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January Video Podcasts #1 Slot Machine Sneak Peek Ep. 24 | “Wheel of Fortune – Jackpot Paradise” Slot Machine from IGT – Gambling author and casino expert, Steve Bourie, takes a look at the new “Wheel of Fortune – Jackpot Paradise” video slot machine from IGT which was introduced at the 2014 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. The game is expected to be in casinos by early 2015. 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.

El Cortez: Place a $50 or more bet on the College Championship Football Game (Monday, January 12) and receive a voucher for a FREE Hot Dog & Beer redeemable on Monday, 12 from 3-8 pm.

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Boyd Gaming: Collect jackets from Boyd Gaming properties this month. There are two ways to win a jacket.  Hit a taxable jackpot (some exceptions) or earn 12,000 points. The promotion is valid at Suncoast now through January 31. Points earned from January 1 apply. The Orleans, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town jacket promotion begins January 15 through February 12.  Participants may earn a maximum of two jackets per property, for a total of eight.  Jackpots must be verified by slot floor staff and participants are responsible for notifying a slot attendant to verify the jackpot. Accumulated credit cash-outs are excluded. Points must be earned and redeemed at the same property.

Gold Coast: College Football Championship Game Viewing Party, January 12, 5:00 pm. Gold Coast Showroom / Lounge. Doors open at 4:30 pm. Prizes and drink specials.

Wynn/Encore: Daily Slot Tournaments: Play slots with your Red Card starting January 12 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.

SLS: Monkey Mayhem Scratch N’ Win. Every Friday and Saturday, players who earn 250 points in one day can receive a scratch card to win FREE prizes. Prizes include cash, CODEplay, rooms, spa and dining experiences. Some restrictions apply.  Visit the club booth for details.

Rampart Casino: Hosts $25,000 Free Slot Play Hot Seat Drawings from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday in January.  Resort Rewards Club members are eligible to win up to $200 free slot play from each random drawing.  A winner is drawn every 25 minutes for slot players and on the 45 of each hour for table game players.

El Cortez: In an effort to continue providing innovative ways for Club Cortez members to access their account information, El Cortez has installed four new touch screen kiosks throughout the casino floor. Members can use the kiosks to find promotional offers and play exciting kiosks games. El Cortez is currently offering four promotions at the new kiosks: New Players Sign Up: Earn 500 slot points in a day and receive $5 in Free Slot Play. Spin N’ Win Promotion: Earn 100 slot points in a day and have a chance to spin the virtual prize wheel at one of the MGT kiosks. Club Cortez members who spin the wheel have the opportunity to win one of eight great prizes, including $50 in Free Slot Play. Everyone is guaranteed a winner! Voucher expires seven days after issue date; limit one spin per day. Sizzle, Smoke & Sub: Earn 1,500 points in a day and receive your choice of a free pack of cigarettes, a free Jackie Burger Special or a $5 Subway voucher. Voucher expires in 24 hours of issuance; limit of one redemption per day. Birthday Revealer: Direct mail free slot play offer for qualified Club Cortez members.

Cannery: NEW: Prime Time 55 – Senior Mondays on the Kiosk. Players 55 and older receive the following on Mondays: $3,000 Monthly Drawing the last Monday of the month, earn drawing tickets on Mondays excluding the drawing day, 55 points = 1 drawing entry. Prizes: $1,000 cash, $500 cash, $250 cash, and 25 players win $50 Free Slot Play. All Day–50% off an entree at any food outlet OR 4PM-6PM–Sr. Prime—Full Prime Rib meal with wine or beer for only $9.99 at Victory’s Café. 5X point multiplier, max 5,000 base points. 3 PM Bingo Session–Play Bingo with at least a $40 buy-in and get $10 in Free Slot Play. Take Bingo receipt to C.A.N. Club to receive Free Slot Play. 10 AM Blackjack Tournaments with a guaranteed $500 top prize, $15 Buy-In. Galaxy Luxury + at Cannery North. Movies for only $5.50! Take kiosk ticket to Cannery Galaxy, have 7 days to purchase movie at Galaxy. Must swipe at the kiosk to redeem. Max 1 swipe per person per day.
See CAN Club for details.

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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What’s New in Version 2.0
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Ongoing January 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.

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder & Decatur: For every 1,000 base points earned each week Jan 6 – 30, guests will receive a Winter Warm Up gift of the week or get an entry into the $20,000 Cash Drawing. Earn up to two gifts each week and keep playing for drawing entries. Each week is a different winter warm up gift. During the final week Jan 26 – 30, guests will receive a drawing ticket for every 500 points earned. Visit the ace | PLAY™ Center for details. The $20,000 Big Cash Drawing will take place Friday, January 30 at 6:15pm. Five lucky winners will win a cash prize. The top prize is $10,000. Winners must be present to win.

