Here’s what we found for the week of May 31, 2009…

Here are great Las Vegas coupons, discounts, savings and offers we have for you this week…

South Point: Earn ½ point gas cards in June. Earn $25 in points and get a $50 Chevron Gas Card good anywhere in the U.S. Points must be earned between June 1 and June 30. No machine restrictions. See The Club Booth for complete details.

June Gambling Podcast – How to Play and How to Win at Caribbean Stud Poker, Let It Ride and Three-Card Poker. 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 June podcast SteveSteve interviews gambling writer Henry Tamburin on how to play and how to win at Caribbean Stud Poker, Let It Ride and Three-Card Poker. They discuss the basics of how to play each game, plus the best strategies for each game that will give the casino the least mathematical advantage over the player. To visit the podcast page, go to:

On that page you can also access past interviews with noted gaming authorities, including: Jean Scott, Max Rubin, Bob Dancer, Stanford Wong, Arnold Snyder, John Grochowski, Henry Tamburin, John Robison, The Wizard of Odds, Bill Burton, Jeffrey Compton, Anthony Curtis and Linda Boyd.


Eastside Cannery: FREE Play and Buffet Fridays in June. The all-new Cannery Row Buffet is now open.  Earn 999 base points the same day on Fridays in June and receive $5 in Free Play and one FREE Buffet.  There is a limit of one buffet and $5 in Free Play per customer per day, and customers keep their points.  See the C.A.N. Club for details.

Boulder Station: $10,050 Afternoon Bingo. Saturday, June 6 at 2:30 pm. Doors open at 12 noon. Warm up games at 1 pm. $25 buy-in. Purchase additional pack for $10.

M Resort: New “M Call” promotion guarantees winnings of up to $1,000 daily in iMagine Rewards Club points.  Beginning June 1, the casino is giving Las Vegans the chance to win up to $1,000 in iMagine Rewards club points every day.  iMagine Rewards members can call 1-877-977-THE-M (8436) from noon until midnight every day beginning June 1 until June 30. Everyone who calls is a guaranteed winner. Upon calling, a text message is sent instantly letting them know what they have won in points.  Points can be used for complimentary dining, FREE slot play and more. Members must redeem their awards the next day by inserting their iMagine Rewards card at any M Resort slot machine from noon until midnight. Awards not claimed will expire at midnight.

Rampart Casino: June Neighborhood Partner Special of the Month: Earn 300 same day points on Thursdays and redeem them for one (1) $10 gift card to Target. Limit of 2 per day.

PT’s and Sierra Gold (Taverns and Pubs): June “$35,000 TAG A Day” giveaway and a weekly Bud Light Port Paradise Cruise giveaway. Members of the Golden Rewards program for PT’s and Sierra Gold will have the opportunity to win a TAG Heuer watch every day (assorted styles will be available) from June 1 through 30 as part of the on-going “Play Today, Win Today” promotion. The daily winner of the “$35,000 TAG A Day” promotion will be posted at 10 p.m. at each of the 32 participating PT’s tavern locations and three Sierra Gold locations throughout the Las Vegas valley. One TAG Heuer watch will be given away per day, with a grand total of 30 in June. Every 10 points earned by a Golden Reward member will grant them one entry to win a watch. Entries will be accumulated every 24-hours beginning at 10 p.m. each night.  Guests can also win a luxury cruise and see Dave Matthews Band perform live in the Bahamas. Each week in June, PT’s and Sierra Gold are giving away a Bud Light Port Paradise Cruise for two featuring a special performance by Dave Matthews Band. Guests can enter simply by purchasing a 25 oz. Bud Light throughout June.  PT’s and Sierra Gold will be awarding a total of four cruises for two during the month with the winners announced each Monday.

Aliante Station: Every Monday and Tuesday are “Swipe Days,” beginning June 8th.  Swipe your Boarding Pass card at the kiosks and win up to $5,000 cash. Other prizes include dining offers, point multipliers, FREE slot play and up to 100 free entries into the lightening fast cash drawings.

Opera House Casino: During the month of June, players will receive a Cash Bonus each time they hit four Jacks, Queens, Kings, or Aces at the Main Bar on any machine when playing  .25, .50, $1, or $2 denomination with max credits wagered and without the use of wild cards to form the winning hand. Players slot club card must be in reader and hand must be showing on the screen at time of verification in order to be eligible. The Aces & Faces Bonus Drum features the following breakdown of prizes (99 envelopes):
(1) – $50.00 Cash
(2) – $40.00 Cash
(3) – $15.00 Cash
(12) – $10.00 Cash
(81) – $5.00 Cash
This promotion will end at management’s discretion, or when all 99 envelopes have been drawn.

