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Labor Day Promotions

Suncoast: Monday, September 5, B Connected members earn 5X points on video poker and 7X points on slot machines.

Silverton: Join in the celebration of Labor Day with a $5 buffet on Monday, September 5. Players will also receive 5x points on slot machines and 2x points on video poker with their Silverton Rewards Club card.

Orleans: Monday, September 5: French Market Buffet: Purchase any buffet and receive a voucher for a FREE buffet (equal or lesser value) for use starting with breakfast on Wednesday, September 7 through lunch on Friday, September 9.

Promotions for Week of September 3, 2011

American Casino Guide September Contest – Win a buffet for two at Arizona Charlie’s, plus 2 tix to XBU at the FlamingoTotal value is more than $125! We have five certificates for a FREE buffet for two at Arizona Charlie’s (either location: Boulder or Decatur). Additionally, each winner will receive two admissions to XBU, the X Burlesque University at the Flamingo. To see more about XBU, go to X Burlesque University To win one of our five prize packages all you have to do is write a casino review during Septembert 2011. At the end of the month the five people who have posted the most casino reviews will be the winners. There is a 25-word minimum on all casino reviews. If your review does not contain at least 25 words, it won’t be eligible for the contest. To make a casino review just find the casino by its state or city location, or go to this page Casino Reviews – ACG Then fill out the review form. You don’t have to register to write a review, but it’s important that you always post your review under the same name. So, remember, the more posts you make, the better your chances of winning! Last month one of our winners only posted four reviews. The names of the five winners will be announced in early October in this discussion forum on this thread. Good luck!

Hard Rock: Prize is Right Promotion September 1 – 30. Receive one spin for every 300 points earned playing your favorite slot machine or every $25 in rated table game theoretical. Every spin is guaranteed a prize including Free Slot Play, Bonus Points, Free Bets, Dining Credits and Spa offers. Bonus Spin – Receive a chance at 4th Bonus Spin when you qualify and play 3rd Spin. Maximum of three spins per day (four with Bonus spin). See the Rockstar Players Club for details.

Silverton: “Bar Top Bonanza” in September. Guests can play any of their favorite bar top machines Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Players get the chance to win 2x points, random Free Slot Play up to $100, a half bottle of Crown Royal when winning a 4-of-a-kind, and a large bottle of Crown Royal when winning with a Royal Flush. 

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

Mirage: Offering a complimentary buffet every day when you stay at The Mirage that includes two meals at any MGM Resorts buffet with a two-night reservation. Offer expires September 28.

Golden Nugget: Gordie Brown will honor current and retired service members surrounding our National Day of Service and Remembrance with a special local ticket price, a portion of which will be donated to U.S.VETS – Las Vegas, an organization dedicated to pro­viding vet­er­ans with com­pre­hen­sive hous­ing and employ­ment ser­vices in the Las Vegas Valley. September 9 and 10, Brown will welcome current and former service members at the show and the Golden Nugget will offer Las Vegas locals an incredible deal with $20.45 (inclusive) tickets dedicating a portion of that price to U.S.VETS – Las Vegas. Brown performs Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Regular ticket prices are tiered and range from $25.00, plus tax and fee, with a special show and buffet package for $34.99 per person plus tax and fee. Additional pricing tiers are VIP (first 4 rows) – $65.00; Premium Reserved – $50.00 or $59.99 for show and buffet package; and General Reserved – $30.00.  10% LET tax and $3.95 service fee will be added to all tiers. For more information on the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino or to make your reservation today, please call 1-866-946-5336 or visit

Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino (Henderson): Promotions Every Day in September. Mondays: Matchness Mania – Match your club card number to the number of the day. Match three numbers and win $5. Match four numbers and win $25. Match all five numbers and win $50. Tuesdays: Mystery Money Drawings – 16 winners for up to $100 each at random times between noon and 8 pm. Wednesdays: 100 Coin Bonus for four-of-a-kind with the Card-of-the-Day playing video poker, up to $100 bonus.  Thursdays: 3X points all day. Fridays: Mystery Money Drawings – 16 winners for up to $100 each at random times between noon and 8 pm. Saturdays: FREE Video Poker Tournament. All members get one FREE 5-minute session. Highest score of day wins $100. Sundays: Sunday Spin: earn ten points and spin the wheel. Every spin is a guaranteed winner. Go to for more details.

