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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 22-28 there are five prizes: a pair of tickets to Bil Al’s Comedy Club at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. 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. 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!

Silverton: Celebrate Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, with a $5 Seasons buffet available for Silverton Rewards Club members all day and 5X points on reels and 2X points on video poker.

El Cortez: Serving FREE White Castle cheeseburgers to celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 28. 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.

South Point:  FREE Buffet (breakfast, lunch or dinner) for 2 on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th for all active and retired military.  Must show Military ID.

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.  

Rio: On Memorial Day Monday, huge crowds of poker players will descend on Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for a $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament that serves as the first official open WSOP gold bracelet event. The World Series of Poker is the gaming industry’s premier event, each year drawing tens of thousands of poker enthusiasts from around the globe to Las Vegas to compete for millions in prize money and the game’s most coveted trophy – a World Series of Poker Champion’s Bracelet. The $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event begins Monday, May 28 at noon. The 61-event schedule runs from May 27 – July 16, 2012. Viewing is FREE and open to the public for most events.

Cannery:  A Blood Drive will be held Sunday and Monday, May 27 & 28 from 9 am to 5 pm in The Club (showroom.) All donors will receive 1,000 Can Club points and two FREE buffet vouchers. Sign up at: and enter sponsor code: cannery.

Hooters Casino Hotel: Will host a Memorial Weekend style Beach Party in the front parking lot complete with sand, a badminton court, BBQ, and carnival style games. There will be beer pong, live entertainment and giveaways; and every hour there will be a wing eating contest with prizes. Drink specials will include frozen drinks- $3 Margarita, Pina Colada, or Cool Crush, $2.50 Bud or Bud Light.  Food specials will include pulled pork sandwich and burgers for $3, hot dogs $2, and ½ chicken $5; all will come with choice of sides of potato salad, coleslaw or chips. Sunday, May 27 from noon to 8 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.

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 May 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 CouponsThe 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.

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:
Caesars Palace: The Forum Shops will be giving away twenty (20) $1,000 Forum Shops gift cards. Enter now through May 31 at the Concierge Centers (by Louis Vuitton or Brooks Brothers) where you’ll find complete contest rules and entry forms.

El Cortez: Throughout May, Club Cortez players 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 high denomination machine or a $200 or more jackpot on live keno will receive their choice of a FREE gift card from Walgreens, Smith’s, Walmart, Shell and Chevron. All jackpot winners will also receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 40” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing.  Please see Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.

LVH: Random Free Play Giveaway on Monday May 28.  One winner per hour from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. playing with their card properly inserted will receive $100 in FREE slot play.

Silverton: During the month of May sign up to be a Silverton Rewards Club member and receive a FREE gift. Also, earn 50 points the same day you sign up to receive a FREE buffet.

Bighorn and Longhorn Casinos: “Hot Seats” from 2 p.m. – 2 a.m. every day in May. Players sitting in the randomly drawn section of the casino every hour get to spin a wheel to win from $5 to $100 in slot free play. All players also win a 6 pack of Pepsi product with any 4 of a kind (max coins bet) or a jackpot of $50 or more on slots and keno. Pepsi can be won round the clock 24/7 in May. Bigshot Members also receive double points 24/7 throughout the month of May.

Luxor: In honor of Memorial Day, Tacos & Tequila will offer holiday specials for the three-day weekend from Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28 featuring their signature mariachi brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The menu includes items traditional Huevos Rancheros, Albondigas Soup, T&T’s signature Chilaquiles and Breakfast Burritos. Guests looking to celebrate the holiday will enjoy two-for-one Bloody Maria’s and top shelf house margaritas in addition to half-price daiquiri refills, $10 Dos Equis beer mugs and Patrón shot specials. DJ Larry Lynx will spin music every night from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Silverton: $265,000 Swipe into Summer Swipe & Win throughout the month of May. Earn 250 points and swipe your Silverton Rewards Club cards from 7 a.m. to midnight each day to win up to $5,000 cash, up to $500 in free slot play, free food, gift cards and other prizes. Keep your earned points. There is a limit of one earned swipe per person per day.

Suncoast: 2-for-1 buffet deal every Monday and Wednesday in May. Swipe your B Connected card at any kiosk to print out your voucher to present at the St. Tropez Buffet.

Rampart Casino: Players can redeem their points for lunch and dinner buffets every Monday through Saturday in May.  Customers are eligible to receive a lunch buffet after earning 250 same-day base points.  The dinner buffet is available for players upon earning 400 same-day base points.  Vouchers are valid for seven days after they are earned, and players can earn a maximum of two vouchers per day.

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.)

South Point: “Chevy A Day” giveaway in May. $800,000 in cars and gas will be given away during May. The nightly first place winner receives their choice of a Chevy Malibu, Equinox, or Silverado and 2nd- 5th place winners each receive $250 in Chevron Gas. Earn one drawing entry for every 5 points up to a maximum of 250 entries per day.  Activate your entries with a swipe at the kiosk before 8 p.m. for the 8:20 p.m. drawings. While you need not be present to win, if you are present and win the car, you’ll also collect $2,000 in gas money for your new vehicle and South Point will pay all of your car registration and dealer fees.  You have 24 hours to claim your car if you’re not present for the drawing. 

Jerry’s Nugget: Get up to 60,000 FREE points ($100 cash value) during the More Card Points Giveaway on every Thursday in May. Participate by earning 299 base points from 4 am to 11:55 pm on slots, video poker and video keno. Scratch and win to reveal a point prize ranging from 3,000 FREE points ($5 value) and up.

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.

Cannery: Steak House Sundays – (Every Sunday in May.)
•   Earn 1,000 same day Base Points on Sundays in May.
•   Receive $40 voucher valid any Sunday at Waverly’s.
•   Voucher expires 30 days from issuance.

May Video Podcast Michael “Wizard of Odds” Shackleford Interview Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, interviewed gambling expert and mathematician Michael Shackleford who is also known as the “Wizard of Odds.” Topics covered include: what’s your best advice for slot machine players? Blackjack players? Video Poker players? Players who know nothing about casino gambling? What is the dumbest thing casino players do? How does multi-play video poker affect a player’s bankroll? The worst bet you’ve ever seen in a casino? Plus, much more. To watch the podcast, go to On that page you can also access more than 60 other audio and video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

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.

Caesars Entertainment: Recently launched “Escape to Total Rewards,” the largest promotion in company history.  The promotion is designed to draw awareness to Total Rewards new dimensions encompassing not only gamers, but rewarding entertainment-seekers, travelers, vacationers, shoppers and even rewards for meetings and events. Through May 31, “Escape to Total Rewards” Total Rewards members have chances to win more than 90,000 prizes through the game that can be accessed at  In addition to a vast array of experiences and millions in prizes that will be awarded at Total Rewards resorts nationwide, one lucky winner will receive a once-in-a-lifetime, all-expense paid trip to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The winner and seven guests will be treated VIP style aboard a personal charter jet.

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 – 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:

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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