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Product Details

  • Series: American Casino Guide
  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Casino Vacations Press, Inc.; 2011 edition (November 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883768209
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883768201
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #728,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

A great book and a resource I wouldn't be without. -- John Grochowski, Gaming Columnist, Chicago Sun-Times

If you buy just one book on gambling, make it this one -- Rick Alm, Gaming Columnist, The Kansas City Star --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Publisher

The American Casino Guide is the #1 bestselling book in the U.S. on the subject of casino gambling. The new 448-page 2004 edition features stories by America's top gaming writers on how to play all casino games (including slots and video poker), plus full details on the best winning strategies for each game.

The book also has detailed information on all U.S casino/resorts, riverboats and Indian casinos. The book covers 33 states and more than 600 casinos.

Also, included is a special casino coupon section to save you hundreds of dollars when you visit the casinos. Free gambling money, food, drinks, rooms, shows and more! If you use just one coupon you could easily recover the purchase price of the book. Use them all and you can save more than $1,000! Here's a sampling of the 147 coupons in this year's book (all coupons expire in late December 2004):

Las Vegas

$10 in FREE Slot Play With $20 Coin-in at Aladdin

FREE souvenir ceramic mug at Aladdin

$5 off $20 purchase at Zanzibar Cafe at Aladdin

2-for-1 buffet at Arizona Charlie's (either location)

$5 off $10 purchase at Sourdough or Yukon Grille at Arizona Charlie's (either location)

Free Fun Book at Circus Circus

2-for-1 buffet at Sunset Station, Boulder Station, Texas Station or Green Valley Ranch

2-for-1 room rate at Palace Station

2-for-1 tickets to Laugh Trax at Palace Station

2-for-1 room at Santa Fe Station

FREE game of bowling at Santa Fe Station

FREE ice skating session at Santa Fe Station

2-for-1 room at Sunset Station

Buy one room night, get one at half-price at Wild Wild West

Buy one entree get one free at Wild Wild West

$5-$10 blackjack matchplay at Barley's

2-for-1 subs at Barley's

2-for-1 room at Texas Station

One Free game of bowling at Texas Station

Up to $100 in FREE slot play for new members at Wildfire

FREE burger & fries w/purchase of beverage at Wildfire

2-for-1 room at Boulder Station

$5 matchplay at Cannery

2-for-1 lunch or dinner buffet at Cannery

2-for-1 room at El Cortez

Free Fun Book (includes Free breakfast) at El Cortez

Free glass of draft beer or wine at El Cortez

2-for-1 room at the Gold Spike

Free draft beer, wine or soda at the Gold Spike

2-for-1 meal at the Diner in the Gold Spike

2-for-1 room at the Plaza (valid any day)

Free glass of draft beer or wine at the Plaza

Free Progressive Bonanza with any buy-in at Plaza

2-for-1 Room at Las Vegas Club

2-for-1 entree at Las Vegas Club

Free draft beer, wine or bottled water at Las Vegas Club

$5 matchplay at New Frontier

2-for-1 breakfast buffet at New Frontier

FREE Gilley's nightclub admission at New Frontier

$10 blackjack matchplay at Ellis Island

2-for-1 menu item at Ellis Island

Four FREE cocktails at Ellis Island

Free dinner buffet when you get any 4-of-a-kind in video poker at Suncoast

1,000 Free slot points for new members at Suncoast

$4 in Bingo Bucks with any purchase at Suncoast

2-for-1 buffet at Gold Coast

Two free drinks at any casino bar at Gold Coast

2-for-1 show tickets at Gold Coast

2-for-1 buffet at Orleans

2-for-1 fajita dinner at Don Miguel's at Orleans

Two free drinks at any casino bar at Orleans

$10 slot play for new members at the Palms

Free hot dog and a beer at Barbary Coast

Free cocktail at any casino bar at Barbary Coast

$10 in Free promotional chips at Las Vegas Hilton

2-for-1 buffet at Las Vegas Hilton

$45 room rate at Las Vegas Hilton

2-for-1 buffet at Silverton

1,000 points for new slot club members or 250 points for current members at Silverton

$10 room discount at Silverton

2-for-1 buffet at the Sahara Hotel and Casino

$5 blackjack matchplay at Sahara

$5 off Unlimited Ride Pass at Sahara

2-for-1 Entree at Mahoney's Cafe at Silver Nugget

2-for-1 bowling at Silver Nugget

$10 refund of slot, video poker or keno losses for new slot club members at Silver Nugget

2-for-1 tickets to Crazy Girls, La Cage or Comedy Club at Riviera

$2 off buffet at Riviera

$7 for $5 blackjack matchplay at Riviera

$20 matchplay at Casino MonteLago

1,000 points for new slot club members or 250 points for current members at Casino MonteLago

