Summer means show bargains!

Jul 18, 2005 12:21 AM

The Las Vegas summer heat may keep some tourists away, but it’s a great time to be a Vegas local if you like show bargains!

Tickets for "Mama Mia," the hit musical based on the music of ABBA, at Mandalay Bay are half price for the whole month of July for Nevada locals for all performances. A valid local ID must be presented at the Box Office when purchasing tickets.

Not to be outdone, The Stratosphere Hotel and Tower is offering half price seats to see "Bite," the vampire inspired adult-only topless show, and American Superstars, the celebrity impersonation tribute show, for all Las Vegas locals through August 31. Bite performances are at 10:30 p.m. nightly except Thursdays and at half price, tickets run $20.45. You must be 18 or older to attend Bite. American Superstars tickets with half off are $19.35 and children can see the show for $13.85. Show times for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday is 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday there are two performances at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Again, a valid local ID must be presented to receive the discounts for both shows.

Being a slot club member has its privileges even if you may not be much of a gambler. Join the Player’s Circle club at Nevada Palace and receive a two-for-one buffet voucher valid for 30 days. Club members are also entitled to special dinner offers this month in the Boulder Café just by showing your card. During July, they are offering a fried shrimp dinner or a barbeque rib dinner special for club members. Take your choice of either for only $4.99.

Additional great local dining deals can be found this month at Station Casinos’ Magic Star, Gold Rush, Barley’s and Widfire. July’s exceptional values include the "Great Steak Special" for $5.99, shrimp cocktails for 99 cents and ¼ lb. burger platters with fries for $1.99. They are also featuring "Hot meal Deals" this month including Prime Rib, pork chops or Chicken Parmesan that come complete with soft drinks and dessert for $9.99. Sign up as a new member of the slot clubs and you could also receive as much as $500 in free slot play just for joining.

Finally, Fitzgeralds downtown is introducing a new slot club and giving you a chance to win a complimentary suite for a three night stay. Get your new Club Fitz Shamrock card and get a chance to win a "Suite Deal!" All you have to do is deposit your old Club Fitz player’s card into the Suite Deal Drawing Drum located in the Club Fitz Card Center. One card will be drawn at 5 p.m. on July 31, 2005 and the lucky winner will receive the prize of a three-night stay in a luxurious suite plus dinner for two in Limericks Steakhouse.

Until next time, eat well, play well, stay well.