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Stratosphere: If you’re a Nevada local, present your valid ID to the Stratosphere Ticket Center for FREE admission to the Stratosphere Tower now through Feb. 28. Children with parents are also FREE.

Orleans: Earn 300 points on Thursday, Feb. 26 and receive a FREE bottle of your choice of alcohol. Swipe your B Connected Card at any kiosk after earning your points to receive voucher. Present voucher at the B Connected Club to receive FREE gift from 11am to 7pm.

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Gold Coast: On Saturday, February 28, the “What’s in Your Fortune Cookie?” promotion will give away between $5 and $500 when guests earn 300 points between 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Swipe at kiosk.

Station Casinos: Last Man Standing returns once again to all Station Casinos’ sports books where the “winner takes all” in the minimum $50,000 guarantee college basketball elimination contest. Guests can get in on the action at any Station Casinos, Fiesta and Wildfire Gaming sports books as well as at the El Cortez. The cost is $25 per entry and with the purchase of four entries, a fifth entry is free. While the minimum guarantee is $50,000, the Last Man Standing takes home the entire prize pot, which is likely to be even more money as it is based on total entries. Last year’s Last Man Standing took home nearly $55,000. Players will make selections based on a college basketball winner versus the point spread listed on the daily contest card, which is available in the sports book. If it is a winning selection, that entry will remain alive in the contest. Players who lose a round or fail to submit a daily selection are out of the contest. Last Man Standing is a daily contest during the 2015 Men’s College Basketball Tournament, and registration is available beginning Sunday, March 1 and must be received by 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, which is the first day of selections. Additional player selection days are: March 20-22 and 26-29 and April 4 and 6. Opening round games on March 17 and 18 will not be part of the contest. Contestants may enter and play at any Station Casinos, Fiesta and Wildfire Gaming sports books: Barley’s Casino & Brew Pub, Boulder Station, Fiesta Henderson, Fiesta Rancho, Green Valley Ranch Resort, Palace Station, Red Rock Resort, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station, Texas Station, Wild Wild West, Wildfire Boulder, Wildfire Rancho, Wildfire Sunset and Wildfire Casino & Lanes. Contestants entering at El Cortez must play at El Cortez. All Station Casinos’ contestants must be 21 and older, present valid identification to participate and be a Boarding Pass cardholder. Complete rules, details and prize redemption information for Last Man Standing are available in the respective sports books at all participating properties. Management reserves all rights. For more information about Station Casinos, visit www.sclv.com.

Luxor: Tacos & Tequila will have a special NASCAR-inspired food and drink special for the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from Thursday, March 5 through Monday, March 9. The White Trash Nachos include tortilla chips and French fries topped with barbecue baked beans, nacho cheese sauce, red onions, cilantro, jalapeños and grilled hot dog slices. The combination is finished off with a bottle of Coors Light accompanied by a shot of Southern Comfort Fiery Pepper. The pit stop nachos, beer and shot combination will be priced at $15.

Riviera: The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has purchased the Riviera  and it is expected to close this summer. Be advised to use up points, comps, coupons and cash in chips ASAP.

Aliante Casino: Will celebrate National Margarita Day On Sunday, Feb. 22 by offering $2.22 margaritas, giveaways from Tequila Cazadores, a live mariachi band at The Salted Lime. The Salted Lime is centered around a robust margarita bar adorned with a chandelier made from Cazadores tequila bottles. The bar will serve margaritas for $2.22 from 4 to 8 p.m. to honor the holiday with the Cazadores team on-site to provide tastings and giveaways. A live mariachi band will entertain guests from 6 to 8 p.m.

SLS: On Friday, February 27, guests can receive one FREE entry to activate one tournament round on a slot machine. Additionally, players can earn 200 slot points for each entry into a higher payout tournament. Guests can play up to five times that day. Restrictions apply. Visit the club booth for details.

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Ongoing February 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 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 CouponsThe American Casino Guide 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.

February Video Podcast #2 – Why It’s Hard To Win on Penny Slot Machines with Slot Machine Expert Frank Legato – Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, interviews slot expert, Frank Legato, at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas about why it is hard for slot players to win on penny slot machines. Please note that the average slot machine returns listed in this video are based on Nevada’s 2014 fiscal year from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. To watch this video, go to  http://www.americancasinoguide.com/gambling-videos.html On that page you can also access more than 60 other video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

Stratosphere: Play Your Way to NASCAR Pole Day Tickets. Play with your ace|PLAY card now through March 5. Earn 50 base points and receive 1-FREE ticket to Stratosphere Pole Day on Friday, March 6.  Keep your points! Maximum 4 tickets per day per person. See ace|PLAY Center for details.

