Here’s what we found for the week of June 12, 2011…

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El Cortez: Will serve FREE slices of fresh Marie Callendar’s apple pie in honor of Flag Day for all Club Cortez members on Tuesday, June 14 from noon to 6 p.m.  Club Cortez members can enjoy the treat game side while playing slots and table games.

Palms: Federated Sports + Gaming (FS+G) and the Palms Casino Resort are hosting daily pro-am qualifying satellites now 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.

Luxor: The 2011 FANTASY Swimsuit Calendar, priced at $32, is currently available for purchase at the Luxor box office or online at  Guests now have the opportunity to receive a complimentary calendar with the purchase of two (2) tickets to FANTASY. The calendar features 12 months of exotic beauties modeling the year’s hottest swimwear. Shot on location at Luxor, each cast member showcases several of the property’s unique settings including the Luxor Pool, Nurture Spa and Salon, LAX nightclub, TENDER Steak & Seafood and also the resort’s rooftop. FANTASY performs nightly at 10:30 p.m. in the Atrium Showroom at Luxor Hotel and Casino. 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 or by calling (800) 557-7428 or (702) 262-4400. 

Rio: McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon will celebrate the Fourth of July with “Red, White and Booze” on Saturday, July 2. Guests will enjoy patriotic drink specials, American style drinking games and plenty of prizes. The party kicks off with a “Happy 2 Hours” from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. with all-you-can-drink cocktails for only $15. Next, partiers will enjoy an open bar from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. for $20 for ladies and $30 for guys. Plus, anyone to purchase the open bar will receive a raffle ticket to be entered to win prizes all night. Guests will also enjoy $2 red, white and blue Jell-O shots. Patrons may also enter the red, white and blue chugging contest for a chance to win a summer BBQ.

MGM Grand: From June 17-19, CSI: The Experience at MGM Grand invites families everywhere to bring their Dad in to play the fun, interactive role of crime scene investigator for FREE. The complimentary tickets are available at the MGM Grand box office next to CSI: The Experience with the purchase of a full-price admission when they mention “Father’s Day Special.” Tickets are valid for same day visit only and cannot be sold or transferred. 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

Mandalay Bay: Disney’s THE LION KING at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is extending its locals ticket offer just for children through the end of June. In celebration of its second anniversary on the Strip, THE LION KING will continue to offer each adult purchasing one full-price ticket the opportunity to purchase two child tickets for only $15 per ticket.  This applies to any weekend matinee performance through June 26. This special offer for local families is a way for THE LION KING to thank the Las Vegas community for its support since the show’s May 2009 debut. To purchase tickets, call Mandalay Bay Box Office at 702-632-7580 or MGM Resorts Call Center at 877-632-7000. Mention “ROAR” and bring valid Nevada ID to pick up tickets. Children must be 17 years of age or under; maximum two child tickets per one adult ticket. Recommended viewing age for THE LION KING is six years and older.

Gold Strike Hotel & Gambling Hall (Jean, NV)
: Mad Money Cash Giveaway. Giving away $500 per hour Saturday, June 18, from 10 am to 8 pm. Cash & Comp club members can receive an entry ticket for every 100 points earned on Friday and Saturday. Players can check the winner board before 5 pm on Sunday, June 19 to see if they win. Players don’t have to be present at the time of the drawings to win.

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.

June Gambling Podcast Visiting the casinos of Biloxi and The Mississippi Gulf Coast – 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 June edition, Steve takes a video tour of the casinos of the Gulf Coast in Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi. He lets viewers see what each casino looks like, plus he gives details on what the area offers in the way of other attractions. To see the podcast, go to:

Ongoing June Promotions

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Win free buffets for two at the Gold Coast in Las Vegas – We have five certificates for two FREE buffets at the Gold Coast in Las Vegas that we are giving away!  To win one of our five FREE buffet certificates for two all you have to do is make a post in our forum during June 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 July in the discussion forum.

