Vegas Values Report for March 16, 2014

Vegas Values Report for March 16, 2014

This information is from Scot Krause, our roving reporter, who supplies us each week with information on the best Las Vegas Promotions. It’s only available here on the americancasinoguide.com web site so be sure to come back each Sunday to find out about the best values in Las Vegas.

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Here’s what we found this week…

March Video Podcast  Why You Should Never Play 6-to-5 Blackjack With Blackjack Expert Henry Tamburin – In this video blackjack expert, Henry Tamburin, gives details on why you should never play blackjack games that pay you 6-to-5 for a blackjack, rather than the standard payoff of 3-to-2. Topics covered include: how much it costs you per hour in lost winnings; how you get shorted if you don’t bet in increments of $5; and how the even-money insurance bet is affected. To watch this podcast, go to http://www.americancasinoguide.com/gambling-podcasts On that page you can also access more than 90 other audio and video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

Orleans: March Hoopla hits The Orleans from March 20 – 23, when guests can check out all-day basketball action on over 200 flat-screen TVs throughout the casino. Snack on $1.50 Vienna Beef hotdogs, or enjoy a $2 well drink at any casino bar.  Special viewing parties will be held each day in the Mardi Gras Ballroom, Brendan’s Irish Pub and Bourbon Street Lounge. Doors open at 9 a.m. each day and entrance is free.

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Rampart: Basketball fanatics will have a home at Rampart Casino with its B-Ball Madness Viewing Parties. The festivities will be held in the Grand Ballroom March 20-23. Sports fans can satisfy their hunger with food and drink specials including $1 hot dogs, $1 draft beers, $12 buckets of bottled beer, $5 baskets of wings and $3 soft pretzels. In addition, the party will feature several snacks for $2 including popcorn, assorted bags of chips and chocolates, and the resort will offer a free coffee station. Doors open at 9 a.m. and games being at approximately 9:30 a.m.

O’Sheas Casino:  St. Patty’s Day Block Party at The LINQ. The 2014 celebration will be a weekend-long event, kicking-off Saturday, March 15 and going thru Monday, March 17. Included in the festivities will be live entertainment, drink specials, beer pong and plenty of fun. The 5,000-square foot space houses 11 table games, 15 video poker spaces, six beer pong tables, and three bars – Lucky Bar, Dublin Up Bar and the outdoor Blarney Bar. With value-priced drinks available all day long, including the house specialty, the whiskey-infused Irish Margarita, $3 draft beers and daily drink specials, O’Sheas is back to being a beloved Irish-themed casino and bar on the Las Vegas Strip.

Luxor: T&T (Tacos & Tequila) and FANTASY, the popular adult revue, will unite to bring basketball fans snack and show packages during March hoops. Packages are available now through Monday, April 7 and start at $68 per person. Fans can enjoy a basketball bash complete with delicious courtside favorites while watching every shot on T&T’s high-definition flat-panel televisions. The ultimate package features Basketball Nachos made with Mexican meatballs, black beans, jalapeños, chipotle cheese sauce, guacamole, pico de gallo and crema fresca; a Jose Cuervo shot; the choice of a Dos Equis or Coors bottled beer and a ticket to see the sultry ladies of FANTASY. A snack package including Basketball Nachos, a Jose Cuervo shot and the choice of a Dos Equis or Coors bottled beer also will be available for $15 per person. To purchase, simply head to any Luxor Box Office.

El Cortez: El Cortez will host a viewing party for the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament in its Fiesta Room March 20-22. The party is open to the public each day during the following times: Thursday, March 20 and Friday, March 21, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday, March 22, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Guests can enjoy every game while taking advantage of a special viewing party menu that will feature $2 hot dogs and brats, and $3 Budweiser drafts. Additional stadium-style fare will also be available.

Santa Fe Station: Girl Scouts Cookie Giveaway on March 17 where they’ll be giving out boxes of Thin Mints to Boarding Pass members for St. Patty’s Day. One box per person and guests must earn 500 points (unless you got a free invite). You keep the points.

Planet Hollywood: Lads and lassies will be saying “Kiss me, I’m Irish” with St. Patrick’s Day drink specials at PBR Rock Bar & Grill, located inside Miracle Mile Shops on Monday, March, 17. All day long, St. Patty’s Day partygoers will see green while enjoying Irish Car Bomb shots, priced at $5. Shamrock-shaking revelers will find their pot of gold while indulging in the hot spot’s $5 green beer special.

Ellis Island: St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, Monday, March 17. Served in the Restaurant 11AM-10PM. Corned Beef & Cabbage includes Red Bliss Potatoes, choice of soup or salad, Special “Lucky Charm” Dessert and a complimentary Green EI Beer. $10.99 per person.  Earn 17x points on slots on March 17 too (not on video poker.)

