Register Now to Scale the Strat on March 2, 2014 in Las Vegas

American Lung Association

Register Now to Scale the Strat on March 2, 2014
Sixth Annual Extreme Stair Climb to take place at Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas, NV

 It is called an extreme stair climb for a reason.

On Sunday, March 2, 2014, hundreds of athletes of all abilities will climb all 108 floors and 1,455 steps inside the iconic Stratosphere Tower, the highest building west of the Mississippi River, to raise money for the American Lung Association in Nevada’s mission of preventing lung diseases and promoting lung health.

You could be one of them.

For the sixth consecutive year, American Lung Association in Nevada (ALAN), Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announce that registration is now open at www.ScaletheStrat.com for the Scale the Strat, on Sunday, March 2, 2014.

Discounts apply for early registration.  Super Saver Registration is $40 for climbers who register before December 15, 2013; Early Bird Registration is $60 for climbers who register December 16, 2013 through February 16, 2014; and Regular and Walk-In Registration is $75 for climbers who register February 17, 2014 to March 2, 2014, the day of the climb.  In addition to the registration fee, all climbers are asked to make a minimum fundraising pledge of $150.   Online support and personal fundraising coaching is available on www.ScaletheStrat.com to help climbers achieve their fundraising goal.

Registration is limited and participants must be at least 18 years of age or older.

“Scale the Strat is our major fundraiser of the year,” said American Lung Association in Nevada Executive Director Allison Newlon Moser.  “It has been exciting to see this extreme stair climb event grow.  Each step represents the steps we are taking together to fight lung disease in Southern Nevada.”

In 2013, a record 560 people signed up to participate in Scale the Strat and raised an unprecedented $175,000 for the American Lung Association in Nevada.

For the sixth annual Scale the Strat, the competition will once again be streamlined into one day of climbing.  A staggered shotgun start beginning at 8 a.m. will allow each participant to scale the stairs inside the iconic Tower once.   Awards will be presented at the end of the day for fastest times and other achievements in various categories.

Stair climbs have become unique, signature fundraising events for the American Lung Association.  Sometimes called a “vertical road race”, participants can use the climb as a fitness target or competitive race.  But many climbers have a personal reason why they climb:  lung disease has impacted the life of someone they love.

“Scale the Strat is becoming one of the premier stair climbs in the country and we are proud to support and partner with the American Lung Association in Nevada in its fight against lung disease,” said Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower General Manager Paul Hobson.  “Our team is committed to providing each athlete and their friends and families an exceptional stay and experience at Stratosphere.”

For those traveling to participate in Scale the Strat 2014, Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is offering a special guest room rates for the extended weekend:  Thursday, February 27, 2014 at a rate of $32; Friday through Sunday, March 2, 2014, at a rate of $79, a night.    To take advantage of these special rates call 800-998-6937 or book online at www.stratospherehotel.com and use code C-ALA14.   Guests booking rooms with code before February 14, 2014 will be entered into a drawing for a $200 sporting goods store gift card, and will receive two free buffet and two show tickets to a Stratosphere show of their choice.  Those wanting to extend their stay on either end of the mentioned dates should call rather than book online.  Please note the Scale the Strat 2014 promotional code cannot be used on a third party site.

Registration and additional information Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower can be found at www.ScaletheStrat.com.

Twitter:  @ScaletheStrat
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScaletheStrat

About American Lung Association in Nevada: ALAN has been improving the lives of Nevadans since 1916 when it was founded as the Nevada Tuberculosis Association to combat the devastating disease of tuberculosis (TB). Since that time, ALAN has remained constant in the fight against lung diseases and the promotion of lung health. Lung disease is the fourth leading cause of death in America and ALAN is often the first point of contact for individuals with lung disease. ALAN provides practical help and education to people living with asthma, emphysema, and other lung diseases, confronting this disease at the root level by educating kids about the dangers of smoking, providing smoking cessation programs, advocating for smoke-free environments, and working to reduce air pollution.

About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops and Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere, the original production show PIN UP™ and David Perrico – Pop Evolution. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).

About Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield: Serving Nevada since 1969, Anthem is the state’s second-biggest health benefits provider and the only one licensed to sell insurance in every county. As Nevadans, we live and work in the same communities we serve and have made it our business to help provide health security through a broad portfolio of health care plans and insurance products. Anthem has been a proud sponsor of the Scale the Strat since the event began.  Our parent company recently partnered with the American Lung Association nationwide with a $1.5 million grant to support smokers in their efforts to quit for good through the ALA’s “Quitter in You” smoking cessation program that will roll out in Nevada and 14 other markets this year.  In 2012, Anthem and its charitable foundation and local associates contributed more than $1.26 million and hundreds of volunteer hours to vital organizations and causes across the state. Major areas of focus for Anthem in 2012 included promoting active lifestyles and working to reduce the devastating impact of chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, heart disease and lung disease on Nevada children, adults and seniors.

ACEP Interactive Launches acePLAYpoker.com

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ACEP Interactive Launches acePLAYpoker.com
Free to play poker website goes live today, February 12, 2013

ACEP Interactive, LLC, the iGaming arm of American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC, officially launches its free to play poker website, acePLAYpoker.com, on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC (ACEP) is the parent company of the iconic Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower located on the Las Vegas Strip, the two Arizona Charlie’s Hotels & Casinos in Las Vegas, and Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada.

The free to play poker website acePLAYpoker.com allows players the opportunity to play free online poker 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The site provides online players with exclusive promotions, including show tickets to critically acclaimed Stratosphere Headliner Frankie Moreno and Stratosphere’s soon to be debuted show PIN UP™, starring Claire Sinclair.

Other prizes include opportunities to experience Stratosphere’s world famous thrill rides at the top of the Tower including SkyJump, a controlled free fall from 108 floors above the Las Vegas Strip. Merchandise and free hotel stay stays are also offered at Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower, Arizona Charlie’s properties and Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, located on the beautiful banks of the Colorado River.

“With the launch of this free to play website, we can now bring the excitement of play found at our properties to anyone with Internet access, no matter their location,” said Alec Driscoll, Director of Gaming Development for ACEP. “We are also positioning ACEP and acePLAYpoker.com for the potential approval of legalized online gaming.”

The Nevada Gaming Commission approved American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC (ACEP) as an interactive gaming operator on September 20, 2012.

Twitter: @acePLAYpoker
Facebook: www.facebook.com/acePLAYpoker

About ACEP Interactive, LLC: ACEP Interactive, LLC was established in 2012 by parent company, American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC (ACEP), in order to create a framework for legalized gaming. ACEP owns and operates four gaming and entertainment properties in Clark County, Nevada: Stratosphere Hotel Casino & Tower, is a destination resort featuring one of the most recognizable landmarks on the Las Vegas Strip; Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, two off-Strip casinos, primarily serve residents of Las Vegas; and The Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, catering to Laughlin visitors and residents. The four properties target middle-market customers interested in value in their gaming, lodging, dining and entertainment experiences.

Register Now to Scale the Strat on March 2, 2013 to benefit American Lung Association in Nevada

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Register Now to Scale the Strat on March 2, 2013
Fifth Annual Extreme Stair Climb to take place at Stratosphere Tower

 

Scale the iconic Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas, Nevada and take steps to help end lung disease.

The American Lung Association in Nevada (ALAN), Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announce the fifth annual Scale the Strat, an extreme stair climb event and fundraiser at the world famous Stratosphere Tower, on Saturday, March 2, 2013.

Participants will scale all 108 floors and 1,455 steps inside The Stratosphere Tower, the highest building west of the Mississippi River, to raise money for the American Lung Association in Nevada’s mission of preventing lung diseases and promoting lung health.

“Imagine having to struggle for air every day,” said American Lung Association in Nevada Executive Director Allison Newlon Moser. “That’s reality for more than 35 million people who live with lung disease in the United States. Nevada continues to face serious threats of air quality.”

In 2012, an unprecedented 400 people participated in this extreme climbing event and raised a record $130,000 for the American Lung Association in Nevada.

For the fifth annual Scale the Strat, the competition will be streamlined into one day of climbing. A staggered shotgun start will allow each participant to scale the Tower once. Awards will be presented at the end of the day for fastest times and largest fundraising efforts in various categories.

“Athletes of all abilities come for the rare opportunity to climb our Stratosphere Tower,” said Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower General Manager Paul Hobson. “Our team at the Stratosphere values the opportunity to serve our guests, and this is another occasion for us to serve by providing an exceptional athletic event for local and international participants who are raising money to fight lung disease.”

Stair climbs have become unique, signature fundraising events for the American Lung Association. Sometimes called a “vertical road race”, participants can use the event as a fitness target or competitive race. But many climbers have a personal reason why they climb: lung disease has impacted the life of someone they love.

The event is limited to the first 600 participants who are 18 years of age or older.

