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Stratosphere: Memorial Weekend Pool Party, May 25 and May 26 • 10 am to 7 pm. DJ Entertainment • Noon to 6 pm | Malibu Girls with Giveaways • Saturday, 1 pm to 3 pm. Drink Specials: starting at $6.00. $1.50 shot of Jack Daniel’s with every beer purchase from Noon to 3 pm. Food Specials: starting at $8.00.

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder and Decatur: Lucky 13 Free Slot Play Giveaway May 13 – 25. For every 1,300 base slot points earned receive $13 in FREE slot play.  No cap on how much free slot play can be earned. This is a Points Free Premium which means you keep your points. Swipe at any ace | PLAY kiosk after 12:01 am on Monday, May 13 to participate in this promotion.  Points will not accumulate towards this promotion until kiosk swipe is complete. Once promotion is activated, guest does not need to swipe again, $13 free slot play will automatically download to guest’s account each time they earn 1,300 base slot points May 13 – 25 between 12:01 am and 11:59 pm. Base points only. Point multipliers are excluded. Points are not combined and they must be redeemed at the location where they were earned: Arizona Charlie’s Boulder or Decatur. Visit the ace | PLAY Center for more information.

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Jerry’s Nugget: Mother’s Day Bingo Coveralls on Sunday, May 12. On Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 12), the $1,000 Guaranteed Coverall Games will be held throughout each session – 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 7 pm and 9 pm. All players will receive a FREE dauber with a $4 minimum buy-in.

The Fat Bar: In conjunction with Fatburger, will offer $1 hamburgers from 4-5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28 in observance of National Hamburger Day on the Las Vegas Strip. The Fat Bar has every comfort from misters to heaters to over 20 plasma TVs. The 200-seat Fat Bar with Strip frontage was the brainchild of Darin Feinstein who owns the local Fatburger franchises. They have waitresses and cocktail waitresses along with the circular bar where bartenders serve up drinks. They also offer a bar menu with all food including Fatburger’s having servers to your table or barstool. The Fat Bar is open 24 hours a day seven days a week and has a breakfast menu from 5 a.m. until noon.  The drink menu is extensive and offers 12 draft taps to 12 slushies with alcohol. On Thursday nights from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. a deejay plays ‘80s music. Fridays and Saturdays the deejay plays rock ‘n’ roll from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. (Tip: Take your ACG coupon when you visit for a 2-for-1 drink!)

Palms: Earn FREE slot play on Mondays and Wednesdays in May.  Earn 100-3,500 slot points or 1,200-40,000 video poker points between 10 am and 10 pm and receive from $3-$100 in FREE slot play.  A complete schedule is available at the club booth.

South Point: Play FREE Bingo every Monday at the 9 am session. Ten $100 games.  Visit the Bingo Room for details. (Ongoing until further notice.)

Emerald Island Casino: 10 year Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, May 18. FREE cake, sandwiches, Irish Coffee beginning at noon.  Earn up to 100x points at various times throughout the day. Visit the casino for a day of fun and promotions.

Rampart Casino: The buffet will offer a special Mother’s Day menu from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, for $18.99 per person ($16.99 with a Resort Rewards card).  Brunch specialties will be served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., including Belgian waffles, omelets made to order, eggs Benedict, corned beef hash, cheese blintzes. All other buffet stations will be available to diners all day.

Ongoing May Promotions

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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 12/31/13. Just click on the blue “Alamo Discount Coupons” link for details.

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May Video Podcast  10 Reasons Why Jacks or Better is the Best Video Poker Game to Play American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviewed video poker expert, Linda Boyd, to get details on the top 10 reasons why Jacks or Better is the best video poker game to play. Topics covered include: wide availablility of the game; easy strategy; low variance; increased comps; and much more! To watch the podcast, go to On that page you can also access more than 80 other audio and video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

Aliante Casino: Club members can swipe at a kiosk for a 2-for-1 Medley Buffet voucher good for breakfast, lunch or dinner Monday through Thursday through May. One per person per day, valid on issue day only.  But buffet prices have gone up a buck across the board: Breakfast: $5.99, Lunch: $8.99, Dinner: $10.99, Friday & Saturday Dinner: $15.99 and Saturday & Sunday Brunch (7 am -3 pm): $10.99. Swipe Friday thru Sunday for up to a 12x points multiplier. (Caution: May NOT include video poker. Inquire within.)

