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Here’s what we found this week…

Ellis Island: Taxi cab promotion for tourists. Take a taxi to Ellis Island, bring in your receipt and receive FREE slot play, or match play, in the amount of your taxi ride cost. Present your receipt to the promotion booth along with your out-of-state ID and your players club card (or can join same day.)  FREE slot play is rounded UP to the nearest $5 (i.e. if the cab ride cost is $8.50 you would receive $10 in pit match play or free play. If the ride was $10.50 you would receive $15 in free play or pit match play and over $15, receive $20 (maximum amount) in pit match play or free play. Activate your free play at any kiosk machine. Limit of one per customer per day. (Ongoing promotion until further notice.)

2014 American Casino Guide Pre-sale Offer: The new 2014 edition of the American Casino Guide will have information on more than 700 casinos in 41 states, plus 216 money-saving coupons – the most coupons that the book has ever had! We will post a list of all coupons on our discussion board on Monday, October 14, 2013. To see the coupon list, go to The retail price for the 2014 ACG will be $18.95, but as a subscriber to our free monthly newsletter you will be able to purchase the book at a special pre-publication price of just $11.49. Additionally, you will be the first to receive the book before it arrives in bookstores in mid-November. In the upcoming October newsletter we will give full details on how to order the book during this limited-time offer. To subscribe to the free newsletter go to –

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Binion’s Gambling Hall/4 Queens: Get your food and bar bill refunded with FREE slot play on football game days when you eat or drink at Benny’s Bullpen inside Binion’s or Chicago Brewing Company inside the 4 Queens.  The play is available every Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday before 10 pm. Minimum amount is $20 and max is $50 for the free slot play rebate on your bill. You also get a $10 table games matchplay.

El Cortez: Serving FREE samplings of Subway Italian sub sandwiches to celebrate Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 14. Club Cortez members can enjoy the subs while they play slots and table games, and will be served from noon to 6 p.m.

Palms: Pack Your Pantry Giveaway every Tuesday and Thursday in October. Earn points for Albertson’s and Costco gift cards from $5 to $100. Visit the club booth for a brochure and complete details.

Tropicana: For Las Vegas locals: Play slot and video reels at the Tropicana and at the end of each month, you’ll be sent a rebate check for 20% of your net losses redeemable at the Tropicana for cash. As of October 1, they will also match your top tier status with any other club and will remain intact for 90 days, then based on your play.  For more information about all of the new promotions for locals at the Trop, visit:

Circus Circus: Poker Room is now closed permanently/indefinitely.

South Point: Throughout October, players can earn 300 points for a FREE lunch buffet  Monday through Thursday from 3 a.m. to 1 p.m. Players who earn an additional 300 same day base points before 8 p.m. will receive a complimentary dinner buffet. When Club Card members earn 600 same day base slot points before 8 p.m., players will receive a complimentary dinner buffet. Casino players will not be required to exchange winning points for buffet voucher. One lunch and dinner buffet will be awarded per player per day.

M Resort: 50 Plus Club – Every Tuesday (Ongoing)
Weekly Drawings every Tuesday at 6pm, 50 winners weekly with $1,000 free play first prize
Half-priced dining in Marinelli’s Italian restaurant with iMagine Rewards Points.
Half-priced Breakfast and Lunch buffets at Studio B with iMagine Rewards Points.
35% discount on salon services at Spa Mio every Tuesday.
2-for-1 special for 50 Plus Club members only at Hash House a Go Go, every Tuesday 1pm – 5pm
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.

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 12/31/13. 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 12/31/13. Just click on the blue”National Car Rental Discount Coupons” link for details.

Rampart Casino: Weekly $75,000 Resort Rewards Giveaway drawings throughout October every Friday and Saturday with drawings at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.  Five winners will be drawn at each hour to win up to $5,000 cash. Players can start earning entries on Sunday, September 29 and will earn double entries Mondays through Thursdays.  One hundred points of slot play or one hour of $10 table play will earn players one entry in the weekly drawings. Visit the club booth for complete details.