That’s it for this week.
Luck, Royals, Good Food and Jackpots to all….. Regards, H.  Scot  Krause
Author not responsible for omissions, changes and/or errors.


Ongoing June Promotions

Vegas Values Updates: The American Casino Guide web site has a 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. Go to –

MGM Mirage Properties: Offering 2x Holiday Gift Points during June, July, and August.  You must redeem all gift points you earn gift in person from November 28 through December 13, 2009.

Mirage: In celebration of its 20th anniversary, The Mirage is partnering with Walters Golf to offer guests a “stay and play” package available thru the end of the year.  The package allows guests to receive a 20 percent discount when booking a minimum three-night stay at The Mirage and earn up to 40 percent off green fees at one of three select courses in town, including Bali Hai Golf Club, Royal Links Golf Club and Desert Pines Golf Club. The Mirage/Walters Golf packages are available by calling 866-838-3387 .  Room rate is per room, per night, based on single or double occupancy; with a minimum three-night stay required in order to receive the preferred golf rate.  A minimum two-day golf package purchase also is required. Offers are subject to availability, blackout dates apply and guests must be at least 21 years of age.

Wolfgang Puck (Restaurants): Expressing appreciation to Las Vegas locals this summer by offering guests 25% off their check. Beginning June 1 through September 30, guests may take advantage of this special offer at Spago (Caesars Palace), Postrio (Venetian), Chinois (Caesars Palace), and Trattoria del Lupo (Mandalay Bay).

Sahara Hotel & Casino: Giving away 100 VIP five-day Baja, Mexico cruises to its top 100 slot point earners during its Point Challenge promotion which began April 1 and continues through July 31, 2009 at 11:59 p.m.

Red Rock Resort: Celebrating summer by bringing the great sounds of jazz by popular local and regional performers to one of the hippest summer hot spots in town, The Sandbar. The free poolside summer jazz series begins June 5 and continues through August 28 at the outdoor poolside venue.  Patrons are invited to enjoy jazz music by the pool every Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The FREE shows are open to everyone 21 years and older. The Sandbar features a beach area, cabanas, wading pools and an island. Each week will feature a different band or artist. On July 24, Free Jazz Fridays will not take place as the Country Crows are headlining that night.

Bighorn/Longhorn Casinos: Held over through May: Cash Drawings and Pepsi Giveaway. Earn drawing tickets for a natural 4-of-a-kind or any winning hand over $50 playing video poker. Players must be playing a minimum of 5 coins on quarters and higher denominations. Players playing less than a quarter denomination must play at least 10 coins to receive a ticket for a 4-of-a-kind. Tickets will be given only on first line of multi-line video poker games. Players playing slot or keno must hit a jackpot of $50 or more to receive a ticket. Blackjack players earn tickets for any blackjack in diamonds with $5 minimum bet. Drawings will be held at 7:00 p.m. for $1,000 every Monday and Thursday and $2,500 drawings on Saturdays. Winners must be present. Bigshot members will also receive a FREE six pack of Pepsi product along with a drawing ticket for the same qualifying hands.

Venetian: Blue Man Group introduces a new offer for Las Vegas locals as “KIDS GO FREE” to its show at The Venetian. For the first time ever, Blue Man Group is offering one FREE child’s ticket with the purchase of one regularly-priced adult ticket for Las Vegas locals. Tickets can be purchased by mentioning the code KIDS FREE at any Venetian or Palazzo box office or by calling 702-414-9001. Individuals must present their Nevada ID when picking up tickets. Blue Man Group performs shows nightly at 7pm and 10pm at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. The FREE ticket offer is valid for children ages 3 to 12 and applies to all ticket prices. Blue Man Group is recommended for children ages 3 and older.  FREE children’s tickets are subject to availability and are not valid during holidays.

MGM Grand: Crazy Horse Paris says “thank you” to Las Vegas locals by offering a 2-for-1 locals special through Monday, June 8. Any guest who presents valid Nevada identification will be able to redeem the offer.  MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris performs nightly at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., dark Tuesdays.  Guests must be at least 18 years of age to attend the show. Tickets are priced at $50.50 (limited seating) and $60.50 including tax and fees and can be purchased at MGM Grand ticketing outlets, by phone at (702) 891-7777.

Western: “$20,000 Spring Into Summer Cash Giveaway.”  The promotion, which runs through July 4, gives players the opportunity to earn drawing entries four different ways:  $100 Plus Jackpot, $2 Royal Match Play Win, Natural Blackjack and $5 Cash Food Purchase. Drawings will be held every Saturday in May and June at 8 p.m. for five $100 winners and one $500 winner. Over July 4th weekend, players can win their share of $11,000. Drawings will be held Friday, July 3 at 8 p.m. for five $500 winners and on Saturday, July 4 at 8 p.m. for one $5,000 winner, one $2,500 winner and one $1,000 winner. See the promotions booth for complete details.

