Here’s what we found for the week of November 14, 2010…

El Cortez: Throughout November, 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 free See’s Candy. All jackpot winners will also receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 40” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing.  Please see Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.

Palms Casino Resort: $50K Sunday Super Stash Sundays Swipe and Win promotion November 14, 21 and 28, located at the Promotions center from 8 am-10 pm.  One prize will be awarded each promotional swipe day to all Club Palms members who earn 25 base points on slots or video poker per promotional day.  Club Palms members may check their daily points earned by swiping their player’s card at the swipe machines located in the Food Court and promotional kiosks located on the casino floor. Redemption for prizes other than restaurant offers and promotional cash may be redeemed at the Promotions Center from 8:00 am – 10:00 pm.  All prizes must be claimed by expiration date on voucher by 10pm.  Prizes may include but are not limited to:
–Up to $500 in Free Slot Play (Valid 24 hours).
—Food offers.
—Up to $500 in Cash!\
—Other great prizes.

Sam’s Town: Mystic Falls Park will once again transform into a popular winter wonderland for the holidays—November 24 through January 2. To enhance the true holiday experience, Sam’s Town has partnered with Nellis Air Force Base for the Cell Phones for Soldiers program. Coinciding with the date of the lighting ceremony on November 24, Sam’s Town will accept donations of used mobile phones for the Cell Phones for Soldiers program. Each phone donated to the program equates to an hour of talk time for soldiers abroad. Teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, Mass., with $21 of their own money, founded Cell Phones for Soldiers. Since then, the registered 501c3 non-profit organization has raised almost $2 million in donations and distributed more than 500,000 prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas. Guests who donate used phones at the B Connected Club at Sam’s Town between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on November 24 will receive a coupon for a FREE hot chocolate, courtesy of Java in the Park, a beverage perfect to enjoy while perusing the holiday themed displays.  Upon entering Mystic Falls, guests will be greeted with festive garland streams, whimsical snow covered lampposts and more than 50 glimmering trees adorned in lights. A dazzling 30-foot professionally decorated Christmas tree is sure to inspire holiday cheer.  As the holiday show begins, three new polar bear scenes and a river scene with two fishing polar bears come to life in their snowy surroundings. Like in the Western snowy mountains, snow floats from the sky capping the waterfall and mountain range. All the while, light images and shooting water dance to traditional holiday music including “Frosty the Snowman,” “Let It Snow” and “The Nutcracker,” placing guests in the middle of a magical winter wonderland experience in the heart of the Boulder Strip. The free 15-minute winter show will take place at 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. nightly.  For further information on Mystic Falls Winter Wonderland, visit or

Rampart Casino: FREE Pumpkin Pie:  Wednesday, November 24. Earn 100 points and receive one FREE pumpkin pie.  Customer keeps the points.  Limit one per person.

Silverton Casino Lodge: Launches the inaugural “Mustachio Bashio” and invites valley residents to sport their “Best ’stash.” Guests can enjoy beer pong, live band karaoke, a mashed potato-eating contest, a mariachi band, $1 beer and much more. Celebrity judges will choose the contestants with the “Best ’Stash” for a chance to win great prizes including an iPad or iPhone and more. Limited edition “Mustachio Bashio” t-shirts will be on-sale throughout the night with proceeds going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). WHEN: Friday, November 19, 20106 p.m. – Doors Open
7 p.m. – Mashed Potato eating contest
8 p.m. – “Best ’Stash” contest begins
WHERE:Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Lodge

Vegas Club: November promotion: “2-4-6-8 Who do we appreciate? You!” Win up to $500 cash or other great prizes everyday in November.Daily drawings at 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm and 8 pm.  Details at club booth.

Jerry’s Nugget: Guests will be treated to a FREE 10” Apple Pie when earning 599 point on November 21, 22, 23 and 24.  Once the points criterion is met, guests can go to The MoreClub Kiosk to pick up a pie ticket to redeem at Uncle Angelo’s Bakery.

