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May Video Podcast  Why 8/5 Bonus Poker is a Good Game to Play with Video Poker Expert Linda Boyd – Video poker expert, Linda Boyd, gives details on why 8/5 Bonus Poker is a good game to play. Topics covered include: wide availability of the game even when casinos downgrade their games; strategy is similar to that used on jacks or better; low variance compared to many other versions of video poker; casinos usually offer full comps and cashback; more exciting because of increased payouts on certain four-of-a-kinds; wide availability on progressive machines; and more! To watch this video, go to On that page you can also access more than 90 other audio and video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

Planet Hollywood: Cabo Wabo Cantina inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood on the Las Vegas Strip will offer a 20 percent discount for active duty military members and veterans in honor of National Military Appreciation Month in May. Military men and women will receive a 20 percent discount on all rockin’ food and drinks when they present their current military ID at the cantina. Service members can indulge in Cabo Wabo’s savory Baja-Mex dishes including the new chicken sabana, a grilled chicken breast pounded paper thin and stacked with beans, melted Mexican cheeses, chorizo, chimichurri, caramelized onions and pico de gallo; and Sammy’s tequila shrimp made with Baja shrimp, garlic and Cabo Wabo tequila lime-sauce, served with Mexican dirty rice.

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 Station Casinos/Fiestas: Station Casinos is increasing its efforts to honor all active and veteran military by introducing “Military Mondays,” a community initiative to provide gratitude along with special discounts and events for those who have proudly served our country. Military Mondays is open to all divisions of the armed services, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and the National Guard, whether active, retired or veteran.

Military Mondays will feature an exclusively-designed commemorative Boarding Pass card that will be available in all levels and demarcated with a U.S. flag and gold ribbon. Military guests may pick up a new card by presenting a valid military ID and current Boarding Pass card to any Station Casinos or Fiesta Rewards Center and will be permanently registered within the Station Casinos Boarding Pass system as military. Once registered, qualified guests will receive a variety of benefits including dining, hotel, food and beverage, gaming, bowling and Kid’s Quest discounts, as well as Budweiser-sponsored specials. Additional benefits will be added throughout the year.

On Memorial Day, May 26, Station Casinos will host a free $5,000 slot tournament open to all Boarding Pass card holders, military and non-military alike. For every Boarding Pass member who participates in the tournament, Station Casinos will pledge  $1, up to $10,000 to the Nevada Military Support Alliance, a non-profit organization that  provides financial assistance to families of Nevada military personnel. 100-percent of the donation will go towards the construction of the recently announced Las Vegas Fisher House that will be located at the Southern Nevada Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Each Boarding Pass member redeeming the first free entry into the slot tournament will also receive a complimentary ribbon pin to support our troops, with the choice of a yellow ribbon to honor fallen soldiers or a red, white and blue ribbon for patriotism.

Fifty slot tournament winners are guaranteed at each Station Casinos and Fiesta property, with the top prize of $2,000. Guests may earn up to two additional entries into the tournament for 50 points each.

Both Military Mondays and the free slot tournament are available to guests 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 promotional details are available at or at any Rewards Center.

Boyd Gaming: For the sixth year, Boyd Gaming will sponsor the Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Days, May 14-18. Boyd Gaming’s downtown properties California Hotel Casino, Fremont Hotel and Casino and Main Street Station Casino Brewery Hotel are the exclusive host hotels for the Wild West Weekend, offering special rates and food/beverage deals, while also hosting the annual Whiskerino Contest.

Whiskerino Contest: A Helldorado Days tradition since inception, the Whiskerino Contest will be held at Pullman Grille inside Main Street Station on Friday, May 16 at 6 p.m. Whether entrants sport a full beard, mutton chops, goatee or handlebar moustache, there is a fitting category for contestants to enter to showcase their facial locks.

Categories for the Whiskerino Contest this year include: longest beard, best groomed beard, most unique beard, longest moustache, best moustache, best goatee, best overall and audience favorite.

