Here’s what we found for the week of June 27, 2010…

Hacienda: Pepsi Summer Cool down Cash & Gift Giveaway.  Now thru August 28. Customers will receive one 2- liter bottle of soda by playing and qualifying with the following casino games:
Video Poker (excludes penny denomination machines) -Four of a kind in Jacks, Queens, Kings or Aces with no wild card (maximum coin bet).
Penny & Nickel Reel Machines – jackpot of $50 or greater
Quarter Reel Machines – jackpot of $100 or greater
Dollar Reel Machines – jackpot of $160 or greater
Five Dollar Reel Machines – jackpot of $200 or greater
Live Blackjack – One suited Blackjack in hearts with a $5.00 minimum bet
The cash drawing will be held on Saturday August 28. A total of $500 cash will be given away each hour between 4 pm and 7 pm.  A grand prize of $2000 cash will be given away at 8 pm.

Jerry’s Nugget: July: Swipe & Win Giveaway: Everyone is a guaranteed winner for guests who participate in the Swipe & Win Giveaway, held Mondays and Wednesday throughout July. Players earning 25 base points on slots, reels, video poker and video keno from 4 am to 11:55 pm on those days can enter to play the Swipe & Win Giveaway by going to any MoreClub Kiosk. Guests can walk away with free points, point multipliers, up to $20 cash, $5 to $20 meal certificates, $5 to $10 match plays or $10 to $20 in Jerry’s Nugget gift cards.

Rio: Locals Appreciation Offer: 2-for-1 tickets for Penn & Teller plus a FREE Souvenir Program thru August 31. For show reservations call: 702-777-7776 and mention code: PNTRJ.

Stratosphere: “Red, White and You” pool party on Sunday, July 4 starting at 11am, open to the public with FREE cover, drink and food specials and live entertainment. The girls from BITE and the cast of American Superstars will make special appearances throughout the day. After a full day of partying, revelers may want to head up to Level 107 Lounge or Air Bar, the highest bar in Las Vegas, located on level 108. These will be the best spots on the Strip to watch fireworks all over the Las Vegas valley. Drinks will be flowing with $2 Jello shots, $18 Absolut Exposure pitchers, $9 Independence Punch and $10 Vodka infused baby watermelon. There is no better way to celebrate America than with a barbeque, so Stratosphere is offering $6 food specials including Jim Beam-roasted garlic barbeque smoked brisket on a kaiser roll with jalapeño pineapple cole slaw, ancho chili barbequed grilled chicken sandwich with jalapeño pineapple cole slaw, and Budweiser-braised bratwurst with sautéed peppers and onions. All sandwiches are accompanied by Cajun kettle chips. Guests can play to win poolside at Bikini Blackjack from 1pm until closing with beautiful bikini-clad dealers. DJ Sol Sirch will spin the sounds of summer to entertain pool party guests from noon to 8 pm. Volleyball, beer pong, bags and other fun beach games will be set up on the deck. Located outdoors on the eighth floor of the World Tower, the Level 8 Pool features a 67,000 square foot deck, hot tub, private cabanas and poolside café and bar.

El Cortez: Serving FREE White Castle cheeseburgers to celebrate Independence Day on Sunday, July 4. Club Cortez members can enjoy FREE White Castle cheeseburgers while they play slots and table games. The complimentary burgers will be served from noon to 6 p.m. White Castle is famous for their one-of-a-kind Slyder which offers a delicious hamburger patty with White Castle’s signature steamed onions and cheese.

Orleans: Play “Take it or Trade It” for your shot at $4000 every Friday and Saturday in July at 6:15 pm and 8:15 pm near the south end of the Race and Sports Book.  Start earning entries on Monday, June 28.  Drawings begin Friday, July 2nd.  Earn entries from slots or table games play.  See B Connected Club for complete details.

Station Casinos: Continuing its 4th of July tradition, five Station Casinos’ properties will host the largest 4th of July fireworks show in Southern Nevada on Sunday, July 4 around 8:45 p.m. for the entire community to enjoy. The nine-minute fireworks show, named “Station Casinos’ 4th of July Blast” will be in celebration of the nation’s 234th birthday and will be featured at Aliante Station, Green Valley Ranch resort, Fiesta Rancho and Texas Station as a shared location and Red Rock Resort.  