M Resort: Thru November: ½ Price Dining Promotion – Dine at M Resort’s fine dining restaurants (Terzetto, Marinelli’s and Veloce Cibo) and receive ½ off when you use your iMagine Rewards points to pay. Tax, gratuity, holiday periods and alcohol are not included.

Luck, Royals, Good Food and Jackpots to all….. Regards, H. Scot Krause
Author not responsible for omissions, changes and/or errors.

Ongoing November Promotions

Vegas Values Updates: The American Casino Guide web site has a 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. Go to

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder/Decatur: November Gift card promotion: Earn base points November 15 through 28. Order/Pick up Gift Cards: November 29 through December 4. ace|PLAY members have the chance to earn base points to win gift cards.  Every 5,000 BASE points earns $25 in gift cards.  See ace|PLAY center for details.

Ellis Island: Visa Gift Card Giveaway.  $1,000 in Visa Gift Card drawings will be held on Wednesday, November 24. Drawings held at: 10AM, 12PM, 2PM, 4PM & 6PM for $100 Visa Gift Cards and 8PM for a $500 Visa Gift Card. Earn 1,000 points on any machine same day in November for an entry. See details posted at club booth.

Silverton: “Fall Feast” drawings every Thursday and Saturday night at 7:30 pm in November. 10 winners (must be present) will be selected, with a top prize of $5,000-$10,000 cash (actual amount based on the number of points the winner earned on drawing day). Other prizes range from $75-$750 in free play or $100-$1,000 in dining credits.

Palms Casino Resort: Club Palms can participate in the Fall Bounty Swipe and Win promotion November 18 & 25 located in the Promotions Center Court from 8am-10pm. One prize will be awarded each promotional swipe day to all Club Palms members who earn 25 base points on slots or video poker per promotional day.  Prizes may include but are not limited to:
—Up To $1,000 Cash
—Up To $100 in Food Credits
—Up To $50 in Free Slot Play
—iPod Shuffles
—Various Palms Gift Items

Westin Casuarina: New member promotion: If you don’t win, get back your losses up to $25 in FREE play. Promo is valid day of new member sign up. See Player’s Club for details. (New/ongoing until further notice.)

November Gambling Podcast All About Slots with Michael “The Wizard of Odds” Shackleford – A video podcast hosted on Youtube! The American Casino Guide has a monthly podcast hosted by the book’s author, Steve Bourie, who talks about topics of interest to travelers who like to visit casinos and during the course of each show he interviews a special guest from the world of casino travel or gambling.

For the November podcast Steve interviews Michael Shackleford, also known as the “Wizard of Odds.” They talk about how slot machines work and how to win on them. To visit the podcast page, go to:

On that page you can also access past interviews with noted gaming authorities, including: Mike Aponte, Max Rubin, Bob Dancer, Stanford Wong, Arnold Snyder, John Grochowski, Henry Tamburin, John Robison, The Wizard of Odds, Bill Burton, Jeffrey Compton, Anthony Curtis and others.

Golden Gate: TV Tuesdays in November. Win an HDTV every Tuesday in November. Drawings held every Tuesday night at 6:30 pm. Earn drawing entries beginning Monday at 9 am for that week’s drawing. ust be present to win. See Club 1906 for complete rules and details.

Jerry’s Nugget: On Fridays and Saturdays in November, guests can earn 799 points to play “Gift Giving” at any kiosk. Five presents will be on display with the guests choosing a gift. Their selection will reveal prizes ranging from $10 to $25 Jerry’s Nugget gift cards, $50 gift cards to Target, plus merchandise such as Snuggies, beer mugs, coffee makers and even iPod Shuffles. The 799 point qualifier can be earned by playing on slots, video poker and video keno from 4 am to 11:55 pm with a MoreClub card inserted properly into the machine.

Orleans: Orleans Casino Turkey Shoot Drawings every Saturday in November. Drawings at 6:15 pm and 8:15 pm November 13, 20, 27. Five (5) winners per drawing, ten (10) winners each Saturday. Earn entries by playing slots or table games. Top prize of $10,000 in each drawing with 40 total guaranteed winners for the month.

