Casino’s best bargains

Sep 16, 2003 1:00 AM

For a limited time, Marilyn’s Café at the Tuscany All-Suite Hotel is offering 2-for-1 meals on their all new Chinese menu. You can try the nearly round-the-clock special for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., dinner from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. or the graveyard menu from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.

At the Flamingo Las Vegas, it’s Oktoberfest in September. Celebrate fall with an authentic Bavarian barbecue daily through October 31 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Throughout this two-month Oktoberfest celebration, guests can enjoy the distinct tastes and ambiance of Germany.

The outdoor barbecue, located at the southwest plaza, serves char-broiled German sausages, frankfurters, grilled chicken breast with Muenster cheese, barbecue pork riblets and Bavarian burgers.

Entertainment by DJs keep the festivities flowing from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. German beer is on tap for $1 at the barbecue and inside the Bier Haus (a.k.a. sports bar.) During Oktoberfest, authentic German food and beer specials will also be featured in Bugsy’s Deli inside the casino.

In the continuing quest for super Monday Night Football parties that always bring out some of the best "cheap deals" in town, we start this week by checking out the Tropicana. The Trop’s Celebration Lounge presents all nationally televised Saturday college football games plus Thursday, Sunday and Monday night NFL games on a big screen TV. Budweiser, the sponsor of Monday Night Football at the Celebration Lounge, gives away tee-shirts, ball caps and other prizes throughout the game to guests who purchase $2 Budweiser draft beers during the games.

The second stop this week is at Sam’s Town where they always have one of the biggest Monday Night Football parties to be found anywhere in town. The free "Super Monday Night Parties" which begin at 5 p.m. are held in the Sam’s Town Live! venue. Party goers get their first hot dog and draft beer on the house. Additional dogs and burgers are only a buck a piece. Even if it’s a bad game, the price is right! There are also drawing chances for weekly prizes including NFL trips, tailgate grills, 35mm cameras, t-shirts, and hats and plenty more.

Another great party takes place at the Monte Carlo. The Pub & Brewery is a good choice for Monday Night Football with weekly parties that include a live radio broadcast, NFL prize giveaways, great food and drinks and a post-game Open Mic Night hosted by the band Joelle. Admission is free. The festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. every Monday with ESPN Radio 920 broadcasting live. A satellite sportsbook is available in the pub for your betting convenience.

Adding to the excitement are the "Brew Pub Officials." Beginning at 5:30 p.m. these referee-clad girls welcome guests to the party and distribute free tickets for prize drawings. They keep the party lively with football-themed games and giveaways throughout the night. Prizes include NFL team jerseys, caps and other memorabilia. There isnÂ&supl;t a bad seat in the house, as games are projected on 30 screens located throughout the Brew Pub. One football fan is treated to all of the comforts of home as the Brew Pub features weekly winning kick-offs. The winner and friends are given VIP treatment as they watch the game from the Brew Pub "living room" complete with a couch, easy chairs and a coffee table. The group is also treated to their choice of beer and an array of specialty appetizers.

The action doesn’t end after the 4th quarter. Following each game, musicians are invited to take the stage for Open Mic Night hosted by Joelle. Perhaps best of all, the Brew Pub features its signature beers including Las Vegas Lite, Winner’s Wheat, High Roller Red, Silver State Stout, Jackpot Pale and an ever-changing Brewmaster Special.

Next up is the Hard Rock. "The Big Score" takes place every Monday night in The Joint (which normally serves as their concert hall venue.) The events are free and open to the public. Monday night football games are shown on three big screen TV’s and the parties include food and drink specials, appearances by the "Hard Rock Dancing Girls" and chances to win seats in the Private Lounge Viewing Area.

In other bargain news, Laughlin area readers can get a break to see Earl Turner’s show at Harrah’s Laughlin. For a limited time, area locals can get one free show ticket with the purchase of one full price show ticket. The offer is valid for Friday performances only. Local residents are considered those that live in Mohave County, Needles and Laughlin residents, and you must present valid ID to participate in the offer. Current ticket prices for The Earl Turner Show are as follows: $22.95 plus tax with a Harrah’s Total Rewards Card or $24.95 plus tax without a Total Rewards Card. (Here’s a tip: Just sign up for the card if you’re not a member. It’s free to join!)

Until next time, "Eat well, play well, stay well!"