Here’s what we found for the week of March 28, 2010…

Golden Gate: Daily Mystery Gift Giveaway – 50 winners per day, every day in April, receive a mystery gift. Prizes include points, free play, gift cards, etc.

Jerry’s Nugget: Double Payout Royals offered every Friday and Saturday in April, midnight to 11:59 pm. Video poker players playing on quarter and dollar video poker with max bets will receive a double payout when hitting a Royal Flush. The Double Payout is awarded on the first Royal and every Royal. There is no limit to the amount of double payouts Royal Flush winners may achieve.

Palms: $250,000 Hidden Riches Promotion April 11– 15. Beginning at 12:01 am April 11 and continuing through midnight April 15 each promotional day a total of 100 random machines on the casino floor will be selected as a hidden riches machine. Players who earn 1,000 base points on a randomly selected hidden riches machine will receive $500 in free slot play. Players must earn 1,000 base points in the same day, on the same machine. Once the appropriate designated points are earned, players may then continue on to any of the kiosks located on the casino floor where they may swipe their player’s card to confirm whether or not the machine they earned the 1,000 base points on was the hidden riches machine. Once a player has confirmed that the machine they played on was in fact one of the hidden riches machines on the casino floor, they may then proceed with their winning voucher to the Club Palms booth to redeem their $500 in Free Slot Play.  Free slot play is valid for one week after being issued. Player may win up to five (5) times each promotional day. Once a single player has won $500 in free slot play on a hidden riches machine, that machine will then be retired from the hidden riches promotion. Official rules available at Club Palms inside the Palms Casino Resort.

Golden Nugget: Second Annual World Series of Slots. April 16-18. In this one-of-a kind, two-day event, players will battle head-to-head in several elimination rounds of slot play for their share of more than $250,000 in prize money, plus a championship bracelet. The entry fee is $599, and includes tournament admission, a $100 food & beverage credit, a welcome reception and two continental breakfasts.  Discounted hotel rates will be available to anyone who enters. To register for this second annual World Series of Slots, call 1-800-777-5687.

Club Fortune: Club Fortune Casino is offering its players the opportunity to win a seat at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event, normally a $10,000 buy-in. During the five-month promotion, Player’s Club members will receive one drawing entry for every hour of live play in the Club Fortune Casino Poker Room. Drawings will be held on the last day of each month at 7 p.m. where four lucky winners will be selected to compete in a special “Free WSOP Seat” tournament at Club Fortune Casino. Once the drawing is complete for each month, the drawing drum will be emptied and a new period will begin. Beginning the next day, participants will be able to start earning entries for the following month’s earning period. The final drawing will be held on June 25. The 20 players selected during the five drawings will compete in the “Free WSOP Seat” tournament on June 27 at Club Fortune Casino. The grand prize will be the $10,000 buy-in to the WSOP main event beginning July 5. The second place winner will receive a 50-inch plasma TV and the third place winner will receive $500 cash. Remaining contestants will receive $50 cash each. For a complete list of rules, please visit the Player Rewards Center at Club Fortune Casino.

Rampart: $40,000 “Spring Fling” cash drawings Saturdays at 7pm in April. 100pts = 1 entry (Slots) and 1hr @ $10 average bet = 1 entry (tables). Start earning tickets March 28. 21 winners. Up to $10,000 every Saturday.

Hacienda: Spring Fling Gift Giveaway and Cash Drawings. Earn a new FREE gift each week thru May 8. Cash drawings for a total of $2,500 will be given away on May 8 at 7pm. Visit the club booth for more information on earnings gifts and drawing tickets.

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

Ongoing March 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 

Arizona Charlie’s: TV MADNESS – Giving away 100 TV’s in March: 20 – 42” TV’s and 80 – 19” TV’s (total split between both properties). Drawings will be at noon every Monday thru Friday in March. Five winners will be drawn per drawing day. Final drawing on Friday April 2. Guests not present will have 24 hours to claim their prize   Winners will be drawn from lowest to highest.  Earn one entry for every 100 base points earned daily from carded slot play, starting at 3:00 AM Sunday March 7.  There is no limit to the number of entries that can be earned daily.  Prize Breakdown Per Drawing:  1st – 42” TV, 2nd – 19” TV, 3rd – 19” TV, 4th – 19” TV, 5th – 19” TV. Any unclaimed TV’s from this promotion will be given to guests that have earned the most base points throughout the month of March. Complete details are available at the ace/PLAY Center.

