September 5, 2010 Vegas Values Report

Here’s what we found for the week of September 5, 2010…

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.

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: vivavegasfiesta.com/   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.

Wynn Las Vegas: Will host a viewing party in the Encore Theater for the NFL season opening game Thursday, September 9 between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints. The event is FREE and open to the public. Prizes will be awarded to guests after each quarter of the game. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.   

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.

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  http://forum.americancasinoguide.com/

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 cheapovegas.com, 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: www.americancasinoguide.com/podcasts.shtml

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.

Palazzo/Venetian: FestiVino at Azure September 24, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Uncorking the bottles and pouring France’s premier wines in celebration of Bordeaux Month. Sample a varietal of Bordeaux wines from various wineries such as Château Vieux St Andre, Doyac Haut-Medoc, and Paranchere Blanc. Tickets are $29.  Order tickets online at: palazzolasvegas.com/azure.aspx?om_u=AUGLOC

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 Ticketmaster.com with offer code “martini.” Offer expires 10/31/10. Offer based on availability. Management reserves all rights.

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.

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.)

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 pickthepros.com or any Boyd Gaming race and sports book.

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 WSOP.com’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.

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

Stratosphere: Level 8 Pool guests can cool down during Happy Hour with refreshing libations including two-for-one bottle service from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and two-for-one cocktails from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Open Thursday thru Sunday.

Suncoast: FREE (no cover charge) Pool Parties from 8-10 pm every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday thru September 11.  Also: Double Royals every Friday and Saturday in August. Hit a second royal flush within 24 hours of the first and receive double pay. Fridays and Saturdays only in August. Rules posted at club booth.

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: http://www.billslasvegas.com/casino/comp-explosion/comp-explosion-rules/

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.

Stratosphere: Hosting sizzling “Body and Soul” pool parties at Level 8 Pool. Partiers can dance to the world beat of Rhythmic Soul, a unique three-piece group featuring a DJ accompanied by live percussion and horn. Rhythmic Soul will perform on the pool deck Thursday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. all summer long.  Level 8 Pool guests can cool down during Happy Hour with two-for-one bottle service from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and two-for-one cocktails from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily. The pool’s signature drink, Absolut Exposure, an exotic blend of Absolut Berri Açai, lemonade and blue Curaçao served in a 32 oz. pitcher is specially priced at $18. Other poolside amenities include recently upgraded cabanas, a hot tub, and a complete menu of sandwiches, salads and appetizers available from the Cafe/Bar. Pool guests who love to gamble will enjoy beautiful Bikini Blackjack dealers at three poolside tables from 1 p.m. until close every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Guests can also challenge each other to a game of volleyball, bags or beer pong.  Located on the eighth floor of the Stratosphere, the Level 8 Pool is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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 –  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wkubf1PrWg

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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