Mirage: Through July 11, B.B. King’s Blues Club offers $9.95 breakfast and lunch specials daily throughout the World Cup. Patrons can also enjoy $12 pitchers of domestic draft beer. The games can be viewed on eight high-definition TVs around the club and there is no cover charge. Games are usually on at 7 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Breakfast menu is served from 6:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Lunch menu is served beginning at 11:30 a.m.

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

Ongoing June Promotions

Vegas Values Updates: The American Casino Guide web site has a discussion board where you can read about any updates to each week’s Vegas Values report. You can also post any questions or comments you have about any casino promotions. Go to 

Binion’s Gambling Hall: $50,000 Catch the Fever Giveaway starts July 1 and is open to all new and existing Club Binion’s members. For slots and video poker, players receive a groovy “Catch the Fever” t-shirt with just 50 total points earned.  At 500 total points earned, slots and video poker players receive a disco bag with some “awesome” prizes.  On table games, players earn stamps on their “Catch the Fever” card at the rate of one stamp for every 30 minutes of rated play. With two stamps on the card, players receive the t-shirt and 25 stamps earn the cool disco bag with the prize inside.  All in all, $50,000 in cash, prizes and merchandise will be given away throughout the promotion, ending on August 31. See details at the club booth.

Gold Coast: Trophy Trout Tuesdays in June. Earn 10 base points with your Club Coast card then swipe your card at any kiosk to play. Catch a fish and receive up to $1,000. All winners paid in points.

Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino: $20,000 Splash into Summer Giveaway through June 30. Every Friday and Saturday at 3:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. a winner will be selected for a $200 cash prize.  Each Saturday at 9:20 p.m. one lucky winner will receive a luxury Spa for his or her home. On Wednesday, June 30 cash and progressive drawings will be held at 3:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. with each winner receiving $200 in cash. At 9:20 p.m., one winner will receive $2,000 in cash plus all unclaimed cash prizes.  Guests can earn an entry into the drawings with every 100 base points earned on their Club Nugget card, for every 30 minutes of tracked table play and for every 30 minutes played in the poker room. Guests can also earn three times entries every Sunday through Thursday throughout the month. Winner must be present to claim clash. If not present, the property will draw a second name. If second winner is not present, cash will be rolled into the progressive drawing on June 30.

Jerry’s Nugget: Bring Your Own Buddy Program: Current MoreClub players just need to bring in a new person to join the player’s club and they will have the chance to play the BYOB game at any MoreClub Kiosk. New prizes added to the list include 10x points, $10 to $50 comp and $250 cash. As for new members, upon sign up they will receive a FREE gift, a FREE spin on the New Members Get More Game and 10x points when playing on Saturdays in June.

Miscellaneous Offer: Las Vegas locals can take advantage of a 20% discount when dining at all Wolfgang Puck Las Vegas restaurants through September 30, including Spago (Forum Shops-Ceasars Palace), CUT (Palazzo), Trattoria del Lupo (Mandalay Bay), Postrio (Grand Canal Shoppes-Venetian), and Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina at Crystals inside CityCenter. This discount is valid every day for lunch and dinner. Just show your local ID when you order.

Plaza/Vegas Club: Red, White, and VROOM. From June 1 – July 4 guests will receive 1 drawing entry for every 250 points earned by using their Players Card.  Three winners will be chosen at each property every Saturday, 7 pm at the Plaza and 9 pm at the Vegas Club.  Each winner will spin and can win up to $1,000 in Free Slot Play. On July 4, the grand prize drawing will be held at 8 pm at the Vegas Club.  Ten winners will be selected and given 10 different keys.  The person with the key that opens the box will drive away with a BRAND NEW 2 DOOR CHEVY COBALT COUPE!  The other nine winners will receive $500 cash. Double entry days are every Monday and Wednesday.  See the Players Club for details.    

