Here’s what we found for the week of March 20, 2011…

Silverton: During March: Buy 1, get 1 FREE Dinner Buffet Sundays thoughu Thursdays from  7-9 pm and Fridays and Saturdays, 8 pm -10 pm. $5 Lunch Buffet Monday thru Friday 11 am -3 pm.  (Must present Discovery Club Card.)

Suncoast: Drawings for Kindles, iPads & iTouch Fridays and Saturdays through March 26. 20 winners at each drawing at 7:15 pm. See details at club booth.

Flamingo: George Wallace, headliner in the “I Be Thinkin’” show at the Flamingo, will offer free tickets to college students up to the age of 23 throughout the month of March. Students must show proof of valid college I.D.  Additional tickets are available by visiting the Flamingo Box Office, by calling (702) 733-3333 or online at FlamingoLasVegas.com    

Bellagio: To celebrate the debut of spring, Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens feature a spectacular floral exhibition filled with bright blooms and a playful carnival, on display through May 8. Four enchanting gardens lure guests with scents of tulips, hydrangeas and daisies, while a colorful Ferris wheel, moving carousel and greenhouse full of beautiful butterflies catch the eye and lift the spirit. The spring exhibit within Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Primm Valley Casino Resorts: Will offer FREE rides to Las Vegas residents this year throughout Spring Break from April 18-22. Locals searching for the perfect escape without the hassle of traveling and rising gas prices can find all the excitement needed for adults and children alike just 25 minutes south of the city.  Whether it’s heart-racing action or a 3-D experience, Primm Valley has everything families are looking for in an adventurous weekend getaway. The unlimited rides pass is valid on all attractions including The Desperado, a 209 foot rollercoaster overlooking the valley, and the Maxflight Cyber Coaster, offering a virtual reality experience to visitors as they ride coasters from all around the world. Little ones won’t be left out as they enjoy the kid-friendly Frog Hopper. With the extra savings on attractions, parents can indulge in their own fun, playing a round on one of Primm’s award-winning Tom Fazio-designed golf courses or enjoy a relaxing treatment at The Spa. For more information on Primm Valley Casino Resorts attractions and specials call 702.679.RIDE.

MGM Grand: As part of an incentive to encourage communities to donate and make a positive difference, CSI: The Experience is partnering with United Blood Services to host a blood drive Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MGM Grand.  All donors will receive a complimentary ticket to check out the intriguing and hands-on exhibit, CSI: The Experience between March 26 and April 9, 2011. Located along MGM Grand’s Studio Walk, CSI: The Experience is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the last tour happening at 9 p.m. General admission is $30 per person and special group pricing is available for parties of 15 or more.  Advance ticket purchases are recommended. CSI: The Experience is designed for guests 12 years of age or older.  For more information, call MGM Grand at (702) 891-1111 or go online to mgmgrand.com or siexhibit.com.

Eastside Cannery: Select Rewards: Fridays in March. Earn 299 Base Points the same day, Fridays in March, and receive FREE Air Force 2-piece luggage set or $10 in Free Slot Play. While supplies last. Limit: choice of one gift per customer per day.

Hard Rock: All You Can Eat Tapas special priced at $19.99 at Johnny Smalls. Select from any of the regular menu items. Rockstar Players Card required for discount, price is $24.99 without card. Guests may also quench their thirst with the new all-you-can-drink Sangria for two special, for only $19.99. Hours of operation: 5pm – 10:30pm Monday, Thursday and Sunday; 5pm – 11pm Friday – Saturday; closed Tuesday – Wednesday.  (Ongoing promotions until further notice.)

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Hard Rock: Every Sunday through Thursday in March, for every 1000 points earned (including video poker) receive one swipe at the kiosk. Every swipe is guaranteed a FREE slot play prize. Maximum of two swipes per day. See the Rockstar Players Club for details.

Jerry’s Nugget: March Madness: Play $20 on either the Jerry’s Nugget Hoops Madness Parlay Card or the Hoops Madness Teaser Card and receive a FREE Jerry’s Nugget Souvenir Yard Glass. Guests can then take the glass to the Main Bar and fill it up with draft or soda for only $1. Guests can take advantage of $1 Hot Dogs, $1 Bud products, and $2 Corona and Corona Lights in the Sports Book during Game Days from 11am to 7pm, March 17 through March 20 and 12pm to 8pm March 26, 27 and April 2 and 4. As an added bonus, drawings for Basketball Gift Buckets will be held throughout the first four days of the tournament (Thursday through Sunday) courtesy of Corona Beer and Budweiser.

Sahara: The Sahara Hotel will close on May 16 with ownership saying it was “no longer economically viable” to keep the nearly 60-year-old iconic Strip resort operating.  Hotel rooms will be honored through the closing as well as all club promotions.

