September 18, 2011 Vegas Values Report

September 18, 2011 Vegas Values Report

This information is from Scot Krause, our roving reporter, who supplies us each week with information on the best Las Vegas Promotions. It’s only available here on the americancasinoguide.com web site so be sure to come back each Sunday to find out about the best values in Las Vegas.

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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!

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.

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.

Ellis Island: Sizzling Seats every Monday in September. Win up to $150 cash. Your machine could get randomly picked any time from 3 pm-9 pm. Must be playing with your Passport Players Club Card. See promotions booth for details.

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.

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 http://www.goldennugget.com/LasVegas/show.asp.

Primm Valley Casino Resorts: Announced the grand opening of the newly renovated Country Club Buffet, replacing the Greens Buffet at Primm Valley Resort & Casino. Country Club Buffet is currently open weekdays for lunch and dinner and on weekends for brunch and dinner. Nightly, culinary experts slow cook prime rib and feature fresh shrimp and crab, a spread of enticing entrees, pastas, and salads surrounded by crisp fruits and vegetables, deli meats and cheeses for guests to indulge in. For those craving something sweet, a full spread of desserts completes the meal with everything from delectable cakes to delightful pastries and pie. Lunch is available for $11.99, brunch for $12.99 and dinner for $14.99.

Suncoast: Take it or Trade it drawings every Saturday in September at 8:15 pm. 10 winners per drawing up to $25,000 in prizes at each drawing. Earn tickets thru slot and table play. See B Connected club booth for details.

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.

Football Promotions

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 www.mygreatgiveaway.com.  End of season results will be announced on January 9, 2012.

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 12/31/11. 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.

American Casino Guide September Contest – Win a buffet for two at Arizona Charlie’s, plus 2 tix to XBU at the FlamingoTotal value is more than $125! We have five certificates for a FREE buffet for two at Arizona Charlie’s (either location: Boulder or Decatur). Additionally, each winner will receive two admissions to XBU, the X Burlesque University at the Flamingo. To see more about XBU, go to X Burlesque University To win one of our five prize packages all you have to do is write a casino review during Septembert 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!

September Video Podcast How to Become a Winning Video Poker Player with Video Poker Expert Henry Tamburin. Video Poker expert Henry Tamburin explains how casino-goers can learn how to become winning video poker players. Topics covered include: why video poker is better than a slot machine; how to find the best-paying video poker machines; how to use the correct playing strategy; how to take advantage of casino comps and cashback programs; plus much more. To watch the podcast, go to: http://www.americancasinoguide.com/gambling-videos/how-to-become-a-winning-video-poker-player-with-video-poker-expert-henry-tamburin.html

Silverton: Every Wednesday in September from 4 to 9 pm, dive into a feast of lobster while indulging in the Seasons Buffet. Every person who purchases a buffet receives one Whole Maine Lobster. Other lobster dishes will be available as well as all of the guest’s favorite food at the other buffet stations. All Silverton Rewards Club members will receive one FREE entry each week for the chance to win a trip to Boston and a tour of the Samuel Adams Brewery. The Second Place winner receives a $100 Lobster Gram gift certificate. The feast is available for $27.99 for those with a Silverton Rewards Club card.

El Cortez: Throughout September, 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 $10 to $1,000 in free play. All jackpot winners will also receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 40” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing.  Please see Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.

Eldorado (Henderson): Tuesdays in September are Customer Appreciation Days – Earn 300 points and get a FREE food voucher good for select menu items. You keep your points and earn 3x points all day.

Riviera: Walk up and place a bet on your favorite teams. The Riviera’s new sports book features an outdoor walk-up betting window, a first on the famous Strip. Lucky’s, which operates the book, held a grand opening party last month on the eve of the NFL opening season game. The walk up window will be open year round for all sports betting.

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.

Hard Rock: Prize is Right Promotion September 1 – 30. Receive one spin for every 300 points earned playing your favorite slot machine or every $25 in rated table game theoretical. Every spin is guaranteed a prize including Free Slot Play, Bonus Points, Free Bets, Dining Credits and Spa offers. Bonus Spin – Receive a chance at 4th Bonus Spin when you qualify and play 3rd Spin. Maximum of three spins per day (four with Bonus spin). See the Rockstar Players Club for details.