Treasure Island (TI): New year round loyalty program. Use the points you accumulate playing your favorite slots at TI to redeem a variety of brand-name merchandise including Swarovski, Dooney & Bourke, Sony, Apple, Movado, KitchenAid or use FREE slot play. You earn Treasure Chest Points (TC Points) by playing your favorite slots and video poker at Treasure Island. TC Points are in addition to your other Treasure Island Players Club benefits and are accrued automatically. You’ll earn one TC Point for every TI Players Club Point earned. Visit the club booth for details. (Ongoing promotion until further notice.)

Golden Gate: In honor of National Shrimp Day, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino is rolling back the price of its famous shrimp cocktail to just 50 cents – the price it was in 1959 when the property introduced the “Original Shrimp Cocktail” to Las Vegas. From 2 – 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10, guests are invited to stop by Du-par’s Restaurant to enjoy the seafood snack at the special celebratory price. One shrimp cocktail per person. While supplies last.   

Luxor: Jabbawockeez will host a Cinco de Mayo fiesta at Tacos & Tequila inside Luxor Hotel and Casino on Sunday, May 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. The party will feature food and drink specials, contests and giveaways. The world-famous dance crew, Jabbawockeez, will host Cinco de Mayo at T&T and judge an amateur dance contest. Also in attendance for the festivities will be the beautiful women of Fantasy, Carrot Top and more.

Golden Nugget: Offering one lucky winner a grand slam package with tickets to see the Rockies vs. Giants in Denver, Colorado, June 28-July 1. The giveaway is part of the casino’s ongoing promotion, A Getaway to Remember Monthly Trip Giveaway and tickets can be earned from May 6 – 29. One lucky winner will jet set with three friends to Denver, Colorado and enjoy tickets to the Rockies vs. Giants baseball game, roundtrip airfare* with airport transportation, hotel accommodations for three nights, VIP tour and tickets to the Denver Aquarium and dinner for four at two delicious restaurants including; Willie G’s Seafood & Steaks and Simms Steakhouse. Golden Nugget 24 Karat Club members can earn tickets by playing slots, tables, keno, poker or wagering in the Race & Sports Book every Monday through Wednesday in May. The grand prize drawing will take place on May 29 at 9PM and the winner must be present to win. Tickets must be in the drum by no later than 8:45 PM that evening. Visit the 24 Karat Booth inside the hotel or call 800.777.5687 for more details. For more information on the Denver Baseball trip visit:
*Roundtrip airfare total is $1,600 max.

Hooters Casino Hotel: “Pulling for Riches” tab promotion. Get a pull tab every day in May with a chance to win up to $1,000 cash and other prizes including FREE slot play, matchplay, hotel stays, gifts and more. Get a FREE tab every Sunday. Earn 125 points on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 250 points Thursdays through Saturdays. Players may earn up to two tabs per day.

Stations/Fiestas: “May $3 Million Swipe & Win” giveaway includes the chance to win roundtrip airfare for two to Hawaii on Allegiant Airlines as well as cash, dining and slot play prizes. The promotion runs through May 26. Station Casinos guests may participate at the following nine properties: Boulder Station, Fiesta Henderson, Fiesta Rancho, Green Valley Ranch resort, Palace Station, Red Rock Resort, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station and Texas Station. Entries may already be earned daily by playing slots, video poker, keno, bingo, table games as well as with select race and sports wagers. Entries earned during the week will be applied to drawings on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:15 p.m. Entries earned at one property do not carry over to the other properties; however guests are welcome to earn entries and become eligible at multiple properties. All guests who swipe their Boarding Pass card on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays will have an additional opportunity to vie for airfare for two to Hawaii on Allegiant Airlines. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, guests may swipe their Boarding Pass card at any Boarding Pass kiosk to win cash up to $10,000, free meals, slot play and more. In addition, $600,000 will be awarded through drawings each Friday, Saturday and Sunday with 10 guests per property winning up to $1,000 each. While guests have up to 24 hours to claim prizes, any winner that is present and claims their prize within three minutes of the drawing, will be awarded a “Be There Bonus” that doubles the prize. Full contest details are available at or at any Rewards Center.

Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast and Sam’s Town: A special buffet on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12 will include regular options, plus the following holiday dishes all day: Virginia glazed baked ham, roast leg of Colorado lamb, cracked pepper and rock salt roasted prime rib of beef, Coho salmon sides, southern fried chicken, grilled trout almondine and baked pork chops with sage. Gold Coast and Sam’s Town Mother’s Day Buffet are available for $12.99 ($15.99 non-member price); The Orleans and Suncoast Mother’s Day Buffet is $14.99 ($17.99 non-member price). All four casinos will also have 15X points on all penny slots on Mother’s Day.

