Special July 4th Weekend Promotions

MGM Properties: On July 4th ONLY, guests who sign up to be a member of M life, MGM Resorts’ new loyalty program, will be eligible to earn one $25 gas card for every 500 M life points earned at participating MGM Resorts’ properties in Las Vegas.

El Cortez: FREE White Castle Burgers served gameside to all players from noon to 6 pm on Monday, July 4th.

Silverton: 4th of July specials: $4 Buffet at Seasons, 4X Points on Video Reels and 2X Points on Video Poker.

MGM Grand: Celebrate 4th of July with the CSI The Experience. CSI: The Experience is offering a special family package of four tickets for just $89 with mention of “family four pack.” Families can spend quality time together and team up to solve one of three mysterious crimes in the interactive exhibit. The family package is available at the MGM Grand box office located next to CSI: The Experience.  Located along MGM Grand’s Studio Walk, CSI: The Experience is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  General admission is $30 per person. The exhibit is designed for guests 12 years of age or older.  Multimedia portions of the exhibit are presented in English with Spanish subtitles.  For more information, call MGM Grand at (702) 891-1111 or go online to csiexhibit.com.

El Cortez: Will celebrate Independence Day weekend with a classic car show, live bands and delicious eats from Engine 1 Pizza at the Jackie Gaughan Parkway on Sunday, July 3 from 1 to 6 p.m. The free event is open to the public and will showcase approximately 60 American-made, classic cars, courtesy of Ultracar LTD, Inc., with five of the vehicles open to guests for photo opportunities both inside and outside the car. In true “vintage Vegas” fashion, El Cortez will also have a 1963 pink Cadillac on display with an Elvis impersonator behind the wheel for photo opportunities. In addition to live entertainment there will be a cash bar serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and Engine 1 Pizza will be on location throughout the day with their delicious menu selections available for purchase. The mobile pizza oven is well known for their custom pizzas, which are handmade with fresh ingredients, such as the basil used in their legendary homemade pesto. The Engine 1 menu includes classic pizzas, artisan pizzas, breaded mozzarella sticks, breaded zucchini sticks, seasoned sweet potato fries, breaded mushrooms and boneless Buffalo wings.

Primm Valley Casino Resorts: Celebrates the birth of the United States with a spectacular holiday promotion and fireworks display.  On July 4, Primm will launch its Swipe n’ Salute promotion that awards casino players free slot play. At 9:30 p.m., the casino will display the ultimate fireworks show that will paint the night sky with brilliant colors. The Swipe n’ Salute promotion will run for an entire 24 hours on July 4. Casino players will earn bonus slot play based on the number of base points raised throughout the day.  Bonuses can be redeemed when players reach the following benchmarks:
·         Earn 444 points, get $10 free slot play bonus
·         Earn 1,444 points, get $40 free slot play bonus
·         Earn 2,444 points, get $60 free slot play bonus
·         Earn 4,444 points, get $100 free slot play bonus
·         Earn 14,444 points, get $444 free slot play bonus
Guest can redeem their bonus one time throughout the promotional period.

Here’s what we found for the week of July 3, 2011…

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July Gambling Podcast Robosaurus Promotion at Seminole Casino in Hollywood, Florida – 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 July edition, Steve does something completely different. The video shows Robosaurus, a 45-foot-tall robotic dinosaur, destroying a car at the Seminole Casino in Hollywood, Florida as part of a special casino promotion. This isn’t really going to teach you anything about gambling, but you’ll have an awful lot of fun watching it!

Footage includes video shot from inside the Robosaurus cockpit which is located just above his (her?) fire-breathing nostrils. Special thanks go out to Steve’s son Matt who was brave (crazy?) enough to climb into the cockpit and sit behind the pilot to shoot the special footage. If you have a fast Internet connection, be sure to watch it in HD. To see the podcast, go to: http://www.americancasinoguide.com/gambling-podcasts

American Casino Guide July Contest – Win FREE dinner for two at Du-par’s at the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas – We have five certificates for a FREE dinner for two ($50 maximum value) at the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas that we are giving away!  To win one of our five FREE certificates all you have to do is make a post in our forum during July 2011. At the end of the month we will randomly choose five winners. Remember, the more posts you make, the better your chances of winning! To visit the forum, go to –  The names of the five winners will be announced in early August in the discussion forum.

Riviera: New players club sign-ups will receive a FREE buffet – just sign up at Club Riviera. Also: Play in the Riviera’s Super Slot Showdown – daily free slot tournaments open to new Club Riviera sign-ups. With 3 sessions at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm and the finals at 6pm each day, over $1,000 in free slot play will be awarded daily to the top five winners, with $500 in free play for first place.

Hard Rock
: Bon Voyage Like a Rockstar Cruise Drawing. Promotion dates run through July 30. One cruise to Western Caribbean for two will be awarded each week in July (four cruises total). Virtual Drawing Ticket qualifications: Slots: 100 pts earned on Reel/Video Reel = 1 virtual drawing ticket. 200 pts earned on $.05 & $.25 denom Video Poker = 1 virtual drawing ticket. 400 pts earned on $1.00 and above Video Poker = 1 virtual drawing ticket. Tables Games: $25 Theoretical = 1 virtual drawing ticket. Drawing held every Saturday in July at 6:30 p.m. beginning July 9th in front of Rockstar Players Club.