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Ongoing March Promotions

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New York New York: Coyote Ugly Bar & Dance Saloon will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a weekend of sultry festivities and specials Friday, March 14 – Monday, March 17. One of the Strip’s wildest watering holes is set to let loose in true “Coyote” style while the sexiest women in Las Vegas host the “Luck of the Coyotes” party. Guests can indulge in a variety of Irish-inspired drink specials including $7 Jameson Shots, $5 Beers and $3 JELL-O Shots, all perfect for the raucous holiday. The famed ladies, clad in sexy green attire, will keep the party going all weekend with their sassy moves and festive party favors.

The D: Annual St. Paddy’s Day Bash – Monday, Mar. 17,  “Pot o’ Gold,” an annual bash that soaks the downtown casino in green and invites lads and lasses to let loose as they party alongside leprechauns till the top o’ the mornin’. Partygoers will enjoy festive drink specials including $5 Dirty Girl Scout Cookie shots and Irish Car Bombs, $4 green beers and $3 shots of Jameson Irish Whiskey. For $21, those looking to celebrate into the wee hours can opt for a Smoking Irish Fog – a secret recipe served in a 44-ounce goblet. Celebrants can also partake in the age-old Irish tradition of kissing the Blarney Stone – a relic from the legendary Blarney Castle in Ireland that has taken residence at the D’s second-floor Vue Bar. Starting Sunday, March 16 at 6 p.m. players can earn an “I Got Lucky at the D” T-shirt by placing a $100 buy-in on table games, wagering $100 on live Keno or earning 100 points on slots.

Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Boulder: March 17 specials at Decatur: Sourdough Café is offering traditional Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage with red potatoes accompanied with carrots and Irish bread.  Guests will also receive Irish bread & butter pudding for dessert.  Available March 17, 11am to 10pm. $9.99 with an ace | PLAY card, or $11.11 without card. Frisco Market Buffet is featuring Corned Beef and Cabbage with roasted red potatoes and carrots.  Frisco Market Buffet will also offer Mulligan’s stew, Champ and Shepherd’s Pie. Lunch is available March 17 from 11am to 3:30 pm and is $7.99 for ace | PLAY red, green and orange members and $9.59 for ace | PLAY blue members. $10.65 without an ace | PLAY card. Dinner is available March 17 from 4pm to 8pm and is $9.49 for ace | PLAY red, green and orange members and $11.39 for ace | PLAY blue members. $12.65 without an ace | PLAY card. March 17 specials at Decatur: Arizona Charlie’s Boulder: Sourdough Café will feature traditional Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage served with boiled red potatoes and creamy mustard sauce. Available March 17, 11am to 10pm.  $7.99 with ace | PLAY card, $8.88 without card. Wild West Buffet is offering Irish lamb stew, shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash, beer battered cod, braised cabbage, pork loin, salad bar, dessert bar and much more.  Available March 17, 11am to 8 pm. Lunch is $6.99 for ace | PLAY red, green and orange members and $8.39 for ace | PLAY blue members. $9.32 without an ace | PLAY card. Dinner is $8.99 for ace | PLAY red, green and orange members and $10.79 for ace | PLAY blue members. $11.99 without an ace | PLAY card.

Rampart Casino: $20,000 Lucky Leprechaun Table Game Drawings – Every Friday in March guests have the chance to win cash with $20,000 Lucky Leprechaun Table Game Drawings. Lucky guests can win up to $5,000 every Friday at 7 p.m. or 9 p.m. drawings throughout March. One hour of $10 table play will earn players one entry in the drawings. See the Pit for details.

El Cortez: Throughout March, 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 their choice of either $10 to $1,000 in FREE play or a FREE bottle of Mondavi wine. Please see Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.

Wildfire Gaming:  50+ Senior Mondays –
–  Win your share of $2500 in free slot play – guests can earn drawing entries all day long, 5 winners at each casino, results posted at midnight and winners have 24 hours to claim.
–  Bonus Point Days – $1=6 points on all video reel, video poker and slots. Must swipe at a kiosk to redeem.
–  20% off dining at Wild Grill and Brewer’s Café (available all day.)
–  Half point bowling at Wildfire Casino & Lanes.
Must be 50+ and be a Boarding Pass card holder. Available at Wildfire Sunset, Wildfire Boulder, Wildfire Rancho and Wildfire Casino & Lanes.

