Vegas Values Report for October 5, 2014

Vegas Values Report for October 5, 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…

Downtown Grand: Anniversary Celebration. “Happy Birthday to Us” at S+O Restaurant. Guests whose birthdays fall on Downtown Grand’s anniversary date of Oct. 27 will receive a FREE meal. Valid ID is required to verify birthday.

Rampart Casino: 15-Year Anniversary Champagne and Cake Ceremony – Friday, Oct. 10. The property’s executives will come together for a special champagne and cake-cutting ceremony to commemorate the resort’s 15-year anniversary from 6 to 9 p.m. The group will toast to the milestone by passing out champagne and pieces of cake to its guests and loyal players.

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Golden Nugget: $30,000 Brats, Brews and Benjamin’s Slot Tournament – Oct. 6-9. Win your share of $30,000 in tournament prizes at the Brats, Brews and Benjamin’s Slot Tournament Oct. 6-9. The tournament consists of three $10,000 daily tournaments Oct. 7-9 and first place wins $5,000 each day. Play your session time anytime between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Participate in re-buy rounds for $50 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. each day to improve your score. The entry fee for this tournament is $50 and locals with a 24 Karat Club card and a valid ID will receive FREE entry.

Boyd Gaming: $1,000,000 Pumpkin Patch Pick Drawing is back! Players can win up to $25,000 every Saturday in October. More than 300 lucky winners will take home cash in drawings each Saturday, at 7:15 p.m. at The Orleans; 8:15 p.m. at the Gold Coast; 8:15 p.m. at the Suncoast; and 6:15 p.m. at Sam’s Town. Swipe on Fridays to get up to 50x entries for the week. See complete details at any B Connected club.

Station Casinos: Poker Goes Pink and “21 for the Cure.” Properties that offer poker and blackjack tables will have a designated “pink” table Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19 with a portion of the rake and winnings being donated back to the local charities. Properties participating in “Poker Goes Pink” include Boulder Station, Green Valley Ranch Resort, Palace Station, Red Rock Resort and Santa Fe Station.   “21 for the Cure” tables will be located at Boulder Station, Fiesta Henderson, Fiesta Rancho, Green Valley Ranch Resort, Palace Station, Red Rock Resort, Texas Station, Santa Fe Station and Sunset Station. Table felts were generously donated by gaming partners Genesis and The Layout Company.

El Cortez Hotel & Casino: Will introduce The Wineyard, a new pop-up outdoor patio, to Downtown Las Vegas on Friday, Oct. 10. Set to take place directly across from the main property on Jackie Gaughan Parkway, The Wineyard will combine music, drinks and a cozy atmosphere to create a simplistic and charming hangout. Wooden picnic tables, overhead string lights and cedar wine racks contribute to the laidback style of The Wineyard as it transforms Jackie Gaughan Parkway into a backyard setting reminiscent of establishments found in New Orleans. The charming outdoor location offers live music, wines by the glass or bottle, craft beers and an array of meats and cheeses for purchase a la carte. Food items are prepared on the grill and served with warm, toasted bread and olives. The weekly event will take place each Friday in October from 5 p.m. to midnight at 600 E. Fremont Street, across from the El Cortez Hotel & Casino on Jackie Gaughan Parkway. Additional nights during the week may be added at a later date. For additional information about El Cortez Hotel and Casino, please visit the hotel’s website http://www.elcortezhotelcasino.com

Palms: Play For Prizes –Curb Appeal October 6 – October 17. Points earned Monday through Friday between October 6 and 17 may be combined and redeemed for gift cards for Lowe’s and Einstein Bros. Bagels. Points are used to determine prizes earned but participants keep their points.

Silverton: Every Friday and Saturday, Silverton Rewards Club members that earn 300 points will receive one swipe with their Silverton Rewards Club card at any kiosk and will win prizes including $1,000 cash, free slot play, dining credits or a new 2014 Dodge Ram. Swipe N’ Win is available to all Silverton Rewards Club members at all kiosks 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Points can be earned from 2:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. See Silverton Rewards Club for details.