Sam’s Town: American Casino Guide Meet and Greet on Sunday, October 2, at 2 p.m. American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, his son Matt, and other well-known gambling authors, including: Jean and Brad Scott; John Grochowski; Scot Krause; Linda Boyd; and Viktor Nacht will be in Las Vegas to meet gambling fans. The group will meet at 2 p.m. in the patio area of Willy & Jose’s Mexican Cantina in Mystic Falls Park. Everyone who attends will be given a free Sam’s Town Fun Book which contains some 2-for-1 offers, a $5 blackjack matchplay, a bingo bonus, plus some other money-saving food and entertainment offers (offers are subject to change). This will just be an informal gathering and it is expected to be finished by 3 p.m. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

Palms: An ongoing offer to get  $40 of slot play for $25. 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 at the Palms Once on that page, click on “Las Vegas, NV” in the orange box in the upper right corner to take you to the offer for the Palms.

Football Promotions

Arizona Charlie’s: Second Chance Football:  September 8 – January 1, 2012.  Every $10 losing parlay card is eligible for one drawing ticket.  Drawings:  6 pm on the last Friday of each month:  September 30, October 28, November 25 and the final drawing on Sunday January 1, 2012.  Prize Structure:  1st Place – $500 Cash, 2nd Place – $300 Cash, 3rd Place – $200 Cash, 4th & 5th Place – $100 Cash.

Orleans: Football games will air casino-wide beginning September 8, with $1 beers and $2 hot dogs.

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower:  Pro Football Headquarters inside the Stratosphere Theater every Sunday starting September 11, at 9 am through the end of playoffs in January, 2012.  Pro Football HQ offers fans big screen action, live blackjack and betting stations, FREE Wifi, exciting prizes and food and drink specials.  Admission is FREE. Hungry fans will be able to order delicious food from Tower Pizzeria & Creamery. Quench your thirst with $5 pitchers of Bud Light, $10 pitchers of Margaritas or Bloody Marys or your favorite cocktail delivered to your table by Cheerleader Cocktail Servers in the only showroom on the Strip to offer table seating.  Pro Football HQ will also hold drawings each Sunday during the regular season, in which 3 entrants will win weekly prizes.  1st place: complimentary 2-night stay at Stratosphere & entry for 4 into an exclusive Big Game Party on February 5, 2012.   2nd place:  complimentary 2-night stay and buffet for 2.   3rd place: complimentary 2 night stay. There will also be seasonal winners drawn from weekly winners. 1st place: $1,000 cash and entry for 4 into our exclusive Big Game Party. 2nd place: $500 cash and entry for 4 into the Big Game Party.  3rd place: $250 cash and entry into for 4 into the Big Game Party. Pro Football HQ is in the Stratosphere Theater, located one level above the casino floor. Go up the escalator across from Roxy’s Diner. Doors open every Sunday at 9 am.

Station Casinos: $2 Million Great Giveaway Football Contest. A “no risk” football season promotion allowing anyone who does not win any weekly or end of season prizes to receive their entry fee back. A $25 entry fee registers players to compete for their share of $2 million in total cash and prizes including the opportunity to win one of two Dunhill Homes, or one of 17 new Chevrolet Camaros or Silverado trucks. Over the 17-week NFL season, Great Giveaway will award a total of $30,000 in prizes each week to players with the most wins or loses.  The contestant who picks the most season winners or losers will win a new Dunhill home valued at $225,000 or $100,000 cash. The popular “Fiddle in the Middle” returns with total cash prize winnings of $200,000 for selecting the equal number of wins and losses for the entire season. There is a $25 fee per entry with no more than two paid entries per person allowed. Those who purchase two entries will receive a bonus third entry for free. Contestants may also use Boarding Pass, Amigo Points, Wild Card or Jackie’s Club Cortez points for payment or partial payment of entries. Contestants will also receive their entry fee back in free slot play if they do not win any weekly or end of season prizes.  Eligibility is based on paid entries only. Contestants must play all 17 weeks of the contest on all of their entries. Contestants may submit weekly picks beginning August 22 at 10 a.m. for the $2 Million Great Giveaway with their Boarding Pass, Amigo Card, Wild Card or Jackie’s Club Cortez card at any of the 16 Station Casinos’ sports book locations or at the El Cortez. For added convenience, easy-to-use computer kiosks at each location allow contestants to register their weekly picks 24-hours a day. Weekly standings may be checked online at  End of season results will be announced on January 9, 2012.

