The American Casino Guide has been coming out every year since 1992. The driving force behind this book is a man named Steve Bourie, a name I first saw while on a flight to Vegas reading a magazine from the back pouch of the seat in front of me. This was approximately 10 years ago and the article was all about a Florida Casino and his adventure at this Casino. Makes sense seeing as Mr. Bourie worked in Marketing within the Casino Industry. He has written articles for many gambling and gaming magazines, and has over 30 years experience in Gaming. I subscribe to the American Casino Guide YOUTUBE channel and his interviews and informative videos are second to none. If you are serious about your gambling or just want to learn more about advantage play and Casino discounts I highly recommend them.
I have a passion for both gambling as well as saving money, so I purchase this book every year as well as the Las Vegas Advisor book as money saving tools.
This book is a little different from the Las Vegas Advisor book in the sense the American Casino Guide breaks down into 3 parts.
Pt 1 contains many article and great "how to" reads and gambling strategies. Pt. 2 is the Casino directory and map of Casinos across the U.S. You will find a profile of just about every casino. Pt. 3 contains coupons, mainly Las Vegas Casinos, but there are others to be found.
The Book, itself, serves as a great reference for the "traveling" gambler but the coupons more then cover the cost of the book when used.
There are a few cheesy freebies like decks of cards and entry into slot tournaments or booklets but they make up for those with great 2 for 1 deals like burgers at Binions Cafe, Hot Dogs at Nathans, Buffet at Golden Nugget and Red Rock, Buy 10 wings at Hooters get 10 free, even entrees at Magnolias which I consider a hidden gem Downtown. The Guide has plenty of 2 for 1 show tickets as well like Gordie Brown at Golden Nugget, Divas at LinQ and Legends at Flamingo. Theres a 2 for 1 Eiffel tower admission or Stratosphere admission, each worth more than the cost of the book. That brings us to the Match plays, I try to utilize as many of these as I can over the course of a year. Some of the better ones I noticed this year are $10 at Plaza, Ellis Island, Gold Coast, Hooter, and Orleans. $25 at The D, Golden Gate, and SLS. Free or easy to accumulate slot play is available too. Downtown Grand offers $10 slot play when you earn 25 points, play $10 bucks at Hooters get $10 slot play or spin to win up to $100 at Ellis Island. This is a very condensed list of coupons. Over all the American Casino Guide boasts over $1,000 in Casino coupons.
Ive Never been disappointed in the ACG book and most likely will not this year either. The book can be ordered from many sites or bought in book stores. Its not hard to find and the price is low. I have seen it in the past for as little as $12.95 and this year mine cost under $14.