Vegas Values Report for December 31, 2017
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Green Valley Ranch: On Dec. 31, Green Valley Ranch Resort’s New Year’s Eve Bingo Game costs $40 to buy-in with extra packs costing $10. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the game begins at 9 p.m. There will be 31 games played with one $2,000 game, six $1,000 games and 24 $500 games. There will also be champagne, a balloon drop and open bar.
SLS Las Vegas: $40,000 Spin and Win Hot Seat: Guests who play any slot machine or table game each Sunday in January may enter a contest where four winners will be chosen every hour from noon to 5 p.m. The randomly selected winners will play a spin the wheel game for a chance to win up to $500 in free slot play.
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Arizona Charlie’s Boulder & Decatur: Gift Day Wednesdays: Every Wednesday in January, from 3:01 am – 11:59 pm, earn 300 same day base slot points for one gift, per member. Kiosk voucher must be redeemed at the ace|PLAY center during regular (posted) hours of operation. Vouchers must be redeemed by 11:59 pm on Thursdays, the day after the points were earned. January 3, Electric blanket, January 10, Waffle maker, January 17, AZC Hooded sweatshirt, and January 24, bottle of Cognac. Points are not combined and they must be redeemed at the location where they were earned: Arizona Charlie’s Boulder or Decatur.
South Point: Will host the Las Vegas Women's Day Out Expo on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is designed for women of all ages, featuring a variety of fashion, beauty, home décor, family management, lifestyle and health with exhibits showcasing feminine-based products and services. In addition, the event offers women an opportunity to celebrate, splurge, and embrace their collective womanhood. There will be performances by Frank Marino’s “Divas” and Thunder From Down Under. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Mandalay Bay: Professional hockey season is in full swing in Las Vegas, and Rí Rá Las Vegas (located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Bay) offers a 15 percent discount off an entire meal for guests who wear a Vegas Golden Knights jersey or show tickets during game days.
Red Rock Resort: At Libre Mexican Cantina, guests can enjoy a Mexican flare on New Year’s Eve. For $50, enjoy an open tequila bar and All You Can Eat Bar Bites including tacos, tostadas, quesadillas and more or choose delicious favorites from the full menu from 8 pm to close.
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Suncoast: Suncoast’s Race and Sports Book Lounge, guests can watch football games from a bank of flat-screen TVs on Saturdays and Sundays, while noshing on tasty hotdogs for $1.50. The hot dog cart will serve hot dogs from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays during the football season. Guests can also enjoy a full lineup of drink specials.
Santa Fe Station: Hosting Thursday night football parties in the race and sports book with KOMP 92.3, giveaways and food and drink specials.
Sunset Station: Welcomes back the pro football season with weekly Sunday football viewing parties in Club Madrid, hosted by Brian Blessing, host of Sports Book Radio, AM 1400 KSHP. Doors open at 9 a.m. The parties feature giveaways and food and drink specials.
Arizona Charlie’s Boulder & Decatur: 2nd Chance Weekly Football Drawings: Through Monday December 25, 2017. Players will receive one drawing entry for every losing $10 wager made at the race and sportsbook on a regular season pro football game. Round robin wagers off the board will not be eligible for this promotion. Employees are eligible, but may not place wagers or claim prizes while in uniform. Drawings will be held every Monday, at the start of the 3rd quarter of Monday night football in the Race & Sports Book. Four winners will be drawn every Monday through December 25th. First place winner will receive $500.00 in cash, 2nd place will receive first choice of 1 (one) Pro Football Memorabilia item, 3rd place, will receive the remaining Pro Football Memorabilia item and 4th place will receive a $25 AZC Gift card. If not present within one (1) minute with matching ace|PLAY card and valid ID, a new winner will be drawn until there are four different winners. All drawing entries will be removed from the drawing drum at the conclusion of the drawing each week. See the race & sportsbook for more details. Management reserves the right to cancel, change or modify these rules at any time, subject to all applicable laws and regulations.