Rampart Casino: “$100,000 Keep It Or Risk It” drawings throughout January every Friday and Saturday with drawings at 6:15 and 8:15 p.m. Forty lucky winners per weekend will be given the opportunity to accept a guaranteed $500 cash or risk it for a chance to draw from the drum to win up to $10,000 cash. Earn 10x entries Mondays through Thursdays. One hundred points of slot play or one hour of $10 table play will earn players one entry in the weekly drawings.

Palms: Points earned Monday through Friday between January 5th and January 16th may be combined for gift cards for Lowe’s.  Points are used to determine prizes earned but participants keep their points.

El Cortez: Saturday Point Fever – The 1,000,000 Point Giveaway at El Cortez. Club Cortez will give away one million points every Saturday throughout January. Ten club members will be randomly selected on Saturday for the opportunity to win 100,000 points. Players will receive one virtual drawing ticket for every 200 points earned each day during the week. Club Cortez members can also earn entry multipliers at the kiosks every day with Metal Horse Race. Players must activate their virtual drawing tickets at the kiosks beginning at 10 a.m., each Saturday.

Station & Fiesta Casinos: For guests 50 years and older, beginning Wednesday, January 7, “MyGeneration,” formerly Seniors 50+ Wednesdays, will offer special benefits. Wednesdays in January offers for MyGeneration guests include: half point dining in all Station Casinos or Fiesta steakhouses and cafés, a $9.99 chicken fajitas special at Cabo inside Boulder Station, Palace Station or Sunset Station, Amigo’s inside Fiesta Henderson and Garduños inside Fiesta Rancho. Guests may also enjoy a FREE tall cup of Starbucks coffee from any Station Casinos Starbucks location and can redeem that day by printing out a voucher each Wednesday at the Rewards Kiosk. MyGeneration players will also enjoy the $108,000 Hot Seats Slots and $72,000 Bingo Bonus in January. The $108,000 Hot Seats Slots will award one lucky MyGeneration Boarding Pass member with $100 in free slot play loaded directly to the player’s card every 20 minutes from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Players must be actively playing slots or video poker and have their Boarding Pass card inserted at time of play in order to qualify. Also every Wednesday in January, the $72,000 Bingo Bonus will award a bingo winner with $25 in free slot play in addition to their cash winnings on each game during each session. Popular programs including $4 movie tickets, half-point bowling and weekly free slot tournaments will continue, although the programs may undergo variations from month to the month. The $108,000 Free Slot Tournament will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the top prize of $1,000. First entry is FREE with the option for four more entries by earning 50 base Boarding Pass points for each additional entry. The $4 movie tickets are valid for movies before 6 p.m.; additional charge for IMAX and 3D.

South Point: Throughout January, South Point Casino Club Card players age 50 and older will have the opportunity to participate in a Seniors 50+ Slot Tournament every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Club Card holders will receive a FREE tournament entry when they swipe their Club Card at any Club kiosk. Participants may receive additional entries into the slot tournament for every 250 points earned while playing South Point Casino slots, video poker or video reel machines. The slot tournament will give away $5,200 in cash prizes each week including a $1,500 cash prize to the first place winner.

Boyd Gaming: Play at the Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast or Sam’s Town through Jan. 31 for the chance to have your rent or mortgage paid for 2015. Swipe your B Connected card on Fridays for multiple entries, up to 50x; then hit the Saturday drawings to see if you’re the lucky winner. Finish the weekend with the chance to swipe and win up to $500. There will be thousands of winners and more than $500,000 given away. Saturday drawings will be held at Sam’s Town at 6:15 p.m.; at The Orleans, 7:15 p.m.; and at Gold Coast and Suncoast, 8:15 p.m. Visit the B Connected desk for more details.

Orleans: FREE Gifts in January on Mondays 11 am–7 pm and Sunday January 25. Earn 300 points, swipe your B-Connected card at any kiosk to receive voucher. Present your voucher at the B-Connected Club to receive the FREE gift. Schedule as follows: Monday- 1/5 – Sweatshirt; Monday- 1/12- Long Sleeve T-Shirt; Monday -1/26- Robe; Sunday -1/25- Beanie.

Silver Sevens: Earn and Reward •Every Tuesday in January. •Earn points, get rewards. •Guests will go to the kiosk once they’ve reached a point goal to print and redeem their reward at the A-Play Club. Max of 2 rewards redeemed each day. •Rewards include Free Slot Play, Comps, Gifts, Gift Cards, Points and more.