Boyd Gaming: “March Hoopla Pick the Winners” college basketball contest at The Orleans, Sam’s Town, Suncoast, Gold Coast, California and Fremont with a prize pool totaling $16,000. The contest is FREE and open to all B Connected cardholders. To participate, players are required to select their picks in person at any Boyd Gaming kiosk for each game once the advancing teams have been determined; totaling 10 card picks throughout the contest. The player with the highest cumulative points submitted from the cards played will be awarded $10,000 for first place. Second and third place will receive $5,000 and $1,000 respectively. Players can register at any of the select kiosks at all participating resorts including: The Orleans, Sam’s Town, Suncoast, Gold Coast, California and Fremont. “March Hoopla Pick the Winners” is open to all B Connected card members and membership is free. The contest begins on Monday, March 14 at 5 p.m. and will continue through the championship game on April 4. For further information, see the B Connected Club or any of the select properties’ race and sports book.

Tuscany Casino: Through March: Play to earn Gift Cards Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.  Accumulate 1,000 points get a $10 Gift Card.

Cannery: Earn 299 base points the same day, Fridays in March, and receive a FREE Air Force 2-piece luggage set or $10 in FREE Slot Play. While supplies last. Limit: Choice of one gift per customer per day.

M Resort: Through March: Dine at M Resort’s fine dining restaurants (Terzetto, Marinelli’s and Veloce Cibo) and receive ½ off when you use your iMagine Rewards points to pay. Tax, gratuity, holiday periods and alcohol are not included.

Ellis Island
: Lucky Charms Cash Drawings. Drawings held every Wednesday in March for $ 1,000 cash; $500 at 5 pm and $500 at 8 pm. Get a ticket for every 300 base points earned same day in March. Pit players earn tickets every hour on the hour while playing any table game. See Promo booth for full details.

Las Vegas Hilton
: 10x points every Tuesday through April 30. Every Tuesday in March and April play on select slot machines with your Las Vegas Hilton Player’s Card and you will receive 10x the points. (5x points on select video poker machines.)

Mandalay Bay: Disney’s THE LION KING offers a special opportunity to see the world’s number-one musical and enjoy a meal before the show at the Bayside Buffet for the unbeatable price of $75 per person. Take advantage of this incredible offer for weekend matinee performances and please your taste buds with Bayside’s ever-changing, mouth-watering menu. Enjoy breakfast or lunch in Bayside’s tropical garden setting and follow your meal with an escape into the magical world of Pride Rock with Vegas’ own kings of the jungle.  This offer is available for purchase in person through the Mandalay Bay Box Office or Mandalay Bay Concierge Desk as well as over the phone via Show Reservations at 702-632-7580. Mention “BUFFET” for purchase. This package is only available for the weekend 4 p.m. performances of THE LION KING. Please note that the buffet meal must be used for either breakfast or lunch on show day. 

El Cortez: Throughout March, Club Cortez players winning a jackpot of $200 or more on a slot machine, a $200 or more jackpot on a video poker five-cent or lower denomination machine, a $300 or more jackpot on a video poker ten-cent or high denomination machine or a $200 or more jackpot on live keno will receive a free box of See’s Candies. All jackpot winners will also receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 40” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing.  Please see Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.

March Gambling Podcast How to Get More Casino Comps with gambling author Jean “Queen of Comps” Scott  – A video podcast hosted on Youtube! The American Casino Guide has a monthly podcast hosted by the book’s author, Steve Bourie, who talks about topics of interest to travelers who like to visit casinos and during the course of each show he interviews a special guest from the world of casino travel or gambling.

For the March edition Steve interviews gambling author/expert Jean Scott, who is known as “The Queen of Comps,” for details on how to take advantage of the casino comping system. They discuss what comps are, how players earn them, the best way to get room comps, the role of a casino host, plus much more.

To visit the podcast page, go to: www.americancasinoguide.com/podcasts.shtml On that page you can also access past interviews with noted gaming authorities, including: Michael “Wizard of Odds” Shackleford, Mike Aponte, Max Rubin, Bob Dancer, Stanford Wong, Jean Scott, Arnold Snyder, John Grochowski, Henry Tamburin, John Robison, The Wizard of Odds, Bill Burton, Jeffrey Compton, Anthony Curtis and others.

Binion’s Gambling Hall: Giving away a deep red 1974 Corvette Stingray. “Four on the Floor Corvette & Cash Giveaway.”  Earn entries by playing slots, video poker, or table games (1 entry for every 100 points earned on slots and video poker; table players earn stamps for every 30 minutes of rated play with min. $10 bet; receive 1 entry for every six stamps earned. Drawings at 10 am April 4. Cash prizes for second through seventh place.  Need not be present to win. 

Lucky Club Casino: Beginning March 1: $25 in rewards to all new members signing up for the Lucky Club Player’s Club. $15 in FREE Play, $5 Match Bet & $5 Food Credit. (Ongoing until further notice.)