Ellis Island Casino & Brewery: W-2G Bonus Promotion. “Hit a W-2G Jackpot” ($1,200 or higher) and receive a Jackpot Bonus. Promotion began May 1 and continues indefinitely. Must be playing with your Passport Player Club Card.  Win Promo Cash for every jackpot of $1,200 or higher. Promo dollars will be posted to the players account in 24 to 48 hours. Bonuses will be awarded as follows: $1,200-$1,999: $20 Bonus; $2,000-$4,999: $40 Bonus; $5,000-$9,999: $100 Bonus; and $10,000+: $200 Bonus. See the promotion booth for complete details.

Sahara: Hosting a Pai Gow Poker Jackpot Giveaway. The promotion, which runs through June 19, allows Club Sahara members to earn drawing tickets for the opportunity to walk away with one of three cash prizes: 1st place = $7,000, 2nd place = $4,200 and 3rd place = $2,800. When a player receives any four of a kind or better on a Pai Gow Poker game, they will receive one ticket to enter the drawing. Recipients must enter their ticket into the drawing drum, located at the Special Events Center across from Paco’s Restaurant. Tickets must be submitted before 10 p.m. on June 19.  The drawing will be held June 19 at 10:30 p.m. Ticket holders must be present to win. All prizes are based on the progressive jackpot not hitting prior to the Pai Gow Poker Jackpot Giveaway. If the Pai Gow Poker Progressive hits prior to start date, the three winners will receive $1,000, $600 and $400 respectively.

MGM Grand: Las Vegas locals can text the word “LOCAL” to 30364 and receive exclusive MGM Grand offers on their mobile phone.

Sahara: Wheel Promotion every day thru August 31 giving Club Sahara members the chance to win prizes including a cruise, televisions, cash, show tickets, dinners and much more. Five lucky winners will be drawn from the drawing drum twice daily – once at 2 p.m. and once at 9:30 p.m. to spin the Wheel set up next to the Craps pit to land on one of an assortment of prizes.  Winners must be present to spin the Wheel. Players can earn drawing tickets daily and receive one drawing ticket for each of the following – Slots: 10 points earned on any slot machine from 9:30 p.m. the previous day through 9:00 p.m. the day of the drawing; Craps: $5 Pass line bet or more, when a 7 or 11 rolls on the come out roll only; Any Blackjack with a $5 bet or more; Blackjack: When the dealer has a Blackjack everyone on the table receives one drawing ticket; Poker Room: Full house or better (player’s two hole cards must play); and New Club Sahara sign-up. Prizes on the Wheel include a Cruise – 3-Day Carnival Cruise arranged by (valued at $700); Television – 42” LCD or Plasma flat screen or a $450 cash option; Cash – $5 to $100 as displayed on the Wheel; Free Play – $20 free play good for table games or slots; Free Buffet – free buffet for one anytime during the promotion period; Caravan Café – good for any meal for two, up to $40; NASCAR Café – good for any meal for two, up to $40; Tournament – one free entry into any upcoming “Invited Guests Only” slot tournament; and Show Tickets – good for two show tickets to any show at the Sahara.

Imperial Palace: Welcomes another sizzling summer season of the poolside, Imperial Hawaiian Luau. In its 18th year, the open-air dinner show features an all-you can eat buffet, all-you-can drink adult beverages and a souvenir Pagoda cup for every ticket holder. The Hawaiian Imperial Luau performs every Tuesday and Saturday through Sept. 29. Tickets for the Imperial Hawaiian Luau are on sale now at the Imperial Palace box office, or by calling 702-731-3311. General admission tickets are $49.95 (plus tax & fees) and VIP tickets are $59.95 (plus tax & fees). VIP tickets come with preferred seating, all you can drink “you call its” and a traditional Hawaiian lei.

Atlantic City Blog – The American Casino Guide web site has a new Atlantic City blog with information about promotions and events at all Atlantic City casinos. To visit the blog, go to:

Summer Pool Promotions

M Resort: Spring/Summer: FREE poolside entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays from 5-9 pm.

Las Vegas Hilton: Las Vegas Hilton Cool by the Pool (located on the 3rd floor pool deck) is back for the summer. Enjoy Happy Hour from 4PM – 8PM daily along with FREE live entertainment, 2-for-one drinks, $2 shrimp cocktails and Ceviche for only $3.)


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