Cannery: Players can win up to $500 in cash playing the “Football Frenzy” Kiosk Game. Players can earn one pick per week when they earn 50 same-day base points. Guests can earn entries weekly through Saturday, Dec. 30. Participants who guess all the games correctly and come closest to the Monday night football game score can win $500 in cash. Plus, the top 20 players with the highest number of winning selections will win a prize. Prizes include dining credits, free buffet entries and free slot play.
Klondike Sunset: Gridiron Goldrush Football Pick ‘Em: Play the football pick ‘em promotion. Sign up for a Player’s Card and receive a FREE entry for each week of the season to win cash and prizes.
Tuscany: All season long, PUB 365 features food and drink specials during all college and pro football games. Drink specials include $2.50 Budweiser or Bud Light cans; $12 beer buckets featuring Budweiser or Bud Light cans; $3.65 Joseph James Craft American Lager or Four Peaks Kilt Lifter drafts; $5 Tito’s Bloody Mary; and $5 Fireball shots. Food specials include $15 PUB Platter offering four wings, four taquitos, four potato skins and a small nacho; $1 PUB chips; and $2 carnitas taco, fire-grilled chicken taco or pulled pork slider.
Hard Rock: Gridiron Maiden Football Contest: available through Sunday, Dec. 31. Win your share of $1,000 every week in free slot play. FREE weekly picks based on tier level. Every Wednesday – Saturday earn 250 base slot points or $25 in table theoretical for one (1) additional picks.
Boyd Gaming: $500,000 Pick the Pros Football Contest. B Connected members can register for the FREE weekly contest by making picks each week every Tuesday after 5 p.m. and before Sunday at 10 a.m. Ruby card holders receive three free entries; Sapphire members receive four free entries; and Emerald level members receive five free entries weekly. Each week, $30,000 will be awarded with a minimum of $10,000 guaranteed for each first-place winner. It is a weekly contest. (You do not have to participate every week to earn season long standings.) Learn more at PickthePros.com. Play at any Boyd Gaming property: Gold Coast, Orleans, Suncoast, Sam’s Town, California, Main Street Station or California (excludes Eldorado Casino and Joker’s Wild Casino.)
Rampart: $100,000 Multiplier Madness – every Friday & Saturday at 6:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Eight winners will be called at each drawing and can win the top prize of $6,000 in cash
Must be present to win. Drawing participants choose a prize and a multiplier off the drawing board to reveal their total prize. 100pts = 1 entry (Slots & Bingo). 10x entries Monday – Thursday.
Station Casinos: The 2017-18 $750,000 Free Gridiron Glory Football Contest is a FREE, interactive pro-football contest that utilizes the Boarding Pass Rewards Kiosk to track play. It also gives guests the opportunity to include picks from Thursday games and continues into the playoffs and championship game. Contestants can register for one FREE entry by visiting a Rewards Kiosk with your Boarding Pass at any Station Casino, the Fiestas, Wildfire Gaming properties as well as the Station Casinos-managed El Cortez sports book (with a Club Cortez card). Guests make selections (up to 4 weeks at a time) and track progress throughout the life of the contest with a personalized “team helmet” that gains yardage across the football field with each correct pick. Once achieving a touchdown, players receive instant prizes including Boarding Pass points, free slot play and more each time a touchdown is scored by their “team helmet.” Players advance by making correct weekly team picks; picks can be made on Thursday, Sunday and Monday Pro Football games. In total, $750,000 will be awarded in total cash and prizes throughout the pro football season and through the championship game, with up to $15,000 in cash prizes awarded each week. First place wins $10,000; and an additional $5,000 will be split among tiebreakers, in the event of a tie. Guests can advance to the playoffs by playing all 17 weeks or scoring three touchdowns during the regular season. Playoffs picks include prop bets, over/under and game outcomes for an additional $50,000 in cash prizes. All post-season contestants will be entered to play in the Big Game, which awards another $50,000 in cash prizes, and the first place winner receives $25,000. Gridiron Glory is available for play throughout 20 sports book and sports lounge locations including all Station Casinos, the Fiestas, Palms, Wildfire Gaming properties and the Station Casinos-managed El Cortez sports book. Season standings will be available via both the Rewards Kiosk and online at
