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Here’s what we found this week…

Hard Rock: “Pick your Poison” every Wednesday through July.  Earn 250 points and receive a FREE kiosk swipe to pick a shot glass and win a prize including free slot play, dining credits and Hard Rock Casino merchandise.  Earn up to four prizes per day (Wednesdays only thru July.)

South Point: “Chevy A Day” giveaway in May. $800,000 in cars and gas will be given away during May. The nightly first place winner receives their choice of a Chevy Malibu, Equinox, or Silverado and 2nd- 5th place winners each receive $250 in Chevron Gas. Earn one drawing entry for every 5 points up to a maximum of 250 entries per day.  Activate your entries with a swipe at the kiosk before 8 p.m. for the 8:20 p.m. drawings. While you need not be present to win, if you are present and win the car, you’ll also collect $2,000 in gas money for your new vehicle and South Point will pay all of your car registration and dealer fees.  You have 24 hours to claim your car if you’re not present for the drawing. 

El Cortez: Will treat all mothers to a FREE meal at The Flame Steakhouse when dining with a paying adult on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13. Reservations are recommended.

Win Free Las Vegas Casino Prizes: The American Casino Guide web site has a weekly contest to give away FREE casino prizes. For the week of May 1-7 the prizes are a pair of free buffet vouchers for the Golden Nugget Las Vegas and a pair of free admission tickets to the Titanic exhibit at Luxor Las Vegas. For more details, or to enter the contest, go to: WIN FREE CASINO PRIZES Be sure to check that page each week to see what new prizes are being offered.

Silverton: $265,000 Swipe into Summer Swipe & Win throughout the month of May. Earn 250 points and swipe your Silverton Rewards Club cards from 7 a.m. to midnight each day to win up to $5,000 cash, up to $500 in free slot play, free food, gift cards and other prizes. Keep your earned points. There is a limit of one earned swipe per person per day.

Jerry’s Nugget: The MoreClub new benefit. Players can now buy name brand shoes, handbags, apparel and more on Zappos.com while paying with Jerry’s Nugget Comp Dollars. The ordering process is simple, fast and hassle-free. Interested players can shop online through the Zappos.com website. For added convenience, The MoreClub has a Zappos.com computer, where players can shop privately with no time limit. When the order is submitted, the products are delivered within the next business day directly to Jerry’s Nugget. Players are then contacted by The MoreClub of their package arrival, which they can pick up at their convenience. As for merchandise returns, Jerry’s even honors the 365-day return policy that Zappos.com is known for. Players at Jerry’s Nugget Casino earn both points and comp dollars while playing with a MoreClub card. When earning 600 base points, players receive $1 in cash back and $1 in comp. Points are redeemable for cash back. Comp dollars can be used to purchase food, drinks, merchandise at Jerry’s Nugget and now, products from Zappos.com.

Suncoast: 2-for-1 buffet deal every Monday and Wednesday in May. Swipe your B Connected card at any kiosk to print out your voucher to present at the St. Tropez Buffet.

Gold Coast: 11X reels/4X video poker points on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13.

Rampart Casino: Players can redeem their points for lunch and dinner buffets every Monday through Saturday in May.  Customers are eligible to receive a lunch buffet after earning 250 same-day base points.  The dinner buffet is available for players upon earning 400 same-day base points.  Vouchers are valid for seven days after they are earned, and players can earn a maximum of two vouchers per day.

FREE Slot Play in Las Vegas: The American Casino Guide is promoting an ongoing offer to get $40 of slot play for $25 at two casinos in Las Vegas: the Palms and the Tropicana. 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.

FREE Slot Play in Lake Tahoe: The American Casino Guide is promoting an ongoing offer to get $40 of slot play for $25 at the Grand Lodge Casino at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. This offer can only be used by once per 30 days. In addition to the discounted slot play, you can also book up to two nights at the hotel at the best available casino rate (as low as $92 per night). The average room rate for this hotel is over $179 per night, so with the casino rate you can save up to $88 per night. For details, go to – Discount Slot Play Once on that page the offer should appear, if not, click on “Lake Tahoe, NV” in the orange box in the upper right corner to take you to the offer.

Ongoing May 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.

Hard Rock Casino and Hotel: Diamond Giveaway Drawing Promotion May 1– 13.
Receive one (1) virtual drawing ticket for 100 points earned.
Drawing will be held Sunday, May 13 at 7pm in front of the Backstage Pass Rewards Club.
Win up to a $7,500 gift card to Rocks the Jewelers.

Silver Nugget: BBQ Grill Drawings May 26 (8 pm & 10 pm.) Qualify and earn drawing tickets with every $5 BJ and $5 winning craps prop bet or Royal Match.

Jerry’s Nugget: Get up to 60,000 FREE points ($100 cash value) during the More Card Points Giveaway on Mexican Mother’s Day (May 10) and every Thursday in May. Participate by earning 299 base points from 4 am to 11:55 pm on slots, video poker and video keno. Scratch and win to reveal a point prize ranging from 3,000 FREE points ($5 value) and up.

