Here’s what we found for the week of April 10, 2011…

Hooter’s Hotel Casino: Anyone who books a room through April using the promo code SPR11LV gets: two frozen drinks at the pool bar, two coupons for 10 free wings at the Hooters restaurant, $5 bonus play for $20 in slot or video poker play and $100 free promotional slot play.

Hard Rock: Saks Fifth Avenue Spring Fling April 11–14. Receive a $25 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card when you earn 1,500 points on reel and video reel machines. Not valid for video poker. Maximum of $500 of gift card total per account. Maximum total of $20,000 in gift cards will be awarded for promotion.

El Cortez: Throughout April, 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 $10 to $1,000 in free play (randomly selected.)  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.

M Resort: Women only live poker tournaments every Thursday. The weekly ladies’ tournament will be held at 6 pm every Thursday and offer a $1,000 guaranteed prize. Buy-in will be $55 and refreshments, gifts and prizes will also be offered to those playing.

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino: Will hold the third annual World Series of Slots April 15-17. Players will battle head-to-head in several rounds of slot play for their share of more than a quarter of a million dollars in prize money and a championship bracelet. The tournament fee is $599, and includes tournament entry, welcome reception, two continental breakfasts, $100 food and beverage credit, bonus drawings totaling $5,000, and wildcard drawings. This signature event begins April 15 at 4 p.m., with a welcome reception, registration and blind drawing for round one. Unlike previous years, the 2011 World Series of Slots will take on a new twist. The first round of tournament play begins at 10:30 a.m. on April 16 with 20 minute sessions of a traditional tournament format. All participants advancing past round one will receive $350. Round one will be followed by an opportunity for players to re-buy for a shot to better their first round score and advance to the elimination rounds. All players not advancing past round one will receive a $100 consolation prize and are eligible for one of eight wildcard drawings for a second chance to enter the head-to-head play in round two. Cash prizes will be awarded for advancing through each round, and the prize amount will increase with each round won.  In addition, consolation prize values will also increase as players continue to move forward in tournament rounds. On the final day of tournament play, April 17, eight wildcard drawings will be held at 8:45 a.m. followed by tournament play, beginning at 9 a.m. with 10 minute elimination rounds in head-to-head competition. Tournament play will continue through all additional rounds until the final four players are decided.  The top four winners will receive any round-advance winnings plus an additional $8,000 for fourth place, $10,000 for third place, $15,000 for second place and $100,000 for the grand prize winner, plus the championship bracelet. To register for World Series of Slots, please call 1-800-777-5687 or email For more information on the World Series of Slots please visit

Fashion Show Mall: Blue Man Group invites Las Vegas visitors and locals to discover its larger-than-life, interactive 15-foot-tall statue on the Plaza at Fashion Show, located on 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Designed by YESCO LLC for Blue Man Group Las Vegas, the one-of-a-kind custom statue features two large, high-definition monitors and an interactive “fan cam.” The fan cam records video of visitors and broadcasts it live on one of the monitors.  The second monitor will feature exclusive Blue Man Group clips and content from the show. The official unveiling of the statue is open to the public and will take place from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 13.

Coast Casinos (Gold Coast, Orleans, Sam’s Town and Suncoast): Coast Casinos Amazing April Cash Giveaway. April 3 – April 30. Cash prizes range from $250 to $5,000. 10 Winners every Friday & Saturday night. Drawing times vary at all 4 Coast Casinos. Slot and Table players eligible. See rules posted at B Connected Club Booth.

Fitzgeralds: Hosting “Luck-O-Motion to Winning” drawings. $25,000 in cash and daily prizes are being awarded nightly through May 28. The grand prize is a train trip through the Rocky Mountains with the final drawing to be held on Saturday May 28. The grand prize winner need NOT be present to win.  Daily prizes include free slot play, matchplays and dining certificates. See details posted at the club booth.

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

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Mandalay Bay: The Lion King Las Vegas will perform its final show on December 30, 2011.

Arizona Charlie’s Decatur: Anniversary celebration on Monday April 18 from noon-6 pm celebrating the 23rd anniversary of the property. FREE cake and champagne will be served on the casino floor and everyone is welcome to attend.

Gold Coast: Earn 400 points between midnight and 6 pm on the following Sundays, April 10 and 24 to receive that days’ gift:
—April 10 – 7 piece knife set
—April 24 – Scented Candle


April Gambling Podcast Answers to Common Slot Machine Questions with Syndicated Gambling Writer John Grochowski  – 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 March edition Steve interviews syndicated gaming writer John Grochowski for this video that gives answers to some of the most common questions that players have about slot machines. Topics include: how they work; do video slots pay out better than reel spinning slots; are all machines regulated; can a casino change the payback on a machine; what is server-based gaming and how widespread is it; how can machines be programmed to act randomly; plus much more.

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South Point: “Pump with your Points” with ½ price gas cards in April. Redeem $25 in points and get a $50 gas card. Points must be earned between April 1 and April 30. Limit of ten cards per person during the month.

