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Sam’s Town: American Casino Guide Meet and Greet on Sunday, October 2, at 2 p.m. American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie and other well-known gambling authors, including: Jean and Brad Scott; John Grochowski; Scot Krause; Linda Boyd; and Viktor Nacht will be in Las Vegas to meet gambling fans. The group will meet at 2 p.m. in the patio area of Willy & Jose’s Mexican Cantina in Mystic Falls Park. Everyone who attends will be given a free Sam’s Town Fun Book which contains some 2-for-1 offers, a $5 blackjack matchplay, a bingo bonus, plus some other money-saving food and entertainment offers (offers are subject to change). This will just be an informal gathering and it is expected to be finished by 3 p.m. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

Silverton: “Silverton supports breast cancer awareness through Earn & Win.” Oct. 1 – 30, help support breast cancer awareness by earning points and giving back. Effective Oct. 1 – 15, players can earn 500 points in one day and receive a wine accessory set. Earn 1,000 points in a day and receive a wine accessory set and a bottle of wine. For every 1,000 point “Earn & Win” redemption Silverton will donate $1 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Players who earn 100 points in one day Oct. 16 – 30 receive a black “Silverton Supports Breast Cancer Awareness” T-shirt.

October Video Podcast When to Bet Maximum Coins on a Slot Machine. American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie takes a look at various types of slot machines and discusses when it is best to bet maximum coins on them. Machines covered include: multipliers, buy a pays, progressives and multi line/multi coin. To watch the podcast, go to On that page you can access more than 60 audio and video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

Bellagio: Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens autumn display features a picturesque harvest tableau to celebrate the sights and colors of the crisp season. Scents of chrysanthemums, carnations and roses enchant guests while oversized oak, birch, maple and chestnut leaves cascade in translucent splendor overhead, heralding the season’s debut.  At the entrance of the Conservatory, and new to the exhibit, a grass filled meadow is home to a family of three majestic hand-planted horse sculptures, comprised of more than 31,000 plants. Corralled in an old-fashioned post-and-rail fence, the impressive stallion and mare watch over their colt, resting lazily nearby. Inquisitive guests strolling through the Conservatory are invited to visit with Bellagio horticulturists designated as “Mr. and Mrs. Green Thumb” from 10:30 a.m. to noon daily to receive fall gardening tips along with additional information about the exhibit.  On view through November 27, the autumn display within Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. 

Hard Rock: Ghoulish Free Play Frenzy Drawing October 1– 28. Receive 1 virtual drawing ticket for every 100 points earned playing your favorite machines. Earn 2X drawing tickets every Tuesday and Wednesday. Drawings will be held at 7:00 p.m. every Friday in October. 10 winners will be chosen each drawing to pick their Free Slot Play fate. Win up to $2,000 in Free Slot Machine Play. Drawings will be held as follows:
Pumpkin Weekly Drawing
1st Drawing Period – October 1st – 7th
2nd Drawing Period – October 8th – 14th
3rd Drawing Period – October 15th – 21st
Monster Payout Drawing
Drawing Period – October 1st – 28th 
See the Rockstar Players Club for details.

American Casino Guide October Contest – Win a buffet for two at the Las Vegas Hilton! We have five certificates for a FREE buffet for two at the Las Vegas Hilton. To win one of our five certificates all you have to do is write a casino review during October 2011. At the end of the month the five people who have posted the most casino reviews 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! Last month one of our winners only posted four reviews. The names of the five winners will be announced in early October in this discussion forum on this thread. Good luck!

Jerry’s Nugget: Win up to $100 Cash with Cauldron of Cash Giveaway. Fridays and Saturdays in October are designated days for the Cauldron of Cash. Players earning 499 base points on those days from 4 am to 11:55 pm playing on slot, video poker and video keno will be able to win from $10 to $100 cash at the kiosk while playing the Cauldron of Cash game. On Fridays, a special bonus of 5x points will be available to Friday’s Cauldron of Cash players. The 5x points Bonus can be used the next day.

El Cortez Hotel & Casino: Serving FREE fresh slices of Marie Calendar’s apple pie to celebrate Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 10. Club Cortez members can enjoy FREE apple pie while they play slots and table games, served from noon to 6 pm.

Flamingo Las Vegas: At noon on Saturday Oct. 1 the much-anticipated Margaritaville Casino opened at the Flamingo featuring 22 gaming tables, 220 slot machines and the centerpiece 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar. The official grand opening will be recognized with the topping off of “Lucky Rita” on Oct. 14. 

