This information is from Scot Krause, our roving reporter, who supplies us each week with information on the best Las Vegas Promotions. It’s only available here on the americancasinoguide.com web site so be sure to come back each Sunday to find out about the best values in Las Vegas.
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Here’s what we found this week…
June Video Podcast – Roulette – How to Play & How to Win! – Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, explains how to play and how to win at roulette. Topics covered include: the various bets that can be made; the casino’s advantage on those bets; the worst bet you can make; the difference between double-zero and single-zero roulette tables; finding the best roulette games to play; and much more. To watch the podcast, go to http://www.americancasinoguide.com/gambling-podcasts On that page you can also access more than 70 other audio and video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.
Win Free Casino Prizes: The American Casino Guide web site has a weekly contest to give away FREE casino prizes. For the week of May 29 to June 4 the prize is a $150 gift certificate to the R Steak and Seafood restaurant at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and the contest for the following week offers two buffet certificates for two to Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. For more details, or to enter the contest, go to: WIN FREE CASINO PRIZES Please note that there are some options for earning entries every day by posting a casino review, making a tweet, or posting in the discussion forum. See the contest page for full details and be sure to check it each week to see what new prizes are being offered. Good luck!
Riviera: New Riviera Rewards members can be reimbursed up to $1,000 on losses of your first day of play. When you enroll in the club as a new member, or as a non-active member of the club in the past 24 months, you’ll qualify for an immediate 50% loss rebate (in slot play) on your first day of play and the additional 50% will be credited on the 3rd day of the following month, available for your download on your next visit and remains valid for one year. Be sure to read and be informed about the promotion from the players club both prior to playing. Some machines are stickered that they are not eligible for the rebate offer (many of the machines in high limits and multi-line video poker are two examples that are ineligible.) But the promotion is currently available for both slots and video poker in lower denominations and open to visitors as well as Las Vegas locals.
South Point: ½ price gas in June – “Pump With Your Points!” Redeem $25 in points and get a $50 gas card. (Points must be earned between June 1 and June 30 for gas card redemption.)
Gold Coast: Play the Kiosk Madness Game Thursdays, June 7 and 21. Earn 15 points and swipe your B Connected club card at any kiosk for a chance to win points and prizes up to a top prize of $1000.
Cannery: Earn 350 same day base points on Thursdays in June (or play 3 hours at $10 average bet equivalent on table games) and receive one FREE Logo Mechanic Shirt.
Jerry’s Nugget: On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June, MoreClub players can get $20 of promo chips for only $10. Promo chips consist of (4) $5 chips and can be wagered during any live table game action. Swipe to receive the promo chips offer at any kiosk. Half-off dining on Thursdays. From 7 am to 11:59 pm on Thursdays, all MoreClub members can get 50% off at any Jerry’s Nugget restaurant when spending $10 or more. Players can take advantage of the discount by getting a 50% off dining ticket at any MoreClub Kiosk.
Sam’s Town: FREE “May the Horse be With You” t-shirt with every $25 bet placed on the Belmont Race. Valid during race book hours on Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 while supplies last.
Binion’s Gambling Hall: Hosting its summer pool party series, “Kiss The Sky,” with DJs, dancing, and drink specials high above Las Vegas at the historic property’s 25th floor pool. Admission is FREE, and all guests 21 and over are invited to party under the stars every Friday night starting at 9 p.m. from June 8 through August 31. “Kiss The Sky” parties will feature a full service bar and drink specials including $3 Miller Lite draft beer, $3 Red Bull and $4.50 Bacardi cocktails. To access the pool deck, guests should take the Top of Binion’s Steakhouse elevators to the 25th floor. Doors open at 9 p.m.
Ellis Island Casino & Brewery: Random drawings for patriotic gifts from noon to 10 pm on Flag Day, Thursday, June 14. Must be playing with your Passport Player’s Club card inserted to be eligible for prizes.
FREE Slot Play in Las Vegas: The American Casino Guide is promoting an ongoing offer to get $40 of slot play for $25 at two casinos in Las Vegas: the Palms and the Tropicana. This offer can be used by current slot club members once per 30 days. New members can get $50 of play for $25 for one time use only. For details, go to – Discount Slot Play Once on that page the offers should appear, if not, click on “Las Vegas, NV” in the orange box in the upper right corner to take you to the offers.