Las Vegas Hilton: “The Great Gift Grab” November 1-30. Grab for your chance to win a variety of prizes including wine, candles, jewelry boxes, travel clocks, Goddard coasters, photo trays and more. Grab a gift from the drawing drum with every $10 in Reward Dollars earned. Visit the Player’s Club for details. A maximum of 5 “grabs” can be earned during promotional period.

Sierra Gold and PT’s Tavern
s: $10,000 Flip Ultra HD Giveaway. Giving away 60 Flip Ultra HD camcorders during the month of November, 2 per day. Play your favorite slots at any PT’s & Sierra Gold and earn one entry for every 10 points earned. Earn entries every 24-hour period between 10 p.m. and 9:59 p.m. daily, and at 10 p.m. Two random winners will be chosen daily.

El Cortez: Cash is King. The El Cortez will host its final Cash is King Drawing of 2010 in December.  Club Cortez members will receive one entry ticket to the final drawing for every 5,000 points they earn in November. See Club Cortez for additional information.

South Point: The $200,000 Great Turkey Hunt. Two drawings will be held every Tuesday starting November 9 thru November 30 at 4 pm and 8 pm in the Showroom. Slot Club members will receive 2 virtual tickets every day, starting November 1, just for swiping their Club Card at a kiosk. In addition, 1 virtual ticket will be given away each hour to slot club members who are actively playing with their club card properly inserted into the machine. Slot Club members will also receive 1 ticket for every Bingo session purchased. Each drawing will have 15 winners, each winning from $1,000-$5,000.

Primm Valley Casino Resorts (Primm, NV): Text “ONE MIL” to 30364. Every text wins from $5 to $1 Million.  For new members only.

Eldorado Casino (Henderson): Thru November: “Saturdays Play on Us Cash & Bonus Cash Giveaway.”  Win  $500 in Free Play.  Drawings at 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 pm.  Earn tickets thru slot play. Also: FREE Slot Tournament every Saturday from Noon-4 pm.  See Prime Rewards for more details on all promotions.

Harrah’s (Las Vegas Properties): Launched an innovative new way for guests to experience more of the best of Las Vegas’ diverse selection of shows with the All Stage Pass . This new program allows guests to purchase a pass for a one-time fee and see as many shows as they like in a 48-hour period.  Participating in the program are entertainment offerings at Bally’s, Caesars Palace, Flamingo, Harrah’s, Imperial Palace, O’Sheas, Paris and Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino offering the following roster of shows participating in All Stage Pass:
Jubilee! (7:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.)
Human Nature (7:30 p.m.)
Rita Rudner (8:30 p.m.)
Matt Goss (10:00 p.m.)
Mac King (1:00 & 3:00 p.m.)
The Improv (8:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.)
Legends in Concert (7:30 & 10:00 p.m.)
Chippendales (8:00 p.m.)
Divas Las Vegas (10:00 p.m.)
Nathan Burton (4:00 p.m.)
Matsuri (4:00 p.m.)
Anthony Cools (9:00 p.m.)
George Wallace (10:00 p.m.)
X Burlesque (10:00 p.m.)
Vinnie Favorito (8:00 p.m.)
The Price is Right (2:30 & 7:30 p.m.)
Dirk Arthur (7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.)

The All Stage Pass allows guests to see as many of the 17 shows offered within 48 hours of purchase and is priced at $99 (plus tax and fees) for Harrah’s Total Rewards members, $119 (plus tax and fees) for non-members. All Stage Pass holders receive preferred pricing of just $40 (plus tax) per ticket for premium shows including Cher, Donny & Marie, Barry Manilow and Penn & Teller.  All Stage Pass can be purchased at the Planet Hollywood box office located on the casino floor across from the Heart Bar. After purchasing an All Stage Pass, guests simply visit the box office at the property of the show they would like to see and present their pass for one ticket. Tickets to shows are based on availability and can be picked up no more than two hours in advance of show time. For more information on the All Stage Pass and current show dates and times, visit

Terrible’s: Thru December, earn 7,500 base points in a week (Sun-Sat) and receive a $75 comp to McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant (points are not deducted).  Or redeem 20,000 points and receive a $75 comp to McCormick & Schmick’s seafood restaurant.