Ellis Island Casino: “March Madness Big TV Giveaway.” Win a 54” Plasma TV. Drawing to be held Monday, March 29 at 9 pm. Get a ticket for every 1,000 points earned in the same day. Full details in the Pit and Promotions Booth.

Golden Gate: New member sign-up promotion: $5 in FREE slot play and a t-shirt for new members who earn 20 points. (Ongoing until further notice.)

Jerry’s Nugget Casino: Get 50% off the cost of your meal purchase at Uncle Angelo’s Pizza Joint every Tuesday & Wednesday in March when using your More Club comp dollars. Minimum $10 purchase required. Swipe at More Club kiosk to receive your discount.

Aliante Station: Tribute to the Rat Pack Show the first and third Thursday of every month. 3 pm. $5 admission. Must be 21.

Orleans: “Take It or Trade It” drawings Sundays in March. 6 p.m. drawing, 10 winners per drawing, 40 total winners. $600 guaranteed per winner or they can play the “Take It or Trade It” game for a chance at $2,500.  See Club Coast for complete details.

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.

Flamingo: Comedian George Wallace is known for giving away prizes at his show, but he is now going above and beyond by giving away a Smart Car. The Smart Car will be awarded to one lucky winner chosen at random on April 1 at 11:15 p.m. during Wallace’s “I Be Thinkin’” show. Fans can participate in the Smart Car giveaway by filling out an entry form at the Flamingo Showroom directly after seeing George Wallace’s show. In addition, those who purchase tickets to the show on will be automatically entered to win the Smart Car. The winner does not have to be present at the drawing in order to claim the car. Only one entry per guest and entrants must be 18 years or older. 

Silver Nugget: Shamrock Surprise – Monday thru Wednesday during March, hit any four-of-a-kind with a club kicker card and get a Shamrock worth cash, dinner, or bonus points. Win up to $200 cash.

Suncoast: On Fridays and Saturdays in March hit two royal flushes within 24 hours and receive a double payout on the second royal. See rules posted at Club Coast.

Plaza/Vegas Club: March Money Madness. From March 1-31 guests will receive 1 drawing entry for every 100 points earned by using their Players Card.  Three winners will be chosen at each property every Wednesday and Saturday, 7 pm at the Plaza and 9 pm at the Vegas Club.  Each winner will have their chance to spin the wheel and win up to $1,000 cash.  Double entry days are every Thursday and Sunday.  See the Players Club for details.

Bighorn/Longhorn Casinos: March Crazy Days at both properties. Just insert your Bigshot player card in any machine every day to see what you have won, up to $500.

El Cortez: Throughout March, Club Cortez players receive a free box of See’s Candy for 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 higher denomination machine or a $200 or more jackpot on live keno.  Club members who hit a jackpot of $1,200 or more will receive a complimentary two night stay at the El Cortez. All jackpot winners will also receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 42” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing.  Please see Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.

March 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 March podcast Steve interviews Mike Aponte of the MIT Blackjack Team. They discuss how Mike first became involved with the team; how they operated; his role on the team; and their biggest success. Mike also explains what he did after the team broke up; what he is doing today; and his best advice for blackjack players. To visit the podcast page, go to:

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

Circus-Circus: All-You-Can-Eat Prime Rib Dinner for $12.99 including soup or salad available in the Garden Grill. (Ongoing until further notice.)

Riviera: FREE Lunch Buffet Monday thru Thursday when you earn $3 in Riviera Bucks on the same day. You keep the points.  (Ongoing until further notice.)

Main Street Station: For locals only: Earn 2,500 points in the same day and receive a FREE Logo Jacket. Limit of 2 jackets per day. Must be a Las Vegas local resident for this offer.

Eastside Cannery: Offering multiple chances to win Jenni Rivera prize packages. The Latin Grammy winner will perform at Eastside Cannery’s Casablanca Event Center on Saturday, April 10, at 8 p.m. Eastside Cannery, in partnership with the Las Vegas Review Journal and El Tiempo, is giving away a Jenni Rivera Grand Prize Package which includes two Gold Circle tickets, a one-night stay at Eastside Cannery, pre-show dinner for two at Carve Steakhouse and admission to the after-party in ONE SIX Sky Lounge.  Second Prize is a pair of tickets to Jenni Rivera’s concert.  To enter, simply fill out the entry form located in the NEON section of the Las Vegas Review Journal or in El Tiempo and mail it in.  Or log on to or to electronically submit the entry form. The contest ends Wednesday, March 10, with a winner selected on Thursday, March 11.