Wildfire Gaming: 2017 College Clash II FREE College Football Contest that will offer $500 in weekly cash prizes. The grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to the 2018 Rose Bowl Game. All contestants must have a Boarding Pass card to play. Registration is underway, and players may enter the contest at any time, there’s no registration deadline. The weekly contest is based on choosing 10 team selections weekly against the line. It will begin in the sports books Saturday, September 9 and conclude with the end of the regular college football season. The weekly contest selection sheets will be available in the sports books beginning Monday, September 5 and will be available every Wednesday during the contest. One point will be awarded for each winning selection, and the weekly prize money will be awarded to the contestant who has the most points that week. If contestants are tied, the money will be split among them. Contestants are allowed one entry per person, and anyone with more than one entry will be eliminated. Weekly prizes are awarded as follows: First place, $250 cash, Second place, $150 cash and Third place, $100 cash. The grand prize trip will be awarded to the contestant who earned the most contest points during the 2017 College Clash II. The grand prize includes two tickets for the 2018 Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, Calif., scheduled for Jan. 1, 2018; hotel accommodations and round trip airfare for two. The grand prize winner may choose a cash equivalent prize of $1,500 in lieu of the trip. College Clash II is available for play at Wildfire Gaming properties with a sports book including Wild Wild West, Barley’s, Wildfire Sunset, Wildfire Rancho, Wildfire Casino & Lanes and Wildfire Boulder.
Jerry’s Nugget: Monday Night Football Parties every Monday starting at 4pm. Bettors with a minimum $10 bet on Monday’s game or Night Racing receive Party Access at the Sports Book, which includes prime seating to watch the game and drawing tickets to win cash and various prizes at the end of each quarter. Win prizes such as $25, $50, and $75 cash giveaways, gift cards, coolers, back packs, and deluxe poker sets. Those making a $20 bet on the Monday games will be entered to win one of many end-of-the-month grand prizes like Bud beach cruiser bikes and BBQ grills courtesy of Nevada Beverage. Winners must be present to win. Limit one cash prize and one gift item per guest. Party Access also includes beer specials for $1 Michelobs, $1 Michelob Lights, and $2 Estrella Jaliscos. Every beer order is accompanied with a free bag of freshly popped popcorn to snack on during the game.
M Resort: 5th Annual Touchdown Football Drawing. Football fans have the opportunity to win two tickets to the Big Game on Feb. 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN plus a $2,500 Visa Gift Card when they visit 32° Draft Bar, M Bar or M Vue Bar during select football games throughout the season. For any Four-of-a-Kind combination hit on a 25 cent or higher bar top video poker machine, players will receive a drawing ticket. The grand prize drawing will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 8:30 p.m.
Station Casinos: Remodeled the race and sports books at Texas Station, Fiesta Henderson, Barley’s and Fiesta Rancho just in time for the pro and college football seasons. The updated books feature all-new LED TVs that replaced the former plasma screens at each property. The new displays provide clear and bright video that can be viewed easily from anywhere in the books. Electronic odds boards and sports information tickers also were added at each book, providing our guests with live scores, relevant sporting news and headlines as they happen. This project is the culmination of Station Casinos’ reinvestment in all of its race and sports books that began last summer and resulted in new video screens and updated amenities in each of the Station Casinos property race and sports books. In addition to the renovated sports books, Boulder Station’s sports bar was completely renovated and now features new HD video screens and a live HD ticker that wraps around the perimeter of the top of the white granite bar, to keep fans in the know with the latest sports news available.
