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Here’s what we found this week…

Silverton Casino Hotel: Silverton Rewards Club members playing table games during the month of October will have the chance to win cash and prizes by earning “Play for Pull Tabs” game pieces. Win up to $1,000 in cash, gas cards, free bets and more. Players that earn 100 table game points will receive one game piece. Points must be earned during the same day during the promotional period between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. each day. Winning patrons will have until midnight the following day on which the game pieces were earned to redeem during normal club hours at Silverton Rewards Club. Limit one tab per person per day. Prizes are subject to availability and while supplies last.

El Cortez: Serving FREE cannolis to celebrate Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 8. Club Cortez members can enjoy the cannolis while they play slots and table games. The complimentary desserts will be served from noon to 6 p.m.

Station Casinos/Fiestas: Senior Wednesdays in October for players age 50 and up. Earn 10 points for every $1 on slots/6 points for every $1 on video poker; half-point dining all day at selected restaurants, and FREE slot tournaments from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Stratosphere: Bite, the show, will close on October 31. Use your 2-for-1 ACG coupons NOW!  (Note: the show may reappear at the Plaza in the near future but no word whether any former Strat coupons will be accepted.)

Hard Rock: October Beer Promotion every Thursday thru November 1. Redeem for a 6-Pack of beer or glassware for earning 750 slot points, earn additional 6-packs of beer or glassware for 500 slot points. Redeem for a 6-pack of beer or glassware for earning 1,800 table points, earn additional 6-packs of beer or glassware for 1,200 table points. Maximum of 3 redemptions per product per promotional day, based on availability. While supplies lasts. Please see the Backstage Pass Rewards club booth for complete details. 

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino: Will host their third annual Fall Beer Festival during a two-day event on October 19 & 20. The first event during the two-day festival kicks off Friday, October 19, with the All American Craft Beer Tasting sponsored by Samuel Adams, from 7-10 P.M. in The Grand events center. Guests will have the opportunity to sample over 120 craft beer selections and enjoy chef-inspired appetizers while listening to live music and mingling with some of America’s hottest award-winning brew masters. Additionally, each guest will receive a commemorative glass as a souvenir. Tickets to the event can be purchased individually for $50 (plus sales and entertainment taxes.) Rounding out the second day, guests will enjoy a traditional Oktoberfest Pool Party, sponsored by Paulaner, at The Tank, the property’s award-winning pool and shark aquarium, on Saturday, October 20 from 3-9 P.M. Admission is free and beer enthusiasts can sample over 150 American craft beers available for purchase while listening to a mix of both current music and traditional German music. As an added incentive, guests interested in both events can receive discounted food and beer tickets for Saturday’s Oktoberfest Pool Party with paid admission to Friday’s All American Craft Beer Tasting. In addition to the Beer Festival’s two signature events, Golden Nugget will be home to the Paulaner Biergarten (beer garden) located directly outside the hotel on Fremont Street beginning Thursday, October 18 through Sunday, October 21. The Biergarten, wrapped in white fencing will feature two Paulaner draft beers, Oktoberfest and Hefeweizen on tap, sexy beer maidens and select food options. Paulaner has been the original Oktoberfest beer company since 1654, and has continued every year since as the host brewery of the Munich, Germany Oktoberfest. Participating breweries include:
Samuel Adams –  New Belgium
 Dixie Brewing Co –  ogfish Head
Firestone Walker Brewing Co –  Lagunitas Brewing Co
Joseph James Brewing Co –  Stone Brewing Co
Dixie Brewing Co –  Paulaner (Sole sponsor for Biergarten)
Indian Wells Brewing Co –  Mendocino Brewing Co
Wasatch Beers –  Moylans Beer Co
Squatters Beer –  Left Coast Brewing
Alaskan Brewing Co –  Ace Cider
For more information on the Fall Beer Festival, or to purchase tickets today, please call 866.946.5336  or visit goldennugget.com/LasVegas/fallbeerfest.asp.