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Football Promotions

Main Street Station: Monday Night Football Parties in Triple 7 Pub. Swipe your B Connected card every Monday at the kiosk for a chance to win. Present your kiosk ticket at Triple 7 to be entered into the prize drawing for Monday night Madness. Monday Night Madness half-time prizes: Variety of Prizes. Monday Night Madness end of game prizes:
•Best Seats in the House
•Flat Screen TV
•Gift Certificates
•777 Gift Box
•Sports Memorabilia
•Vintage Wines
Food and drink specials too.

Ellis Island Casino: FREE weekly football contest. You must be a member of Ellis Island Passport Player’s Club to participate. Participants must select their game winners before game time. Weekly prizes will be given out to first ($150 free slot play), second ($75 free slot play) and third place ($25 free slot play). Participants must be present at promotions booth to win. Weekly winners will be announced on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. Limit one ticket per player, two tickets will be given to members of the VIP tiers. One extra ticket will be issued to players with a player’s club card from any other casino.

Station Casinos/Fiestas: Game Night Specials:  $2 Bud or Bud Light and $1 Hot Dogs during all Thursday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday night NFL games.  (Note: Hot Dogs are NOT available at Santa Fe, Red Rock or Green Valley.)

Golden Nugget: Rare Bonus Point Days! Every Monday during Pro Football Season: 10x slots and 5x video poker.

South Point: Poker Room will host Pro Football Squares throughout September. Poker players will earn one football square for aces full, four-of-a-kind, straight flush or royal flush card hands. Players participating in the first No-Limit Hold’em and 2–4 poker games of the day will receive one square to play during a selected Sunday 1:25 p.m. game or a Sunday, Monday, or Thursday night 5:30 p.m. game. Winning squares at the end of the first, second and third quarters receive $50 and the square selected after the final score will receive $100. Squares are non-transferable and players must be present to redeem prizes.

Rampart Casino: Throughout football season, guests participating in the $20,000 Red Zone to Riches Pro Football Challenge have their chance at a share of a weekly $1,000 prize pool. Resort Rewards players will receive their first pick for free. Every 250 base points or one hour with a $10 average bet on table games earns one entry. Participants with the most correct picks will share the $1,000 weekly prize pool with a top prize of $500. The overall season winner will receive $3,000.

Silver Sevens: FREE $5,000 Weekly Pro Football Challenge. Swipe at the kiosk Tuesday through Saturday each week during the season and pick that week’s winners and win!  Weekly prizes include $500 cash, $250 cash, and free buffets. Members receive free entries: Platinum 4- entries, Gold- 3 entries, Silver- 2 entries, and Red- 1 entry. Earn additional entries for every 1,000 base points.

Boyd Gaming: Pick The Pros – Free Football Contest. $500,000 in Cash Prizes. Guaranteed $10,000 First Place Each Week. New Contest Every Week so you’re always in the game. Participating Casinos: The Orleans Hotel & Casino; Gold Coast Hotel & Casino; Suncoast Hotel & Casino; Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas; California Hotel Casino; Fremont Hotel & Casino; and Main Street Station Casino Brewery Hotel.

Gold Coast: Monday Night Madness Football Viewing Parties. FREE admission. Jerseys Giveaway. Cash prizes during each game. Additional Prizes throughout each game. Reserved “Best Seat in the House”

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder & Decatur: Make your pro football picks at Arizona Charlie’s. If you don’t cash-in a winner, bring in your losing tickets and exchange it for a 2nd Chance Drawing ticket. You’ll get one ticket for every $10 wagered to place in the drum. Every Monday night after halftime both casinos will draw four winners to win cash and prizes. Visit the Race & Sportsbook for details.

Orleans: Monday Night Football Madness. Chance to win over $10,000 in prizes all season long. FREE Viewing Parties in Brendan’s Pub and Viewing throughout the Casino. Doors open at 4pm.
—$10.00 Bucket of Beer (6 Beers)
—$2 Budweiser or Bud Light
—$1.50 Vienna Beef Hot Dogs
Prices are good during PRO Games only. Official Jersey and Budweiser Giveaways on Monday night Games in Brendan’s.