Aliante Casino: Armada Kiosk Game through Jan. 31. Take a shot and guess the location of 12 different ships on the kiosk game board. You receive 1 free hit daily. Earn 150 reel points, 500 video poker points, or $10 rated average bet per hour to receive additional hits up to 3 per day. A “miss” will give you drawing entries into the Aliante Armada drawings. Get a “hit” and receive prizes which could include free slot play, dining or resort credits, point grants, and more. Each ship you sink will give you a bonus prize. First person to sink the entire fleet will win $10,000 in cash. All other guests who sink the entire fleet will win up to $1,000 in free slot play. Download the mobile app to receive 1 free hit every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday in January.

Station Casinos: “Thanks a Billion! Point Giveaway” January 2 through February 1. Players have three days a week to win Boarding Pass points prizes, including up to 1 million Boarding Pass points. Guests who swipe their Boarding Pass card on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in January through February 1 will instantly win 1,000 to 1 million Boarding Pass points. Points may be used for cash back, free slot play, dining, hotel stays and more. Players must first earn five base Boarding Pass points to be able to Swipe and Win. Station Casinos’ guests may participate 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. Full contest details are available at www.sclv.com or at any Rewards Center

Venetian: The DeepStack Extravaganza tournament events at the Sands Poker Room inside the Venetian are some of the most popular poker tournament festivals in the world.  With five major events a year there is always great tournament action and excitement. The first DeepStack event of 2015 will be held January 27 through February 26, 2015.  There will be $2.5 million in guaranteed prize pools. For the complete tournament schedule and prize structure, visit: http://www.venetian.com/assets/DSE_I_2015-Schedule_v20141210.pdf Also, a bounty tournament has been added to the tournament that is not reflected on the schedule. The bounty tournament will incorporate mixed martial arts fighters as the bounties. It will take place on Jan. 29

Silver Sevens: Get a great comp when you join in a game at the poker tables at Silver Sevens for the new “Early Bird Poker Special.”  Hit the tables between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. and play for three consecutive hours to qualify for a $10 food comp.

Club Fortune: All menu items are $4.99 or less at Emily’s Café from 9 p.m. to midnight every Friday and Saturday. 

Silver Sevens: Silver Sevens is offering a “status match” promotion for new A-Play Club Card members only. They will match their Silver, Gold and Platinum member cards to most casinos’ respective card levels. All you have to do is bring in your player’s card from one of the local area casinos and they will match it accordingly. New members will also receive bonus free slot play (based on tier level, up to $50) and buffet or dining coupons for signing up. Visit the A-Play Club for complete details. The promotion is scheduled to run through the end of the year

Downtown Grand: Dollar Daze. Dollar specials are offered every day for Mypoints Downtown Grand members. For $3, receive an S+O cheeseburger or specialty shot. For the shot, guests can select from a Fireball, Jägermiseter, Crown Royal, Southern Comfort or Patrón. For $2, chose between a pretzel at PICNIC or domestic bottle beer. Finally, for $1, a PICNIC Kosher hot dog or daiquiris from Ninth Island will be that selection. Furthermore, exclusively for Mypoints slot players, they can receive a credit of $5 valid toward their dining purchase at S+O for every 1,000 points earned

Silverton: Every Tuesday and Wednesday, Silverton Rewards Club members who purchase a lunch or dinner buffet will receive one free buffet at Seasons. Offer is also valid for 50% off a single buffet. Present your coupon at Seasons Buffet along with your Silverton Rewards Club card and photo ID. Guests must redeem this offer at a Redemption Kiosk, located next to Silverton Rewards Club or Seasons Buffet.

Downtown Grand: Slot Players Eat FREE Daily • For A Limited Time Only. Earn up to $50 in Dining Credits Daily. Receive a complimentary $5 Dining Credit for every 1,000 slot points earned on your favorite slots. Plus, you get to keep your points. Slot points must be earned each promotional day between 12:01am and 11:59 pm. $5 dining credit only available at S+O restaurant. Maximum of $50 in dining credit can be earned per My Points Downtown Grand member per promotional day. Dining credit will be valid for 48 hours from time won. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Please see player services for details and official rules.

Cannery: Wise & 55 – Senior Mondays on the Kiosk: Players 55 and older receive the following on Mondays, from 10am to 10pm: 3X Points (swipe at kiosk to activate) – ½ Price on Food Purchases – 150 Base Point Swipe & Win Promotion – Prizes range from $5 Free Slot Play to $1,000 cash – Must swipe at the kiosk to redeem. Points must be earned separately. Max 1 swipe per person per day. See CAN Club for details. Players that are eligible are to pick up their “Wise & 55” Sticker from the CAN Club.

Cannery: Movie Madness – Saturdays: Earn 500 base points and receive 1 FREE Movie Ticket, or earn 900 base points and receive 2 FREE Movie Tickets. Max 2 per player. Table Games Play: 60 Table Points for 1 Movie Ticket, or 108 Table Points for 2 Movie Tickets. See CAN Club for details.

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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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