Golden Nugget: The $50,000 “Shaken, Not Stirred” Keno-Slot Tournament is the biggest tournament of the season, boasting simultaneous $20,000 Slot and $10,000 Keno tournaments, plus an additional $20,000 in bonuses for winning or placing in the top six in either tournament. Buy-ins are $575 and $100 for the Keno and Slot tournaments, respectively, and include invitation to the exclusive banquet celebration on Saturday, October 19. For more information on Golden Nugget events, visit

El Cortez: Throughout October, 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 free a free box of Russell Stover candy or can upgrade with two prize tickets to a box of See’s candy. All jackpot winners will also receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 50” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing.  Please see Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.

Station Casinos/Fiestas: October “Swipe and Win.” All guests can swipe their Boarding Pass after earning five points on Fridays and Saturdays in October and instantly win from the pool of cash and prizes. Guests can also earn drawing entries all through October for the chance to “Spin and Win” for additional cash prizes every Sunday. Play the “$3 Million Swipe, Swipe & Spin Giveaway” 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 be earned daily by playing slots, video poker, keno, bingo, table games as well as with select race and sports wagers. Guests may swipe for 10 free drawing entries every day  through Oct. 27, and entries earned during the week will be applied to drawings each Sunday at 4:15 p.m. and 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. Every Friday and Saturday, guests may swipe their Boarding Pass card at any Boarding Pass kiosk to win up to $10,000, free meals, hotel rooms, slot play, drawing entries and more. Guests can swipe at any Boarding Pass kiosk to receive their Swipe and Win prize instantly once they have earned five Boarding Pass points. In addition, 10 guests at each property will get to participate in the Spin and Win giveaway each Sunday for an automatic $250 cash prize and the chance to increase their winning up to $5,000. While guests have up to 24 hours to claim prizes, winners must be present to be able to Spin and Win for the additional bonus cash prize. Full contest details are available at or at any Rewards Center.

Bighorn/Longhorn Casinos: 2x points for all Bigshot club members everyday, 24/7 in October.

Silverton Casino Hotel: Offering a special rate on hotel rooms during the fall months. For only $43 Sunday through Thursday, guests can receive this special deal by providing the promo code FAL2013 when booking a room toll free at 800-923-6619 or online at This special offer is based upon availability and subject to change. By providing the special promo code, visitors can enjoy this rate and all the amenities the Silverton Casino Hotel offers through November 21. Reservations must be made in advance to receive this offer. Limit three rooms per booking. Resort fees not included. Blackout dates are October 23 – October 27 and November 5 – November 8.  

Venetian/Palazzo: Grazie Gifts Extravaganza, November 23–December 1. Holiday gifts for your points. Brand name gifts from Sony, Samsung, Movado, Howard Miller, Wolfgang Puck, Kitchen-Aid, Capresso, Calphalon, Orrefors, Michael Kors, Coach, Fendi, Tory Burch, Brighton, Jimmy Choo, Samsonite, Montblanc, Dior Beauty, Swarovski, and gift cards from Best Buy and participating stores at the Grand Canal Shoppes. Call Grazie Services at 866-441-1138 for more information. You must shop in person. Earn 2x November Grazie Gifts Points November 8-11 and November 17-19.