Rampart Casino: FREE Rampart Hoodie on Fridays in October.  Earn 450 points and receive a FREE Rampart Hoodie. Customer keeps the points. One hoodie per customer per day. Two colors to choose from.

Ongoing October 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 12/31/11. 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 12/31/11. Just click on the blue”National Car Rental Discount Coupons” link for details.

Wynn Las Vegas: Wynn Las Vegas and Encore announced “enhancements” to the Red Card loyalty program. Guests now earn points, free credit and comps faster than before and redeem for services and amenities available at two world class resorts with the ease and usability of just one card. All points are now earned at the new rates: Reel Slot Machine– for every $1.50 you play, you earn 1 point. Video Poker– for every $6 or $15 you play (depending on the poker game) you earn 1 point.

Monte Carlo: Whiskey fans and aficionados can be found at Andre’s at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.  The restaurant and lounge known for its superior collection of whiskeys and cigars today announced remaining 2011 dates for its popular Whisk(e)y Wednesdays: Oct. 5 and Dec. 7. For the Oct. 5 event, Andre’s will be partnering with Wirtz Beverage.  Bourbons to be featured include Bookers, 7 Year; Bakers, 7 Year; Basil Hayden, 8 Year; Jim Beam Devil’s Cut; Knob Creek, 9 Year and Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve. Each Whisk(e)y Wednesday begins at 9 p.m., concluding at 11 p.m. and takes place on the second floor of Andre’s in Las Vegas’ only cigar lounge connected to a Strip restaurant.  For an unlimited tasting for two hours, the price per person is $25 in advance or $35 at the door.  For more information, call (702) 798-7151 or go to

Caesars Palace: America’s Got Talent Live at The Colosseum: Oct. 28 – Oct. 30 America’s Got Talent’s winner and the final five acts, along with fan favorite special guests, will perform live for three nights only Friday, October 28 through Sunday, October 30 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Las Vegas performances hosted by Jerry Springer and produced by AEG Live, will be the only place in the U.S. that fans can see the live show. The show will feature this season’s winner, soulful vocalist Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. from Logan, WV joined by the top five acts from the season including: artistic dance troupe The Silhouettes from Arvada, CO who range in age from three to nineteen;  innovative entertainers Team iLuminate, who blend  technology and choreography together to create explosive entertainment; teenage rock band PopLyfe from Oakland, CA; mystifying illusionist Landon Swank who grew up in Wasilla, AK before moving to Las Vegas in 2004; and 11-year-old Alaskan native, singer/songwriter Anna Graceman. Special guests joining the cast for these exclusive Las Vegas performances are the winner of this season’s Australia’s Got Talent 14-year-old soul singer and YouTube sensation Jack Vidgen and the America’s Got Talent Season 5 winner, talented singer/songwriter/guitarist Michael Grimm. Tickets for America’s Got Talent Live at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace are on-sale now and can be purchased on-line at, by calling (800) 745-3000 or in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Prices are $99.50, $79.50, $59.50 and $42.50, not including fees. For groups of 20 or more, call (702) 731-7208. Showtime for all three performances is 7:30 p.m.

Bellagio: The Gallery of Fine Art will be hosting their second FREE Museum Day on Oct. 8. All guests have to do is fill out a form online and return it to the gallery for two FREE admissions on that Saturday. Anyone can receive complimentary admission for two to the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art on October 8 by completing the following form:

Cannery: Beginning October 1, Cannery Casino Bingo room will offer six payout sessions daily that offer value to the Bingo player and rival any payouts in North Las Vegas. The new Bingo session times are 11a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.  The program also includes second or third chance coveralls at every session. To introduce the schedule, Cannery will offer mini-buffets on October 1 in the Bingo room.  Players that buy-in at the 11a.m. session will be treated to a mini-breakfast buffet. The 11 a.m. session will be 1½ times pay with second chance coverall.  During the 7 p.m. session players that buy-in will be treated to an evening mini-buffet.  The 7 p.m. Triple Action session will offer a three chance coverall. During every session on October 1, there will be a gift giveaway while supplies last. For details on these and any other promotions contact the Bingo room at 507-5825.