Stratosphere: Hosting sizzling “Body and Soul” pool parties at Level 8 Pool. Partiers can dance to the world beat of Rhythmic Soul, a unique three-piece group featuring a DJ accompanied by live percussion and horn. Rhythmic Soul will perform on the pool deck Thursday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. all summer long.  Level 8 Pool guests can cool down during Happy Hour with two-for-one bottle service from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and two-for-one cocktails from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily. The pool’s signature drink, Absolut Exposure, an exotic blend of Absolut Berri Açai, lemonade and blue Curaçao served in a 32 oz. pitcher is specially priced at $18. Other poolside amenities include recently upgraded cabanas, a hot tub, and a complete menu of sandwiches, salads and appetizers available from the Cafe/Bar.  Pool guests who love to gamble will enjoy beautiful Bikini Blackjack dealers at three poolside tables from 1 p.m. until close every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Guests can also challenge each other to a game of volleyball, bags or beer pong.  Located on the eighth floor of the Stratosphere, the Level 8 Pool is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Las Vegas Hilton: Through July 11: High-def viewing for all the World Cup games. Action on all halves and 2 or 3 way betting options.  Food & drink specials and great giveaways. Receive a FREE shirt with a $25 soccer wager.

Bighorn/Longhorn Casinos: “Cash is King” drawings. On Mondays and Thursdays drawings will be held for: $300 at 7:00 PM, $200 at 8:00 PM. $200 at 9:00 PM and $300 at 10:00 PM. On Saturdays the drawings are: $750 at 7:00 and 10 PM and $500 at 8:00 and 9:00 PM. Draw until winners. Guaranteed prizes. 4 drawings/4 winners each night.

Cannery: Wild Weekdays Kiosk Swipe & Win – Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays (6pm – 10pm). Earn 10 base points and receive one Free Swipe. Limited to the first 1,000 swipes per day.  Win a minimum $10 in (Cash or Free Play) up to $1,000 per day.  There is a limit of one swipe per player per day.  Customers keep their points.

Wynn/Encore: Locals ONLY promotion now underway: Win a lifetime comp for two to The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas. Play slots at both Wynn and Encore to earn entries into the drawing for your chance to win. Win this prize for you and a guest to eat at The Buffet once a day for the rest of your life. Drawing for five winners will take place in the Encore Theater rotunda on Thursday, July 29 at 7 p.m. This promotion is for Las Vegas locals ONLY.

Four Queens: Summer promotion through August 1, with $75,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs.  The promotion dubbed, “Shake, Rattle & Roll Summer Giveaway,” offers players the chance to earn points that may be redeemed for prizes and drawing tickets.  Prizes are rewarded based on the points earned as follows:
Slots and Video Poker:
400 total points earned = 1st level collectable tin with a prize.
1,000 total points earned = 2nd level collectable tin with a prize.
1,500 total points earned = One drawing ticket into the $10,000 cash drawing to be held on August 1.
Each additional 200 points earned = One additional drawing ticket. Table game players are also eligible to participate.  See complete rules and details posted at the club booth.         

Arizona Charlie’s (both locations), Stratosphere and Aquarius Casino (Laughlin): Play your favorite slots. Pick your favorite gifts.  Earn the gifts you want just by playing June 1 through 30.  Play your way to the gifts you want. The more you play, the more points you can earn. The more points you earn, the more valuable the gifts you can choose from the catalog. You keep your earned points and still get your gifts. ace | PLAY members can order their gifts online at the ace | PLAY Center or from the convenience of their home by logging in online. Once orders are shipped, a confirmation e-mail is sent to the player. Full details are available by visiting the ace | PLAY Centers.

Suncoast: 50% off all restaurants when you pay with your points Wednesdays and Saturdays in June.

Las Vegas Hilton: Visit Fortuna, the coffee & wine shop located in the main lobby, and sample the flavors of a selection of four boutique wines to please your palate FREE daily from 4 to 9 pm. (Ongoing until further notice.)

June Gambling Podcast – 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 podcast Steve interviews blackjack author and expert Henry Tamburin. They discuss: how the casino’s mathematical advantage in blackjack is determined; progressive betting versus card counting; and the best strategies for basic play, doubling down, splitting, soft hands, surrender and insurance. To visit the podcast page, go to:

On that page you can also access past interviews with noted gaming authorities, including: 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.

Rio: The 2010 World Series of Poker is underway. Spectators are FREE to attend and watch all the action.

