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Silverton: Rewards Club members can earn drawing entries every day in May for a chance to win multiple grand prizes including $10,000 cash, a 2015 Mini Cooper or a 2015 Tahoe Boat. 10 winners will be announced each week. The first drawing is Saturday, May 9 at 8 p.m. where one grand prize winner will receive $5,000 cash and 9 other winners will receive free slot prizes. The second drawing is Saturday, May 16 at 8 p.m. where one grand prize winner will receive a 2015 Mini Cooper car. The following drawing will be Saturday, May 23 at 8 p.m. where the top prize is $5,000 cash. The final drawing will be held of Saturday, May 30 at 8 p.m. where the final grand prize is a 2015 Tahoe boat. Each Sunday, Silverton Rewards Club members will receive double drawing entries.

Palms: $50,000 May Money Madness Drawings, April 24 – May 29. Earn drawing tickets from slot play.  Earn 2x entries from 4 pm to 6:30 pm and earn 5x entries from 8 p.m. to midnight on Fridays.  Drawings held each Friday in May at 7:00 p.m.  Ten winners selected each Friday with a max prize of $3,000 in cash.  Activate at least 10 drawing tickets and get a bonus of $10 in free slot play the following Saturday.

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Bellagio: Watch the “fight of the century” at Hyde Bellagio between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, May 2. That night after the fight, guests can celebrate with an over-the-top after party hosted by Travis Barker, drummer of famous rock band Blink-182. The festivities continue Sunday, May 3 with a XIV Vegas Sessions wrestling-themed extravaganza. Saturday, May 2, beginning at 5 p.m., Hyde Bellagio will transform into a deluxe viewing lounge as the 12-round welterweight world championship unification bout between Mayweather-Pacquiao is broadcast live throughout the venue. Boxing fans can watch each round on Hyde’s flat-screen TVs while sipping signature cocktails and enjoying delicious cuisine.  After the final blows have been thrown, Hyde Bellagio will come alive for the night as Blink-182’s drummer, Travis Barker takes over the fountain-side hotspot for a rocking fight night after party. Named “punks first superstar drummer” by Rolling Stone, Barker will bring his edgy flare to amp up the celebration with guests as cocktails and confetti continue to flow into the early morning hours. Tickets are on sale and prices for the fight viewing party begin at $150. Table packages also are available and prices may vary. For more information, table reservations or to purchase tickets to all events, visit hydebellagio.com.

Monte Carlo: Catch every round during the Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip at Double Barrel Roadhouse at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino on May 2. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the first bout begins at 6 p.m. Guests can watch every right hook and uppercut live throughout the venue while enjoying tasty menu items with an unmistakable Southern flare and sipping on refreshing beverages. Featuring 30 flat screen HDTVs, an enormous 210-inch screen, delicious food and even better viewing packages, Double Barrel is the ultimate destination to catch one of the most highly anticipated fights of all time. Tickets for closed-circuit viewing are on sale and pricing begins at $150 for general admission plus applicable fees. Reserved seating and table packages are available for purchase as well as all-you-can-drink wristbands. Pricing and availability may vary. Some package restrictions apply. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit sbe.com/doublebarrel/.

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder & Decatur: From April 30-May 2, place a wager of $20 or more on the Kentucky Derby Race and receive a FREE Kentucky Derby collector’s glass.  Limit one per person, while supplies last. Plus guests can show their glass at any casino bar and receive a Mint Julep or Well Drink for only $2. Visit the Race & Sportsbook for details.

Orleans: FREE T-Shirt with $25 Wager on Kentucky Derby. Swipe at kiosk and present voucher at Sportsbook 5/2/15 only. One per person, while supplies last. Viewing Party Large HD Screens, Mardi Gras Ballroom doors open at 8 am. Post time 3 pm. Live Betting Stations. Beverage Specials. $1.50 Vienna Beef Hot Dogs, $2 Dos Equis and 99-cent Margaritas.

Jerry’s Nugget: On Kentucky Derby Day, guests can wager on the race and receive bonus gifts. Ladies betting at the window will be greeted with a rose in celebration of the Run for the Roses. In addition, a 2015 Kentucky Derby Commemorative Glass will be given to anyone placing a $10 Derby wager. $10 Jerry’s Nugget Dining Cards will be offered FREE to bettors making a $25 minimum wager on the Derby Matchup Parlay Card, a Jerry’s Nugget exclusive. Limit 2 glasses and 1 dining card per guest, while supplies last.

Sunset Station: A Kentucky Derby seminar will take place on Friday, May 1 beginning at 6 p.m. inside the sports book at Sunset Station. Joining hosts Esposito and Blessing will be a panel that includes Steve Davidowitz, author, handicapper and race columnist for Gaming Today; Ralph Siraco, host of “Race Day Las Vegas and Dave Valento, publisher of the popular race handicapping sheet “Track Phantom.”

