Here’s what we found for the week of February 6, 2011…
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Hard Rock: Hot Seat Promotion. Every Wednesday in February, 10 random carded players will be awarded $100 in Free Slot Play between noon and 10 pm. One winner every hour.
El Cortez: FREE See’s Candies – Feb. 10-13. For every jackpot of $200 or more from Feb. 10 to 13, Club Cortez players will receive one FREE box of See’s Candies (while supplies last). FREE Slice of Fresh Marie Callendar’s Cherry Pie– Feb. 21. In honor of President’s Day, El Cortez Hotel & Casino will serve FREE slices of fresh Marie Callendar’s cherry pie for all Club Cortez members on Monday, Feb. 21 from noon to 6 p.m. Club Cortez members can enjoy the treat game side while playing slots and table games.
Gold Coast: Earn 400 points between midnight and 6 pm on Sundays, February 13 and 27 to receive that day’s gift as follows:
—February 13 – Coffee Press
—February 27 – 8 in 1 multi-tool.
Eldorado Casino (Henderson): Valentine’s Day – Any flush in hearts receive FREE Candy.
Jerry’s Nugget: 2-to-1 Blackjack Payoff on Valentine’s Day. Blackjack players hitting the tables on Valentine’s Day, February 14 can get a 2-to-1 payoff when receiving a blackjack with an ace and a face or 10 card or an ace and a 10 card all in hearts.
South Point: February Fleece Jacket Giveaway. Accumulate $500 coin-in on video reel machines or $1500 on video poker machines during the period of February 15-20 and receive a FREE South Point Fleece Jacket.
Flamingo: Ever wonder how a showgirl gets her eyelashes to glimmer or how they can skillfully sashay in high heels? Wonder no more, just in time for Valentine’s Day, learn the subtle and sexy art of burlesque at XBU – X Burlesque University. Taught by the talented and beautiful girls featured in the “X” Burlesque show at Flamingo Las Vegas, learn artful showgirl choreography right on stage as well as how to effectively apply showgirl make up. Beginning Thursday, Feb. 10, classes will be offered Thursday – Saturday at 3:00 p.m. inside Bugsy’s Cabaret at Flamingo Las Vegas. Upon completion of the 75-minute class in the sexy art of burlesque, XBU students will receive a complimentary make-up kit, professional souvenir photo and official XBU diploma to proudly display. The cost per class is $34.95. “X” Burlesque performs nightly in Bugsy’s Cabaret at 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $44.95 General Admission and $55.95 VIP (plus tax and fees). VIP includes preferred seating. Tickets can be purchased at the Flamingo Box Office or by phone at 702-733-3333 or toll-free at 800-221-7299. Guests must be 18 or older with proper ID.
CityCenter: In celebration of Chinese New Year – the Year of the Rabbit – Crystals at CityCenter debuts a gargantuan golden display of a graceful rabbit. Weighing 1,200 pounds, reaching over 11 feet tall and stretching 12 feet long, this exhibit provides the perfect photo opportunity to ring in the new lunar year. Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays, beginning this year on February 3. According to Chinese tradition, the Year of the Rabbit is a placid year, welcomed and needed after the ferocious Year of the Tiger. The rabbit symbolizes graciousness, good manners, sound counsel, kindness, sensitivity and beauty. Guests will find the golden rabbit on display in the midst of Crystals’ elegant flower carpet. Coated with Pharaoh’s Gold paint, this intricate display was created with high-density foam and a fiberglass finish by the local Las Vegas design firm, Icon Sculpting. Display will be available for public viewing through March 7.
Luck, Royals, Good Food and Jackpots to all….. Regards, H. Scot Krause
Author not responsible for omissions, changes and/or errors.
Ongoing February Promotions
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February Gambling Podcast – How to win at Blackjack with Michael “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 February edition Steve interviews Michael “Wizard of Odds” Shackleford. They talk about how to play blackjack, also known as 21, and how to win at the game.
To visit the podcast page, go to: www.americancasinoguide.com/podcasts.shtml On that page you can also access past interviews with noted gaming authorities, including: Michael “Wizard of Odds” Shackleford, Mike Aponte, Max Rubin, Bob Dancer, Stanford Wong, Jean Scott, Arnold Snyder, John Grochowski, Henry Tamburin, John Robison, The Wizard of Odds, Bill Burton, Jeffrey Compton, Anthony Curtis and others.
Hard Rock: $30,000 Rockstar Mystery Giveaway, every Tuesday and Thursday in February. Earn 500 points playing your favorite reel and video reel machines (2,500 points for video poker) to receive one chance at pulling lucky envelope from the Rockstar drum. Every envelope is guaranteed a prize including Free Slot Play, Bonus Points and Dining Credits. Be sure to visit before all envelopes are picked and receive your share of $30,000 in prizes! Limit two envelopes per day.
El Cortez: Throughout February, 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 an El Cortez fleece jacket. 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.
Gold Coast: Kiosk Madness Tuesdays in February. Earn 10 base points with B Connected card then swipe card at any Kiosk to play. Win up to $1,000. All winners paid in points.
Luxor: This Valentine’s Day, get a “heart on” with FANTASY’s romantic dinner and date packages at Luxor Hotel and Casino, available throughout the month of February. Guests will enjoy two tickets to Vegas’ sexiest adult revue, FANTASY, and a satisfying dinner for two at one of Luxor’s delectable restaurants, Tacos & Tequila or Tender Steak & Seafood. On February 14, lovebirds will tantalize their taste buds with a flavorful prix-fixe menu at Tacos & Tequila or a delectable steakhouse dinner at TENDER Steak & Seafood, before being lured into their wildest fantasies by the seductive cast of FANTASY. Guests will also take home their experience with FANTASY’s sizzling 2011 Swimsuit Calendar. Packages range from $160 to $175 and can be purchased at Luxor’s box office. For more information on the FANTASY Valentine Package offer, please visit Luxor.com or call (702) 262-4400. FANTASY performs nightly at 10:30 p.m. in the Atrium Showroom at Luxor. Tickets start at $39, plus taxes and handling fees. Guests must be 18 years of age or older. Tickets can be purchased at the Luxor box office, online at Luxor.com or by calling (800) 557-7428 or (702) 262-4400.