Plaza: Radio City Pizzeria will bring its authentic New York style slices and original Italian dishes to downtown Las Vegas with the premiere of its second location inside the Plaza Hotel and Casino. Fresh off a successful debut of the flagship restaurant in Tivoli Village, the pizzeria is slated for an end of year opening within the Fremont Street resort. Radio City Pizzeria will be located directly off the casino floor in the Plaza, allowing an ease of access for tourists and locals. The signature pies can be dished by the slice or whole, offering gourmet options including chicken parmesan and taco pizzas as well as gluten free and vegan items. For those looking for additional Italian offerings, traditional zeppole and cannolis will be available. Radio City Pizzeria at the Plaza will feature 2,000 square feet of seating area as well as a bar serving premium beer. The Tivoli Village restaurant is located at 410 South Rampart, Las Vegas, NV 89145, and is currently open Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.  A full menu and additional details can be found online at

Primm Valley Casino Resorts: Challenges casino guests to rack up same day base points for a shot at spinning the Hallowheel of Fortune, filled with cash, free play and an entry ticket into the weekly and grand prize drawings. Beginning October 1, players that accumulate 200 same day base points will have the chance to spin one of the wheels located on kiosks throughout the casino. Players will also receive an entry ticket to the weekly Freaky Friday drawings taking place, Oct. 7, Oct. 14 and Oct. 21, where five winners will spin for a chance at the grand prize of $5,000. On October 28, Primm Valley will celebrate Halloween with the Great Pumpkin Grand Prize and give five lucky winners the chance to spin for $10,000. Weekly drawings will take place at 8 p.m. at Buffalo Bill’s Stage Bar. Player must register for drawing by 7:50pm on day of drawing date

Palms: 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.

Lucky Club: September promotions: 5x Points on Mondays. Double Free Play for points on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Rampart Casino: Neighborhood Partners every Friday in September. Exchange reduced points for gift cards to neighborhood and national stores and businesses.

Golden Nugget Las Vegas: Tickets on sale for some of the top names in country music during the 2011 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Dec. 1-10. The property will welcome Clint Black Dec. 2 and 3, Travis Tritt Dec. 4 and 5, Clay Walker  Dec. 6, Tanya Tucker Dec. 7 and Merle Haggard Dec. 8 and 9, into its intimate 600-seat showroom, with tickets starting from $39 – $59*.  All concerts begin at 10 p.m. In addition to these headlining performances, live closed-circuit viewings of WNFR will be available nightly at the Golden Nugget. The property’s fun-filled giant screen viewing parties received rave reviews from previous years’ rodeo fans, making it the best spot to view all the action. Admission into the viewing parties is FREE. Ticket prices for WNFR headliners vary depending on the show and VIP seating with an artist meet and greet are available for all five headliners. Tickets may be purchased by calling 866.946.5336 or online at

Jerry’s Nugget: Mondays are Ladies’ Day where women can take advantage of these complimentary player rewards:
—5x points on all slots, video poker or video keno
—Choice of $5 match play good at the tables, sports or keno
—FREE ladies’ gift when earning 299 base points on slots, video poker or video keno.
—Happy Hour all day at the Main Bar, includes premium drinks, Bud, Heineken and Corona for $2; Bud or Bud Light beer pitchers for $5. The 5x points, $5 match play and free ladies’ gift can be retrieved at any MoreClub Kiosk from 4 am-11:55 pm.

South Point: $125,000 Christmas Freeroll Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament. 100 hours of live play from Sept- Nov gets you in the event. 50 places paid. 1st place: $35,000. 2nd place: $15,000. 3rd place: $10,000. Tournament: December 3 and 14 at 7 pm. Finals December 18 begins at noon. See Poker room for details.

Silverton: Progressive Power Slot Machine Tournament every Tuesday from noon to 6 pm. Win Progressive Jackpots up to $2,500. Finish in 1st place with 25,000+ points and win the Progressive Power Jackpot. Progressive jackpot increases by $100 each week that there is no winner. No final round – your best score qualifies you for prizes. First entry is FREE when you register and play between noon and 4 pm. Earn one additional entry for every 100 points earned (limit 2). 40 winners each week. Over $2,500 in weekly prizes. See Silverton Rewards Club for complete details on all gaming promotions.

Casino MonteLago: Paying double on max-coin quarter video poker royal flushes on Tuesdays. Also: 2x points on Thursdays from 6 pm to midnight and drawings for cash and prizes on Fridays.