2015 American Casino Guide is on Sale: The 2015 edition of the American Casino Guide has information on more than 700 casinos in 41 states, plus 201 money-saving coupons! To see a list of all coupons, go to – http://www.americancasinoguide.com/2015-american-casino-guide-coupon-list.html The retail price for the 2014 book is $18.95, but we are selling it on our web site for only $13.49. For more information on the book, go to – http://www.americancasinoguide.com/about-the-book.html

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Ongoing April/May 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 its own booking page with Alamo that can save you up to 20% on your next car rental. Plus, there is a FREE upgrade coupon that can save you some additional money on top of the discounted rate. Just click on the blue link for more details.

FREE National Car Rental Discount Coupons – The American Casino Guide has its own booking page with National that can save you up to 20% on your next car rental. Plus, there are two other coupons that can save you  additional money on top of the discounted rate. Just click on the blue link for more details.

April Video Podcast – How to Play Four Non-Intuitive Blackjack Hands with Blackjack Expert Henry Tamburin. In this video Blackjack expert Henry Tamburin discusses four confusing hands where a player’s first thought may not be the correct way to play the hand properly. The hands discussed include: doubling 11 against a 10; splitting 8’s against a 10; splitting 9’s against a 9; and hitting soft 18 against a 9. To watch this video, go to http://www.americancasinoguide.com/gambling-videos.html On that page you can also access more than 70 other video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

M Resort: Through June 30, new members signing up for Marquee Rewards at the M Resort in Las Vegas are eligible to receive a $25 food credit after one hour of play on any table game. Visit Player Services to sign up and then present your Marquee Rewards Card to the Pit Boss who will monitor your table play. Once you reach one hour of play, see the Pit Boss for your $25 Dining Credit Voucher and present it at your restaurant of choice.

South Point: The Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club (CC&GTCC) Convention will be held June 24-27. CC&GTCC is an educational organization with the mission of preserving gaming history, specializing in providing a resource for information and history on gaming memorabilia – chips, tokens, dice, slot club cards, playing cards, etc. Each year the founders of the club and many chip collectors and sellers come to Las Vegas to trade chips, meet new members, and sell all types of casino memorabilia. The show is open to everyone to attend.  Admission on Thursday, June 25, is $10 per person, Friday, June 26, $5 per person and Saturday, June 27 is FREE!  Admission for all children aged 18 and younger is free on Thursday and Friday when accompanied by a paying adult. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult on all days.

Plaza: New members signing up for the Royal Rewards player’s club receive $5 in free slot play or a free slice of pizza. (Ongoing until further notice.)

Downtown Grand: $250,000 Big Wheels of Cash Giveaway runs through May 30. Drawings take place every Friday and Saturday during the promotional period at 8:00 p.m. on the Stage on the casino floor. Hot Seats take place every Friday and Saturday during the promotional period from 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Six winners will win each drawing night; 3 winners will win at every drawing and 3 Hot Seat Winners will be selected from 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Winners must be present to win. Each winner will get to spin each of the 3 wheels. Each wheel must rotate a minimum of 4 times to be a valid spin. If all 3 wheels land on the Downtown Grand Logo the participant will be awarded $250,000 in cash. If not, the participant will be awarded the total amount of the prizes won on the winning line. The Grand Prize is $250,000 in cash. Other prizes are free slot play that range from $75 -$550.

Silverton: Every Tuesday in April, from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., guests can bring a friend and enjoy the buy one, get one FREE fajita offer at Mi Casa Grill Cantina. Each Tuesday guests who order one sizzling fajita entrée will get one FREE at Mi Casa Grill Cantina. Offers are valid with Silverton Rewards Club card and valid ID.  Buy one, get one free coupons must be printed at the kiosk prior to dining.

Ellis Island: Throughout April, win a FREE dinner for two when you hit a $200 jackpot or higher, valid on select machines. See the promo center for details

South Point: $500,000 Swipe, Spin ‘N Win every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in April. Players who earn 300 same day base slot points on any slot or video poker machine between 3 a.m. and 11 p.m. will be eligible to swipe and spin the wheel on the designated kiosk. Prizes include $50 free play, $25 resort gift card, 5,000 bonus points, breakfast buffet and more.

Lucky Club: April Promotions: $9.99 Steak & Lobster Dinner; $1 Blackjack; BBQ Sampler Platter for only $5.99, served with 2 pieces chicken, ribs, corn on cob, baked beans and corn bread; 10X Points Mondays on Reel and Video Reel Slot Machines.