Silver Nugget, Lucky Club, and Opera House: Launched new “My Points” players club.  $1 coin-in = 3 points. 1,000 points = $1.00 cash back, comp, or merchandise. Special (through Dec 30): 750 Points = $1.00 in free slot play. Pit players now also earn actual points for play. New members receive $3- $100 in free slot play upon first carded play automatically.

Fiesta Rancho: Gift days: Oct. 11: Earn 300 points for 375 ml UV Vodka Blue. Same on Oct 25 for Rondiaz White Rum.

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 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 Football Promotions

Excalibur: Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer football season “Bones and Beers” specials every Thursday through Monday throughout the football season. Fans will revel in food and drink specials that will complement the biggest games of the season shown throughout the restaurant on more than 22 high-definition flat-panel televisions. Guests will enjoy several “Bones and Beers” specials including shots of Patrón tequila for $5, pitchers of Coors Light or Lynyrd Skynyrd Lager for $15, Chicken Wings and a pitcher of beer for $22, or Pork Spare Ribs and a pitcher of beer for $30. The rockin’ restaurant’s season-long specials will culminate with an ultimate dream giveaway for any football fan: two tickets and airfare for two to the 2013 Sugar Bowl at the Superdome in New Orleans on Jan. 2. Fans will receive one contest entry ticket with every Coors Light or Lynyrd Skynyrd Lager pitcher purchased during football games.

Ellis Island Casino & Brewery: Food and drink specials during every Sunday, Monday and Thursday game this season including $1 hotdogs and $1 draft beers and $2 wings, chili nachos and chili cheese fries that all come with a free beer! They will also offer Monday Night Football giveaways for gift cards, autographed memorabilia and more.

Arizona Charlie’s locations (Boulder and Decatur): 2nd Chance Football Contest from September 5 – December 30. Every $10 losing parlay card or 3 team minimum losing off the board parlay wager of $25 or more is eligible for entry in this drawing for a chance to win one of $10,000 in cash and prizes. $5,000 in prizes will be awarded to ten winners at each property. Prizes include $1,000 cash, 42” TVs and more. Drawings will be held on Sunday, December 30 at 5 p.m. 

Sam’s Town: Monday Night Football parties in Sam’s Town Live! Every Monday beginning September 10, viewing parties of all Monday night football games will be shown on giant movie theater size screens with weekly prizes from the “96 Bottles of Miller Beer on the Wall” throughout the party given away by the beautiful “Miller Girls.”  The doors open at 4:30 p.m. for 5:30 p.m. game time. (Exception: doors open at 3 p.m. on September 10 for the double header.) Admission is FREE for all “B-Connected” members but you must swipe card at the door for admission. You will also receive one drawing ticket for prizes and one FREE draft beer coupon.  Additional drawing tickets can be earned with the purchase of food and beverage inside the party. Food for sale inside the venue includes stadium style hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, popcorn and more. General admission seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. All drawing entries are collected throughout season for chance to win prizes at the season finale Grand Prize Drawings to be given away during the December 22 game.  The Grand Prize is a $1000 gift card and 4 additional winners will each take home a $500 gift card.  KKLZ 96.3 and Miller Lite Beer co-sponsor the parties along with Sam’s Town.

Boyd Gaming: Pick the Pros, Boyd Gaming’s award-winning football contest is a completely FREE contest! In addition to the contest’s guaranteed prize pool of $500,000, Boyd Gaming is introducing a new, special cash prize of $1 million, to be awarded to any player who correctly picks at least 196 of the 238 regular-season Sunday and Monday games. Participants must play every week of the season to qualify. Unlike other football contests, Pick the Pros starts a new contest each week, so players have a chance at sharing in a $30,000 guaranteed prize pool each week (totaling $500,000 in guaranteed prize money over the course of the season).  If there is only one top performer during a given week, that player will receive the entire $30,000 prize pool.  If there is a tie among multiple players, one player (selected by tie breakers) will receive a $10,000 cash prize, while all runners-up will split a $20,000 pool. In Pick the Pros, players simply pick winners straight-up (not against the point spread) in each of the week’s professional football contests.   B Connected membership is required to participate; membership is also free to all adults age 21 and older. Holders of Ruby cards receive three entries each week; Sapphire members, four entries; and Emerald players, five entries.  Only one entry per player per week will count toward qualifying for the $1 million grand prize. Players can participate in Pick the Pros at selected kiosks at six participating properties: The Orleans, Sam’s Town, Suncoast, Gold Coast, California and Fremont. The contest will continue through the end of the regular season. For further information, including contest rules, visit pickthepros.com or any Boyd Gaming race and sports book.