Bally’s Las Vegas: Blu Pool at Bally’s Las Vegas is offering a special all-day package to Las Vegas locals for only $49 through October. The all-inclusive package includes:
—Express entrance to the Blu Pool with guaranteed pool deck seating
—Daily raft rentals
—Complimentary Absolut and Malibu Cocktails as well as Miller and Coors products
—Special pricing on cabanas, misting chairs and daybeds
Guests must present a valid local I.D. and be 21 years or older to take advantage of the deal. Dates to redeem the package may be subject to change. Guests are invited to enjoy the oversized, heated swimming area highlighted by palm trees and attentive poolside service. Available: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday through Thursday.

Luxor: Las Vegas show-goers can purchase tickets to FANTASY at Luxor Hotel and Casino, and catch an additional show at Luxor or Excalibur Hotel & Casino for only $75. This popular offer features shows including CRISS ANGEL BeLIEve by Cirque du Soleil, Carrot Top, Menopause the Musical, Thunder From Down Under, Tournament of Kings and The Australian Bee Gees Show. With Luxor and Excalibur featuring the best in Las Vegas entertainment, the variety of shows offers something for everyone. Tickets can be purchased at the Luxor and Excalibur box offices. For more information on the FANTASY two for $75 offer, visit or call (702) 262-4400. Some limitations apply. FANTASY performs nightly at 10:30 p.m. in the Atrium Showroom at Luxor. Tickets start at $39, plus taxes and handling fees.  Guests must be 18 years of age or older. Tickets can be purchased at the Luxor box office, online at or by calling (800) 557-7428 or (702) 262-4400.

Mandalay Bay: Disney’s THE LION KING at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino wants to thank its guests for an incredible two and a half years on the Las Vegas Strip with a special extension of its popular 2-2-2 package. Starting at only $200, guests can enjoy a two-night stay at the resort and two show tickets beginning Aug. 31 through Dec. 20. This offer is available for purchase with code “PDisney” by calling 877-632-7000. Blackout dates are Nov. 23 – 26. THE LION KING Las Vegas will play its final show Dec. 30.

Hard Rock: The House is Rockin’ FREE Weekly Blackjack Tournaments. Every Tuesday and Saturday through October 8 at noon and 5pm. Winner-Take-All $500 – choice of cash or chips. Winners of each weekly tournament will automatically be entered into the Championship Tournament held October 15.
o   1st Place – $10,000
o   2nd Place – $6,000
o   3rd Place – $4,000
See the Rockstar Players Club for details.

Riviera: New players club sign-ups will receive a FREE buffet – just sign up at Club Riviera. Also: Play in the Riviera’s Super Slot Showdown – daily free slot tournaments open to new Club Riviera sign-ups. With 3 sessions at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm and the finals at 6pm each day, over $1,000 in free slot play will be awarded daily to the top five winners, with $500 in free play for first place.

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:

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Las Vegas Casino Football Promotions

Sam’s Town: Monday Night Football viewing parties, FREE for B Connected members in Sam’s Town Live. First draft and first hot dog are FREE.

Eastside Cannery: Football-Free-For-All: Participants must earn 100 points Monday through Saturday and print entry ticket at kiosk. Entry ticket is taken to Race & Sports to receive that week’s entry card. 10 out of 10 pays $1,000. 9 out of 10 pays $100. Weekly contest. No end-of-season prize monies will be awarded.

Stratosphere: Football Sundays: Like tailgating in a theater surrounded by nine HUGE screens. FREE admission. The only theater on the Strip with table seating. Live betting stations. Unobstructed views. Free Wifi: bring your laptop. Stadium-style food specials. $5 pitchers of Bud Light. $10 pitchers of Margaritas and Bloody Marys. Cheerleader cocktail servers. Weekly drawings. The theater is located up the escalators across from Roxy’s Diner.

Main Street Station: Every Monday starting September 12, the Triple 7 Restaurant and Microbrewery will offer Monday Night Football parties.
Weekly Prizes during the game:
—1st Quarter: Shirts, Hats & Giveaways
—Halftime: Quarterback Chair for the upcoming week
—3rd Quarter: Wines Giveaway Extravaganza
—4th Quarter: End of Game $100 Cash
—And Many Other Prizes.
Grand Prizes Drawing held on Monday, December 19. Must be present to win.
—Flat Screen HDTV
—DVD Player
—Jim Beam Leather Jacket
—Dinner Certificates
—Bottles of Wine
—Progressive Cash Grand Prize
—And Much More.
One ticket per person will be given each Monday. Receive an additional weekly drawing ticket with each drink purchase (mixed drinks and microbrews). Must be present to win.