Ongoing August 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 12/31/11. 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 12/31/11. Just click on the blue”National Car Rental Discount Coupons” link for details.

Golden Gate: Giving away a Harley-Davidson. Players can earn drawing tickets through October 1 for a chance to win a 2012 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Lo or $15,000 cash.  12 additional prizes totaling $10,000 will also be awarded. Winner need NOT be present for the grand prize drawing. Earn double Harley Drawing entries every Tuesday in September.

Sam’s Town: Gas card promo every Sunday in September. Any B Connected member who earns 250 points between 8 am – 8 pm will receive a $5 Rebel gas card (no point redemption is necessary). For every additional 500 points earned, guests can receive another $5 Rebel gas card, up to a maximum of 5 cards each Sunday. Every gas card redeemed will include an entry into a drawing for a $1,000 Rebel gas card taking place at 9 am the Monday following (one drawing each Monday). Winners do NOT need to be present for that drawing to win.

South Point: $125,000 Christmas Freeroll Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament. 100 hours of live play from Sept- Nov gets you in the event. 50 places paid. 1st place: $35,000. 2nd place: $15,000. 3rd place: $10,000. Tournament: December 3 and 14 at 7 pm. Finals December 18 begins at noon. See Poker room for details.

Silverton: Progressive Power Slot Machine Tournament every Tuesday from noon to 6 pm. Win Progressive Jackpots up to $2,500. Finish in 1st place with 25,000+ points and win the Progressive Power Jackpot. Progressive jackpot increases by $100 each week that there is no winner. No final round – your best score qualifies you for prizes. First entry is FREE when you register and play between noon and 4 pm. Earn one additional entry for every 100 points earned (limit 2). 40 winners each week. Over $2,500 in weekly prizes. See Silverton Rewards Club for complete details on all gaming promotions.

Casino MonteLago: Paying double on max-coin quarter video poker royal flushes on Tuesdays. Also: 2x points on Thursdays from 6 pm to midnight and drawings for cash and prizes on Fridays.

Golden Nugget
: A brand name liquidation sale will be held at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas beginning Thursday, September 1 and will continue through Monday, September 5 from 9 am-9 pm each day. The sale will be held in the Augusta Ballroom on the hotel’s convention level; admission is FREE and the event is open to the public.  Designer men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and shoes will include brand names like:
—Juicy Couture
—Cole Haan
—7 For All Mankind
—Tommy Bahama
—Ben Sherman
–Michael Stars
Items are priced to sell, up to 80% off all seasonal styles. All sales are final and can be paid for with cash or credit cards ONLY, no checks will be accepted. Sale items are based on availability and limited to stock on hand.

Bally’s Las Vegas: Blu Pool at Bally’s Las Vegas is offering a special all-day package to Las Vegas locals for only $49 through October. The all-inclusive package includes:
—Express entrance to the Blu Pool with guaranteed pool deck seating
—Daily raft rentals
—Complimentary Absolut and Malibu Cocktails as well as Miller and Coors products
—Special pricing on cabanas, misting chairs and daybeds

Guests must present a valid local I.D. and be 21 years or older to take advantage of the deal. Dates to redeem the package may be subject to change. Guests are invited to enjoy the oversized, heated swimming area highlighted by palm trees and attentive poolside service. Available: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday through Thursday.