Station or Fiesta Casinos: Get two FREE buffets when you cash your IRS refund check at any Station or Fiesta Casino.  (A value of up to about $30 depending on which casino buffet you select.)  The offer is valid through May 31.  

Silverton Casino Hotel: Offering guests a special rate on hotel rooms during the summer months. For only $37 Sunday through Thursday and $57 on Friday and Saturday, guests can receive this special deal by providing the promo code SIZSU13 when booking a room toll free at 800-722-4608 or online at This special offer is based upon availability and subject to change. By providing the special promo code, guests can enjoy this rate and all the amenities the Silverton Casino Hotel offers through August 29, 2013. Reservations must be made in advance to receive this offer. Limit three rooms per booking. Resort fees not included. Blackout dates are May 24 – May 27 and June 21 – June 23.

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder and Decatur: May Shopping Card Giveaway – May 1–12. For every 2,500 base slot points earned during the promotional period guest receives a shopping card valued at $25.  No cap on how many gift cards can be earned. This is a Points Free Premium which means you keep your points! The ace | PLAY card must be inserted into machine at or after 12:01am on Wednesday May 1 to begin earning base slot points. Swipe at any kiosk before 11:59 pm on Friday, May 17 and receive a voucher to be redeemed at the cage for a gift card(s). Base points only. Point multipliers are excluded. Points are not combined and they must be redeemed at the location where they were earned: Arizona Charlie’s Boulder or Decatur. Visit the ace | PLAY Center for more information.

Gold Coast: $5,000 Hot Seat Fridays in May. 4 pm-9 pm. $1,000 in cash prizes.  10 winners receive $100 every hour. Slot and video poker players with B Connected card inserted in machine are eligible.

Orleans: FREE gifts on Mondays in May. Earn 300 points, swipe your B connected Card at any kiosk to receive a voucher. Present voucher at the B Connected Club to receive the designated free gift per the following schedule:
Monday, 5/6 –   Stainless Steel Martini Shaker
Sunday, 5/12  – Fergie Perfume Heart Locket
Monday, 5/20 – Stainless Steel Ice Bucket
Monday, 5/27  – Stainless Steel Wine Chiller

El Cortez: Throughout May, 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 their choice of a free gift card from Walgreens, Smith’s, Walmart, Shell or Chevron. 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.

Ellis Island: $55,000 Giveaway. Swipe everyday in May. Win your share of cash, free play, gifts and more. Swipe at any Passport Central Kiosk daily in May. Get an extra swipe for 100 base points earned.

South Point: Through May 31, players have the opportunity to win a 2013 Finlay Camaro 2LS. Earn one electronic entry into the “$800,000 Need for Speed Camaro A Day Giveaway” drawing for every base point earned on slots or video poker. As a bonus, if the Camaro winner is present during the drawing, South Point will pay the sales tax, vehicle registration and dealer fees plus $2,000 in gasoline. Should the winner forgo the Camaro, South Point will present them with an $18,000 cash prize in lieu of the Findlay Camaro, plus the $2,000 gasoline bonus.

Stratosphere: Through May 31. Get your entry to win a Norwegian Cruise Line cruise when you sign up for your new ace | PLAY card plus chances to win daily drawings for Stratosphere rooms, food and free slot play. New sign-ups also receive 25% off the buffet on first day. Earn 200 points within first 24 hours for a FREE buffet. See details at the club booth.

Cosmopolitan: Identity Members have a chance to win up to $1 million with “Unlock & Win.” Taking place through June 9. Unlock & Win is a unique new game that gives Identity Members the opportunity to unlock up to five keys for a chance to win everything from cocktails, concert tickets, Wicked Spoon dining experiences and complimentary stays at the resort, to the grand prize of $1 million. The best part is that everyone that plays wins a prize every time. The Unlock & Win game is played on one of three 46” monitors on the casino floor.  To play, Identity Members select up to five keyhole icons from a group of nine.  The level of the prize is based on how many win icons are unveiled.  If five wins are unveiled, the player will receive $1 million.  New Identity Members receive one complimentary game play with sign up, and all Identity Members can earn more chances to win by gaming on slots and video poker. Members receive one game play for the first 100 Identity Points earned on select slots and video poker with additional game plays for every 400 Identity Points earned.

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FREE Slot Play in Las Vegas: The American Casino Guide is promoting an ongoing offer to get $40 of slot play for $25 at the Palms casino in Las Vegas. 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 Once on that page the offers should appear, if not, click on “Las Vegas, NV” in the orange box in the upper right corner to take you to the offers.

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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.

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