Eastside Cannery: Monday Night Football in Marilyn’s Lounge: 5:30pm – 8:30pm Drink Specials: $1.50 Coors Light Drafts; $6 Coors Light Pitchers; $10 Coors Light Buckets. Halftime Drawings: 1st – Dinner for 2 at Carve ($100 Value); 2nd – 2 Free Concert Tickets; 3rd – 2 Free Buffets; 4th – $25 FSP or $25 Free Table Bet; 5th – $10 FSP or $10 Free Table Bet. Grand Prize Drawings will take place immediately following the Halftime Drawings on the following dates – September 29th – Grand Prize: Trip for 2 with Airfare, Hotel and Charger home game tickets. Available Charger Games: Nov 16th vs Oakland, Dec 7th vs New England or Dec 14th vs Denver. October 27th – Grand Prize: Trip for 2 with Airfare, Hotel and Cardinal home game tickets. Available Cardinal Games: Nov 16th vs Detroit, Dec 7th vs Kansas City or Dec 21st vs Seattle. December 22nd – Grand Prize: 50” Big Screen TV.

M Resort: M Resort’s second annual Touchdown Football Drawing will provide Marquee Rewards members with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a Big Game getaway package including two tickets to the final game and a $2,500 Visa gift card. Guests who hit any four-of-a-kind combination with a minimum bet of 25 cents on any bar-top video poker machine during select football games at 32° Draft Bar, M Bar or the main casino bar from Sept. 4 through Dec. 28 will be entered into the drawing. All season long, 32° Draft Bar will be the ultimate place to watch the games with multiple big screen televisions, 96 ice-cold brews on tap and a chance to win football prizes, like team jerseys and hats, every quarter during select NFL night games on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. Hungry fanatics can also get their hands on a Gridiron deal that includes a 20-piece bucket of wings and a pitcher of Bud Light for $19.99, available Sept. 4 through Feb. 1, 2015. Guests must be 21 years or older to participate. Official rules and additional details are available on-site at each location and online at www.themresort.com.

Gold Coast: Monday Night Madness Football Parties in the Gold Coast Showroom. Doors open at 4 pm with free admission. Food Specials. Drawings for: Jersey Giveaways, Cash Prizesand “Best Seat in the House”

Ongoing October 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 has three FREE coupons from Alamo that can save you money on your next car rental and they are all valid through 12/31/14.

FREE National Car Rental Discount CouponsThe American Casino Guide has three FREE coupons from National that can save you money on your next car rental and they are all valid through 12/31/14.

Silver Sevens: October Spooktacular Pumpkin Pick. Drawings on Fridays and Saturdays in October (Excludes 24th and 25th). Every Friday in October at 7pm and 9pm 10 contestants in total can win up to $5,000 Cash. Every Saturday in October at 7pm seven contestants in total can win up to $2,500 Cash. Earn one entry for every 50 base points earned. Earning period for Friday’s drawings starts on the Saturday prior to each drawing at 3:01am.
Earning period for Saturday’s drawings starts on the Sunday prior to each drawing at 3:01am. Contestants pick a pumpkin from the patch and choose an envelope inside to reveal their prize.

Tuscany Casino: Tuscany T-Shirt Tuesdays in October: Earn 100 Points, Receive one (1) T-Shirt. Max of two (2) per person, per day.

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder & Decatur: For every 1,000 base points earned from October 1-10, receive $10 in Free Slot Play. Maximum of 10,000 base points may be earned for the promotion. Visit the ace | PLAY Center for details.