Silverton: Any Silverton Rewards Club member with a player’s card and a valid ID is welcome to participate in the “Go Bananas!” game piece promotion where the prizes include: free slot play, cash prizes, dining offers and more. The object of the game is to rack up points throughout each day to earn game pieces that are different colors, which represent different types of prizes. Players who earn a certain amount of points in one day between June 1 and June 30 receive a game piece of a specific color. Those who earn 1,000 points in one day receive a Blue Go Bananas! Players who earn 5,000 points in one day get a Red Go Bananas! Those earning 10,000 points in one day receive a Green Go Bananas! Guests have between 2 a.m. and 1:59 a.m. each day to earn points and they can only earn up to one game piece per day, but are able to keep all of the points earned. Guests can pick up their game pieces at the Silverton Rewards Club by midnight the day after they earn their points and the game pieces must be opened in front of an authorized Silverton Team member. The game pieces are worth different prizes: those who earn cash prizes as well as Free Slot Play offers will receive their cash and Free Slot Play upon redeeming their game piece. Free Slot Play will expire 30 days after the date issued. All other offers, including Food and Beverage offers will expire on December 31, 2011.

South Point: Swipe, Spin & Win every day in June. Earn 200 same day base slot points between 3 am and 11pm to spin the wheel on the kiosk for a chance to win: $50 free play, $50 gas card, $25 free play, $25 off any restaurant, 2X points, free lunch buffet, 2,500 bonus points or regular adult movie ticket.

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino: PBR Rock Bar & Grill inside the Miracle Mile Shops will offer FREE bull rides all day to the daring fathers and grandfathers for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19. Dads and grandpas can practice their bull riding skills all day as they challenge the daunting mechanical bull. In honor of hard-working dads, the country-rock bar and grill will let kids eat for FREE all day with the purchase of an entrée. Children can choose a delicious meal from the ‘Rookies’ menu which includes favorites such as grilled cheese and tater tots, chicken fingers, hot dogs and pizzas – which kids can hand-pick the ingredients and make themselves.

Primm Valley Casino Resort: Offering FREE unlimited amusement rides for Nevada residents from June 1 through June 30. Casino guests simply need to present a Nevada ID any weekday in June and they will receive unlimited attraction passes for all members in their party.  Attraction passes are good for an entire day of free falling, splash making and rides for the entire family. For more information on Primm Valley Casino Resorts’ attractions and specials call 702-679-RIDE or visit their web site at

Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast and Sam’s Town: $1.3 Million Winning Wednesdays. Every Wednesday in June from 10 am to 10pm. Swipe at any kiosk to see what you have won. One swipe after earning one (1) point based on slot play. A second swipe after earning two hundred (200) points based on slot play. A third swipe after earning four hundred (400) points based on slot play. Prizes range from $5 to $50,000. Prizes in the amount of $5 – $599 will be awarded directly to the winner’s B Connected accounts in equivalent point amounts. Those prize points may be redeemed for cash.

Suncoast: Diamonds, Cars and Cash June 3-24. Spin the Big Wheel for your chance to win a Ford Focus, Ford Mustang, The Jewelers Gift Card, cash and more. Every Friday in June at 8:15 pm. 10 winners per drawing. 40 winners guaranteed.

Las Vegas Hilton: Win two tickets to the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. With every 250 points of theoretical earned during the promotional period playing your favorite slots and table games you’ll receive one drawing ticket.  Drawing will take place on Thursday, June 16.  Only one lucky participant will win two tickets to this star-studded event. See the Player’s Club for official rules.

Cannery: Steak House Sundays (every Sunday in June.) Earn 1,000 Base Points and receive a $40 voucher valid any Sunday at Waverly’s Steak House. Voucher expires 30 days from issuance.

Crystals at CityCenter: In celebration of National Steakhouse Month, Eva Longoria’s Beso Steakhouse and Eve Nightclub will extend a special offer to Las Vegas locals, available throughout the month of June. Las Vegas locals that dine at Longoria’s luxurious Beso Steakhouse will receive 20 percent off their entire bill through the entire month of June in addition to FREE admission to her opulent Eve Nightclub. For nightlife connoisseurs, local guys will receive reduced admission for just $10 at Eve Nightclub while local ladies enjoy complimentary admission and FREE champagne until midnight. Residents will also receive preferred reservations and preferred VIP pricing on bottle service. For more information visit and submit your reservation.

Hard Rock: Johnny Smalls is now open for lunch from 11am to 3 pm Thursday – Monday and offers an all-you-can-eat-tapas special for $15.99. In addition, new extended hours on Friday – Sunday feature two-for-one cocktails and a late night menu with all-you-can-eat-tapas for $15.99. Rockstar Players Card required for discount prices.

