from March 15 through 17 are excluded. To book, guests may call 800-343-4346 and mention code HBREAKN.

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino: Will host its Fourth Annual Spring Wine & Jazz Fest April 13-15. This three day wine and jazz festival brings together consumers, winemakers and winery owners with poolside receptions, wine tastings, barrel and bottle samplings, cuisine pairings and a live wine auction. The fun-filled signature events will feature more than 250 wines from across the west coast. Regularly priced at $235, guests who book in advance can lock in the discounted ticket price of $199* for all three events. Each event can also be purchased separately for full price the day of the event. The festival kicks off its signature events Friday, April 13, with a poolside champagne and wine reception from 8-10 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with winemakers, owners and fellow wine enthusiasts while listening to smooth jazz at the property’s award-winning pool and shark aquarium, The Tank. Tickets to this event can be purchased individually for $35. The Grand Tasting starts Saturday, April 14, where enthusiasts can sample over 200 wine selections from 60 of California, Oregon and Washington’s most prestigious wineries. The event will be held in The Grand events center from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. and feature library selections, current vintage releases, live jazz and exquisite food from our award winning chefs. Tickets to this event can be purchased individually for $100. Rounding out the third day of signature events, Sunday, April 15, is the Champagne and Jazz Brunch from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the property’s event center, The Grand. Guests will enjoy live jazz while exquisite brunch offerings are paired with sparkling wines from Domaine Chandon and Domaine Carneros. Brunch will be followed by a live auction featuring wine lots, large format collector’s bottles and more. Tickets to the brunch and auction can be purchased individually for $100. Tickets for all events can be purchased by calling 1-866-946-5336 or online at http://www.goldennugget.com/LasVegas/springwinefest.asp

Railroad Pass: Video Poker Mondays. Every member gets a FREE 5-minute entry every Monday. The highest score of the day wins $100. Second prize is $50. The third and fourth highest scores each receive $25.

Western Casino (Downtown LV): Now closed, but accepting the 2012 American Casino Guide Book $5 Matchplay coupons at either the Las Vegas Club or the Plaza.

 

Flamingo Las Vegas: George Wallace, headliner in the “I Be Thinkin’” show at the Flamingo Las Vegas welcomes all active United States military members with a valid military ID to come see his show for FREE throughout 2012. Military members will each receive one FREE ticket to see “The new Mr. Vegas” in return for the support and dedication they have given the country. Ask at the box office.

Gold Coast: FREE $5,000 Video Poker Tournament every Friday. Earn 300 points after 3 a.m. on Friday to play between 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. in Tournament Alley.

2012 American Casino Guide: The new edition of the American Casino Guide is now available for sale. To see a list of the 198 casino coupons that are in the book, go to – http://www.americancasinoguide.com/2012-american-casino-guide-coupon-list.html The retail price of the book is $18.95. However you can buy the book directly from the American Casino Guide web site for only $11.75. To order the 2012 American Casino Guide , go to: http://www.americancasinoguide.com/order-now.html

Discounted Video Poker Software – One of the best ways to improve your playing skills is to use video poker software. By practicing with software you will easily be able to identify the best-paying machines in any casino, plus you will be able to practice playing those games so you can play at a near-perfect level. Additionally, some programs will allow you to print out strategy cards which you can take with you into the casino. The American Casino Guide website has set up a page to offer discounted prices on the three most popular video poker software programs: Optimum Play Video Poker (Mac Version), Optimum Play Video Poker (Windows Version), Video Poker for Winners! and Winpoker. For more information, just click on the name of each individual software program, or go to our discount video poker software page.

Atlantic City Blog – Want information on Atlantic City casino promotions? The American Casino Guide web site has an Atlantic City blog with information about promotions and events at all Atlantic City casinos. To visit the blog, go to: http://atlanticcity.americancasinoguide.com/

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