Westgate Las Vegas: $20,000 Bingo Series: May 30 & June 27, 2015. Get lucky and win a share of $20,000. Buy-in is $79 and includes entry into the event and a 6-on Bingo pack. Or for $249 (cash or comp dollars) receive a 2-night stay, entry into the event and a 6-on Bingo pack. For more information or to make a reservation, call (800) 457-3307

Suncoast: 10% Bonus Royal Sundays – Tuesdays in April. Receive an additional 10% on select Natural Royal Flushes on select denominations.  See the B Connected booth for complete details.

Mardi Gras Casino: Receive your first $10 freeplay award just for signing up for the player’s club. FREE-bate Wednesdays: players earn a 25% rebate for their losing play.  Players also enjoy “Sensational Saturdays” where all their play from 12 noon to 9 pm receives 20x points. Thursday night is video poker tournament night.  Players compete in two rounds of Video Poker for the top prize of $250. Visit http://www.mardigrasinn.com for more information.

Sam’s Town: Pure Leaf 6 packs and cooler bags giveaway. Earn 200 base points or card score on the select dates shown to receive your gift. 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, while supplies last. April 20 or 21 – Lemon; and April 27 or 28 – Raspberry. One earned gift per person while supplies last. Offer expires when daily supply is exhausted or at 8:00 p.m. (whichever comes first) on giveaway dates. Points must be earned between 10:00 am – 8:00 pm on one of the days in each date range. Points are not cumulative over the two days. Complete details available at B Connected Club. See Kiosk voucher for redemption location details.

El Cortez: Throughout April, 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 a complimentary box of Russell Stover’s Candies. Players earning two tickets will receive a complimentary box of See’s Candies. Visit Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino: Red Dragon will host the Great American Foodie Fest, formerly known as Las Vegas Foodie Fest, from Thursday, April 30, through Sunday, May 3, outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The event will be open from 4 p.m. to midnight Thursday through Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Great American Foodie Fest will feature more than 50 of the nation’s top food trucks and food vendors, including fan-favorite, White Castle, along with a number of celebrity trucks from The Food Network, History Channel, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel. White Castle, America’s first fast-food hamburger chain, will feature the Crave Mobile® Food Truck in addition to separate lines for those looking to indulge in larger quantities. Participating food trucks will include local favorites such as Fukuburger and ‘2015 Best of Las Vegas’ winner, Dragon Grille; California-based Jogasaki Sushi Burrito, Tornado Potato, Frach’s Fried Ice Cream and “Great Food Truck Race” season five winner, The Middle Feast; Q UP Barbeque from Arizona; Lobster Lady from Maine; White Rabbit, which recently opened a permanent location in Las Vegas; and many more. In addition to a wide variety of food and drink options, the festival will feature live DJs along with carnival rides, games, eating competitions and more. Individual general admission to Great American Foodie Fest will start at $8 per day, or $13 for an unlimited weekend pass, if purchased in advance; and $10 per day, or $15 for an unlimited weekend pass, if purchased at the gate. Active military personnel and veterans, seniors 59 and older, and Clark County first responders will receive a discount of $2 off each ticket purchased at the gate with a valid ID. Individual food and drink items are priced per purchase. Parking will be available at no cost. Guests looking for an upgraded foodie experience may enjoy the new-and-improved Red Dragon VIP Tent, priced at $75 per person, per day if purchased in advance. The exclusive covered area will feature an expanded list of passed appetizers and desserts, a deluxe open bar, beer and wine tastings and chef demonstrations. Guests may also purchase passes to the Red Dragon VIP Tent at the gate for $85 per day. All payments made at the ticket gate must be cash only. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.greatamericanfoodiefest.com

Silverton: Rewards Club members who receive a taxable jackpot (of $1,200 or more) each Tuesday in April will receive a FREE Jackpot Beach Towel. Silverton Rewards Club card must be in play.

Hard Rock: Every Friday through June 19. • Earn 250 Base Slot Points or $10 Table Theoretical to Play the Palooza Points Giveaway Kiosk Game. • Prizes include: Free Slot Play, Dining Credits, Palooza Points, Macy’s Gift Cards and more. • Max 1 per Promotional Date. See Backstage Pass for complete details.

Bellagio: Conservatory & Botanical Gardens invites guests on a peaceful journey through the island nation’s rich culture with its first Japanese-inspired display. Pairing the soothing aesthetics of Japan’s traditional gardens with Bellagio’s striking grandeur; the new display boasts a vibrant collection of more than 82,000 flowers and larger-than-life floral creations. Among the thousands of flowers, including fresh tulips, daffodils and snapdragons, guests will discover traditional bonsai trees nestled among recreations of some of Japan’s most iconic landmarks. Adding to the charming atmosphere, live musicians perform Japanese melodies on a floating platform, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. daily. On view now through May 11, the Japanese Garden will culminate with Golden Week, a national celebration in Japan recognizing several significant holidays including Constitution Day, Children’s Day and Greenery Day. Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open daily, 24 hours a day.