Palms: Chinese New Year Happy Goat Drawings. Dates: February 15 – February 23. Earn drawing tickets on Baccarat. Drawings held each day February 20-23 at 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.  Six winners selected each drawing with a max prize of $1,000 in promotional chips.

Aliante Casino: Pick A Candy Heart throughout February. Earn 50 slot points and pick a candy heart on kiosks to win up to $500 in free slot play. Other prizes include dining credits, gifts, drawing entries and more.

Riviera: $5,000 Weekly Free Slot Play Drawings every Saturday through March 28. For every 100 points earned at slots, Riviera Rewards Club members will receive an entry into a special weekly drawing for the chance to earn from $25 to $2,500 in free slot play. Drawings will be held every Saturday from February 7 through March 28, 2015. Entries are non-transferable and winners will be posted outside the cashier cage at approximately 7:30 p.m. each Saturday. Winners do not need to be present to win and have until 11:59 p.m. on the Sunday immediately following the drawing to claim their prize. Winning participants will report to the casino cage to receive their prize. Complete details and a full set of rules for the $5,000 Weekly Free Slot Play Drawings are available at the Riviera Rewards Center.  

Tuscany Casino: Saturday Gift Days. Earn 300 same-day points and receive an Inventory Gift on 2/21 and Caffe Bottega Coffee Mugs on 2/28.

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 (while it lasts!)   

Fremont Street Experience: Cheap Trick will headline NASCAR Weekend in Las Vegas with the 12th Annual RaceJam concert at Fremont Street Experience on Saturday, March 7 at 9 p.m. on the 3rd Street Stage.  The legendary rock band will rev up crowds for a free concert with iconic songs including: “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” “Dream Police” and more.  The concert is part of the 12th Annual RaceJam 2015, a four-day event celebrating NASCAR Weekend with free nightly entertainment plus NASCAR merchandise booths taking place Thursday, March 5 – Sunday, March 8.  The annual downtown Las Vegas street festival and concert is held in conjunction with NASCAR Weekend, which features the Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, March 8 and the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, March 7, both at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

February Video Podcast #1How Slot Machines Are Tested and Regulated with Ian Hughes From Gaming Labs International – Gambling author and casino expert, Steve Bourie, interviews Ian Hughes from Gaming Labs International (GLI) about how slot machines are tested and regulated. GLI is the world’s largest independent testing facility for all types of electronic gaming machines and does testing for more than 450 gaming jurisdictions throughout the world, including the state of Nevada. To watch this video, go to  http://www.americancasinoguide.com/gambling-videos.html On that page you can also access more than 60 other video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

Jerry’s Nugget: Watch Wednesday’s ESPN basketball game coverage every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with dollar food and drink specials and drawings for cash and prizes throughout the evening. Known as Wednesday Slam, the basketball viewing party is hosted by Dave and Chad from KDWN radio’s “Live in Las Vegas.” Party access is FREE with a $10 wager on Wednesday’s basketball. Food and drink specials include: $1 PBRs, $1 hot dogs, $1 pizza slices, and $2 Corona and Modelo bottles. As an added bonus, get one drawing entry to the Wednesday Slam cash and prize drawing with each food and drink purchase. Cash and prizes include $25 at half of the early ESPN game, $50 at the end of the early ESPN game, $50 at the half of the late ESPN game, Corona and Modelo gift buckets, and show and concert tickets courtesy of Beasley Broadcasting. A monthly grand prize is given away at the end of the month. Wednesday Slams are held at the Jerry’s Nugget Race and Sports Book. The next party is on February 11 and continues every Wednesday till May.

Ellis Island: New bonus point earning system (ongoing until further notice): Bonus Tier requirements are based on coin-in (base points) for a calendar day (midnight to 11:59 PM). You will receive 1x points (on eligible machines) on your first 999 of coin in; when you reach 1,000 coin-in you will automatically begin receiving an additional 1x bonus for a total of 2x points on the next 1,000 of coin-in. When you pass 2,000 of coin-in you’ll receive an additional 2x bonus for a total of 4x points on the next 3,000 of coin-in. When you reach 5,000 of coin-in during the calendar day, you will receive a further 6x bonus or a total of 10x points on all subsequent play until midnight. Bonus tiers reset just after midnight each day, they do not carry over to the next day.