Tropicana: Win Cards are available. Pay $10 for $15 in matchplay chips for table games including a set of instructions to help you play.  (Ongoing promotion until further notice.)

Sam’s Town: Earn 5 points after becoming a new member and play the “Money Madness” scratch card game. Every card wins an instant prize. Must provide e-mail address to participate.

Cannery: Steak House Sundays – (Every Sunday in May.)
•   Earn 1,000 same day Base Points on Sundays in May.
•   Receive $40 voucher valid any Sunday at Waverly’s.
•   Voucher expires 30 days from issuance.

May Video Podcast Michael “Wizard of Odds” Shackleford Interview Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, interviewed gambling expert and mathematician Michael Shackleford who is also known as the “Wizard of Odds.” Topics covered include: what’s your best advice for slot machine players? Blackjack players? Video Poker players? Players who know nothing about casino gambling? What is the dumbest thing casino players do? How does multi-play video poker affect a player’s bankroll? The worst bet you’ve ever seen in a casino? Plus, much 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.

Silverton: $25,000 Blingo Bingo Spring Spectacular Monday, May 14. Includes: $5,000 Coverall, $1,000 Games and $500 Warm-up Games. $50 buy-in gives each player receives one 6-on pack and a $10 dining credit. $10 each extra 6-on pack. Maximum purchase 20 packs. Electronic units are available with a 3 pack minimum. Doors open at 10 am. Warm-up Games 12 noon. Spring Spectacular Games begin at 1 pm. Purchase your tickets in advance during any bingo session inside Veil Pavilion. No refunds after May 1, 2012. No discounts or redemptions at this special event. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

Hard Rock: Swim up blackjack is now open for the summer. Drift on over to the Poolside Palapa at Nirvana and play some blackjack at the water’s edge. Additional blackjack games are offered under the Palapa Hut and adjacent to the Nirvana Bar & Grill where you can also enjoy the fast action and excitement of craps.

Circus Circus: The Adventuredome at Circus Circus Las Vegas is gearing up for its inaugural GradBlast 2012 event on Thursday, May 24. High School students from Southern Nevada, Southern Utah and California’s High Desert region are now invited to purchase their tickets directly from The Adventuredome. GradBlast, a Las Vegas-style graduation party, will feature unlimited thrill rides, four unique dance floors and prize giveaways including popular electronics, show tickets and a chance to win a new 2012 Chevy Camaro. The Pre-Blast begins at 7 p.m. and the main event kicks off at 9 p.m. on May 24. Re-entry to the party is not permitted. Tickets are priced at $49.95 and are available for purchase until May 8 by calling The Adventuredome at 1-702- 691-5861 or visiting adventuredome.com/gradblast.

Silverton: Progressive Power Slot Tournament every Tuesday from noon – 6 pm. Silverton Rewards Club members receive one FREE entry from noon – 4 p.m. Earn additional entries for every 100 points earned by 5:30 p.m. (Two additional entries maximum). The top 40 players will be qualified for prizes. Finish in 1st place with 30,000+ points and win the Progressive Jackpot. The jackpot increases by $100 each week there is no winner and can go up to $2,500.  Players must place first overall with an individual round score of 30,000+ points and earn 1,000 base points between 6 am and 6:30 pm on a tournament day. The Progressive Power Jackpot resets to $600 after it is won. There are 40 winners each week and over $2,500 in weekly prizes.

El Cortez: Have an IRS tax refund check you’re ready to cash? Get a 5% free slot bonus for it.  Cash your IRS check (or any government issued check) at the El Cortez main cage and you’ll receive an extra 5% (up to $50) in free slot play money. The offer generally runs year round. 

LVH: “Cool by the Pool” is back at LVH (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton.) Guests and non-hotel guests, locals included, are invited to enjoy poolside happy hour and daily entertainment from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy 2-for-1 drink specials, $2 shrimp cocktails and food specials, and FREE live entertainment. Admission is FREE and there are daily drawings for prizes at 7 p.m. nightly too. “Cool by the Pool” is located on the 3rd Floor Pool Deck and everyone is welcome.

Hard Rock Casino Hotel: Monday through Thursday, earn 250 points  to receive a FREE gift of your choice. Three different gifts are being offered each week and players can earn up to three each day of the promotion. Items include logo wear, umbrellas, blankets, candle sets, kitchen items and more.

Silver Nugget/Opera House/Lucky Club: April $9.99 Ribeye Steak and Lobster special all month long at all three casinos.

Golden Gate: $20,000 Super Spring Points party
Summary:  Play and Win every day through June 30, 2012.
Every day, the top point earner wins $100 in Free Slot Play.
Every week, the top point earner wins $250 in Free Slot Play.
Every month, the top point earner wins $500 in Free Slot Play.
$5,000 Cash Grand Prize awarded to the overall top point earner at the end of the promotional period. $2,000 Bonus Drawing July 1.  The overall Top 100 point earners will automatically be entered into a drawing to win $2,000 Free Slot Play.  Must be present to win.

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.

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.

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 American Casino Guide is 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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