FREE Slot Play in Lake Tahoe: The American Casino Guide is promoting an ongoing offer to get $40 of slot play for $25 at the Grand Lodge Casino at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. This offer can only be used by once per 30 days. In addition to the discounted slot play, you can also book up to two nights at the hotel at the best available casino rate (as low as $92 per night). The average room rate for this hotel is over $179 per night, so with the casino rate you can save up to $88 per night. For details, go to – Discount Slot Play Once on that page the offer should appear, if not, click on “Lake Tahoe, NV” in the orange box in the upper right corner to take you to the offer.
Ongoing June Promotions
Vegas Values Updates: The American Casino Guide web site has a Las Vegas 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.
FREE Alamo Discount Coupons – The American Casino Guide has three great coupons from Alamo that can save you money on your next car rental and they are all valid through 12/31/12. Just click on the blue “Alamo Discount Coupons” link for details.
FREE National Car Rental Discount Coupons – The American Casino Guide has three great coupons from National that can save you money on your next car rental and they are all valid through 12/31/12. Just click on the blue”National Car Rental Discount Coupons” link for details.
Regal UA Showcase 8 (Movie theater on the Strip near MGM Grand): Summer special: $6.50 Movie Tickets all day Sunday and Tuesday and Fridays and Saturdays after 11 pm.
Hard Rock: New member’s sign-up loss rebate promotion of up to $500: Valid for new sign-ups only and must show state issued identification evidencing residence in Arizona, California, Nevada or Utah to qualify (i.e. valid driver’s license).
§ Casino will match qualified guests their loss up to $500 in Free Slot Play. Qualified guests must have a loss greater than or equal to $100 and cannot exceed $500.
§ Rebate amount will be rounded down to the nearest $20.
§ Participants must have a minimum of 45 minutes of rated Reel and Video Reel slot play on their first day to qualify. Video Poker play does not qualify towards time played and loss minimums. Keno and Video Roulette machines are considered Video Poker Machines and are not eligible machines towards the Rebate promotion.
§ First day of play is calculated as a gaming day, starting at 5:01 a.m.
§ Participants will be invited to attend based upon qualification status determined in Casino’s sole discretion.
§ Participants will be sent their rebate offer 1 week after their first day of play.
§ Rebate amount will be split and available on their next 2 trips. A minimum of 24 hours is required between trips.
§ Rebate amount must be used on or before July 31, 2012.
LVH: Puts an appealing twist on the ordinary hotel gift card. The Value Plus Card can be used property-wide and offers discounts on entertainment, dining, shopping, and more. Whether you are using the gift card to purchase show tickets or dinner at Benihana, the following discounts are available:
25% off the retail price for Shimmer Cabaret performances
10% off tickets to headliners in the LVH Theater
10% off in Benihana restaurant
On top of this, $20 in free gaming play is also offered with a Las Vegas hotel gift card purchase of $100 or more. To purchase a Value Plus Card, visit the Paradise Gift Shop located in the North Tower. (Ongoing promotion until further notice.)
Hooters: Offering a $100 loss reimbursement program for new Owl Rewards sign-ups. 50% rebate the 1st day, 25% 2nd day and 25% 3rd day. Must claim each day by 11:59 pm. Open to locals and tourists for new members ONLY. This new offer replaces the previous new player promotion of receiving free play on promotional slot machines. Therefore, the Hooter’s coupon in the 2012 American Casino Guide is no longer valid. Instead, you will now be given 12 free chicken wings.
Flamingo: Get $10 in FREE slot play when you sign up as a first time member of Total Rewards. (Ongoing promotion until further notice.)
Suncoast: Hosting a Gourmet Food Truck Block Party, Saturday, June 9 from noon to 6 p.m. The Gourmet Food Truck Block Party brings together more than 25 food trucks from Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County, including: Snow Ono, Sin City Wings, Sausagefest, Chitown Hustler, Slap Yo Mama, Chef Ludovic Lefebvre’s LudoTruck, along with trucks featured on Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race.” (Participating truck line up is subject to change.) A $5 per person admission fee will be charged, with 100 percent of proceeds benefitting Special Olympics Nevada. Advanced admission tickets are available, along with a complete list of participating food trucks and additional information, at: http://bit.ly/suncoastfoodtruck.