Gold Coast: Kiosk Scratch Game Sunday, July 10. Earn 10 points and swipe B Connected card at a kiosk to play. Win up to $1,000 in points.

Sam’s Town: Starting July 10, B Connected members can earn entries to win up to $50,000 in the “CARazy CASH” promotion. Drawings held each Friday and Saturday, with a grand prize drawing for a new car on August 31.

Orleans: Thirsty Thursdays Giveaway, Thursday July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 11am to 7pm. Earn 50 points and receive a FREE 6 pack of Pepsi or Diet Pepsi and a cooler. Swipe your B Connected card at any kiosk to print voucher and present at B Connected Club to receive FREE Pepsi.

Ongoing July Promotions

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Riviera: Got Gas? Until July 31, you can win a $300 gas card, with $27,900 in cards awarded! There will be three winners nightly, with drawings at 7:15 pm each night in July at Club Riviera. Earn one entry for every 50 points.

Hard Rock: New happy hour at the Hard Rock Beach Club. Partygoers can satisfy their appetites with specially-priced alcoholic beverages and delectable cuisine.  Drink specials include: buckets and pitchers of beer ($25), sport cups filled with guests’ favorite well drinks and Budweiser products ($14), sake specialty drinks ($5) and half bottles of sake ($50).  Happy hour fare includes: grilled pita and hummus dip ($6), Red and Rock sushi combo, consisting of a California roll and spicy tuna roll ($14) and the Beach Club salad, featuring smoked bacon, toasted pecans, grilled chicken, dijon vinaigrette and a drizzle of honey-mesquite barbeque sauce ($8). Happy hour is available from 6 to 8 p.m.  Monday through Friday at the West Pool Bar and the Palapa and from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the RELAX Pool Bar. 

Orleans: Thirsty Thursdays Giveaway. Thursdays July 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 11 am to 7 pm. Earn 50 points and receive a FREE 6 pack of Pepsi or Diet Pepsi and a cooler. Swipe your B Connected card at any kiosk to print voucher and present at B Connected Club to receive FREE Pepsi.

Venetian: Phantom—The Las Vegas Spectacular will continue to celebrate its fifth anniversary throughout the duration of the summer with a special offer for its fans. For a limited time, guests can enjoy a 2 for $99 ticket offer. This offer can be redeemed by using the code 99PAIR when ordering tickets. The offer is valid through September 4, 2011 and is not valid on previously purchased tickets. Phantom performs at The Venetian Resort – Hotel – Casino on Monday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm, Tuesday – Friday at 7:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm (dark on Sunday). Tickets are available by calling the Venetian Box Office at 866-641-7469 or online at Venetian.com. For groups of 10 or more, please call (702) 785-5394. For more information please visit phantomlasvegas.com.

Ellis Island: Quadruple The Heat drawings all summer. Drawings held every Monday through August 29. Four cash drawings of the high temperature of the day! Drawings held at 6PM, 7PM, 8PM & 9PM. Earn unlimited drawing tickets for every 300 base points earned same day.  Must be present to win.  Dollar amount determined by the high temperature of the day as posted at 6PM on LasVegasNow.com for 89109 zip code. Additional details at Promo Booth.

Palms: Federated Sports + Gaming (FS+G) and the Palms Casino Resort are hosting daily pro-am qualifying satellites through July 31, 2011 to give patrons a chance to win a $1,500 seat into the Federated Sports + Gaming pro-am event August 5 – 8 at the Palms. All games are no limit Texas Hold ‘Em with $40 to $340 buy-in options. Monday through Friday the satellites are held in the Palms Poker Room, times are based on demand; Saturday and Sunday the satellites are in the Key West Ballroom from noon to 10 p.m. with a super satellite at 7 p.m. and a guaranteed seat to the pro-am event. For more information, call 702-942-7777.

Las Vegas Hilton:  Every Tuesday through August 30, play on select slot machines with your Las Vegas Hilton Player’s Card and you will receive 10X the points and 5X on select video poker machines.  Visit the Player’s Club for more information. Only available on select machines. You must have your player’s card inserted and accepted in the machine during play to earn point multiplier.

Binion’s Gambling Hall: Binion’s Poker Classic runs through July 11.  The Four Queens Hotel & Casino, Binion’s sister property, is offering all Poker Classic participants a $24 midweek rate and a $52 rate on the weekends.  In addition, players with a receipt from any Binion’s Poker Classic event will be given $25 in chips after one hour of live play in Binion’s Hall of Fame Poker Room.  The receipt is good one time and must be used within 48 hours of the tournament event. From the first event on May 30 to the last on July 11, Binion’s will seat players for 43 different games, with five No Limit Hold’em events and two specialty events each week throughout the tournament. The specialty events include H.O.R.S.E, PLO 8 and Limit Omaha 8.  The Main Event will take place over two days starting June 30, and has the highest buy-in of the Poker Classic at $1,000.  Some events are as little as $100 buy-ins, while most fall within $150-$200 range.  Generally, the buy-ins at the Binion’s Poker Classic are about one-tenth of the World Series of Poker events.  To participate in any of the Binion’s Poker Classic events, players register the day of the event in which they would like to play.  Registration opens two hours prior to the start time.  For the special room rate at the Four Queens, reservations may be made in advance by calling 800-634-6045.  Players will need to show their receipt from a Binion’s Poker Classic event to receive the special rate.

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

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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