Here’s what we found for the week of January 16, 2011…

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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 with code PDISN11 by Feb. 28.

Caesars Palace: International pop singing sensation Matt Goss is launching a new performance schedule of three shows a week, making each weekend last for three days and offering a $33 ticket price for Las Vegas locals on Sundays. Beginning Sunday, Jan. 16, Matt Goss Live from The Gossy Room at Caesars Palace adds the Sunday show and special offer for Las Vegas locals. Tickets for the 2011 shows are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Colosseum Box Office at Caesars Palace or by phone 1-800-745-3000 or on keyword: “Matt Goss.”  The show starts at 9:30 p.m.

Cannery: Table Games Fleece Jacket Giveaway: Saturdays and Sundays in January. Play in the pit Saturdays and Sundays in January and receive a FREE fleece jacket.  Must have an average bet of $15 for three hours to qualify.  One fleece jacket per person per day while supplies last.

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.

Eastside Cannery: iPad Table Games Giveaway: Every Saturday in January from 4 pm to 7 pm. Players earn one electronic entry for every five minutes of table games play. 30 names will be drawn to win $25 – $250 cash and all winners will be entered into a drawing for an iPad. One iPad will be given away each Saturday. Players must be present to win.

Ellis Island Casino & Brewery: Get a FREE Ellis Island Brewery Beer on MLK Day. Just swipe your PPC card at the Kiosk anytime on Monday, January 17. Limit One Per Person.

Gold Coast: Bottle Shoot Kiosk Game, Sunday January 16. Earn 10 same day base points, swipe your B Connected card at kiosk and win up to $1,000. All prized paid in points.

Golden Nugget: Unveiled the first GOLD To Go ATM in Las Vegas. Furthering the success of the famous hotel, the Golden Nugget is the second location in America to feature the Gold ATM. The first machine in North America debuted in Florida. The operational inauguration of the GOLD To Go ATM vending machine dispenses 24-karat gold bars of various weights ranging between one and 250 grams. The vending machine also sells traditional gold coins and signature gold bars featuring the Golden Nugget logo.

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

Ongoing January Promotions

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Palms: Guess & Win. Guess how much money is in the money bin and win up to $7,500 cash, a 55” 3D HDTV and a Blu-Ray Player. One FREE guess per day. Winners posted on January 30.

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.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: Launches Modern Art Rock, a dynamic monthly event series, beginning Thursday, Jan. 27 from 7 – 10pm.  Hosted in the posh lounge located on the second level of HRH Tower, Hard Rock Hotel and Vegas Seven invite guests to experience artwork by M Modern Gallery, music by up-and-coming folk and indie rock musicians along with hand-crafted signature cocktails.  Guests will enjoy complimentary Clover Club cocktails at the event.  A drink that pre-dates Prohibition, the complex cocktail blends gin, raspberry, lemon and egg white.  Guests are also encouraged to stop by Johnny Smalls for dinner before or after the event for the All-You-Can-Eat Tapas Special for just $19.99. Modern Art Rock room specials at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will be available for 40% off, for guests on January 26 – 29.  Reserve online at or by calling 702.693.5544. Booking code for HRH Tower is HRHMAR1 and for Casino Tower and Paradise Tower is HRHMAR2.  Subject to availability. Event is FREE and open to the public, but guests must RSVP to

Rio: McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon and X107.5 presents “Wing Off Wednesdays” every Wednesday night. The weekly competition hosted by Dave and Mahoney will give wing fanatics a chance to qualify in the second annual Wing Bowl Las Vegas and scarf down as many tasty tender wings as possible. McFadden’s will serve pounds of the best chicken wings in town to confident contestants looking for a chance to enter the second annual Wing Bowl Las Vegas. The top two wing eaters of each of the four nightly heats will earn a spot in the final Wing Bowl event on February 5 at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa and a chance at the $2,500 grand prize. The competition will take place from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. every Wednesday between January 12 and February 2. Spectators can also enjoy the action with $20 bottomless domestic drafts and well cocktails or $25 all-you-can-eat wings and domestic drafts as well as Xtreme $1 Jameson shots as they cheer on their favorite contestants.

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:

M Resort: Extended through January: 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.

El Cortez: Throughout January, 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 play. 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.

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).