Aliante Casino: Partnering with ONEHOPE, an enterprise that integrates charitable causes into products and services, to support four philanthropic organizations with an exclusive dinner and wine pairings at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, at Bistro 57. Bistro 57 will offer a three-course menu with ONEHOPE Wine priced at $65 per person. Guests will begin the evening with an assorted cheese, fruit and grilled vegetable display that will be paired with ONEHOPE Sauvignon Blanc. A seafood bisque will be paired with ONEHOPE Chardonnay, followed by a main course featuring a braised veal osso bucco accompanied by mushroom risotto and served with ONEHOPE Pinot Noir. A chocolate Austrian cake paired with ONEHOPE Zinfandel will complete the meal. ONEHOPE will donate half of all proceeds from each wine selection to a specific cause and nonprofit organization. The sauvignon blanc benefits the environment and American Forest, the chardonnay benefits breast cancer awareness and the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the pinot noir benefits pet adoption and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Zinfandel benefits US troops and Snowball Express. ONEHOPE has raised more than $1 million for notable philanthropic organizations since being founded in 2007.  Call 702-692-7777 for reservations or more information.

September Video Podcast  All About Mississippi Stud with Gambling Expert Michael “Wizard of Odds” Shackleford American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviewed gambling expert, Michael Shackleford, who is also known as the “Wizard of Odds,” to learn all about Mississippi Stud. Mike tells you how the game is played, the various bets you can make, the casino advantage on those bets, and the best strategy for playing the game on a pre-flop basis, as well as advice for making the later bets. 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.

Silverton: The popular Las Vegas Foodie Fest featuring more than 30 food trucks and vendors, will return from Friday, Oct. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 20. The three-day festival was voted Best of Las Vegas in 2013. Food aficionados will enjoy the food and fun of the three-day festival from 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Festival goers will enjoy tasty bites from more than 30 food trucks and vendors, some of which have been featured on The Food Network, History Channel, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel. The festival will feature newcomers BACONMANia and The Buttermilk Truck, both of “The Great Food Truck Race” fame. Other new additions to the lineup will be Sin City Dogs, The Phantom Food Truck, A Bite Truck and Lobsta Trap Truck.  Admission will be priced at $10 per person starting the week of the event and includes access to all three days with unlimited re-entry to the festival. Children under 4 feet 6 inches will receive FREE admission. Guests may purchase pre-sale tickets starting at $5 per person, when purchased in advance through the website. For more information or to purchase tickets to the festival in advance, visit

Primm Valley Casino Resort: Now offering a $9.95 ticket program for all shows at the Star of the Desert Arena. The Star of the Desert Arena concert lineup includes:
October 5 – Lonestar
October 26 – Ramon Ayala
November 2 – The Oak Ridge Boys
December 28 – The O’Jays
The location of the seats will vary based on availability for each event. This offer is open to all guests and will replace the 2-for-1 promotion for Las Vegas residents. Tickets can be purchased at the Star of the Desert Arena Box Office and on Ticketmaster. For more information on Primm Valley Casino Resorts’ attractions call 1-800-386-7867 or visit

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.

Football Promotions

Ellis Island: Football Specials. Food & Drink Specials every Sunday, Monday, & Thursday including $2 Wings (5), $1 20oz EI Beer, $1 Hot Dogs, $1 Shredded Beef Tacos plus Monday Football giveaways. Win gift cards, autographed memorabilia and more. Bring in your Sunday’s losing tickets from William Hill and be entered into MNF drawings.

Orleans: Hosts FREE viewing parties in Brendan’s Pub during all NFL games. Buckets of beers are $8, Budweiser and Bud Lights are $2 and Vienna Beef Hot Dogs are $1.50.  You also have a chance to win a car and over $10,000 in prizes all season long. Two Recliners will be given away courtesy of Walker Furniture and 2013 ILX Acura 2 year lease at the end of the season.

Main Street Station: Monday Night Football in the Triple 7 Restaurant Brewery.  End of game prizes include best seats of the house, flat screen TV, BBQ, 777 gift box, iPad, vintage wines.  Halftime prizes include sports memorabilia, football kit.  Food & drink specials.  Must have an active players club card, activated kiosk every Monday.

