Here’s what we found for the week of September 26, 2010…

Jerry’s Nugget: Mystery Cash, held every Friday in October. Players earning 999 points while playing on slots, video poker, video keno and reels on Fridays will have the opportunity to play the Mystery Cash game at the kiosk. They’ll receive cash prizes ranging from $10 to $100. A MoreClub card must be inserted properly into the machine before playing. Guests have from 4 am to 11:59 pm to earn points and play the Mystery Cash game.

Golden Gate: $3,000 Blackjack Tournament October 16 and $2,500 Slot Tournaments October 22-24. $25 entry fee for either tournament. Space is limited but all players are invited to participate. Reserve your spot at the Player’s Club booth.

Silverton: Silverton Casino Lodge is celebrating the aloha spirit with the 5th Annual Pure Aloha Festival from Thursday, September 30 thru Sunday October 3. Guests can enjoy four days of Hawaiian favorites, amusement rides, games, cultural performances and evening concerts by Don Carlos featuring Natural Vibrations and Keali’i Reichel.  General Admission tickets for the festival are $7 and can be purchased at the event gate. Seniors and children ages 5 to 10 get in for $5. Advance tickets for Don Carlos featuring Natural Vibrations are $35 and will be $40 at the door on Friday, Oct. 1. Advance tickets for Keali’i Reichel are $38 and will be $45 at the door on Saturday, Oct. 2. Concert tickets can be purchased at the Silverton Casino Lodge, by calling 702-263-7777 or by logging onto

Riviera: FREE Slot Tournaments, October 5, 7, 12, 14, 21, 26, 28. First entry is FREE to all Club Riviera Members. Times: 10:00 am, noon and 2:00 pm. Prizes: 1st place. $500 in Free Slot Play; 2nd place $250 Free Slot Play; 3rd place $150 Free Slot Play; 4th place $100 Free Slot Play; 5th place $50 Free Slot Play. See The Player’s Club for details.

Silver Nugget: Throughout October: Earn an extra $1,000.  $1 Royals pay $5,000 with Rewards Card inserted on any machine.

Sam’s Town, Suncoast, The Orleans and Gold Coast: “Pumpkin Patch Pick” is back. Through October 30, B Connected card members can earn entries into Saturday drawings at each of the four properties, with a total of 200 players each getting a shot at up to $10,000. In the Pumpkin Patch Pick game, contestants punch out one of 36 spots on a board, each containing a cash prize ranging from $250 to $10,000.  As an additional level of excitement, some cards offer winners an additional punch.  Slot and video poker players earn one entry at a property for every 50 base points earned at that property, while table game players will receive an entry for every $5 wagered.  Each Saturday in October five entries will be drawn twice a day at each of the four Coast properties, with winners being invited to play the Pumpkin Patch Pick game. Players must be present to win, and drawing times vary by property. Complete contest details and rules are available at the B Connected booth at the four participating properties.  

Bighorn/Longhorn Casinos: Held over: The following payouts are now doubled for the month of October: Paying “Instant Cash Bonuses” to players hitting 4-of-a -kinds and $50 and higher slot and keno jackpots. Guests will be paid cash immediately at their machine. No club membership is required but Bigshot Club members will also receive their normal points. Hit 4-of-a-kind 5’s thru 10’s and receive a cash bonus as follows: .05, .10, and .20 cent players with a 10 coin minimum bet will receive $2.00 cash. .25 and .50 cent players with a 5 coin minimum bet will receive $5.00 cash. $1.00 players with a 5 coin minimum bet will receive $10 cash. Hit any single payout of $50 or more on your favorite slot or keno machine and receive a $5.00 cash bonus. Hit a blackjack in diamonds with a $5.00 minimum bet and receive a $5.00 cash bonus.

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder: Monday Night Mania continues through the NFL season with drink specials and prize giveaways during the Monday night games in the Palace Grand Lounge.  Raffle entries are earned by purchasing any Budweiser product.

Luck, Royals, Good Food and Jackpots to all….. Regards, H. Scot Krause
Author not responsible for omissions, changes and/or errors.

Ongoing September Promotions

Vegas Values Updates: The American Casino Guide web site has a 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. Go to

Suncoast: Suncoast Hit Parade resumes at the Suncoast Showroom every Thursday, at 2 p.m. The popular weekly matinee event is a 75-minute live entertainment variety show.  Tickets are FREE for B Connected Club members. B Connected membership is free. Must be 21 or older. Further information is available by visiting

Palazzo: Laguna is a full-service champagne and cocktail bar perfect for meeting and mingling.  For $20, guests can enjoy “Bottomless Bubbly” every night from 8 pm to midnight. (Ongoing until further notice.)