Whiskerino contestants are encouraged to dress up in western, pioneer, cowboy or 1880’s period attire. For contest rules, criteria and registration, visit

Food & Beverage Deals: Triple 7 Restaurant & Microbrewery, located inside Main Street Station, offers a signature Helldorado Days brew – the “Cowboy Breakfast Stout” ($3.77), a traditional oatmeal coffee stout – during the event weekend. The restaurant and microbrewery will also offer a special “Helldorado Shootout Burger” ($6.99,  available 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.) – a juicy burger topped with Jack Daniel’s® Whiskey BBQ sauce and “Whiskerino” onions. A signature Triple 7 brew can be added for $2.

Tony Roma’s, located inside the Fremont Hotel Casino, will offer a meal that is sure to satisfy the hungriest of cowboys. Aptly named the “Hungry Cowboy’s Dinner” ($23), the hearty meal includes a 16oz rib eye steak, baked potato and green beans, along with a small salad. Diners 21 and older will receive a complimentary draft beer with the purchase of the special.  

Special “Bulls Milk” cocktails ($4), made with Cruzan Velvet Cinn and Jim Beam Honey, will be available throughout Helldorado Days at all casino bars at the Fremont, California and Main Street Station (excluding Triple 7).

Book a Room at Fremont, California or Main Street Station – Locals looking to “rodeo-up” for the entire Helldorado weekend can book a room at one of the three Boyd Gaming exclusive host hotel properties. Rates start at $33 for midweek bookings and $65 for weekends. For further information about Boyd Gaming’s involvement with Helldorado and to book rooms, visit

El Cortez: Throughout May, 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 a free gift card from Walgreens, Smith’s, Walmart, Shell or Chevron. Please see Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.

Cosmopolitan: Dive In Movie Mondays are back this summer at the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool.  The Marquee at Boulevard Pool transforms into a colossal movie screen, showing favorite films back to back high above Las Vegas for a double feature on Monday evenings. From classic films to major blockbusters, take a dip or lounge poolside as you sip on handcrafted cocktails and enjoy traditional movie snacks under the stars. The all age’s event begins with a first film at 7 p.m. followed by the second feature at 9:30 p.m. Cost is a modest $5 per person or complimentary for hotel guests. The summer film schedule is as follows: May 19 Despicable Me | Goldfinger; May 26 Despicable Me 2 | Blackhawk Down; June 2 The Sandlot | Moneyball; June 9 Ella Enchanted | The Princess Bride; June 16 Little Giants | Friday Night Lights; June 30 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial | Apollo 13; July 7 Marley and Me | Seabiscuit; July 14 Richie Rich | The Great Gatsby; July 21 Karate Kid | Rocky; July 28 Space Jam | Coach Carter; August 4 The Amazing Spider Man | The Dark Knight Rises; August 11 Spy Kids | The Bourne Identity; August 18 Clueless | The Devil Wears Prada; August 25 Lego Movie | The Hangover; September 1 Kung Fu Panda | Skyfall;

Wildfire Casinos: Wine Gift Days Wednesdays – May 14, 21 & 28. Earn 100 points and get one gift. Earn 250 additional points and get another gift. You keep the points.10:00AM-8:00 pm. Complete details at the Main Cage.

Cannery: Prime Rib& Shrimp Buffet on Thursdays. Earn 500 same day base points and receive a 1 FREE Thursday Night Buffet. Table Games: Earn 60 Table Points. Voucher is valid 8 days from issue. Must swipe at the kiosk to redeem. Points must be earned separately. Max 1 swipe per person per day. See CAN Club for details.

Silverton: $10,000 Reel & Win Slot Tournaments. Date: Every Tuesday in May. Time: Noon to 5 p.m. Info: Silverton Rewards Club cardholders will receive one FREE entry, redeemable at the Redemption Kiosks. Patrons can earn additional entries for every 100 points by 4 p.m. (Two additional entries maximum. Diamond Players get a 2nd entry free). Top 30 players will be qualified for cash and free slot play prizes. Finish in 1st place and win $1,000 cash! Registration begins at 11 a.m. at the Silverton Box Office. Winners will receive their payouts at 6 p.m. and have one hour to claim winnings. Tournament machines are now located in front of Starbucks

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Ongoing May Promotions

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Silverton: Silverton Rewards Club members who play their favorite machines every Wednesday & Thursday in May can earn 500 points to play the Mini Cooper Mayhem kiosk game where prizes include a 2014 Mini Cooper, free slot play, cash, dining and more.  Kiosks are located on the casino floor and points earned must be base points only earned from midnight -11:30 pm on promotion dates.