FREE cocktail at Casino MonteLago

40-coin bonus on four-of-a-kind at Nevada Palace

$5 matchplay at Nevada Palace

2-for-1 dinner buffet at Nevada Palace

Super Value Fun Book at Poker Palace

$5 blackjack matchplay at Poker Palace

Double slot club points (up to 2,000) at Poker Palace

FREE entry into video poker tournament at Binion's Horseshoe

FREE entry into slot tournament at Binion's Horseshoe

5,000 slot club points for new members at Binion's Horseshoe

2-for-1 buffet at either Fiesta

1,500 points for new slot members at either Fiesta

Free entry into Tequila Willie's tournament at either Fiesta

Two FREE shows with two FREE drinks at Fitzgeralds

2-for-1 tickets to Showgirls of Magic at Hotel San Remo

$5 blackjack matchplay at Jerry's Nugget

FREE gift and 100 bonus points for new slot club members at Jerry's Nugget

2-for-1 lunch entree in Magnolia's at Four Queens

Double slot points (up to 100) at Four Queens

20% off any half or full-day tour with Scenic Airlines

FREE Fun Book at Key Largo

$50 off Grand Canyon flight per person on Heli USA helicopter tours

Buy one room night for $49 and get the second night FREE at Terrible's

2-for-1 breakfast or lunch buffet at Terrible's

2-for-1 admission to Guinness World Museum

$5 matchplay at Rampart

2-for-1 lunch or dinner buffet at Rampart

2-for-1 admission to Madame Tussauds

$50 of slot play for $5 at Lady Luck

FREE Fun Book and souvenir at Lady Luck

FREE deck of cards at Golden Gate

FREE t-shirt when you earn 15 points as a new slot club member at Flamingo

$2 keno ticket for $1 at Flamingo

$3 off per person on Manhattan Express roller coaster at New York, New York

FREE deck of cards and Fun Book at Slots A Fun

2-for-1 tickets to Superstars show at Stratosphere

2 FREE tickets for Viva Las Vegas at Stratosphere (requires $6.95 drink purchase)

Double game play (up to $50) at GameWorks

Laughlin

2-for-1 room at Golden Nugget

2-for-1 cocktail at Golden Nugget

2-for-1 buffet at Harrah's

2-for-1 entree at Baja Blue at Harrah's

2-for-1 appetizer at Range Steakhouse at Harrah's

Atlantic City

2-for-1 buffet at Trump Plaza

$10 off two buffets at Showboat

2-for-1 tickets to Ripley's Believe It or Not

$5 off show tickets at Tropicana

Connecticut

$25 matchplay at Foxwoods

Michigan

Earn 150 slot points and receive 150 points FREE at Greektown Casino in Detroit

Illinois

2-for-1 buffet at Casino Queen

Indiana

$5 cash for new slot club members at Majestic Star

Biloxi

2 FREE show tickets at Casino Magic

Tunica

2-for-1 buffet at Hollywood

2-for-1 buffet at Harrah's

2-for-1 buffet at Fitzgeralds

25% gift shop discount at Fitzgeralds

National

$100 off, per person, on World Championship Bingo Cruise

$15 off Alamo rental of 4 days or more

FREE upgrade of Alamo car rental

Up to 15% off of any Alamo car rental

California

$15 in FREE play for new slot club members at Valley View

$5 off Greyhound Bus casino tickets in California or Arizona

Reno/Lake Tahoe

2-for-1 buffet at Baldini's

$10 off daily room rate at Reno Hilton

2-for-1 buffet at Reno Hilton

Florida

Free cruise for two on SunCruz Casino (9 locations)

2 free jet junkets from Ft. Lauderdale to Royal Oasis Casino in the Bahamas --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


More About the Author

Steve Bourie is the author of the American Casino Guide, the most comprehensive publication available for information on any U.S. casino/resort, riverboat or Indian casino. His guide has been published annually since 1992 and is now the #1 bestselling book in the U.S. on the subject of casino gambling and travel.

It provides detailed listings on more than 700 casinos in 38 states; information on how casinos differ from state-to-state; how slot and video poker machines work; which games offer the best odds; and comprehensive stories on blackjack, craps, roulette and baccarat. It even provides actual slot machine payback percentages for every state's casinos.

Steve has more than 35 years of experience in the gambling industry and is a former marketing executive at a South Florida gambling facility. His casino travel articles have appeared in Fortune, Bestfares.com and the inflight magazines for Spirit Airlines and Continental Connection. He has also written numerous articles for gaming magazines, including Chance, Double Down, and The Gambler, Canada's largest circulation gaming magazine. Steve is also a contributing author to The Experts Guide to Casino Games from Carol Publishing Group.