Palms: Has created a special space on the casino floor entitled “Slot Emporium,” a dedicated gaming area filled with a wide variety of slots that offer unique prizes in addition to top jackpots. Boasting a variety of favorite slots, including Wizards of Wealth, China Shores, Roman Tribune, Hee-Haw Scatter, Rings of Riches, Golden Scepter, the Slot Emporium is sure to deliver an unmatched gaming experience.  The Slot Emporium allows patrons to play for jackpots in addition to special bonus prizes including an Xbox 360, a Harley-Davidson, iPads, MacBooks, Nikon cameras, designer purses, gift cards and more. The Slot Emporium is next to The Poker Room on the casino floor.

Riviera: Launched a new player sign-up program called “You can win…or win!”  New Club Riviera members will receive up to $100 in free slot play. New players who sign up for a Club Riviera players card will get 50 percent of their slot losses reimbursed in free slot play, with a maximum of $100 free slot play awarded.  Play as part of the promotion must occur within 48 hours of initial Club Riviera sign-up. In addition, new members who provide their email address can also receive an entry into the $12,000 Free Slot Play Drawing where a member can receive up to $1,000 in free slot play.  

M Resort: The M Resort Spa Casino introduces M Pool Live, the newest FREE nighttime pool party in Las Vegas. Held weekly, every Saturday night from 8-11 pm, M Pool Live delivers an affordable, vibrant nighttime pool social scene filled with exciting live entertainment on the resort’s built-in outdoor concert stage, nighttime swimming, flowing cocktails and unmatched, personalized guest service.  With no admission charge, partygoers can take a dip in the main pool deck’s two 5,460 square-foot heated, infinity-edge pools and two large Jacuzzis, purchase a cocktail at one of two pool bars or dine on light poolside treats including salads, wraps, pizzas and from-the-grill favorites like sliders all while mingling with friends and listening to concert entertainment throughout the evening. For guests looking to kick-back and relax, the resort’s main pool deck offers more than 400 lounge chairs, 20 cabanas and 22 daybeds all with stylish décor and surrounded by lush palm trees and fire torches. M Pool Live will introduce unique and exciting new artists to the resort’s built-in outdoor concert stage including Los Angeles-favorite Wes Quave. Quave, along with his 9-piece band, deliver explosive performances that mix the sounds of Michael Jackson, Colin Hay, Phil Collins and Stevie Wonder to create a must-hear and see musical experience under the stars. All M Pool Live guests must be 21 years or older. To make reservations for cabanas and daybeds, call (702) 797-1808. For a complete list of M Pool Live entertainment visit:

Mirage, Mandalay Bay, Luxor and New York-New York:  Premium pool seats, a new private and exclusive poolside experience, is proving to be extremely popular among pool-goers this summer. By purchasing a VIP chaise lounge chair for the day for a small fee, guests can gain access to a private pool area, enjoy elevated beverage service through Cabana Hosts, as well as receive additional amenities such as chilled towel service, tropical drink tastings and passed chilled fruits. (Ongoing thru pool season.)

Planet Hollywood: Piano! Las Vegas at V Theater inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is now offering half price tickets to all Las Vegas locals. Ticket prices for locals start at $14.99 for general admission and $19.99 for VIP seating plus taxes and box office fees. To purchase tickets call (866) 932-1818, visit or go to the V Theater Box Office.

Western Casino: Now offers the following dollar choices:
—$1.00 Beer and $1.00 Shots: $1.00 Coors Draft and $1.00 Jose Cuervo, Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey and Smirnoff shots.
—Your $100,000 Lucky Buck Giveaway!
$1.00 = $100,000. Match all 10 serial numbers and letters, on any one dollar bill, and win! Serial number changed every 30 minutes with complete rules and information available at the property. Any dollar can win!
—Western Cafe’s $1.00 Value Menu: Menu features sausage and egg biscuit, short stack of pancakes, classic hot dog, grilled cheese sandwich and many more choices.
—Gaming: Play $2 Blackjack 11 AM – 3 AM daily and $1 Craps 3 PM – 11 PM daily

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.

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

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.)

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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