Gold Coast: Receive a 100 coin bonus on the video poker “Card of the Day” at the Redzone Sports Bar. (Ongoing until further notice.)

Suncoast: Suncoast Hit Parade resumes at the Suncoast Showroom every Thursday, at 2 p.m. The popular weekly matinee event is a 75-minute live entertainment variety show.  Tickets are FREE for B Connected Club members. B Connected membership is free. Must be 21 or older. Further information is available by visiting

Palazzo: Laguna is a full-service champagne and cocktail bar perfect for meeting and mingling.  For $20, guests can enjoy “Bottomless Bubbly” every night from 8 pm to midnight. (Ongoing until further notice.)

Binion’s Gambling Hall: Mother Lode swipe and win promotion. Club Binion’s members earn points by playing slots or video poker and receive up to three swipes every single day on the Mother Lode. Every swipe is a winner and Binion’s is giving away tons of prizes including free slot play, free drinks, free food and cash. Cash prizes start at $50 for the first swipe, $100 for the second swipe, and the Mother Lode $2,500 with the third. Club Binion’s members earn their first swipe after just five points, get a second swipe at 40 points and the third swipe comes at 500 points. And not only will players receive their Mother Lode prizes, they will be earning cash back and comps simultaneously. For every $5 in coin-in on slots and for every $8 on video poker, players earn one point. The promotion resets daily, so players can come back day after day for their three swipes, and the chance at $2,500.

Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon: Bill’s Comp Explosion Giveaway through December 31. 6 chances to win $100 Comp Dollars daily. Your name could be one of the six drawn each day to win $100 comp dollars to use at select locations at eight Las Vegas Harrah’s resorts. See rules at the club booth or visit:

Bighorn/Longhorn Casinos: “Cash is King” drawings. On Mondays and Thursdays drawings will be held for: $300 at 7:00 PM, $200 at 8:00 PM. $200 at 9:00 PM and $300 at 10:00 PM. On Saturdays the drawings are: $750 at 7:00 and 10 PM and $500 at 8:00 and 9:00 PM. Draw until winners. Guaranteed prizes. 4 drawings/4 winners each night.

How To Win on Slots Video – American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, has created a 10-minute video in which he explains how slots work and how to win on them. He also answers nine common questions that slots players have, such as: Do casinos put the “loosest” slots near the entrances?; If I play a machine and it’s been losing for awhile, does that mean it’s due to hit soon?; After I play a machine and leave I see that the next person who sits down wins the jackpot, would I have the won that jack pot if I had stayed at that machine? and more. Click this link to see the Slot machine video , or go to –

Atlantic City Blog – Want information on Atlantic City casino promotions? The American Casino Guide web site has an Atlantic City blog with information about promotions and events at all Atlantic City casinos. To visit the blog, go to:

Football Promotions

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder: Monday Night Mania continues through the NFL season with drink specials and prize giveaways during the Monday night games in the Palace Grand Lounge.  Raffle entries are earned by purchasing any Budweiser product.

M Resort: Offering iMagine Rewards members a chance to win their share of more than $150,000 in cash prizes in their FREE football contest. The contest runs weekly thru January 2, 2011. Open to all iMagine Rewards members, the contest includes $9,000 in weekly cash prizes with $5,000 going to first place, $2,500 to second place and $1,500 to third place. iMagine Rewards club members can receive a FREE weekly entry as well as up to 10 additional entries daily by earning base slot points or rated table play. iMagine Rewards members earning 5,000 base slot points within the past 30 days of the date of their win will receive double prize winnings in FREE slot play. In addition to the FREE $150,000 contest, M Resort will celebrate football every Monday night throughout the season with drink specials in select casino bars on property. Specials include $1 select shots with every touchdown and $2 Miller and Coors draft pints. 32¢ª Draft Bar, which offers 96 of the coldest beers on tap, will be home to a live radio broadcast with KKLZ 96.3, the world-famous Miller Girls and prize giveaways. Visit the Race & Sports Book for contest details and registration.

