Here’s what we found for the week of April 3, 2011…
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.
To see the podcast, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7GfxooxRt4
El Cortez: FREE slices of fresh Marie Callendar’s strawberry pie for all Club Cortez members on Saturday, April 9 from noon to 6 p.m. Club Cortez members can enjoy the treat game side while playing slots and table games.
Mandalay Bay: The Lion King Las Vegas will perform its final show on December 30, 2011.
Rampart: 9th anniversary celebration on Monday, April 4 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
—FREE Slot Play–giving away $4,000 in random Free Slot Play ($1,000 an hour=10 winners.)
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
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 Luxor.com. 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.
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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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 silvertoncasino.com
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 Fridays and Saturdays beginning April 8.
—10 winners every Friday and Saturday (8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30).
—Drawings at 6:15pm and 8:15pm (5 winners per drawing).
—80 total guaranteed winners.
—Begin earning entries on Sunday, April 3.
—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.
Rio: McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino has jungle fever. Saturday, April 9, the rowdy Irish pub will host an all-out animal-like bash with “Welcome to the Jungle.” Animal instincts will run wild with $3 Tiger Blood shots and $5 Jungle Juice cocktails throughout the night. The party kicks off with a pregame open bar from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. for only $15, and continues with from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. for only $20 for ladies and $30 for guys. Plus, McFadden’s will serve grape and cherry bombs for only $5. In keeping with their animal instincts, the sexiest Jungle Jane costume will take home cash and prizes
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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