Gold Coast: “Find Your Fortune” drawings at 8:15 pm every Saturday in September. There will be 8 winners each drawing with a chance to win up to $5,000. Complete rules are available at the B Connected Club booth.

Western (Downtown Las Vegas): Mystery Jackpot Bonus. Through September 26, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday guests can win great prizes just by playing their favorite slots. For every $100+ jackpot you will have your chance to choose an envelope and win cash or other great prizes. Also: Lightning Bonus: anyone can be a winner anytime. Play your favorite games and wait for the “Random Lightning Storm.” Be the first to hit the target jackpot and win!

Hard Rock Casino Hotel: Rock the Slots! On September 28 and 30, players will receive $25 in Rockstar cash (free play money) for every 2,500 points earned. There is a limit of $250 in Rockstar cash earned per promotional day.

Silverton: 2-for-1 buffets when you present your Discovery Card for the month of September. Earn Franklin Mint Kennedy Half Dollars for 1,000 earned points each week in September. Keep your points.

Plaza/Vegas Club: Wheel of Cash thru September 30. Receive 1 drawing entry for every 100 points earned by using your Players Card.  Six winners total will be chosen every night at the Vegas Club – three winners at the 6 pm drawing and three winners at the 9 pm drawing.  Each winner will have their chance to spin the wheel and win up to $500 cash.  See the Players Club for details.

Bighorn/Longhorn Casinos: The following payouts are now doubled for the month of September: Paying “Instant Cash Bonuses” to players hitting 4-of-a -kinds and $50 or higher slot and keno jackpots. Guests will be paid cash immediately at their machine. No club membership is required but Bigshot Club members will also receive their normal points. Hit 4-of-a-kind 5’s thru 10’s and receive a cash bonus as follows: .05, .10, and .20 cent players with a 10-coin minimum bet will receive $2.00 cash. .25 and .50 cent players with a 5 coin minimum bet will receive $5.00 cash. $1.00 players with a 5 coin minimum bet will receive $10 cash. Hit any single payout of $50 or more on your favorite slot or keno machine and receive a $5.00 cash bonus. Hit a blackjack in diamonds with a $5.00 minimum bet and receive a $5.00 cash bonus.

Cannery: FREE Seafood Buffet/FREE Play Thursdays in September. Earn 799 base points the same day on Thursdays and receive one FREE Seafood Buffet and $20 in Free Play. There is a limit of one seafood buffet and $20 in Free Play per customer per day, while supplies last and customers keep their points.

Sam’s Town: $5 FREE slot play or $5 Matchplay when you sign up at Sam’s Town for B Connected thru September 30, 2010.

MGM Resorts: Celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of Mexican Independence Day like only Las Vegas can as MGM Resorts welcomes the Latino community September 15-19 with VIVA!, a five-day fiesta. Guests can decide just how much they want to fiesta by customizing an itinerary with choices including four amazing concerts, some of the top Latin comedic acts, happy hours, tequila tasting and a calendar of culinary and late night activities. These five days of festivities are taking place across all 10 Las Vegas MGM Resorts with every guest receiving a wristband for happy hour specials, VIP entrance to exclusive VIVA events and access to the Ignite Lounge in Monte Carlo. Guests can book directly at:   and become a VIVA insider to receive updates and deals.

Gold Coast: Kiosk Madness every Tuesday in September. Earn 10 base points using your B Connected Card, then swipe card at any casino Kiosk and touch the promotions button to play the featured game of the month. Win up to $1,000. All winners paid in points. See B connected Club for details.

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 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.  See Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.

Binion’s Gambling Hall: New Mother Lode swipe and win promotion. Club Binion’s members earn points by playing slots or video poker and receive up to three swipes every single day on the Mother Lode. Every swipe is a winner and Binion’s is giving away tons of prizes including free slot play, free drinks, free food and cash. Cash prizes start at $50 for the first swipe, $100 for the second swipe, and the Mother Lode $2,500 with the third. Club Binion’s members earn their first swipe after just five points, get a second swipe at 40 points and the third swipe comes at 500 points. And not only will players receive their Mother Lode prizes, they will be earning cash back and comps simultaneously. For every $5 in coin-in on slots and for every $8 on video poker, players earn one point. The promotion resets daily, so players can come back day after day for their three swipes, and the chance at $2,500.

Jerry’s Nugget: Swipe & Win Game in September. Qualified players have a chance at $200 cash, $100 in comps, free points, Jerry’s Nugget gift cards, dining certificates and point multipliers. Guests can participate by earning 25 base points on slots, reels, video poker or video keno from 4 am to 11:55 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in September. Once the points criteria are met, guests can enter to play the Swipe & Win Giveaway by going to any MoreClub Kiosk.