September Video Podcast – Top 10 Tips For Beginning Blackjack Players – Part 2 – with Casino Gambling Expert Steve Bourie – In this video, American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, continues with his top 10 Tips For Beginning Blackjack Players. This is part two of a two-part series with five tips in this part and another five tips given previously in part one. Topics covered include: don’t touch your bet once the cards are being dealt; don’t touch the cards if they are being dealt face up; when playing a “pitch” game, hold your cards in just one hand; use your hand to signal your playing decisions; and always use basic strategy. To watch this video, 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

Downtown Grand: Through December 31, new My Points Downtown Grand members can earn and collect prizes including the following:
o   100 Base Points = Free T-Shirt
o   500 Base Points = $5 Free Slot Play or Match Play
o   1,000 Base Points = $15 Dining Credit
o   2,000 Base Points = $25 Free Slot Play or Match Play
o   5,000 Base Points = 2 Complimentary Nights
Points must be earned within the first 24 hours of signing up. Visit the Player Services window for details and official rules.

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

MGM Grand: Rock ‘n Roll Wine and MGM Resorts International announced several new bands will perform at this year’s expanded Wine Amplified Festival Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11. These acts will perform on an added stage, the Beach Stage, and join the lineup on the main stage headlined by Train and Blink-182. The ninth annual Wine Amplified Festival will transform the 15-acre MGM Resorts Village, located on Las Vegas Blvd. across from Luxor Hotel and Casino, into a sublime slice of wine country. Featured acts on the Beach Stage will include New Beat Fund, Magic Giant, Van Lady Love, Pet Tigers, Avalon Landing, The Dirty Hooks, Almost Normal, Jordan Mitchell, Ryan White Mahoney and The Perks. The Beach Stage will offer a beachside oasis complete with 125 tons of sand, palm trees and an enormous waterslide. Friday’s lineup on the main stage will include headliner Train, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Better than Ezra, Of Verona and Ayron Jones & The Way while Saturday’s main stage lineup includes headliner Blink-182, as well as Violent Femmes, Magic!, The Mowgli’s, and Mystic Roots Band. Bands will perform on a massive main stage set with the backdrop of Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. In addition to the performances on the Beach Stage and main stage set, Frankie Moreno will be hosting and performing Saturday night at the Shellback Rum Speakeasy, powered by Gibson Guitar Brands.

The centerpiece of the venue will be The Barrel, framed along two sides by The Wine Trail. At 520 feet-long, The Wine Trail is shaped like a wine glass and will be lined with more than 40 wineries as well as a Southern Wine & Spirits Libation Lounge offering specialty cocktails, tequila tastings, margaritas and more.  The Barrel will recreate a quintessential wine country tasting experience with 30 wineries and 10 craft beer suites spread around a massive 160-foot wine barrel. In all, more than 150 wines from 60 wineries will be poured at the event, including Caymus, Justin, Ferrari-Carano, Francis Coppola and Chateau Ste. Michelle, all featured wineries presented by Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada. New to this year’s Wine Amplified Festival will be Food Truck Blvd, set to offer a variety of delicious food options from more than 12 top gourmet food trucks within the Las Vegas Valley and surrounding states. Additional festival offerings will include a Craft Beer Garden featuring 25 craft beers, a Bubbles Bar, Reserve Row, Sip & Sound Lounge, and Barrel Room/Wine Cave all presented by Southern Wine & Spirits.  Just outside The Wine Trail, “The Farm” will offer unique beverages and live acoustic performances set among bales of straw.

General admission tickets are priced at $69 per day and $129 for a two-day pass. VIP tickets are priced at $159 per day and $299 for a two-day pass. In addition to general admission offerings, VIP tickets also include access to a premium VIP stage viewing area, complimentary snacks and sodas, hand-selected VIP wines available for purchase, and complimentary wine happy hours from 4-6 p.m. each day.  To buy tickets or find more information about the event visit www.wineamplified.com.

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

Westgate (formerly LVH): Enter LVH Casino at Westgate Las Vegas Resort’s “$10,000 Gimme Some Credit, Will Ya? Giveaway,” now through December 31, 2015. Get your casino credit line of $10,000+ approved, and you automatically receive: —Complimentary Suite for 2-Nights and $500 in Promotional Chips. Some restrictions apply.  Visit the LVH website for details and/or to apply online.

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.

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