Planet Hollywood: Football fans can gear up for one of America’s favorite sports at PBR Rock Bar & Grill inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. During Saturday and Sunday games, revelers can enjoy the daily happy hour of $3 domestic draft beers, two-for-one well cocktails, $5 shots, half-price bottles of wine and $19 Budweiser buckets. Football enthusiasts can also enjoy special pricing on drinks and beer during Monday Night Football.  For more information, call 702-750-1685 or visit www.pbrrockbar.com.

M Resort: 32 Degrees Draft Bar Football Specials during all regular college and NFL games: 8 Wings and 4 Onion Rings for $8 and Slice of Pizza (Cheese and Pepperoni only) and a select 16oz Draft Beer $7. Drawings for football prizes during select NFL games.

Ongoing September/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 12/31/12. 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.

South Point: Virtual Nascar Racing during October every Sunday – Thursday at 3:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm. Earn 50 points to qualify to compete in the race and win your share of $400,000 in free play while sitting at your favorite machine.

Jerry’s Nugget: Swipe for up to 5x points on Fridays and Saturdays through October. All MoreClub players can play the “Swipe for Bonus Points” game at any kiosk from 4 am to 11:59 pm. They will receive a winning point multiplier ranging from 3x points to 5x points good on all slot and video poker games. Players must have their card inserted at time of play. Bonus points will be applied the next day.

Silverton Casino Hotel:  Have a fun night out for a good cause at the second annual “One Drunk Puppy Wine Tasting” event. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Noah’s Animal House. Noah’s Animal House provides temporary boarding for the dogs & cats of the clients of The Shade Tree Shelter who are affected by domestic abuse. Guests will enjoy complimentary appetizers, music and a wide selection of international wines. The night will feature more than 50 World Class wineries with wines, sakes, beers and a silent auction featuring unique packages to support Noah’s Animal House. Shake your tails to music all night by the pool at Sway Pool Lounge and lap up more wine inside Veil Pavilion to help animals in need. Admission Cost: $45 in advance and $50 at the door, Saturday, October 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Arizona Charlie’s Decatur: Oktoberfest Food Specials – October 1-7: Sourdough Café – 11 am to 10 pm – Bratwurst sandwich on an onion roll with sauerkraut, served with German potato salad or waffle fries. $6.99 with ace | PLAY card.

Riviera: $40K Oktoberfest Slot Event:  Oct 21–23 includes 3 nights stay / entry into event / 2 tickets to awards dinner / 2 tickets to a Riviera Hotel and Casino show. 1st place wins $10,000 – Cost to event: $399 – – May be comped based on previous play at the casino. Call 702-794-9662 for more information.

Eldorado and Joker’s Wild Casinos (Henderson): Thirsty Tuesdays in October– Earn 150 points and get a FREE 6 pack of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi or 8 pack Aquafina Water.  Limit 4 per customer per day.

Colorado Belle & Edgewater Casino Resort (Laughlin): Oct. 2-30—Free Dining!  Every Tuesday and Thursday in October, ACCESS Club members will earn $10 in dining credits for every 1,000 base points earned (up to $50 per day)—and keep the points!  Dining credits valid at Hickory Pit, Grand Buffet and Coffee Etc. at Edgewater, and at Pints, Mark Twain’s, Captain’s Buffet, the Deli and Pastry Port at Colorado Belle. Details at Casino Services.