Silverton: “Bar Top Bonanza” in September. Guests can play any of their favorite bar top machines Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Players get the chance to win 2x points, random Free Slot Play up to $100, a half bottle of Crown Royal when winning a 4-of-a-kind, and a large bottle of Crown Royal when winning with a Royal Flush. 

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

Mirage: Offering a complimentary buffet every day when you stay at The Mirage that includes two meals at any MGM Resorts buffet with a two-night reservation. Offer expires September 28.

Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino (Henderson): Promotions Every Day in September. Mondays: Matchness Mania – Match your club card number to the number of the day. Match three numbers and win $5. Match four numbers and win $25. Match all five numbers and win $50. Tuesdays: Mystery Money Drawings – 16 winners for up to $100 each at random times between noon and 8 pm. Wednesdays: 100 Coin Bonus for four-of-a-kind with the Card-of-the-Day playing video poker, up to $100 bonus.  Thursdays: 3X points all day. Fridays: Mystery Money Drawings – 16 winners for up to $100 each at random times between noon and 8 pm. Saturdays: FREE Video Poker Tournament. All members get one FREE 5-minute session. Highest score of day wins $100. Sundays: Sunday Spin: earn ten points and spin the wheel. Every spin is a guaranteed winner. Go to www.railroadpass.com for more details.

Golden Gate: Giving away a Harley-Davidson. Players can earn drawing tickets through October 1 for a chance to win a 2012 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Lo or $15,000 cash.  12 additional prizes totaling $10,000 will also be awarded. Winner need NOT be present for the grand prize drawing. Earn double Harley Drawing entries every Tuesday in September.

Sam’s Town: Gas card promo every Sunday in September. Any B Connected member who earns 250 points between 8 am – 8 pm will receive a $5 Rebel gas card (no point redemption is necessary). For every additional 500 points earned, guests can receive another $5 Rebel gas card, up to a maximum of 5 cards each Sunday. Every gas card redeemed will include an entry into a drawing for a $1,000 Rebel gas card taking place at 9 am the Monday following (one drawing each Monday). Winners do NOT need to be present for that drawing to win.

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.

Riviera: Spelling Bee Scratcher Promotion through September 30 (or until scratch cards run out.) Scratch cards will be earned in the following ways:
—Every 100 slot points earned
—Suited blackjack ($5 minimum bet)
—Winning hard way bet in craps ($5 minimum bet)
—Winning straight number bet in roulette
—New Club Riviera sign-up
—Purchase of a show ticket at box office
—Room upgrade purchase at check-in
Each scratch card will either contain a collect and win letter or an instant win prize. Players will win $50 for collecting cards to spell “R-I-V.” Players will win $500 for collecting cards to spell “R-I-V-I-E-R-A.”  Available scratch card prizes include: “R”, “I”, “V”, “E”, “A”, $5 Free Slot Play, $10 Free Slot Play, $25 Free Slot Play, $100 Free Slot Play, 500 Bonus Points, 1,000 Bonus Points, 1 Free Breakfast Buffet, 1 Free Lunch Buffet, 1 Free Dinner Buffet, Buy 1 Entrée at Queen Victoria Pub, Get 2nd Entrée of equal or lesser value free, Free appetizer at Banana Leaf with Entrée Purchase, 2 Free Comedy Club tickets, $5 BJ Match Play, One Free Scratcher.  Any ticket can be deposited into drawing drum for weekly 2nd chance drawing to win an iPad. There will be one 2nd chance drawing winner per week during promotion period. All 2nd chance prize winners will be notified by e-mail. Second chance drawing will take place once each week during the promotion period on Saturday night at 8:00PM at Club Riviera. Second chance drawing winners need not be present to win. All scratch cards not displaying a letter will reveal an instant win prize. See complete details at club booth.

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 www.Luxor.com 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 www.Luxor.com 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.

Cosmopolitan: Through September 30, Lose $100 in a Day & It’s On Us – Play your favorites slots in their casino, and if you lose $100 in a day, they will reimburse you with $100 in Identity Play. Just bring your card to the Identity Membership Desk after your loss to receive your $100 in Identity Play. Players can receive $100 reimbursement one time only and the slot loss must be greater than or equal to $100 on that calendar date. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Visit the Identity Membership Desk for more info.

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: http://atlanticcity.americancasinoguide.com/

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