Hard Rock: “Pick your Poison” every Wednesday through July. Earn 250 points and receive a FREE kiosk swipe to pick a shot glass and win a prize including free slot play, dining credits and Hard Rock Casino merchandise. Earn up to four prizes per day (Wednesdays only thru July.)
Sam’s Town: Earn 5 points after becoming a new member and play the “Money Madness” scratch card game. Every card wins an instant prize. Must provide e-mail address to participate.
Silverton: Progressive Power Slot Tournament every Tuesday from noon – 6 pm. Silverton Rewards Club members receive one FREE entry from noon – 4 p.m. Earn additional entries for every 100 points earned by 5:30 p.m. (Two additional entries maximum). The top 40 players will be qualified for prizes. Finish in 1st place with 30,000+ points and win the Progressive Jackpot. The jackpot increases by $100 each week there is no winner and can go up to $2,500. Players must place first overall with an individual round score of 30,000+ points and earn 1,000 base points between 6 am and 6:30 pm on a tournament day. The Progressive Power Jackpot resets to $600 after it is won. There are 40 winners each week and over $2,500 in weekly prizes.
El Cortez: Have an IRS tax refund check you’re ready to cash? Get a 5% free slot bonus for it. Cash your IRS check (or any government issued check) at the El Cortez main cage and you’ll receive an extra 5% (up to $50) in free slot play money. The offer generally runs year round.
LVH: “Cool by the Pool” is back at LVH (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton.) Guests and non-hotel guests, locals included, are invited to enjoy poolside happy hour and daily entertainment from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy 2-for-1 drink specials, $2 shrimp cocktails and food specials, and FREE live entertainment. Admission is FREE and there are daily drawings for prizes at 7 p.m. nightly too. “Cool by the Pool” is located on the 3rd Floor Pool Deck and everyone is welcome.
Hard Rock Casino Hotel: Monday through Thursday, earn 250 points to receive a FREE gift of your choice. Three different gifts are being offered each week and players can earn up to three each day of the promotion. Items include logo wear, umbrellas, blankets, candle sets, kitchen items and more.
Golden Gate: $20,000 Super Spring Points party
Summary: Play and Win every day through June 30, 2012.
Every day, the top point earner wins $100 in Free Slot Play.
Every week, the top point earner wins $250 in Free Slot Play.
Every month, the top point earner wins $500 in Free Slot Play.
$5,000 Cash Grand Prize awarded to the overall top point earner at the end of the promotional period. $2,000 Bonus Drawing July 1. The overall Top 100 point earners will automatically be entered into a drawing to win $2,000 Free Slot Play. Must be present to win.
Railroad Pass: Video Poker Mondays. Every member gets a FREE 5-minute entry every Monday. The highest score of the day wins $100. Second prize is $50. The third and fourth highest scores each receive $25.
Western Casino (Downtown LV): Now closed, but accepting the 2012 American Casino Guide Book $5 Matchplay coupons at either the Las Vegas Club or the Plaza.
2012 American Casino Guide: The new American Casino Guide is available for sale. To see a list of the 198 casino coupons that are in the book, go to – http://www.americancasinoguide.com/2012-american-casino-guide-coupon-list.html The retail price of the book is $18.95. However you can buy the book directly from the American Casino Guide web site for only $11.75. To order the 2012 American Casino Guide , go to: http://www.americancasinoguide.com/order-now.html
Discounted Video Poker Software – One of the best ways to improve your playing skills is to use video poker software. By practicing with software you will easily be able to identify the best-paying machines in any casino, plus you will be able to practice playing those games so you can play at a near-perfect level. Additionally, some programs will allow you to print out strategy cards which you can take with you into the casino. The American Casino Guide website has set up a page to offer discounted prices on the three most popular video poker software programs: Optimum Play Video Poker (Mac Version), Optimum Play Video Poker (Windows Version), Video Poker for Winners! and Winpoker. For more information, just click on the name of each individual software program, or go to our discount video poker software page.
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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