Steve is an experienced speaker on casinos and/or gambling. He has been a guest on hundreds of radio talk shows and he formerly hosted his own one-hour South Florida Gaming Show on a local South Florida radio station. Steve has also made numerous television appearances including MSNBC, CNNFN, WTVJ (NBC affiliate), WPLG (ABC affiliate), WSVN (FOX affiliate), WFOR (CBS affiliate), KABC (ABC affiliate in Los Angeles), Steve Crowley's nationally syndicated Money Report and numerous cable TV shows.

Customer Reviews

A "must have" book for anyone planning a trip to Las Vegas.
R. S. FERGUSON
Tons of information about all US Casinos which I don't really use but for someone visiting an unknown area wanting to visit a casino this book would be very helpful.
Amazon Customer
It was well worth it just one coupon for dinner paid for the book.
Cheryl L. Watson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Lucy on December 28, 2009
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I can not imagine ANYONE going on vacation to Vegas, and not having this book tucked into their carry-on luggage!!
Plenty of info to read on the plane about each casino, including what times the Bellagio Fountains go off, the Mirage volcano, etc, etc.
Information in the book about how to play different types of table and casino games (Keno, craps, etc).
The coupons alone make this book invaluable. My favorite? - The two-for-one coupon at the Silverton Casino (Blue Diamond Rd and I-15 in Las Vegas). Friday night is their fantastic seafood buffet. Normal cost for the buffet is $20 per person...use this two-fer coupon, and you have saved the cost of this book and MADE a few dollars.
You can't go wrong with this book - I love it and buy it every year!!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Murray on February 14, 2004
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I get this book every year and find it to be a great source of savings. However, this years edition requires you when using the coupons to comply with a new condition printed on the coupon. It states: "Offer void if detached from book. This coupon should only be removed at the time of redemption." The author states in his remarks in the book as well as his remarks here on Amazon that this was done as a reult of abuses and counterfeiting of the coupons. I can understand this and have no problem with this. My problem is the fact that there are three coupons per page and the coupons do not have preforations to easily remove the coupon at the time of use. This is especially hastlesome if you need to use the middle coupon, as you usually end up ripping the top and bottom coupons trying to evenly remove the center coupon. A little common sense and forethought should have been used when designing the coupon section of the book......maybe next year's issue will come with a pair of mini scissors. Other than this years coupon 'preforation oversight' this book is well worth the money.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Isackson on January 5, 2009
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For the last 5 years I've made a habit of traveling to Las Vegas a couple times a year. When it comes to travel for me it's all about getting the most bang for my buck. At first I was understandably a little reluctant to shell out the money for a book full of coupons to a place I was only going to spend a week of the year at however after researching the coupons found in the book (you can get a complete listing at [..] I decided that it would easily pay for itself.

Boy did it ever. If you like to casino hop like I do just the matchplays and the free play coupons make this a more then worthwhile purchase. This is in addition to all the great buy one get one free buffets and meals at varius casino restraunts (many of the places will even let you use them on their specials - I went to the Diner at the Golden Gate and they allowed me to use their buy one get one free on their prime rib special - 7 [..] for 2 prime rib dinners with the works... talk about a deal !)

Other features in the book such as basic overviews on different casino games, a pretty good map of casinos on the strip, near the strip, and downtown along with contact info for each casino and other details are also pretty helpful.

I've already ordered my copy for 09 and will continue to do so for each subsequent year that I take a trip to Vegas.

This is a great purchase.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Stanley J. Madris on December 22, 2007
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ACG-2008 continues as an outstanding buy, in particular for a LV resident. The casino food 2fers' pay for themselves in a short time and anything else (hotel room reservations and auto rentals for visitors, etc) are always useful. Most residents buy 10 or more books. You just can't beat the value. stanleyjoel
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jane Collins on December 17, 2007
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i like the coupons. there are some really good ones and also the descripyons of casinos. very informative
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Walter Thomason on March 23, 2000
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I first purchased Mr. Bourie's annual book many years ago, andlook forward to each new and expanded edition of his work. He tellsyou practically everything you need to know about casino gaming, then describes the basic offerings of every casino in the country, and then provides coupons that will save you hundreds of dollars when you visit many of the casinos listed. What else could you ask for? Any casino player who doesn't purchase this book every year is missing the boat!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. S. FERGUSON on December 26, 2007
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A "must have" book for anyone planning a trip to Las Vegas. A great reference source for casinos anywhere in the USA, but with tremendous amount of information on Las Vegas (things to see, things to do, best deals, etc.). Section in the back of the book contains dozens of discount coupons for rooms, food, sight seeing, gaming, etc., that can pay for the book many times over, in most cases.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By MichaelBluebird on March 20, 2000
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Like to gamble? Me too! This guide tells you where all the casinos are in the good old USA. There are maps, plus detailed city maps of Las Vegas, Tunica, Biloxi, and others. It has strategy tables for blackjack and coupons for various discounts and freebies. You'll find me at a video poker machine--see you there! Good Luck!
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