Tropicana: The Las Vegas Mob Experience opened its doors to the public for previews on March 1, with its formal Grand Opening scheduled for March 29.

Bighorn/Longhorn Casinos: $1,000 guaranteed cash giveaway every Thursday and Saturday at both properties through the end of March. (See club for drawing times.) Also continuing “Crazy Days” Sunday through Wednesday. All Bigshot members can insert their card every day and win a guaranteed point award up to $500.

M Resort: Happy Hour Guaranteed 24/7 – Starting March 1:
—$5 premium drinks
—$3 domestic and imported bottled beer
—1/3 off all bottles of wineAvailable at: Lobby Bar ● M Bar ● 32 Draft Bar ● Red Cup Bar ● Ravello Lounge Bar ● Bar Veloce ● Marinelli’s Bar ● Terzetto Bar ● Hostile Grape Wine Bar.

Tropicana: “Even the Odds” New Member Promotion, through June 30, 2011. New members (not previously a member of any Tropicana Players Club under current or former names) receive reimbursement for 1st day slot loss up to $200 (reimbursed in free slot play: 50% of loss is reimbursed same gaming day; 50% of loss will be available in free slot play starting on the 3rd day of the following calendar month; valid for 1 year).  For example, if your actual loss on your initial visit is between $20-$29, you will receive $10 in free play reimbursement on the same day and $10 in free play available the following month.  $200 maximum reimbursement.

Hard Rock: New sign-ups for Rockstar Players Club – receive your choice of a FREE bottle of red wine or 12-pack of Coca-Cola when you earn 100 points on Rockstar Players Club card. (Ongoing until further notice.)

Flamingo: Ever wonder how a showgirl gets her eyelashes to glimmer or how they can skillfully sashay in high heels? Wonder no more and learn the subtle and sexy art of burlesque at XBU – X Burlesque University. Taught by the talented and beautiful girls featured in the “X” Burlesque show at Flamingo Las Vegas, learn artful showgirl choreography right on stage as well as how to effectively apply showgirl make up. Classes are offered Thursday – Saturday at 3:00 p.m. inside Bugsy’s Cabaret at Flamingo Las Vegas. Upon completion of the 75-minute class in the sexy art of burlesque, XBU students will receive a complimentary make-up kit, professional souvenir photo and official XBU diploma to proudly display. The cost per class is $34.95. “X” Burlesque performs nightly in Bugsy’s Cabaret at 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $44.95 General Admission and $55.95 VIP (plus tax and fees). VIP includes preferred seating. Tickets can be purchased at the Flamingo Box Office or by phone at 702-733-3333 or toll-free at 800-221-7299. Guests must be 18 or older with proper ID.

Lucky Club Casino: Every Friday one club member will be randomly selected to receive $500 in FREE slot play via text message. Sign up at club.

Arizona Charlie’s Decatur: Keno Kiosk Promotion: Place a $4 minimum bet in Keno on at least a 5 spot to receive a fifth game for FREE.  The FREE game will be a 5 spot game for $1 bet.  Bets may be placed in any order as long as they total $4 in one counter visit. Guest must swipe their ace | PLAY card at the kiosk located near Keno to receive their FREE game voucher, then give their voucher to a Keno employee to receive their 5th game for FREE.

Riviera: Purchase a ticket to see Crazy Girls, Las Vegas’ sexiest topless revue, and receive a Crazy ACE card. After the show redeem the ACE card in the Crazy Girls Passion Pit. The card will act as your first card – an ACE! Join Club Riviera, and receive a Crazy ACE card for joining. Offer is valid weekly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 9 pm. Visit the Crazy Girls Passion Pit at the Riviera Hotel Casino. It features sexy showgirls as well as “Bottoms-up Blackjack” where both dealers’ cards are always showing.  For tickets to Crazy Girls call toll free: 877-892-7469, or go to: rivierahotel.com/entertainment/crazy_girls.asp

Primm Valley Casino Resorts: New Denny’s restaurant inside Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino is now offering a special $3.99 price for the world-famous Original Grand Slam Breakfast in celebration of the new location. The Grand Slam, known as one of America’s favorite breakfast menu items, includes two buttermilk pancakes, two bacon strips, two eggs, and two sausage links. The special price will be available for the first three months of operation (through March, 2011).

How To Win on Slots Video – American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, has created a 10-minute video in which he explains how slots work and how to win on them. He also answers nine common questions that slots players have, such as: Do casinos put the “loosest” slots near the entrances?; If I play a machine and it’s been losing for awhile, does that mean it’s due to hit soon?; After I play a machine and leave I see that the next person who sits down wins the jackpot, would I have the won that jack pot if I had stayed at that machine? and more. Click this link to see the Slot machine video , or go to –  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wkubf1PrWg

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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