Look for lots of special offers and activities around the 4th of July.


“Play for Prizes” has three earning periods this months. The first is a mini one July 1-3, with free play as the prize. The next two are the regular length: Monday through Friday, July 7-18 features Bed Bath & Beyond gift cards. The last is Monday through Friday, July 21-August 1, and offers TJX gift cards that can be used online and at T.J.Maxx and related stores. Redemption times are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and Fridays 10 a.m.-midnight.

Gift days in July are the 5th, 6th, 12th, and the 20th. To earn the gift-of-the-day, you need 100 base points on video slots or 500 base points on video poker between 12:01 a.m. and 6:59 p.m. The same play is needed for the Swipe & Win gift card promotion on Tuesdays, which runs from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

FREE slot tournaments are being held on Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Earn 50 points on slots or 200 points on VP for a second entry. See Club Palms for details.

Regular weekly drawings continue on Fridays at 7 p.m. The mailer again mentions that the everyone-wins feature is active for July – $10 if you activated your entries – even if your name is not called. 2x entries can be earned on Sundays and Tuesdays; 5x entries are given on play Friday and Saturday nights between 8 p.m. and midnight.



The rotating 20% senior discount moves to The Cantina every day for the whole month of July. Senior days are on Thursdays, with discounted food offers and other promotions.

No gift cards or pull tabs this month.  A Hot Seat promotion will run on Saturdays 4 p.m.-8 p.m.  Drawings for music equipment are held at 8 p.m. each Saturday for table game players.

Half Christmas Gift Clearance is held on Sundays 10 a.m.-10 p.m.   Earn 300 points to get a gift, max of four gifts per person, per day.



Drawings, senior events, multiplier days – all the same as usual.  One new promotion takes place every Friday in July, including the 4th.  Hit a natural four-of-a-kind with 4’s and get a bonus.  One bonus per player.  Some machines excluded.  Check for details at players club.



Don’t be fooled:  When the Stationsadvertise   “10X points” on slots and “6X points” on video poker, with their new point system it works out to a real multiplier of 3.3X and 2X, respectively, the same as in the old system.  I’m not saying this is “good” or “bad” but you need to know the real numbers when you are comparing casino promotions to decide where the best plays are.



Throughout July, 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 $10 to $1,000 in free play. Please see Club Cortez for additional information.

El Cortez Hotel & Casino is serving free slices of fresh Marie Callender’s strawberry pie on Thursday, July 3. Club Cortez members can indulge in slices of strawberry pie from noon to 6 p.m. while they play slots and table games.

El Cortez Hotel & Casino is serving free White Castle cheeseburgers to celebrate Independence Day on Friday, July 4. Club Cortez members can enjoy the cheeseburgers while they play slots and table games. The complimentary burgers will be served from noon to 6 p.m.  (I don’t like cheese on my White Castles – just the burger and onions please.)


BOYD PROPERTIES (Sam’s Town, The Orleans, Suncoast, and Gold Coast)

Orleans: FREE gifts on Sundays and Mondays in July. Earn 300 points from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., swipe your B connected Card at any kiosk to receive voucher. Present voucher at the B Connected Club to receive FREE gift. (I would quibble about calling something free when you have to earn points for it – but at least the terms of the offer are publicized and clear.)  You can check on promotional details at http://www.orleanscasino.com/play/news-and-promotions.

The Gold Coast:  It is continuing the Monday Senior Bonus Days.  These are in addition to the Young at Heart-50+ Wednesdays that run at all four properties.

All properties:  Speaking of that Wednesday senior day, please be aware that the mystery multiplier of “up to 50x” may not be as “juicy” a promotion as it sounds.  For one thing, it usually comes up at just 3x or 4x.  And if you are lucky enough to get a big one, you are limited in how big a bonus you can get, especially on video poker.  For example, there is a 60,000 cap on these mystery multiplier bonuses at the Gold Coast.  This may differ on slots and at different properties and the problem is this is not mentioned anywhere in the rules.  So you will need to ask in advance about limits if you do snag a bigger multiplier.

And here is one last warning for out-of-town players who plan to play at one of these four Boyd “local” properties.  Read carefully about all their offers and promotions to be sure they are not just for locals.  This is often in the fine print!



South Point Casino players can participate in South Point’s “Pump with Your Points” promotion throughout July. Casino Card players who redeem $25 in points or 8,333 in base points will receive a $50 gas gift card, which must be redeemed no later than Monday, Aug. 4.  This is the equivalent of double points.  Check the rules for any limitations.

Good link to save to see all promotions and their details, including food, show, movie, gambling, and bingo offers –  http://www.southpointcasino.com/upcoming-events.php.



MGM Resorts International’s M life Brings Member Rewards to Empire City Casino

LAS VEGAS (June 24, 2014) — MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has announced a strategic relationship with Empire City Casino in New York, joining a network of M life partners including Southwest Airlines, Royal Caribbean International, Hyatt and Avis Budget Group. The new relationship provides increased value for members of MGM Resorts’ premier loyalty rewards program, M life, as well as for members of Empire Club.

Members of Empire City Casino’s Empire Club will receive personalized offers and perks at MGM Resorts’ world-class destinations, such as special room rates, complimentary show tickets and casino FREEPLAY®, while M life members will receive exclusive offers at Empire City Casino.


From The American Casino Guide: We have released our app in the Google Play Store so now both Android and Apple users can have a great resource at their fingertips! See details at http://www.americancasinoguide.com/casino-news/american-casino-guide-launches-free-android-app-on-google-play.html.  

For even more promotional information, visit Scot Krause’s weekly Vegas Values report at http://www.americancasinoguide.com/vegas-values.

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  1. L. Feldman says:

    It should be noted that the Empire casino in New York is not a Las Vegas type casino. It is a racino with Class III machines. The Video Poker is not random. Stay away !!

  2. MO L says:

    Thanks again for all of your hard work for the monthly info and the reminders for those of us that are out-of- town. We are hoping to return again this year, we might travel with some friends and need to seek some fun ideas that limit walking after surgery. Would anyone know of any senior or physically challenged (wheelchair accessible)places to visit or websites..It would not be until October that we would travel. We will do some homework about rental of chairs in some of these huge casinos.
    Thanks again for any suggestions and updates.
    Great info as always.

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