House of Blues Las Vegas: Kids Eat FREE program through Wednesday, May 27. Each week, Monday – Wednesday, from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. kids under the age of 12 eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée making Crossroads a great spot for breakfast or dinner with the little ones. Each kid can eat for FREE with a menu item of their choice from Crossroad’s Kids Menu with each adult entrée purchase (up to four free kid’s meals with four entrée purchases). For more details or to make a reservation, call 702-632-7607. Kids Menu items include Pasta with Housemade Marinara, Mac & Cheese, Mini Cheeseburgers, Chicken Tenders and more. House of Blues is located inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino at 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S

March Video Podcast #1 – Craps: How to Play and How to Win – Part 2 – with Casino Gambling Expert Steve Bourie. This is part two of a three-part series where casino gambling expert, Steve Bourie, explains how to play the game of craps and how to win. Topics covered in this part include: how the game is played, the pass and don’t pass betting, the free odds bet and more! Topics covered in this part include: come and don’t come bets, place and buy bets, big 6 and big 8, field bets and more! To watch this video, go to  http://www.americancasinoguide.com/gambling-videos.html On that page you can also access more than 70 other video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

The D Las Vegas: Giving away owner Derek Stevens’ 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT HELLCAT! The “Win Derek’s HELLCAT” contest runs through Aug. 2015. Monthly qualifier drawings (one per month) will culminate in the grand prize giveaway on Saturday, Aug. 29. Club D players can play slots, blackjack and Keno to qualify to win the muscle car of their dreams. Players will earn one drawing entry ticket towards the monthly qualifier drawings with: Every 100 points earned playing slots or video poker; Every blackjack with a $100 minimum wager; Every $300 in daily Keno play. Three winners from each monthly drawing will advance into the grand prize drawing barrel. An additional 18 contest participants will advance based on top monthly gaming activity as determined by contest officials. Monthly qualifier winners need not be present at monthly drawings for their tickets to advance, but those who are will receive a $500 gas card. Players can advance winning entries from multiple qualifier drawings into the final barrel. Visit the club booth for complete details. Guests will enjoy delicious food, great music and unlimited samples of over 50 craft beers, including signature products from Stone Brewing Co., Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas, College Street Brewhouse, Dirty Tequila, Geisha House and more. Featured acts will include live music performances by pop/rock band Falling Doves and the famous “One-Man Dance Party” Dan Fester, as well as a Rock ‘N Roll fashion show by Romantic Rock featuring bikinis, live music and DJs. Guests will also receive complimentary VIP access to the exclusive after-party at LiFE Nightclub. The festival will take place from 7 – 10 p.m. with general admission at $35. VIP ticket holders can taste limited release beers and cocktails from Cocktail City Vegas inside the exclusive Foxtail VIP Lounge from 6 – 7 p.m. for $50. Presale general admission tickets are available for $28 and VIP tickets for $40 until March 26 at noon. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.vegasbeerandmusicfestival.com.

Stratosphere: Win the #1 of 10 Limited Edition Dale Earnhardt Camaros. Play in the Camaro Point Challenge through July 15. Top three Camaro Point Challenge Winners win cash. Top 100 Winners earn invitations to August’s Camaro Slot Tournament, including: •Entry into the tournament •Two nights in a Stratosphere Select Room •Invitation to the Awards Dinner Party for two

Riviera: The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has purchased the Riviera and it will close May 4, 2015. Be advised to use up points, comps, coupons and cash in chips ASAP.

Casino Royale: 100-times odds on Craps is back, plus slot and video poker players can get a daily rebate on their first $20 in losses. It’s a great “once-a-day” promotion, however, the $20-for-$20 rebate can only be exercised once. From there, a player needs to lose $100 to get a $20 rebate. The $20-for-$100 rebate can be repeated daily.

Station Casinos/Fiestas: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, guests will have the chance to play the $2 Million Sea of Love Giveaway Game for the chance to win cash, free slot play, dining, Boarding Pass points, drawing entries and more. Guests must be a Boarding Pass card holder and earn five base Boarding Pass points every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in order to play. Once base points are earned, guests may visit any Rewards Kiosk to receive their cabin code to unlock the cabin door to redeem winnings. Pre-qualified guests will receive cabin codes in the mail to use at the Rewards Kiosk to reveal their prizes. The promotion will be available at the following nine properties: Boulder Station, Fiesta Henderson, Fiesta Rancho, Green Valley Ranch Resort, Palace Station, Red Rock Resort, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station and Texas Station.

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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.

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.

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