Rampart Casino: Hosts the $20,000 Wacky Winners random hot seat drawings every Monday in May. Winners will be drawn every 30 minutes daily from 1 to 7 p.m. A grand total of 52 winners will be chosen each week. Hot seat winners will receive $250 in free slot play and the three players to their left will receive $50; Summerlin Elite winners will receive a bonus $250 if they are the main winner.

Orleans: FREE gifts on Tuesdays. Earn 300 points, swipe your B Connected Card at any kiosk to receive voucher. Present voucher at the B Connected Club to receive FREE gift from 11am-7pm. Gifts are as follows:
Tuesday, 5/13: Wine Glasses or Wine Bottle/Glass Holder (choice of one)

Cromwell: The new and first of its kind standalone boutique hotel is now open. The casino features 434 slot machines and 66 table games. The completely renovated casino (formerly Bill’s Gambling Hall/Barbary Coast) located at Flamingo and the Las Vegas Strip, is now open to the public. In addition to the casino, Interlude, the cocktail lounge located in the heart of the casino floor and Curios, The Cromwell’s distinctive retail shop, are also now open. Guests can now book reservations online at or by calling 1-844-I-AM-CROM (1-844-4-26-2766)

Mandalay Bay: Tiger Jam, a two-day charity event May 16-17 and hosted by Woods, combines world-class golf, high-stakes poker, gourmet cuisine and exclusive VIP experiences into an exciting, star-studded weekend benefiting the college-access programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation. Participants will join Woods, Phil Hellmuth, WPT host and Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton, poker’s all-time winningest tournament player Antonio Esfandiari and other poker greats for an exclusive night of the game. A Pre-Jam Party at Moorea Beach Club at Mandalay Bay will follow Tiger’s Poker Night. Tournament prizes include a round of golf with Woods, Pro-Am playing spots in premier PGA TOUR events and other unique items. On Saturday, May 17, Grammy-nominated pop-rock band OneRepublic will bring its sweeping sound of electronic music, gospel, blues, and folk to the Mandalay Bay Events Center to headline the 16th-annual Tiger Jam. For more information on 2014 Tiger Jam opportunities, to purchase tickets or to attend the poker tournament, call (949) 725-3003.

South Point: $500,000 Big-Game Bingo Super Gala. South Point bingo players may purchase entries for South Point’s Bingo Super Gala event for the chance to win part of $500,000 the bingo jackpot on Monday, July 7 and Tuesday, July 8. Entries for the two-day gala are available for $350 which includes two-day gala access, one 9-ON pack of bingo cards, one food voucher and dauber per day. The bingo spectacular will offer a $250,000 daily prize pool. The gala will start with 10 warm-up games with a total purse of $10,000, followed by 19 Super Gala games for $10,000 each, and concluding with one $50,000 coverall game and one $10,000 “2nd Chance” game. Warm-up games will begin at 11:30 a.m. each day with the Super Gala beginning at 1 p.m. Doors open at 8 a.m. South Point offers gala players a special $50 room rate for Sunday, July 6 and includes a two-night hotel accommodation for Monday, July 7 and Tuesday, July 8. Entry to the Super Gala is subject to availability. For more information, please visit South Point Casino’s website.Seating is reserved so interested players should call 877-875-4697 to make a reservation. It’s through, so ask for the Palace Station Big Bingo event when calling. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. both days. Entry tickets are $99, and includes:
One, 6-on pack
2 buffet coupons, which may also be used in the restaurants for $10 off
2 complimentary daubers
Special hotel deals for players (use promo code BBGAPR)
Additional 6-on packs are $20, maximum of 20 can be purchased
Electronic games available with minimum buy-on plus three of the 6-on packs
Warm up games start at 11 a.m. Each day, $37,500 will be given away.

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 May 27 to July 14.

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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