Hard Rock: Every Sunday from the opening kickoff to the last whistle, The Lounge inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas invites sports enthusiasts to cheer on their favorite team during Bloodshot Sundays.  Fans cans enjoy all the NFL action from ten 65-inch flat screen TVs and on the comfortable couches and tables throughout the lounge and indulge in game-day food and drinks specials, including $6 Bloody Mary’s, $4 Bud and Bud Light aluminum bottles, $20 Bud and Bud Light buckets (six bottles per bucket) and $20 bottomless beer (includes 17-ounce souvenir cup).  To feed the appetite, guests can order ballpark snacks from The Lounge’s hot dog cart or from the complete menu at Slice of Paradise, featuring pizza, chicken fingers, salads and subs. Friends can also challenge each other at a variety of interactive games, such as Goldentee, beer pong, arcade games, PlayStation, pool, darts and more.

Arizona Charlie’s: Second Chance Football:  September 8 – January 1, 2012.  Every $10 losing parlay card is eligible for one drawing ticket.  Drawings:  6 pm on the last Friday of each month:  September 30, October 28, November 25 and the final drawing on Sunday January 1, 2012.  Prize Structure:  1st Place – $500 Cash, 2nd Place – $300 Cash, 3rd Place – $200 Cash, 4th & 5th Place – $100 Cash.

Orleans: Football games shown casino-wide with $1 beers and $2 hot dogs.

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower:  Pro Football Headquarters inside the Stratosphere Theater every Sunday at 9 am through the end of playoffs in January, 2012.  Pro Football HQ offers fans big screen action, live blackjack and betting stations, FREE Wifi, exciting prizes and food and drink specials.  Admission is FREE. Hungry fans can order delicious food from Tower Pizzeria & Creamery. Quench your thirst with $5 pitchers of Bud Light, $10 pitchers of Margaritas or Bloody Marys or your favorite cocktail delivered to your table by Cheerleader Cocktail Servers in the only showroom on the Strip to offer table seating.  Pro Football HQ will also hold drawings each Sunday during the regular season, in which 3 entrants will win weekly prizes. 1st place: complimentary 2-night stay at Stratosphere & entry for 4 into an exclusive Big Game Party on February 5, 2012.   2nd place:  complimentary 2-night stay and buffet for 2. 3rd place: complimentary 2 night stay. There will also be seasonal winners drawn from weekly winners. 1st place: $1,000 cash and entry for 4 into our exclusive Big Game Party. 2nd place: $500 cash and entry for 4 into the Big Game Party.  3rd place: $250 cash and entry into for 4 into the Big Game Party. Pro Football HQ is in the Stratosphere Theater, located one level above the casino floor. Go up the escalator across from Roxy’s Diner. Doors open every Sunday at 9 am.

Station Casinos: $2 Million Great Giveaway Football Contest. A “no risk” football season promotion allowing anyone who does not win any weekly or end of season prizes to receive their entry fee back. A $25 entry fee registers players to compete for their share of $2 million in total cash and prizes including the opportunity to win one of two Dunhill Homes, or one of 17 new Chevrolet Camaros or Silverado trucks. Over the 17-week NFL season, Great Giveaway will award a total of $30,000 in prizes each week to players with the most wins or loses.  The contestant who picks the most season winners or losers will win a new Dunhill home valued at $225,000 or $100,000 cash. The popular “Fiddle in the Middle” returns with total cash prize winnings of $200,000 for selecting the equal number of wins and losses for the entire season. There is a $25 fee per entry with no more than two paid entries per person allowed. Those who purchase two entries will receive a bonus third entry for free. Contestants may also use Boarding Pass, Amigo Points, Wild Card or Jackie’s Club Cortez points for payment or partial payment of entries. Contestants will also receive their entry fee back in free slot play if they do not win any weekly or end of season prizes.  Eligibility is based on paid entries only. Contestants must play all 17 weeks of the contest on all of their entries. Contestants may submit weekly picks beginning August 22 at 10 a.m. for the $2 Million Great Giveaway with their Boarding Pass, Amigo Card, Wild Card or Jackie’s Club Cortez card at any of the 16 Station Casinos’ sports book locations or at the El Cortez. For added convenience, easy-to-use computer kiosks at each location allow contestants to register their weekly picks 24-hours a day. Weekly standings may be checked online at  End of season results will be announced on January 9, 2012.

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