Las Vegas Hilton: Camaro Giveaway. Win a 2010 Chevy Camaro. Receive one drawing ticket from June 1-30 for every $20 in Reward Dollars earned. The drawing will take place on Wednesday, June 30, and the winner will get a $10,000 bonus if present.

Jerry’s Nugget: June clubBoomer Days. Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays are scheduled days for clubBoomer, a program for those ages 55 and older. On these days, clubBoomer players can instantly get 5x points and a $5 blackjack match play at any MoreClub kiosk. Additionally, participants will receive a $10 meal ticket once they earn 550 points on any slot, video poker or video keno machine. clubBoomer players will be eligible for various gifts, prizes and activities as announced.

Rampart Casino: Mystery Select Rewards: Tuesday, June 29. Earn 250 points on the same day and receive a FREE Mystery Gift or $10 free slot play. Earn 600 points and receive a Mystery Gift containing a cash prize ranging from $5 to $1,000 or $15 free slot play.  Earn 1,200 points and receive a Mystery Gift or $25 free slot play.  Limit one per customer per day.

Plaza/Vegas Club: Shammy Set Giveaway. Play your favorite slots with your player’s card every Tuesday and Thursday in June to earn the super absorbent and popular Shammy.  Earn 500 points to receive your Shammy Set.  See the Players Club for details.

South Point: Payless with your Points June 1-30. 50% off when using your club card points for all restaurants, hotel, gift shop, liquor store, bingo, all bars, spa & salon, showroom, movies and bowling.

Primm Valley Casino Resorts: Celebrates summer with FREE attraction passes for Nevada residents on weekdays – Mondays through Thursdays – during June. Whether it’s action rides or a new movie release, guests may enjoy complimentary attractions Monday through Thursday, June 1 – 30.

South Point: Buy two dinner buffets and get a FREE bottle of Barefoot Wine through the end of June. Valid for cash paying customers only.

Binion’s Gambling Hall: 4th Annual Binion’s Poker Classic features deeper stacks, more of the popular HORSE events, and an earlier Main Event.  All-in-all, Binion’s will seat players for 46 different games over 47 straight days ending July 11.  The ever-popular No Limit Hold’em is the most featured, with 31 events scheduled. Due to player demand, there will be three HORSE events this year on June 4, June 18, and July 9.  The Main Event will take place earlier, slated for 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.  Registered players in this year’s Poker Classic also will be extended a special room rate at the Four Queens Hotel & Casino.  To participate in any of the Binion’s Poker Classic events, players simply register the day of the event in which they would like to play.  For No Limit Hold’em events, registration opens three hours prior to the start time.  For all other games, registration opens two hours ahead of time.  Last year, approximately 10,000 people played in the Poker Classic.

Monte Carlo: Lance Burton’s run at the Monte Carlo will come to an end on Sept. 4 so the Monte Carlo is offering tickets to his “Master Magician” show at 2-for-1 prices for the month of May with a valid Nevada I.D. The pre-summer prices offer a good opportunity for people of all ages to catch his show in The Lance Burton Theater. For reservations call (702) 730-7160.

Fitzgeralds: The Great Escape Give-Away-A-Day is underway through September 5. Players and hotel guests have a chance to win a vacation package daily at 10 pm and may choose from Mexico, the Caribbean, or Las Vegas for your destination. Guests can earn drawing tickets by playing slots and table games as well as a variety of other means. Visit Club Fitz for complete rules. New members enrolling in Club Fitz receive one free drawing entry plus a free souvenir shamrock keychain after earning your first 25 points.  

Golden Nugget: Third Annual Grand Poker Series June 5 – July 4 in the Events Center, The Grand. This month-long event will feature more than 200 poker tournaments including Omaha high/low, HORSE, Pot Limit Omaha, 7 Card Stud and No Limit Hold ‘em action, as well as cash games, special tournaments for seniors and ladies, and two signature bracelet events – the Poker Queen Ladies Championship and The Grand Finale No Limit Championship. For more information on The Grand Poker Series or for a complete schedule of events, visit

Rampart Casino: Email Campaign: New email addresses received by customers will receive a $10 Free Slot Play offer. Offer will be sent to their email address and brought to the Players Club for redemption. It will be loaded to their account the following Tuesday..

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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