Ongoing January Promotions
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Arizona Charlie’s Boulder & Decatur: Swipin’ Winter Fun: Saturday January 6 – Saturday January 27. Earn 300 same day base slot points on Saturdays only, for a swipe at the kiosk. Prizes will include, $1,000 Cash, up to $50 in FSP, up to 10,000 bonus points, $15 dining credit, or a mystery gift. A maximum of 300 base slot points can be earned per Saturday for one swipe per guest. Must swipe at kiosk by 11:59 pm on Sunday, the day after the points were earned. Kiosk vouchers will be valid for one week after the date they were issued. Mystery gift items may vary each week and are while supplies last. Points are not combined and they must be redeemed at the location where they were earned: Arizona Charlie’s Boulder or Decatur.
Tropicana: Purple Reign, the world’s #1 Prince tribute starring Jason Tenner, has announced a special ticket price for locals of the Las Vegas Valley of $19.99 (plus taxes and fees) for up to four tickets with local state ID. Now locals can party like its 1999 and share the deal with three of their closest friends. Celebrate the holidays and all of 2018 by booking your tickets to witness the new residency at Tropicana Las Vegas. The $19.99 local ticket offer is subject to additional taxes and fees. Locals can purchase up to four tickets per show with each local ID. Purple Reign, The Prince Tribute Show performs Wednesday through Saturday at 9 p.m. inside the Tropicana Theater. Guests must be 18 years or older to attend the show. Tickets can be purchased at the Tropicana box office, by calling (800) 829-9034 or online at www.troplv.com and Ticketmaster.com.
SLS Las Vegas: Umami Burger, Beer Garden and Sports Book will revive New Year’s Eve revelers with football and a New Year’s Day revival package. The Touchdown Package, priced at $65 per person, plus gratuity and tax, includes buffalo chicken wings, beef barbacoa loaded nachos, and an assortment of fries and burgers, all served family-style for a minimum of four guests. The package also includes all-you-can-drink draft Bud Light and house brew for three hours, starting at 10 a.m. and available until 10 p.m. New Year’s Day celebration will continue well into the evening with live coverage of college football’s Rose Bowl at 2 p.m., and Sugar Bowl at 5:45 p.m.
Las Vegas Monorail: Will remain open and running around the clock from 7 a.m. New Year’s Eve, continuously through New Year’s Day and until 2 a.m. on January 2, 2018, for a total of 43 straight hours. Last year, more than 300,000 people gathered along the Las Vegas Strip, which shuts down to automobile traffic from approximately 5:45 p.m. New Year’s Eve night until 4 a.m. on New Year’s Day. With streets closed off, the Monorail is the only motorized form of transportation available along the Strip on New Year’s Eve.The Monorail offers several incentives this New Year’s Eve for revelers seeking to use the system to traverse the Strip: Anyone who purchases an unlimited-ride pass on the Monorail can receive $5 in Lyft credit, enabling them to extend their journey beyond the 3.9-mile route. This offer is perfect for visitors who want to enjoy the Strip on New Year’s Eve, but are staying in Downtown Las Vegas of anywhere else off-- Strip. Unlimited-ride passes may be purchased here. - Monorail riders who do not plan to use Lyft and who wish to purchase any unlimited-ride pass can use this link to receive 10 percent off. - In conjunction with the newly launched Anti-DUI Coalition, new and existing Lyft users can also use this link to receive $5 off two Lyft rides on New Year’s Eve between Dec 31, 2017 7 a.m. and Jan 1, 2018 12:01 p.m. while supplies last. - Finally, locals can purchase $1 one-way local tickets on New Year’s Eve from any Monorail ticket office, which will stay open until 11 p.m. that night. Locals must present a Nevada ID to receive the discount. The Monorail has five stations along the Las Vegas Strip: MGM Grand; Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas; Flamingo/Caesars Palace; Harrah’s/The LINQ and SLS Las Vegas. Two more stations are located at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Westgate Resort & Casino.