Las Vegas Hilton: $75K Zodiac Fantasy Slot Tournament, February 17-19. Call 1-800-457-3307 for entry fees and details.
M Resort: Celebrate the Chinese New Year on Friday, February 11. The M will host a traditional Chinese lion and dragon dance at 6 pm performed by the Lohan School of Shaolin. The dance will include a 30-person assembly with a 63-foot dragon including adult and baby lion dancers, Buddhas, musicians and festive flags. The dance will begin in the lobby to chase away evil spirits, continue through the casino floor, past the High Limit Salon, buffet, poker room and table games and end at the main lobby. The M will also recognize the New Year with festive décor including tangerine trees, welcome banners, lanterns and eight selections of Asian favorites like Satsuma, spring rolls, Beef Lo Mein and more at its award-winning Studio B Buffet beginning February 3. The poker room will offer special promotions including flop four 8s and win $888, make four 8s and receive $88 and the first 88 players to make 8’s receive a collective Year of the Rabbit gaming chip. Plus, play live poker every day from 8:08 am to 8:08 pm and a random lucky player will receive $88. In addition, a Year of the Rabbit collectible chip is available for purchase at the casino cage for $8 while supplies last.
Golden Gate: Players can earn points for Candy (small and huge) Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14. Earn 100 base points in one day for your first Valentine’s Day gift. Or earn 1,000 base points in one day for a giant Valentine’s Day gift. Must be a member of Club 1906. While supplies last.
Suncoast: Buy one buffet, get one FREE for B Connected club members, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays in January. 4-8 pm.
Lucky Club Casino: Every Friday one club member will be randomly selected to receive $500 in FREE slot play via text message. Sign up at club.
Bellagio: Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is now a serene sanctuary with a Chinese New Year display guided by the ancient practice of Feng Shui and celebrating the spirit of The Rabbit. Visitors are invited to celebrate Chinese New Year through March 5. The display is FREE to the public and open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
Gold Coast: 10x points on slots/reels and 4x on video poker every Wednesday and Friday in February.
Palms: Simon at Palms Place is throwing the ultimate unconventional Valentine’s Day party, its Singles Soiree. The Soiree is for the unattached to defy the holiday’s typical traditions by being social with great food, delicious drinks, and friendly activities such as combating a heart-shaped piñata. You never know who you will meet. Prizes will be given away throughout the event including gift cards to Sunset Tan, Drift Spa & Hammam and Palms Casino Resort. The event will be held on Monday, February 14, from 7-9 pm. $40 per person – price includes Simon’s Singles Soiree activities, specialty menu and one signature holiday drink. Guests can make a reservation for the event by calling 702-944-3292.
Mandalay Bay: Disney’s The Lion King and Mandalay Bay invite guests to enjoy a great new deal through February 28. The world’s No. 1 musical and Las Vegas’ premier four-star resort join forces to create this amazing 2/2 offer – 2 tickets to THE LION KING and 2-nights stay at Mandalay Bay for only $200. Take advantage of this offer by calling (877) 632-7800 or visiting mandalaybay.com/LionKingPackage with code PDISN11 by Feb. 28.
Arizona Charlie’s Decatur: Keno Kiosk Promotion: Place a $4 minimum bet in Keno on at least a 5 spot to receive a fifth game for FREE. The FREE game will be a 5 spot game for $1 bet. Bets may be placed in any order as long as they total $4 in one counter visit. Guest must swipe their ace | PLAY card at the kiosk located near Keno to receive their FREE game voucher, then give their voucher to a Keno employee to receive their 5th game for FREE.
Suncoast: Hit a designated jackpot (posted at club booth) or earn 10,000 points during the month of January and receive a FREE Suncoast logo jacket.
Riviera: Purchase a ticket to see Crazy Girls, Las Vegas’ sexiest topless revue, and receive a Crazy ACE card. After the show redeem the ACE card in the Crazy Girls Passion Pit. The card will act as your first card – an ACE! Join Club Riviera, and receive a Crazy ACE card for joining. Offer is valid weekly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 9 pm. Visit the Crazy Girls Passion Pit at the Riviera Hotel Casino. It features sexy showgirls as well as “Bottoms-up Blackjack” where both dealers’ cards are always showing. For tickets to Crazy Girls call toll free: 877-892-7469, or go to: rivierahotel.com/entertainment/crazy_girls.asp
Primm Valley Casino Resorts: New Denny’s restaurant inside Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino is now offering a special $3.99 price for the world-famous Original Grand Slam Breakfast in celebration of the new location. The Grand Slam, known as one of America’s favorite breakfast menu items, includes two buttermilk pancakes, two bacon strips, two eggs, and two sausage links. The special price will be available for the first three months of operation (through March, 2011).
Mandalay Bay: Disney’s THE LION KING invites Las Vegas locals to celebrate the holiday season with an unbeatable 2-for-1 deal. This offer is available for performances through March 15, 2011 and includes 50 percent off orchestra and front mezzanine seats. To purchase tickets, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or Mandalay Bay Box Office at 702-632-7580 or visit lionking.com. Use code “HOLIDAY” and present a valid Nevada ID at the Box Office.
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 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wkubf1PrWg
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:
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