Vegas Values Report for March 8, 2015

Vegas Values Report for March 8, 2015

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Suncoast: March Bonus Points: Tuesday, March 10, 10x Slots/6x Video Poker. 15x Buffalo Games – Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays. Wednesdays, March 11, 18, & 25: Mystery Multipliers ?x up to 50x. Swipe at kiosk.

The D/Golden Gate: On Tuesday, March 17, players can earn their green apparel for the St. Patrick’s Day festivities with the D and Golden Gate’s St. Paddy’s Day T-shirt Giveaways. With a buy-in of $100 or more on table games at either casino, players will receive one “I got lucky at…” commemorative T-shirt. There is a limit of one T-shirt per person, per property, while supplies last.

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SLS: Now until March 22, guests who earn 250 slot points or 500 video poker points can receive a FREE gift. Mail recipients as well as guests who have made a $10 advance-deposit wagering (ADW) or higher in the last 90 days are also eligible.  FREE gifts include a deep dish pie plate, canister set, ceramic bake ware and a stainless steel bowl set. Items must be picked up between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the podium near 800 Degrees Pizza. On Sunday, March 29, guests who were unable to pick up their gifts throughout the month may do so at the CODE desk between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Restrictions apply.

Riviera: Diamond Jubilee Anniversary – 60 years on the famed Las Vegas Strip. Anniversary celebrations will take place throughout the month of April, with more than $500,000 in cash prizes that will be given away in the Classic Cash Giveaway. With the iconic property closing its doors to the public at noon on Monday, May 4, 2015, the opportunity to come experience one of the Las Vegas’ most historic properties is coming to an end.  For every 600 points earned, Riviera Rewards Club members will receive entries into special Classic Cash Giveaway drawings for cash prizes up to $10,000. A grand prize of $10,000 in cash will be given away every Sunday through Friday at 7:00 p.m. throughout the month of April, with the 2nd through 9th place winners each receiving $1,000 in cash. Continuing the celebration, 60 winners will be selected at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, 11, and 18, 2015. A grand prize of $6,000 in cash will be rewarded each week, with the 2nd through 21st place winners receiving $600 cash each and 22nd through 60th place winners receiving $60 in cash each. The month will conclude with a grand prize of a Harley Davidson Motorcycle, which will be awarded to one lucky winner on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., with $60 cash going to the 2nd through 60th place winners. A second-chance drawing will be conducted Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., with six winners equally sharing all unclaimed nightly drawing prizes. All drawings will be held adjacent to the casino cage and entries are non-transferable. Complete details and a full set of rules for the Riviera Diamond Jubilee 60th Anniversary promotion are available at the Riviera Rewards Center.  Contestants must be 21 years or older with a valid ID and must be a Riviera Rewards Club member (membership is always free). Sign up for Riviera Rewards in-person at Riviera Hotel & Casino or online at www.rivierahotel.com.

Silverton: The Great Garage & Antique Sale Saturday, March 14. Silverton Parking Lot. FREE Admission from 9 am – 3 pm. $5 Early Bird entry from 8 am – 9 am. 100 neighborhood garage sales in one place for the day, plus food trucks and activities for the kids.

Rampart Casino: On Tuesday March 17, JC’s Irish Sports Pub will offer an exciting St. Patrick’s Day celebration, including great food & drink specials, live music, a complimentary 4 p.m. Guinness Toast and more. The party starts at noon on Tuesday and continues until 12:30 a.m. A $10 cover gets each guest entry into the party and includes a choice of a free green beer or Jameson shot. Live music will be offered throughout the day and into the night with popular local pop band Holes & Hearts performing from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the Irish band Finnegan’s Wake performing from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. The Guinness Girls and Jameson Girls will also be on hand giving out shots, plenty of friendly smiles as well as Irish-themed swag.

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 10-cent or high denomination machine or a $200 or more jackpot on live keno will receive their choice of either a minimum $10 (possibly up to $1,000) in free play or a FREE bottle of Woodbridge wine. See Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder & Decatur: For every 1,000 base points earned March 8 – 28, guests will swipe and play the kiosk game to win Free Slot Play, comps, Gift Cards or entries into the $20,000 weekly cash drawings. Drawings are every Friday & Saturday at 8:15 pm. Five cash winners at each drawing with a $5000 top prize.

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Ongoing March 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.

Bighorn/Longhorn Casinos: March promotions: Bigshot members may insert their card every day and will receive a point award up to $500. All players will receive a FREE 6 pack of Pepsi product for any 4 of a kind 5-10s or any payout of $75 on slots or Keno. Blackjack players receive Pepsi with a Diamond Blackjack.  

Rampart Casino: Weekly $100,000 Wheel ‘O Cash Drawings every Friday and Saturday throughout March at 6:15 and 8:15 p.m. Each drawing night 16 lucky winners will spin the wheel three times and add up their prizes to win up to $2,500 cash. One hundred points of slot play or one hour of $10 table play will earn players one entry into the weekly drawings. Players will earn 10X entries Mondays through Thursdays.  Visit the club for complete details.

Westgate: $50K Pot of Gold Blackjack Tournament. Enter for your chance to win a share of $50,000 in cash.  Buy-in is $249 (cash or comp dollars) and you must register on Friday, March 13, for play Saturday, March 14 & Sunday, March 15. The first-place winner will take home $25,000. 2nd Place wins $10,000 and 3rd Place wins $7,500. Additional cash prizes pay down to 7th Place. Call your Casino Host or Casino Services at (800) 457-3307 to make your reservation.

Golden Nugget: $40,000 NASCAR Giveaway – March 5-8. To celebrate the annual return, the Golden Nugget is giving away $40,000 in their NASCAR Giveaway starting Thursday, March 5 – Sunday, March 8. 24K Select Players Club members who play a minimum of $50 on any participating slot or video poker machine within one hour before the start of each race are eligible to participate. There will be 5 races per day at 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. with $10,000 in daily prizes. First prize at each race receives a share of $1,000 in free slot play.

Venetian: Speed demons who race over to Rockhouse after the NASCAR Kobalt 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 8 will be rewarded – arrive within one hour of the checkered flag for FREE open bar  all night on March 8. Fans must bring their ticket stub to claim the offer. For those who want to watch the race from the comfort of a bar, Rockhouse will be broadcasting all the weekend’s NASCAR races from its HDTV’s.  Rockhouse is located in the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian Casino Resort.

Silver Sevens: Magic Mondays Slot Tournaments. Every Monday in March. Sessions every 15 minutes from 11am-6pm. 25 winners guaranteed Cash or Free Slot Play based on highest scores. A-Play Platinum and Gold members receive a free entry. A-Play Silver members qualify after earning 50 base points the day of the tournament. A-Play Red members qualify after earning 100 base points the day of the tournament. 2nd Entry can be earned with 500 base points on the prior day. 3rd entry can be earned with 1000 prior day base points.

Palms: Points earned Monday through Friday between March 2 and March 13 may be combined and redeemed for up to $190 in cash per day. Points are used to determine prizes earned but participants keep their points. Visit Club Palms for details.

Boyd Gaming: Visit any of the Boyd Gaming properties in Las Vegas Friday-Sunday, March 6-8 during normal club hours and pick up your FREE Boyd Gaming 300 Commemorative B Connected Card (one commemorative card per person, while supplies last.) Earn at least 100 points that day to receive a FREE Boyd Gaming 300 hat. Plus, any new members signing up for B Connected will receive $5 slot dollars after playing their first $5.

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 will close May 4, 2015. Be advised to use up points, comps, coupons and cash in chips ASAP.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.)

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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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