Palazzo: FIRST Food & Bar: Every Thursday night, ladies receive a FREE FIRST Lady Cocktail, 20% off their food and $5 Sponsored Vodka beverage purchases starting at 8 p.m. With resident DJ Jeff Retro and special guest DJ Mckenzie providing the tunes, women are also treated to special gifts and offers from retailers and shows including those located inside The Shoppes at the Palazzo. There are also  on-site retail displays and other special happenings.

Plaza Hotel & Casino: Room Special: Book 2 nights for $22 per night.  Limited time offer, ongoing until further notice. For reservations, call 1-800-634-6575.

Golden Nugget: Second Annual World Series of Slots. April 16-18. In this one-of-a kind, two-day event, players will battle head-to-head in several elimination rounds of slot play for their share of more than $250,000 in prize money, plus a championship bracelet. The entry fee is $599, and includes tournament admission, a $100 food & beverage credit, a welcome reception and two continental breakfasts. Discounted hotel rates will be available to anyone who enters. To register for this second annual World Series of Slots, call 1-800-777-5687.

Palms: $370K Luck O’ The Palms Play, Earn & Win Promotion Tuesdays and Thursdays in March. Beginning at 12:01 am and continuing through midnight each promotional day, players may earn points for gift redemption. All points earned in same day for promotional period may be redeemed for the featured Palms items. Promotion dates are as follows: March 23, 25 & 30. Redemption hours are from 10am-Midnight in the Food Court. Official rules available at Club Palms inside the Palms Casino Resort.

Ellis Island: “March Madness Big TV Giveaway.” Win a 54” Plasma TV. Drawing will be held Monday, March 29 at 9 pm. Get a ticket for every 1,000 points earned in the same day throughout the month of March. Complete details are available in the Pit and Promotions Booth.

Rampart: Mystery Gift Tuesdays March 2–30. Earn 250 points and receive a FREE Mystery Gift. Limit one per customer per day. Customer keeps the points.

Eastside Cannery: 3-Course dinner special at Carve: Sundays, March 21 and 28. Earn 1,500 base points on the same day and receive one FREE three-course dinner special in Carve. Players keep their points and receive dinner special voucher at the Players Club. Limit two vouchers per person per day. Carve is open every Sunday from 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

PT’s Pubs and Sierra Gold Taverns: Celebrate the launch of their new web sites with FREE prizes for online visitors. 15. Individuals have the opportunity to win a Nintendo Wii, Samsung Blu-Ray disc player and gift cards to PT’s and Sierra Gold taverns ranging in value from $50 to $100. Tavern guests who visit the new Web sites and sign up for special email blasts will be entered to receive the prizes. All winners will be randomly selected on April 1. Visit the new PT’s Web site at and for Sierra Gold, visit

Plaza Hotel & Casino: Enjoy Downtown Las Vegas’ newest entertainment act, Dueling Pianos, live in the Aqua Lounge every Friday and Saturday night. Sing-along, dance-along and laugh-along at Downtown Las Vegas’ only dueling piano bar. Each show features “dueling action” and is customized for the audience. From Top 40 hits and dance tunes to oldies and rock and roll classics, the Dueling Pianos can entertain any age. The act performs every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm – 1am. $2 drink specials are available at the Aqua Lounge bar.

Trump International Hotel Las Vegas: Golden Getaway offer, available through March 30. With a two-night minimum stay starting at $99 per night, the Golden Getaway offer includes a $50 hotel credit valid at DJT restaurant or The Spa at Trump as well as a 4 p.m. late checkout. Additionally, guests are invited to experience Mystère at Treasure Island with two-for-one tickets for only $79. To reserve the Golden Getaway offer, please call (866) 471-0438 and mention “Golden Getaway” or visit for more information.

Fitzgeralds: “Go Topless Convertible Car Giveaway.”  Daily drawings to spin the prize wheel now thru May 9. Grand Prize drawing will be held Sunday, May 9, at 6:00 pm. Need not be present for Final Grand Prize drawing. Complete details at club booth.

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 –

Ellis Island Casino: “The Meal Deal”: play for one hour in the Table Games area (any game) and receive a FREE entrée in the restaurant. Play for 2 hours, receive 2 entrees. The more hours you play, the more entrées you receive. Must be a Passport Player’s Club member. See the Fun Pit for full details.

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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