Club Fortune Casino (Henderson): Features Monday Night Mayhem from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for football fans. Players club members receive FREE Budweiser and Bud Light draft beers for the first quarter of games. Club Fortune Casino has more than 550 slot machines, a brand new Poker Room, table games including blackjack, craps and mini-baccarat for guests to enjoy as well as a players club program. The Player Rewards Center business hours are Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.  The casino is located at 725 Racetrack Road in Henderson. For more information, call (702) 566-5555 or visit

Jerry’s Nugget Casino: Monday Night Football Parties. The Race and Sports Book will officially kick off the weekly Monday Night Football Party on September 13. Sports bettors making a minimum $10 bet on Monday’s football game or Night Racing will receive full access to the Party Zone at the Jerry’s Nugget Race and Sports Book. Guests will receive seating to watch the game throughout the Sports Book, meet and greet with football guru Harvey Hyde, plus receive a FREE drawing ticket to win an assortment of cash and prizes to be given away during the Big Game. Throughout the MNF parties, guests can chow down on delicious pizza slices and hot dogs all for $1 each. Budweiser beers will be $1 each for Party Zone guests. First quarter drawings consist of $25 cash and various prizes. At halftime, a $50 cash giveaway and more prizes will be given away, and finally $75 cash and even more prizes will be drawn after the Third Quarter. All winners must be present to win. Limit one cash prize and one gift item per guest.

Suncoast: FREE Monday Night Football Parties. First draft and hot dog are FREE. Prizes given away throughout the night.

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower:  Brings back Pro Football Headquarters. Throughout the season, enjoy FREE admission, live Blackjack tables featuring beautiful entertainment dealers, and four live betting stations dedicated to football bettors. Savor Jalapeño Beer Brats with sautéed peppers and onions, BBQ Pulled Pork Ciabatta, Buffalo Chicken Wings and Build-Your-Own Baked Potato Bar—all only $2 each. Quench your thirst with $5 pitchers of Bud Light, delivered to your table by Cheerleader Cocktail Servers in the only showroom on the Strip to offer table seating. Plus FREE T-shirts will be given to the first 500 guests every Sunday while supplies last.  Showroom doors open at 9 a.m. every Sunday beginning September 12. Pro Football HQ is in the Stratosphere Theater of the Stars showroom, located one level above the casino floor. Go up the escalator across from Roxy’s Diner.

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder: Second Chance Football Drawings. Each losing $20 parlay or $50 straight bet will receive an entry into the drawing. Drawing is last Friday of each month throughout the football season. Win up to $500 cash.

Boyd Gaming Properties: Registration has begun for the “Pick the Pros” football contest at all participating Boyd Gaming locations. Now in its 33rd year, Pick the Pros is the longest-running football contest in Las Vegas.  The contest is FREE and a total of $500,000 will be awarded. Pick the Pros starts a new contest each week and there are no accumulated points to track, therefore guests can participate in one or all of the weeks in the season, with multiple opportunities to win $30,000 in prize money each week during the 2010 regular professional football season. Contest participants will not compete against the point spread, but instead pick winners straight-up. Each participant will receive multiple FREE entries per week to select their winning teams. Ruby cardholders receive three FREE entries, Sapphire cardholders receive four FOUR entries and Emerald cardholders receive five FREE entries.  The best performer each week is guaranteed a $10,000 top prize; an additional $20,000 will be split by other top players each week. Players can register at any of the 60 kiosks at Boyd Gaming properties including; The Orleans, Sam’s Town, Suncoast, Gold Coast, California, Fremont, Eldorado, Jokers Wild.  Pick the Pros is open to all B Connected and Prime Rewards card members and membership is free. The contest begins on Sunday, September 12, 2010 and will continue each week through January 2, 2011. For further information, visit or any Boyd Gaming race and sports book.

Palms: $300,000 Pigskin Payoff Football Contest. Weekly contest throughout the season. $25 entry fee. Sign up at the Race & Sports Book.

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