Jerry’s Nugget: Visit Contento Pizzeria and Bar for gourmet pizzas and authentic Italian cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant features an extensive wine list with a selection of fifty wines under $100. Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to closing, Monday-Friday. Happy Hour specials include $6-$7 single-serving pizzas, $6 signature cocktails, $6 wines by the glass, and $3.50 beers. Order half-off all wine bottles on Mondays when eating at the restaurant, plus get 15% off discount for veterans, active military, police force, and firefighters by showing an ID or badge. To view the menu online, go to http://www.jerrysnugget.com/dining/contentopizzeria_bar
December Video Podcast - How to be a Long-Term Winner at Blackjack With Gambling Expert Henry Tamburin - American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews blackjack expert, Henry Tamburin, for tips on how to be a long-term winner at blackjack. Topics covered include: finding the best games, mastering the best strategy, using an entry-level card counting system, having enough bankroll and how to play discretely. To watch this video, go to https://www.americancasinoguide.com/gambling-videos.html On that page you can also access more than 100 other video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.
Palace Station: New Year’s Eve Party, Sunday, Dec. 31; 8:30 pm. All you can drink with two champagne toasts and live DJ. $25 in advance; $35 at the door. Purchase tickets at Rewards Center.
South Point: Throughout December, Poker Room players who flop a Royal Flush will win an additional $5,000. In addition, players who flop a Straight Flush will win $1,000, players who flop a four-of-a-kind will win $250 and those who flop a Full House will win $100.
Station Casinos & Fiestas: Jumbo Jackpots are back! This promotion was quite popular several years ago and now it has returned. Guests can randomly win up to $100,000 cash with Jumbo Jackpot on any slot game. Plus, when the jackpot hits everybody playing with a valid Boarding Pass at that property will receive free slot play up to $100. Jackpots start at $50,000 cash and must hit by $100,000 cash. Plus, Wheel of Fortune Big Time Bonus has been extended through Jan. 1, where jackpots start at $10,000 and must hit by $20,000. Each Station Casinos property has a progress board posted so guests can see which property might hit next. When the Wheel of Fortune jackpot hits, one lucky guest will win the jackpot, and everybody playing with a valid Boarding Pass at that property wins free slot play, up to $100. (Ongoing promotions until further notice.)
Rampart/JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa: When you purchase a gift certificate at Spa Aquae of $150 or more, you will receive a $25 gift card. The gift card promo is available Dec. 1-31, 2017, and the $25 promo card has to be used within that period of time.
South Point: Buy-ins for South Point Hotel’s $500,000 Super Gala Bingo event on Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 20, 2018 are now available for $295, which includes one 9-ON pack for both days, food coupons and dauber. Players will have the opportunity to compete in up to 31 games each day, with 10 warm-up games awarding $1,000 and $10,000 going to the winner during each game after. The coverall winner will earn the $50,000 jackpot prize. Each day the doors will open at 8 a.m. and will begin with 10 warm up games begin at 12 p.m. with $1,000 winnings each game, and Super Gala games beginning at 1:15 p.m. Extra 6-ON packs are available for $25 with a maximum of 15 additional packs per day in electronic units and a maximum of two paper packs. Additional 3-ON coverall strips are available for $5 each, with a maximum of 20 3-ON electronic strips. Electronic players must purchase a minimum of two additional 6-ON packs for a total of $50 per day. All additional packs and bonus strips must be purchased with cash only on the day of the events. Players will also receive a special room offer for the days leading up to the event. Players who purchase a room for Sunday, March 18 for $60 will receive Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 20 free plus tax and resort fee. No refunds can be made after Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. For more information, call 702.796-7111 ext. 77136, call toll-free 1.844.846.8689 or https://southpointcasino.com
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