Aliante Casino: Will host a festive St. Patrick’s Day party from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, inside ETA Lounge, along with offering a unique gaming promotion available throughout the month. Guests will enjoy a live DJ and go-go dancers clad in green from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. inside ETA Lounge, a swank ultra-lounge located at the center of the casino floor. Beverage specials will be offered from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. and include $5 Tullamore Dew whisky cocktails, $6 Irish Car Bombs, $4 Guinness bottles and a $16 Guinness beer bucket complete with complimentary t-shirt.  The Lucky Leprechaun gaming promotion offers Players Club members the chance to earn daily cash and prizes along with up to $17,000 in cash at the end of the month. The contest allows participants to earn one of 17 leprechaun tokens by playing slots, table games or at the Race & Sports Book now through Thursday, March 27. Public drawings will be held for winners at 9:15 p.m. from Friday, March 28, through Sunday, March 30. ‘Lucky’ the Leprechaun will award prizes at the drawings and may also be spotted throughout the month roaming the casino floor with special surprises.

Silverton: Earn & Win Free Slot Play. Dates: Wednesdays, March 19 & 26. Every Wednesday Silverton Rewards Club members who earn 250 points will receive $5 in Free Slot Play. Guests who earn 500 points will receive $10 in Free Slot Play and guests that earn 1000 points will receive $20 in Free Slot Play. Limit one item per guest per promotion date.  Item selection is final. Points must be earned on each day and will not roll over to the following day. Guests may redeem Free Slot Play at a kiosk by 11:30 p.m. on each promotion date.

Club Fortune: IRS check cashing promo. “Spring into Cash”- check cashing promotion.  Cash your IRS or other government issued check at the cashier’s cage & receive an additional 5% of your check in free slot play. Get up to $150 (the max allowed) in free slot play per cashed check. You must have a “Playerreward$” card to participate, always free to join if you’re not already a member. See the cage or Playerreward$ Center for more details. Offer expires on April 30. (Management reserves all rights.)

Sam’s Town: Point multipliers: get 4x all points on Sunday, Monday and Thursday, or get 20x points on all Buffalo penny machines on Mondays. Swipe prior to playing at a kiosk. Finish out the week with Big Spin Hot Seats on Fridays and Saturdays.  Three slot and table players will be randomly selected every 30 minutes from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to take a spin on the big wheel for a cash prize ranging from $100 to $1,000. You can win more than once.

Suncoast: Get major multipliers in the month of March with 11x reels and 7x video poker all day on Tuesdays, 6x all points on Wednesdays, and 7x video poker on Thursdays from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Before you play, don’t forget to visit a B Connected kiosk to activate your point multiplier.

Monte Carlo: Two for One tickets for Blue Man Group for Las Vegas locals for a limited time through April 6. Valid on Category A: Premium, Category B: Poncho Premium and Category C: Standard tickets only. Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offers and not valid on previously purchased tickets. Must show valid Nevada ID when picking up tickets. Each ticket is subject to tax and service fee. Offer expires April 6, 2014. All sales are final. Management reserves all rights.

Hooters: Through the month of March, Hot Seat Drawings will be held Noon to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Bonus Play Drawings will award $100 of Bonus Play each drawing. Bonus Play Drawings will be held at: 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm and 4:00pm on Saturday and Sunday only.

Tuscany Casino: Seniors age 50+ can get everything at 20% off every day in March with their Tuscany Player’s Club card. The offer includes rooms, spa treatments, gift shop purchases, restaurant meals, drinks in bars and lounges and other retail shop purchases. Some restrictions may apply. Visit the club booth for details.

Silverton: March: Table Games Drawings. Dates: Wednesdays, March 19 & 26. A drawing at 8 p.m. every Wednesday in March will be held for qualifying Silverton Rewards Club members at the Silverton Main Pit. Winners must be present and present the matching half of the ticket to collect their winnings. Each drawing will have 10 winners. Players will earn one drawing ticket by achieving one of the following outcomes while playing your favorite table games or by being a rated player. Earn Double Drawings entries every Wednesday from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Craps: 2, 3, or 12 on the come out roll
Roulette: Any Winning Straight Up Bet
Blackjack: Player or Dealer is Dealt any Blackjack
Fortune Pai Gow: Any Three of a Kind or Better
Three Card Poker: Any Pair or Better
Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em: Any Three of a Kind or Better (including community hand)
Players can win $1,000 in cash or non negotiable chips. **Prizes will be awarded based in the order in which the winners are drawn and verified.

Aliante Casino: Will offer fans the chance to become heroes of the hardwood with the March Mayhem Bracket Contest for the 2014 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament beginning Thursday, March 20. Players Club members may register for the March Mayhem Bracket Contest by selecting a winner for selected games in the 68-team tournament. The contestant with the most correct selections after the first four days and the first eight days, respectively, will each earn $1,000. The top four winners at the end of the tournament will earn cash plus a percentage of the prize pool. Registration is priced at $20 per entry, with all entry fees added directly to the prize pool in addition to a $5,000 bonus from Aliante. The contest opens for enrollment beginning on Saturday, March 8, and culminates with the NCAA Men’s Championship Game on Monday, April 7. The Race & Sports Book will offer jumbo dogs for $3 each, or two for $5, along with Budweiser products for $2 during all tournament games. Patrons will also enjoy side items such as popcorn and chips.