Palms Casino Resort: $50,000 Fast Cash Swipe and Win promotion January 18 & 25, located in the Promotions Center Food Court 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.  Point multipliers and/or manual adjustments will not be valid for swipe redemption.  Points must be earned in the same day in order to be awarded a swipe.  A designated area at the Promotions Center and the promotion stations located on the casino floor will be equipped with a card swipe device, display screen and printer.  After an eligible participant’s card has been properly swiped through the device, the monitors will display a prize and a receipt/voucher will be dispensed. Prizes may include but are not limited to:
· Up to $1,000 cash
· Food offers
· Up to $100 in Free Play
· And much more 

Rampart Casino: $50,000 Progressive Cash Drawings:  Saturdays in January at 7 p.m. Earn one kiosk entry for the cash drawing per 100 points of slot play or one hour of table play at $10 average bet. $10,000 will be given away every Saturday.  There will be 15 winners week one through week four and 11 winners in the final week.  Players start earning entries on December 26. Double entries earned Monday through Thursday. 

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder
: Blackjack Tournaments every Thursday (at 6 pm) and Saturdays (at 4 pm) January 20, 22, 26 and 28. $25 Entry Fee.

Cannery: Table Games: Fleece Jacket Giveaway: Saturdays and Sundays in January. Play in the pit Saturdays and Sundays in January and receive a FREE fleece jacket.  Must have an average bet of $15 for three hours to qualify. One fleece jacket per person per day while supplies last.

January Gambling Podcast – TWO Video Podcasts! 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 January edition Steve has two video podcasts that were both taped in Las Vegas at the world’s largest trade show for the gaming industry – Global Gaming Expo (G2E).

In the first video Steve interviews slot expert, Frank Legato. They discuss how slot machines work, how to win on them and whether or not there is such a thing as “hot” and “cold” machines. They also talk about server-based gaming and how it differs from regular slot machines. In the other video Steve takes a look at some of the new WMS slot machines displayed at the show. Included are Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers, the Godfather and Monopoly – Bigger Event.

To visit the podcast page, go to: 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, Arnold Snyder, John Grochowski, Henry Tamburin, John Robison, The Wizard of Odds, Bill Burton, Jeffrey Compton, Anthony Curtis and others.

South Point: January Swipe, Spin & Win. Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, earn 200 same day points between 3 am and 11pm and spin the wheel for a chance to win: $50 free play, $50 gas card, $25 free play, 2X points, free Breakfast or Lunch buffet, or 1,000 bonus points.

Silverton: “New Year, New You in January ’11.” Discovery Card Club players with a players card and valid ID are eligible to participate in “New Year, New You in January ’11.” Players can earn ticket-less entries by playing their favorite slot, video poker play, live keno and table games. As a bonus, players can earn three times the entries on slots, video poker and table games every Wednesday in January. New Player Signups will be awarded 10 entries for signing up at the Discovery Club. Weekly drawings will be held at 7 p.m. every Friday and Saturday beginning Jan. 7 and players will be awarded one entry for every 50 base points they earn. Players must check-in to drawings between noon and 6:59 p.m. on each drawing day to activate their entries. Ten lucky winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries at each Friday and Saturday drawing. Each winner will have a chance to choose an envelope from the New Year, New You game board, which contains a total of 50 prizes. Envelopes will be chosen until a winner selects an envelope labeled “Collect,” at which point the game will end and the next drawn winner will select envelopes in the same manner.  Each winner receives all prizes selected during his or her game. Prizes include:
$2011 in cash or $1,500 Free Slot Play
$500 Whole Foods gift card or $500 Free Slot Play
$400 Nutrisystem gift card or $400 Free Slot Play
One-year membership at Las Vegas Athletic Club or $285 Free Slot Play
$200 Sport Chalet gift card or $200 Free Slot Play
$150 Free Slot Play
$100 Free Slot Play
$50 Free Slot Play

Tuscany: Held over through January: Each 1,000 points accumulated with play on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays gets a $10 gift card from a variety of department stores, gas and grocery. Restrictions apply.  See Players Club for complete details.

Gold Coast: “Take it or Trade it” in January. Slot and table players are eligible. Drawings will be held every Saturday at 8:15 pm through January 29. Players earn triple entries every Friday. Keep $800 or trade it for an envelope that could have one of the following: $200, $300, $600, $1,000, $1,500 or $4,000.

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 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 –

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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