2012 American Casino Guide 9used

The 2012 issue of American Casino Guide includes too-free phone numbers, website addresses, room rates, dining information and a whole plethora of valuable information about casinos in the US. No other guide is as extensive or complete, and other guides don’t include things like tips, game rules, and free casino coupons.

High Points

Current and up to date

Alphabetized by state for easy searches

Nearly 500 pages

$1,000 in casino coupons

Rules and “How-To” advice for casino games

Low Points

No listing is perfect – there are some minor errors

Stories, such as visit to IGT in 2001 are outdated

Description

American Casino Guide by Steve Bourie was first published in 1992 and is updated annually. This is the 2012 Edition.

496 pages with maps of each state

Publisher: Casino Vacations Press, Inc.

Guide Review – ‘2012 American Casino Guide’ by Steve Bourie – Book Review

2012 American Casino Guide is easily thedefinitive guide to American casinos. With over 700 casinos listed – every casino/resort in the US – plus, all Indian and riverboat casinos, no other book even comes close.

Steve Bourie and Casino Vacations Press, Inc began releasing new editions of the book in 1992. Now, with over 750,000 copies sold it is American’s #1 bestselling book on casino gambling, having surpassed Nevada’s Golden Age of Gambling long ago.

The value of this book is in its complete listings of casinos. If you are in any of 40 states in the US and want to know where a local casino is, the book offers not only a street address with a general state map, but also a toll-free telephone number for the casino and website address.

If you are considering hotel accommodations, listings include total rooms, RV parking, fees, and other features. Each listing has total restaurants offered, casino size, games – slots, table games, Keno and other things like poker rooms, smoking/nonsmoking and discounts.

Detailed maps are included for five major gaming areas: Las Vegas, Reno, Atlantic City, Biloxi and Tunica. Readers can compare the actual returns on slot machines as provided by each state’s gaming commission, as well as full details on which casinos offer the best table games rules and best-paying video poker games in all of the major gaming areas.

For those of you who are new to casinos and gambling, the book starts with a chapter on games most offered by casinos like blackjack and roulette and compares the house edge at all games. Later, the reader can learn about slots, video poker, and even how to learn basic strategy for 21.

Added Value

The latest 2012 guide also includes more than $1,000 in valuable casino coupons. They offer a lot of added value to the purchase ($18.95) of a copy of the American Casino Guide. The coupons are heavily Las Vegas, but there are some from all over the US. Examples are $20 off an Alamo car rental (also one free day), $25 in match play for new player’s club members at the Golden Gate casino in Las Vegas, to 2-for-1 roller coaster rides at New York New York.

You will also find free drinks, 1/2 off meals, and slot-member specials. An example is $10 in free slot play at the Hyatt Regency Grand Lodge Casino at Lake Tahoe. Buy Direct

Readers will enjoy many things about the new edition besides just the 198 coupons worth over $1,000. Using them to join slot clubs is a good start, and author Steve Bourie also explains how players are rated by casinos.