Palms: Pigskin Payoff NFL 2013 Contest. With a prize pool of $300,000, the Pigskin Payoff is now open for early sign-ups, who will receive $10 in free slot play for signing up before September 2 with a purchase of three entries. Players entering three times at just $25 per entry will receive an additional three free entries, for a total of six chances to win and score a portion of the total prize package. Participants can cheer on their favorite teams every week at Tonic, a casual casino bar, SOCIAL the vibrant center bar, HERAEA, the all new American sports restaurant and lounge or at Palms’ newly renovated, state-of-the-art Cantor Race & Sportsbook which has more than 1,200 square feet of LED TV screens and nearly 120 seats with individual flat screen TVs.

Rampart Casino: At halftime, during Monday night football, Rampart Casino Race & Sports Book will hold 2nd chance drawings. To qualify players must enter their losing tickets to win their share of $500 in cash and prizes. $1 hot dogs are served Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights and $2 Bud and Bud Light Bottles are served at all casino bars 24/7.

Eldorado/Joker’s Wild: Sunday Football Snack Bar Specials $1 Hot Dogs, $1 Slice of Pan Pizza, $1 Meatball Sliders.   Available Sundays only at the Snack Bar 10 am-8 pm. Football Party Sunday Nights with Bud & Bud Light Prizes throughout the Sunday Night Game with Food and Drink Specials.

Silver Sevens: FREE Weekly Pro Football Challenge. Every A-Play member receives a free entry into the contest. Top 10 weekly finishers receive a prize including $500 for first place. Plus, there is a $5,000 Grand Prize pool.  Swipe your card and play the FREE Pro weekly Football Challenge today. See the A-Play club for full details.

Silverton: Monday Night Football Experience!
Date: Every Monday, beginning September 9
Time: 4:30 p.m. Doors open
Admission Cost: FREE
Venue: Veil Pavilion
Info: Veil Pavilion is headquarters for all things Monday Night Football this season at Silverton Casino Hotel, with a chance to qualify to win two tickets to the 2014 Super Bowl each week. The games will be broadcast on massive screens in high definition and guests can place bets with Cantor Mobile Gaming. $2 Bud Light pints are on special with rotating food trucks throughout the season. Full bar is also available. Play blackjack and interactive sports games between plays or relax in a VIP booth (also available). Win weekly prizes, with free pro picks at 21 or older with valid ID.

Station Casinos: Great Giveaway Football Contest is truly 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 (see details below). A $25 fee per entry 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, a new Chevrolet Camaro or Silverado truck, or as an alternative to a vehicle, a cash prize of up to $20,000. 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 losses. The contestant who picks the most season winners or losers will win their choice of 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 points at Station Casinos, the Fiestas or Wildfire Gaming properties, or Club Cortez points at El Cortez, for payment or partial payment of entries. As part of Station Casinos “no lose” guarantee, 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 to be eligible for all prizes. Contestants may submit weekly picks for the $2 Million Great Giveaway with their Boarding Pass at any Station Casinos’ sports book location 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 by heading to

LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino has announced the return of its annual pro football handicapping contest. The SuperContest is the ultimate pro football handicapping contest in the world’s largest race & sports book, the SuperBook. Contestants can win their share of nearly $1,000,000 by paying a $1,500 entry fee prior to the start of the regular professional football season and then picking five games each week against the point spread throughout the season. The prize structure is based on the number of entrants. Entries are now being accepted at the SuperBook and early bird entries for the contest will end at 4 p.m. on September 2. Final sign-up deadline is 11 a.m. on September 7. The prize pool is structured so that contestants receive 100% of the prize money paid in. Complete rules and details on how to obtain raffle tickets are available in the SuperBook or online at For more information on the SuperContest, visit the SuperBook or log onto

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Win Free Casino Prizes: The American Casino Guide web site has a weekly contest to give away FREE casino prizes. There are different prizes each week and for more details, or to enter the contest, go to: WIN FREE CASINO PRIZES Please note that there are some options for earning entries every day by posting a casino review, making a tweet, or posting in the discussion forum. See the contest page for full details and be sure to check it each week to see what new prizes are being offered. Good luck!

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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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.

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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