Riviera: Spelling Bee Scratcher Promotion through September 30 (or until scratch cards run out.) Scratch cards will be earned in the following ways:
—Every 100 slot points earned
—Suited blackjack ($5 minimum bet)
—Winning hard way bet in craps ($5 minimum bet)
—Winning straight number bet in roulette
—New Club Riviera sign-up
—Purchase of a show ticket at box office
—Room upgrade purchase at check-in
Each scratch card will either contain a collect and win letter or an instant win prize. Players will win $50 for collecting cards to spell “R-I-V.” Players will win $500 for collecting cards to spell “R-I-V-I-E-R-A.”  Available scratch card prizes include: “R”, “I”, “V”, “E”, “A”, $5 Free Slot Play, $10 Free Slot Play, $25 Free Slot Play, $100 Free Slot Play, 500 Bonus Points, 1,000 Bonus Points, 1 Free Breakfast Buffet, 1 Free Lunch Buffet, 1 Free Dinner Buffet, Buy 1 Entrée at Queen Victoria Pub, Get 2nd Entrée of equal or lesser value free, Free appetizer at Banana Leaf with Entrée Purchase, 2 Free Comedy Club tickets, $5 BJ Match Play, One Free Scratcher.  Any ticket can be deposited into drawing drum for weekly 2nd chance drawing to win an iPad. There will be one 2nd chance drawing winner per week during promotion period. All 2nd chance prize winners will be notified by e-mail. Second chance drawing will take place once each week during the promotion period on Saturday night at 8:00PM at Club Riviera. Second chance drawing winners need not be present to win. All scratch cards not displaying a letter will reveal an instant win prize. See complete details at club booth.

Luxor: Las Vegas show-goers can purchase tickets to FANTASY at Luxor Hotel and Casino, and catch an additional show at Luxor or Excalibur Hotel & Casino for only $75. This popular offer features shows including CRISS ANGEL BeLIEve by Cirque du Soleil, Carrot Top, Menopause the Musical, Thunder From Down Under, Tournament of Kings and The Australian Bee Gees Show. With Luxor and Excalibur featuring the best in Las Vegas entertainment, the variety of shows offers something for everyone. Tickets can be purchased at the Luxor and Excalibur box offices. For more information on the FANTASY two for $75 offer, visit or call (702) 262-4400. Some limitations apply. FANTASY performs nightly at 10:30 p.m. in the Atrium Showroom at Luxor. 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.

Mandalay Bay: Disney’s THE LION KING at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino wants to thank its guests for an incredible two and a half years on the Las Vegas Strip with a special extension of its popular 2-2-2 package. Starting at only $200, guests can enjoy a two-night stay at the resort and two show tickets beginning Aug. 31 through Dec. 20. This offer is available for purchase with code “PDisney” by calling 877-632-7000. Blackout dates are Nov. 23 – 26. THE LION KING Las Vegas will play its final show Dec. 30.

August Video Podcast All About Card Counting with Blackjack Expert Henry Tamburin. American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews gambling author and blackjack expert Henry Tamburin to  answer some of the most common questions that players have about card counting in blackjack, Topics covered are: what is card counting?; how does it work?; is it legal?; how does a casino know if you are card counting?; how to learn card counting; and much more. To watch the podcast, go to:

Hard Rock: The House is Rockin’ FREE Weekly Blackjack Tournaments. Every Tuesday and Saturday through October 8 at noon and 5pm. Winner-Take-All $500 – choice of cash or chips. Winners of each weekly tournament will automatically be entered into the Championship Tournament held October 15.
o   1st Place – $10,000
o   2nd Place – $6,000
o   3rd Place – $4,000
See the Rockstar Players Club for details.

Cosmopolitan: Through September 30, Lose $100 in a Day & It’s On Us – Play your favorites slots in their casino, and if you lose $100 in a day, they will reimburse you with $100 in Identity Play. Just bring your card to the Identity Membership Desk after your loss to receive your $100 in Identity Play. Players can receive $100 reimbursement one time only and the slot loss must be greater than or equal to $100 on that calendar date. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Visit the Identity Membership Desk for more info.

Riviera: New players club sign-ups will receive a FREE buffet – just sign up at Club Riviera. Also: Play in the Riviera’s Super Slot Showdown – daily free slot tournaments open to new Club Riviera sign-ups. With 3 sessions at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm and the finals at 6pm each day, over $1,000 in free slot play will be awarded daily to the top five winners, with $500 in free play for first place.

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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