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Here’s what we found this week…

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.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino:  Celebrate National Taco Day and National Vodka Day, both on Thursday, October 4. The resort’s authentic Mexican cantina Pink Taco will offer all-you-can-eat tacos for $13 and vodka margaritas for $5. Just down the hall at the resort’s traditional steakhouse with a hard rock edge, 35 Steaks + Martinis will offer Ketel One vodka martinis, priced at $5 each.  Pink Taco is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 35 Steaks + Martinis is open from 5 to 10 p.m.

South Point: Video poker instructions will be given by Bob Dancer every Tuesday through November 20 in the South Point Showroom. Except where noted, there will be a beginner’s class from 12 – 1:30 p.m. and an intermediate class from 2 – 3 p.m. Classes are FREE and open to everyone 21+. 

Orleans: Table Games Promotion: Every Friday in September from 6 p.m.-midnight, one table games player will be selected at each drawing.  Drawings will take place every 15 minutes beginning at 6 p.m. with the last drawing at midnight. Each winner will receive $100 in live gaming chips.

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.

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.)

Palms: “$105,000 Great Gridiron Giveaway” through September 29. Players can earn drawing entries while playing slots, video poker and table games. Drawings are held every Friday and Saturday in September at 7 p.m.  Players can win up to $7,000 cash per drawing.

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.

Ongoing September 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.

The D (formerly Fitzgeralds): Offering a month-long contest, (now in progress) culminating in Bikefest and the grand prize winner riding away on a brand new Harley Davidson Street Glide FLXH. Players can earn tickets to enter the raffle-style contest all month long by playing slots and table games. The “Play to Ride” Drawing will take place Sunday, September 30 at 10:30 a.m. in the D’s Showroom. To qualify for the Grand Prize Harley Davidson, entrants from the month-long tournament need NOT be present to win it, but many additional great prizes will be awarded to those who ARE in attendance at the final drawing, including: two $1000 Harley Davidson gift cards, two $1000 gas gift cards, two prizes of $1,000 non-taxable play-till-you-lose promo chips, two prizes of $1,000 free slot play, an autographed Sammy Hagar guitar, one $500 Harley Davidson gift card, one $500 gas gift card and $500 non-taxable play-till-you-lose promo chips. Visit the club booth for complete details.

Golden Nugget: During Las Vegas BikeFest, Golden Nugget will be giving away a new 2013 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, sponsored by the Red Rock Harley-Davidson dealership.  The drawing will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9:15 p.m. on the Fremont Street Experience First Street stage, and you must be present to win. One lucky winner will have the choice between three Harley styles – a 2013 Road King Classic, Softail Slim or a Street Glide, all of which will be on display at the Golden Nugget during the rally. Entries may be earned the following ways:
o   One (1) ticket for every ten (10) 24 Karat Club points earned
o   One (1) ticket for every $1,200 and above hand-paid jackpot
o   One (1) ticket for receiving any blackjack
o   One (1) ticket for every $100 and above chip payout on Roulette inside bets
o   One (1) ticket for every Mini Baccarat winning tie bet
o   One (1) ticket for every 3:1 payoff or better ($5 minimum bet) for all other table games
o   One (1) ticket for any $20 and above Race & Sports parlay bet
o   One (1) ticket for every flush or better in Texas Hold’em Poker
o   One (1) ticket for any 21 multi-game or above Keno ticket
o   One (1) ticket for each Las Vegas BikeFest®  registrant
o   One (1) ticket for each BikeFest Poker Walk registrant
o   One (1) ticket for signing up for a new 24 Karat Club membership
All entries must be earned from 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Sept 27 until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 and must be deposited in the drawing drum by 8:45 p.m. on Saturday evening.  Complete rules available at the 24 Karat Booth inside the Golden Nugget.

Suncoast: “Take it or Trade it” drawings in September. Win up to $2,500 each week. Drawings are held at 8:15 pm on Saturdays, September 22 & 29, with 10 winners per drawing. Earn entries for every 100 base points earned playing slots or video poker. Table games earn one entry for every one hour of rated play. Swipe daily for additional bonus entries. Complete details are available at the B Connected club booth.

Bighorn/Longhorn Casinos: “Crazy Days” in September. Bigshot club members can insert their Bigshot player’s card every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and receive an instant award on their card up to $500 each day.

Fiesta Henderson: FREE Gift Days on Thursdays from 10 am to 8 pm. Earn 300 points and receive a FREE bottle of wine. Earn 700 points to receive a second bottle:
September 13: Columbia Crest Two Vines Chardonnay
September 20: Columbia Crest Two Vines Merlot
September 27: Santa Cristina Pinot Grigio
Chairman, President and Platinum players automatically receive their first bottle for FREE and need only earn 300 points for a second bottle.

Rampart Casino: $150,000 Resort Rewards Giveaway. 10 players can win up to $10,000 in September in a drawing every Saturday at 7 and 8 p.m. Plus a final $15,000 grand prize drawing will be held on September 29. Earn one entry for every 100 points with your Resort Rewards card, and receive double entries Mondays through Thursdays. Table games players can earn entries too, with one entry for one hour of play at $10 bet or equivalent. Visit the players club for complete details.

LVH: Get caught playing slots for chances to win $100 in free slot play. Bonus: 4Ever Young Members (50+ years of age) caught playing slots will also receive a Mystery Award. Random drawings for FREE slot play will take place between 10:00 am – 9:00 pm on September 24.

Silverton: Rewards Club members will earn 10 points for every $1 playing their favorite reel or video slot machines (NOT video poker) every Sunday in September from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Gold Coast: 11X points on reels every Thursday in September. 10X reels/4X video poker every Friday in September.

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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