Luxor: April 15 marks the 99th anniversary of RMS Titanic’s sinking. In remembrance of this historical day, guests can receive 2-for-1 admission to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition by presenting a coupon available in Las Vegas Magazine or on In addition, guests are encouraged to pay tribute to Titanic’s passengers by laying flowers at the Memorial Wall where the names of all 2,200 passengers and crew are displayed.

Las Vegas Hilton: Cool by the Pool Happy Hour is back for the summer beginning April 22 from 4 pm to 8 pm daily. Live entertainment, drawings, 2-for-1 drinks, $2 Shrimp Cocktails and $3 Ceviche. Admission is FREE.

Cannery: Earn 49 base points on Sundays in April and receive a FREE Flex Fit Hat. Keep your earned points.

Silverton: Vizzun Entertainment presents the 10th Annual Pure Aloha Festival from April 14 through 17.  The two-fold event features a one-of-a-kind Hawaiian festival and concert series. The festival will feature more than 100 island craft and merchandise booths, authentic food vendors and amusement rides. While guests shop and dine on ono (delicious) food, they will be entertained by local halau performances and bands. General admission tickets for the festival are $7 and can be purchased at the event gate. The discounted $5 rate is available for seniors age 55 or older, those with proof of military ID and children under 10.  The concert series will host J Boog, Fiji and Bonafide on Friday, April 15 and Kapena on Saturday, April 16. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 15 and can be purchased through the Silverton Hotel Casino Box Office, by calling (702) 263-7777 or by visiting 

Ellis Island Casino: Easter Egg Hunt every Monday in April. Guests playing with their Passport Player’s Club cards will be randomly selected to choose eggs filled with prizes from a “Traveling Barrel” from 3 pm to 8 pm. The random drawings will be held every half hour. Prizes include: Free Play, free meals, gifts and the top prize of $300 cash.

Orleans: Amazing April Drawings on Fridays and Saturdays.
—10 winners every Friday and Saturday (15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30).
—Drawings at 6:15pm and 8:15pm (5 winners per drawing).
—80 total guaranteed winners.
—Earn double entries on Thursdays.
—$5,000 top prize per drawing.

Golden Gate: Win a Diamond a Day in April. Drawings for a piece of Tiffany jewelry held nightly at 8:00 pm from April 1-30. Grand Prize drawing on April 30.  Earn an entry with every 200 points at slots or with every $100 buy-in at the tables. Drums will be emptied after each 8 pm drawing and tickets held for the Grand Prize Drawing.  Need not be present at the Grand Prize drawing to win but collect a bonus prize, valued at $1000, if the lucky winner is present.

Lucky Club Casino: Wednesday Gift Days in April – Earn 150 points on the previous Wednesday and receive a FREE T-Shirt, Baseball Cap, Bottle of Liquor or Soccer Ball.

Bellagio: To celebrate the debut of spring, Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens feature a spectacular floral exhibition filled with bright blooms and a playful carnival, on display through May 8. Four enchanting gardens lure guests with scents of tulips, hydrangeas and daisies, while a colorful Ferris wheel, moving carousel and greenhouse full of beautiful butterflies catch the eye and lift the spirit. The spring exhibit within Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Primm Valley Casino Resorts: Will offer FREE rides to Las Vegas residents this year throughout Spring Break from April 18-22. Locals searching for the perfect escape without the hassle of traveling and rising gas prices can find all the excitement needed for adults and children alike just 25 minutes south of the city.  Whether it’s heart-racing action or a 3-D experience, Primm Valley has everything families are looking for in an adventurous weekend getaway. The unlimited rides pass is valid on all attractions including The Desperado, a 209 foot rollercoaster overlooking the valley, and the Maxflight Cyber Coaster, offering a virtual reality experience to visitors as they ride coasters from all around the world. Little ones won’t be left out as they enjoy the kid-friendly Frog Hopper. With the extra savings on attractions, parents can indulge in their own fun, playing a round on one of Primm’s award-winning Tom Fazio-designed golf courses or enjoy a relaxing treatment at The Spa. For more information on Primm Valley Casino Resorts attractions and specials call 702.679.RIDE.

Sahara: The Sahara Hotel will close on May 16 with ownership saying it was “no longer economically viable” to keep the nearly 60-year-old iconic Strip resort operating.  Hotel rooms will be honored through the closing as well as all club promotions.

Las Vegas Hilton
: 10x points every Tuesday through April 30. Every Tuesday in March and April play on select slot machines with your Las Vegas Hilton Player’s Card and you will receive 10x the points. (5x points on select video poker machines.

Tropicana: “Even the Odds” New Member Promotion, through June 30, 2011. New members (not previously a member of any Tropicana Players Club under current or former names) receive reimbursement for 1st day slot loss up to $200 (reimbursed in free slot play: 50% of loss is reimbursed same gaming day; 50% of loss will be available in free slot play starting on the 3rd day of the following calendar month; valid for 1 year).  For example, if your actual loss on your initial visit is between $20-$29, you will receive $10 in free play reimbursement on the same day and $10 in free play available the following month.  $200 maximum reimbursement.

Hard Rock: New sign-ups for Rockstar Players Club – Receive a bottle of wine when you earn 250 points on Rockstar Players Club card (Ongoing until further notice.)

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