Cannery/Eastside Cannery:  IRS tax refund check cashers can receive from $10 to $100 in free slot play when you cash your IRS tax refund check or bring in an electronic receipt at the Cannery (North Las Vegas) or Eastside Cannery (Henderson) main cages. The amount of the refund check determines how much you can receive in free slot play (FSP) as follows: 
$500 – $1,999 ………..$10 FSP
$2,000 – $2,499 ……..$20 FSP
$2,500 – $4,999 ……..$40 FSP
$5,000 – $8,499 ……..$60 FSP
$8500+……………..$100 FSP
Those cashing a check will also receive 1 entry into a Cruise Drawing to be held on April 30, 2014 at the Cannery North. Winner must be present for the drawing.) The tax refund check amount must be a minimum of $500. Payee(s) must be 21 years old, present valid photo ID and Can Club card. Guests will be required to sign up for a Can Club card if payee(s) does not have one. Must present Social Security card or complete a W-9 Tax Form to cash refund check. Free Slot Play will be added to payee(s) Can Club card at time of transaction. Offer expires April 30, 2014. See the casino cage(s) for details. Management reserves all rights and reserves the right to accept or deny any check. 

Las Vegas Hotel (LVH): Offering a room rate special to World Series Of Poker (WSOP) employees. Using group code ZWSOP guests will be entitled to rates of $42 plus tax per night. This year’s rate is inclusive of the resort fee whereas last year the guests had to pay extra for the resort amenities. Technically it is for employees (dealers, staff, etc.) of the WSOP but they are opening the offer this year to include not only WSOP employees but participants and people who are in town in general. Last year, before the LVH had its own poker room, it was only open to dealers who dealt on the WSOP circuit. The 2014 WSOP runs from May 27 to July 14.

Downtown Grand: Offering My Points Members the opportunity to win a brand new 2013 silver Corvette, a classic 1966 silver Corvette or $25,000 cash by playing their favorite slot machines or table games.  Members can earn 1 virtual drawing ticket for every 1,000 points earned from slot or table play from January 1 through April 26. Two drawings will take place at 9 p.m. in the High Limit Lounge on Saturday, March 29, and Saturday, April 26. At the drawings, ten winners will be chosen to pick an envelope, and then, all ten winners will simultaneously open their envelopes revealing their prizes. In addition to the two silver Corvette grand prizes, an additional $10,000 in Free Slot Play or Table Game Promotional Chips will be awarded.  The winner of the Corvette drawing on March 29 will have the option of choosing the 2013 or 1966 model or $25,000 cash. In the instance the winner chooses one of the vehicles, the winner of the Corvette on April 26 will have the choice between the remaining Corvette or $25,000 cash. Participants must be present at the drawing to win and have a rated play session each day of the drawing starting at 7 p.m. to activate their virtual drawing tickets. Giveaway and drawings will be conducted in accordance with official rules.

D/Golden Gate: Through July 31, 2014 the D and Golden Gate in downtown Las Vegas will give away 35, seven-day cruises to Mexico as part of the joint slots and video poker promotion, “Reelin’ Your Way to Mexico.”  Each month the properties will draw five winning tickets. Winners and a guest will enjoy balcony cabins as they set sail aboard Carnival Cruise’s “Miracle” Ship to the Mexican Riviera for a seven-day cruise. Players can earn tickets towards the promotion at either property by playing slots and video poker, but must be members of the respective players club to participate. Club 1906 members will earn one drawing entry for every 500 points earned in slots or video poker and Club D members will earn one drawing entry for every 100 points earned in slots or video poker. Before each monthly drawing, drums from each property will be combined and a winning ticket will be drawn.  Winners will travel on Carnival Cruise Line’s “Miracle” Ship to the Mexican Riviera.  Sailing Date: Saturday, Oct.11, 2014. Return Date: Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Port of call:  Long Beach, Calif. (Transportation to and from the port of call provided by the D and Golden Gate). Winners receive complimentary hotel accommodations Friday, Oct.10, 2014 for a pre-cruise send off party and Saturday, Oct.18, 2014 for a post-cruise on-your-own stay at either the D or Golden Gate. The earning period for drawing entries is 12:01 a.m. on the beginning of the drawing month through 8:30 p.m. on the scheduled drawing dates. All drawing entries must be redeemed at the players club, filled out completely by the player and deposited in drawing barrel. Players need not be present to win, however no substitute prizes will be offered.  Visit The D or Golden Gate for drawing dates and times, and complete details.

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