South Point: Throughout February, South Point Casino will host a $1,000,000 Penny Perks promotion on all of the property’s 1,327 penny slot machines. While playing penny slots, Club Card members can play to fill three progressive “thermometers” on the iView display manager located on the slot machine. As players earn points, each “thermometer” will fill and a free slot play bonus wheel will appear once the player fills a thermometer. A bonus wheel will then spin to designate the free play win, and that value will be deposited directly into the player’s account.

Silver Sevens: Tax Refund Check Promotion through March 23, 2015, cash or withdraw your Instant Tax Refund check at the main cage. Receive one ticket and drop it into the drum to be entered into that week’s drawing, plus $5 in Free Slot Play, $2 Comp to the Sterling Spoon Café & a BOGO Bingo Blue Pack. Drawings will be held every Monday, starting February 9 – March 23. Winners will be chosen between 3:00-4:00 pm and have until the following Monday at 3:00 pm to claim their prize. Winners will be posted at the cage. Win up to $500 in Free Slot Play.

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.

M Resort: Every Tuesday, 50+ Club members may enjoy the following: Half-priced breakfast at Anthony’s Gourmet Burgers & Brews – Half-priced lunch or dinner at Studio B Buffet or Marinelli’s Pasta Bar – 35 percent off spa and salon services at Spa Mio – $7,500 Senior Reels Tournament. First entry is free. Earn additional entries for every 250 same-day base points earned from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activate entries between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and play in the tournament anytime between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – $7,500 Senior Drawing. Twelve winners will be awarded a total of $7,500 every 30 minutes from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Receive an entry for every 100 reel slot or 200 video poker base points earned from 6:50 p.m. Tuesday to 6:50 p.m. the following Tuesday. Activate entries by swiping at any kiosk. (Ongoing promotion until further notice.)

Silverton: 50+ Senior Mondays: includes 50% off one entrée in Mi Casa Grill Cantina, Sundance Grill or one buffet in Seasons Buffet from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. (cannot be combined with any other offer; excludes holidays) and drawings every Monday at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The discount food offers are only available to Silverton Senior 50+ Club members with a valid Silverton Rewards Club card and a 50+ sticker. Guests must swipe at new Redemption Kiosk to receive the 50% off coupon to present to server or cashier. (Ongoing promotion until further notice.)

Downtown Grand: $100,000 Lucky Fortune Giveaway. February 1-28: Must be a My Points Downtown Grand Member to participate – My Points Downtown Grand members are eligible to receive one (1) Fortune Cookie for every 1,000 base points earned during the promotional period – Promotional period commences Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. through 11:59 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015 – Participants can redeem for their Fortune Cookie at Player Services from 8:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. each day during the promotional period –    Maximum of three (3) Fortune Cookie per My Points Downtown Grand member per promotional day – Prizes include Free Slot Play and Free Entrée. Free Slot Play prizes range from $5 in Free Slot Play through $1,000 in Free Slot Play – Free Slot Play will be valid for 48 hours from time of issuance – Free Entrée is valid at S+O and valid for 48 hours from time of issuance. Maximum of $20 will be applied towards the Free Entrée – Prizes have no cash value and are non-transferable – Please see Player Services for details and official rules

Wynn/Encore: Daily Slot Tournaments: Play slots with your Red Card through February 28 for your daily chance at a share of up to $5,000 in FREECREDIT. Earn 500 same day points on your Red Card by 3 p.m. Register at the Encore Red Card desk from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to enter. Daily tournament starts at 4 p.m. Daily Prizes: 1st place – $1,500 in FREECREDIT, plus two (2) tickets to Steve Wynn’s ShowStoppers; 2nd place – $1,000 in FREECREDIT; 3rd place – $500 in FREECREDIT; 4th place – $250 in FREECREDIT; 5th place – $100 in FREECREDIT; 6th–8th place – $50 each in FREECREDIT; Session Prizes: 1st place – $100 in FREECREDIT; 2nd place – $75 in FREECREDIT; 3rd place – $50 in FREECREDIT.

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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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Riviera: $5,000 Weekly Free Slot Play Drawings every Saturday through Saturday, March 28. For every 100 points earned at slots, Riviera Rewards Club members will receive an entry into a special weekly drawing for the chance to earn from $25 to $2,500 in free slot play. Drawings will be held every Saturday from Saturday, February 7, 2015 through Saturday, March 28, 2015. Entries are non-transferable and winners will be posted outside the cashier cage at approximately 7:30 p.m. each Saturday. Winners do not need to be present to win and have until 11:59 p.m. on the Sunday immediately following the drawing to claim their prize. Winning participants will report to the casino cage to receive their prize. Complete details and a full set of rules for the $5,000 Weekly Free Slot Play Drawings are available at the Riviera Rewards Center. 

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