September Gambling PodcastHow To Have a Cheap Las Vegas Vacation – The American Casino Guide has a monthly podcast hosted by the book’s author, Steve Bourie, who talks about topics of interest to travelers who like to visit casinos and during the course of each show he interviews a special guest from the world of casino travel or gambling.

For the September podcast Steve interviews Matt Weatherford, editor of, about how to get the most value for your money when visiting Las Vegas. They discuss getting cheap deals on rooms, food, gambling, shows and more. They also discuss the “resort fees” that many Las Vegas hotels now charge, plus Matt gives his best advice for first-time, as well as long-time, Las Vegas visitors. To visit the podcast page, go to:

On that page you can also access past interviews with noted gaming authorities, including: Mike Aponte, Max Rubin, Bob Dancer, Stanford Wong, Arnold Snyder, John Grochowski, Henry Tamburin, John Robison, The Wizard of Odds, Bill Burton, Jeffrey Compton, Anthony Curtis and others.

M Resort: Special offer for Vegas Values readers: $5.00 off “Martini Time” with Tina Martini. Check out the only live cooking show in Vegas with new shows every week.  Learn healthy hints and pro tips and enjoy sampling dishes. Regularly priced $39.95 now just $34.95 for Vegas Values readers. Ticket price includes dining in the award-winning Studio B Buffet after the show. Live shows Thursday-Sunday noon and 4 pm. Book online at with offer code “martini.” Offer expires 10/31/10. Offer based on availability. Management reserves all rights.

South Point: September 1-30: “Rewarding Royals.” Hit a royal and get a reward.
5Ë machines- $10 free slot play
10Ë machines- $ 20 free slot play
25Ë machines- $50 free slot play
50Ë machines- $100 free slot play
$1 machines- $200 free slot play
$5 and up machines- $1000 free slot play
All dealt royals will pay double the reward. (No wild cards, first line, only, maximum coins played.)

Rio: The final table of the World Series of Poker, the “November Nine,” has been decided. You could win a trip to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Vegas to take part in the action. Try’s downloadable “play for fun” software and you could win and be part of the “Online November Nine.”  To learn more look for the “Free Download” button and visit their web site.

Silver Nugget: September: Earn an extra $1,000.  $1 Royals pay $5,000 with Rewards Card inserted on any machine.

Riviera: NEW! Queen Victoria’s British Pub is open 24 hours a day and hosts live bands, televises all European and British sports schedules, and offers special discounts to Queen Victoria’s Pub members. Attire is casual and the pub offers traditional British breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee and drink specialties daily. Club Riviera Members receive up to a 30% discount by showing their players card.

Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon: Bill’s Comp Explosion Giveaway through December 31. 6 chances to win $100 Comp Dollars daily. Your name could be one of the six drawn each day to win $100 comp dollars to use at select locations at eight Las Vegas Harrah’s resorts. See rules at the club booth or visit:

Miscellaneous Offer: Las Vegas locals can take advantage of a 20% discount when dining at all Wolfgang Puck Las Vegas restaurants through September 30, including Spago (Forum Shops-Ceasars Palace), CUT (Palazzo), Trattoria del Lupo (Mandalay Bay), Postrio (Grand Canal Shoppes-Venetian), and Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina at Crystals inside CityCenter. This discount is valid every day for lunch and dinner. Just show your local ID when you order.

Bighorn/Longhorn Casinos: “Cash is King” drawings. On Mondays and Thursdays drawings will be held for: $300 at 7:00 PM, $200 at 8:00 PM. $200 at 9:00 PM and $300 at 10:00 PM. On Saturdays the drawings are: $750 at 7:00 and 10 PM and $500 at 8:00 and 9:00 PM. Draw until winners. Guaranteed prizes. 4 drawings/4 winners each night.

Las Vegas Hilton: Visit Fortuna, the coffee & wine shop located in the main lobby, and sample the flavors of a selection of four boutique wines to please your palate FREE daily from 4 to 9 pm. (Ongoing until further notice.)

How To Win on Slots Video – American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, has created a 10-minute video in which he explains how slots work and how to win on them. He also answers nine common questions that slots players have, such as: Do casinos put the “loosest” slots near the entrances?; If I play a machine and it’s been losing for awhile, does that mean it’s due to hit soon?; After I play a machine and leave I see that the next person who sits down wins the jackpot, would I have the won that jack pot if I had stayed at that machine? and more. Click this link to see the Slot machine video , or go to –

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:

Football Promotions

M Resort: Offering iMagine Rewards members a chance to win their share of more than $150,000 in cash prizes in their FREE football contest. The contest runs weekly thru January 2, 2011. Open to all iMagine Rewards members, the contest includes $9,000 in weekly cash prizes with $5,000 going to first place, $2,500 to second place and $1,500 to third place. iMagine Rewards club members can receive a FREE weekly entry as well as up to 10 additional entries daily by earning base slot points or rated table play. iMagine Rewards members earning 5,000 base slot points within the past 30 days of the date of their win will receive double prize winnings in FREE slot play. In addition to the FREE $150,000 contest, M Resort will celebrate football every Monday night throughout the season with drink specials in select casino bars on property. Specials include $1 select shots with every touchdown and $2 Miller and Coors draft pints. 32¢ª Draft Bar, which offers 96 of the coldest beers on tap, will be home to a live radio broadcast with KKLZ 96.3, the world-famous Miller Girls and prize giveaways. Visit the Race & Sports Book for contest details and registration.

Club Fortune Casino (Henderson): Features Monday Night Mayhem from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for football fans. Players club members receive FREE Budweiser and Bud Light draft beers for the first quarter of games. Club Fortune Casino has more than 550 slot machines, a brand new Poker Room, table games including blackjack, craps and mini-baccarat for guests to enjoy as well as a players club program. The Player Rewards Center business hours are Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.  The casino is located at 725 Racetrack Road in Henderson. For more information, call (702) 566-5555 or visit

Jerry’s Nugget Casino: Monday Night Football Parties. The Race and Sports Book will officially kick off the weekly Monday Night Football Party on September 13. Sports bettors making a minimum $10 bet on Monday’s football game or Night Racing will receive full access to the Party Zone at the Jerry’s Nugget Race and Sports Book. Guests will receive seating to watch the game throughout the Sports Book, meet and greet with football guru Harvey Hyde, plus receive a FREE drawing ticket to win an assortment of cash and prizes to be given away during the Big Game. Throughout the MNF parties, guests can chow down on delicious pizza slices and hot dogs all for $1 each. Budweiser beers will be $1 each for Party Zone guests. First quarter drawings consist of $25 cash and various prizes. At halftime, a $50 cash giveaway and more prizes will be given away, and finally $75 cash and even more prizes will be drawn after the Third Quarter. All winners must be present to win. Limit one cash prize and one gift item per guest.

Suncoast: FREE Monday Night Football Parties. First draft and hot dog are FREE. Prizes given away throughout the night.

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower:  Brings back Pro Football Headquarters. Throughout the season, enjoy FREE admission, live Blackjack tables featuring beautiful entertainment dealers, and four live betting stations dedicated to football bettors. Savor Jalapeño Beer Brats with sautéed peppers and onions, BBQ Pulled Pork Ciabatta, Buffalo Chicken Wings and Build-Your-Own Baked Potato Bar—all only $2 each. Quench your thirst with $5 pitchers of Bud Light, delivered to your table by Cheerleader Cocktail Servers in the only showroom on the Strip to offer table seating. Plus FREE T-shirts will be given to the first 500 guests every Sunday while supplies last.  Showroom doors open at 9 a.m. every Sunday beginning September 12. Pro Football HQ is in the Stratosphere Theater of the Stars showroom, located one level above the casino floor. Go up the escalator across from Roxy’s Diner.

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder: Second Chance Football Drawings. Each losing $20 parlay or $50 straight bet will receive an entry into the drawing. Drawing is last Friday of each month throughout the football season. Win up to $500 cash.

Boyd Gaming Properties: Registration has begun for the “Pick the Pros” football contest at all participating Boyd Gaming locations. Now in its 33rd year, Pick the Pros is the longest-running football contest in Las Vegas.  The contest is FREE and a total of $500,000 will be awarded. Pick the Pros starts a new contest each week and there are no accumulated points to track, therefore guests can participate in one or all of the weeks in the season, with multiple opportunities to win $30,000 in prize money each week during the 2010 regular professional football season. Contest participants will not compete against the point spread, but instead pick winners straight-up. Each participant will receive multiple FREE entries per week to select their winning teams. Ruby cardholders receive three FREE entries, Sapphire cardholders receive four FOUR entries and Emerald cardholders receive five FREE entries.  The best performer each week is guaranteed a $10,000 top prize; an additional $20,000 will be split by other top players each week. Players can register at any of the 60 kiosks at Boyd Gaming properties including; The Orleans, Sam’s Town, Suncoast, Gold Coast, California, Fremont, Eldorado, Jokers Wild.  Pick the Pros is open to all B Connected and Prime Rewards card members and membership is free. The contest begins on Sunday, September 12, 2010 and will continue each week through January 2, 2011. For further information, visit or any Boyd Gaming race and sports book.

Palms: $300,000 Pigskin Payoff Football Contest. Weekly contest throughout the season. $25 entry fee. Sign up at the Race & Sports Book.

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