Plaza or Las Vegas Club: All new members receive $5.00 FREE slot play – just for signing up. Within the first 24 hours new members are also eligible for a rebate of up to $100 based on their slot or table loss. 50% rebated on 2nd day; 50% on 3rd day up to 6 months to redeem. Visit the Players Club for details.  (Sign up once only at Vegas Club or Plaza.) Replaces previous new member offers.

Bellagio: The sights, scents and sounds of the harvest season have arrived at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On display through Nov. 24, the captivating fall exhibition takes guests on a romantic journey through wine country, without leaving Las Vegas. This year’s show boasts a bevy of seasonal visuals including an authentic cider mill, a vintage wine press and an aged stone face. Upon entrance to the Conservatory’s stunning display sits a covered bridge surrounded by flora dressed in traditional harvest colors: green, red and orange. Visitors are encouraged to walk across the bridge as large ginger leaves float silently overhead. Lying in the South Garden is a 6-foot-tall moss-coated aged stone face emerging from the grassy ground. A floral pumpkin made of 3,000 orange carnations and moss-covered boulders creates an intoxicating autumn atmosphere.  Also in the South Garden and surrounded by birch trees, the sounds of the harp, violin and cello will entertain guests daily from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. as they travel through wine country. Steps away, in the West Garden, a 40-foot-tall authentic cider mill gently flows into a rocky pond protected by a 15-foot-tall, traditional scarecrow. Hand-blown wine bottles, demijohns and petite and plentiful pumpkins awaken the spirit of autumn at every turn. The North Garden is home to a 1920s vintage-aged wine press and 20-foot-tall talking tree showered with wine grapes. On each side of the tree, grape and gourd-filled cornucopias spill onto the grassy earth while inviting guests to explore the wonder of wine. In conjunction with the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art’s exhibit “Claude Monet: Impressions of Light,” the Conservatory has created a floral interpretation of Claude Monet’s Grainstack (sunset). Located in the Giardini corner, the recreated painting is fitted within a 6-foot tall elaborately carved frame. The fall exhibit within Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open daily, 24 hours a day.

Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast and Sam’s Town:  Mark your calendars: on Columbus Day (Monday, October 8), all four properties will offer point multipliers to B Connected members: 11x on slots and 7x on video poker.

September Video Podcast How To Take Advantage of Player’s Club Benefits Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, gives details on how to take advantage of player’s club benefits at casinos for slot machine and video poker players. Topics include: how your play is tracked; how to earn cash and comps; how to calculate a casino’s cash back percentage; why a lower cash back rate is given to video poker players; how to redeem your cash as “free play”; different types of casino comp programs; and much more! To watch the podcast, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK83Sj9BS3E

Terrible’s: Nifty 50 Tuesdays for age 50 and over. 5x points for your first 1,000 earned points. 2 for 1 Bingo voucher. 50% off coupon for the Cafe. FREE fishing game for prizes (bonus points, slot play, gifts, etc.) Every 300 points earned gets you another fishing game play, up to a maximum of 6. Swipe at kiosk for all promotions. (Ongoing promotion until further notice.)

D Las Vegas: Now through Feb 28, 2013, D Las Vegas will be offering $50 free slot play or $50 matchplay to guests who present a Spirit Airlines boarding pass within 24 hours of arrival in Vegas.

Riviera: New member’s sign-up promotion: FREE t-shirt when you enroll. If you earn (within your first 24 hours of sign-up) 100 points, you’ll receive a FREE buffet. 250 points will get you 2 FREE tickets to the Riviera Comedy Club. 500 points will get you $20 in FREE slot play and if you earn 1,000 points you can pick up a $50 voucher to R Steakhouse & Seafood Restaurant. You can collect each gift as you reach each level. (Ongoing until further notice.)

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.

2012 American Casino Guide: The 2012 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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