Registration is $50. Climbers are also asked to make a minimum fundraising pledge of $150 to the American Lung Association. Climbers who register before December 31, 2012 can receive an early bird discount. ALAN provides online support and personal fundraising coaching to help climbers achieve their fundraising goal.

Detailed event, registration information and special room rates for Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower can be found at ScaleTheStrat.com.

Twitter: @ScaletheStrat
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScaletheStrat

About American Lung Association in Nevada:
ALAN has been improving the lives of Nevadans since 1916 when it was founded as the Nevada Tuberculosis Association to combat the devastating disease of tuberculosis (TB). Since that time, ALAN has remained constant in the fight against lung diseases and the promotion of lung health. Lung disease is the fourth leading cause of death in America and ALAN is often the first point of contact for individuals with lung disease. ALAN provides practical help and education to people living with asthma, emphysema, and other lung diseases, confronting this disease at the root level by educating kids about the dangers of smoking, providing smoking cessation programs, advocating for smoke-free environments, and working to reduce air pollution.

About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower:
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops and Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).

Celebrate the New Year at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower

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Celebrate the New Year at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
New Year’s Weekend 2013 is Covered Top to Bottom

Elevate your New Year’s weekend celebration by bringing in 2013 at the iconic Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, where one-of-a-kind sky high parties, special performances, menus and events are planned top to bottom.

At the Top: Sky High Parties

Guests can thrill to Las Vegas’ famous New Year’s Eve fireworks show on the Strip from the city’s best possible vantage point inside the 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower, while enjoying one of three unbelievable sky high parties.

Level 108/104/103: Multi-floor party includes three live DJs including DJ Mac, Go-Go dancers, elaborate food stations, chocolate fountain, living table sushi bar with Geisha Girl, candy extravaganza, four-hour open bar with premium brand liquor, specialty martinis served by secret angels, champagne toasts at midnight and party favors. This party is $225 (inclusive of tax & gratuity) and runs from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on New Year’s Eve. Price will increase to $250 on 12/31/12.

Level 107 Lounge: Party includes a three-hour open bar featuring premium brand liquor, breathtaking views in a festive lounge atmosphere, the live music of “Treasure” and a champagne toast at midnight. This party is $175 (inclusive of tax & gratuity) and runs from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. A special appetizer menu is available as well.

Top of the World Restaurant: Party features gourmet visionary cuisine 800 feet above ground level. For $299 (inclusive of tax & gratuity) enjoy a special five-course meal prepared by Celebrity Executive Chef Rick Giffen, recently featured on Food Network’s Chopped. In addition, guests receive access to all NYE parties on Levels 103, 104 and 108. For detailed menu, please visit www.stratospherenewyears.com/Top-of-the-World-Party .

At the Bottom: Live Entertainment, Dining and Casino Parties

Frankie Moreno LIVE Theater Party Package: Ring in the New Year with vintage Vegas swagger and a hip new vibe. Catch rising star Frankie Moreno and his slick 10-piece band performing classic covers and original music and rock in 2013 retro-style, while catching the spectacular Strip fireworks live on the Theater’s huge screens. See why critics and celebs rave about Frankie and why he was named “Best All-Around Performer” by Las Vegas Review Journal, and “Best Strip Headliner” by Las Vegas Weekly. This $49.99 (plus taxes) party includes party favors and a cash bar. Must be 21 years of age or older. 10:30 p.m. to ???? For more information, please visit www.stratospherenewyears.com/Frankie-Moreno.

McCall’s Heartland Grill: Celebrate the New Year culinary style with a specially prepared four-course menu from the Stratosphere’s newest restaurant from 4pm to 11pm; $95 per person (inclusive), or $114 per person (inclusive) upgraded entrée to Surf.

Casino Parties: Enjoy the free live music of “Justin Mather” at Images Lounge from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. followed by “Mischief” from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., or dance the night way with DJs and Go-Go dancers at the C-Bar from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

For more detailed information, please visit www.stratospherenewyears.com/Casino-Parties.

A 15% room discount is available for guest who book parities. For detailed information please visit www.stratospherenewyears.com

New Year’s Day

Buffet: Celebrate 2013 with a New Year’s Day Champagne Brunch with a little taste of everything, including an elaborate menu with a live action omelet station and carving stations. Adults, $20.99, per person; Children, $12.99 per person. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m..

About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower:
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops and Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.StratosphereHotel.com , call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).

Stratosphere Welcomes Dr. Havock’s Sideshow of Curiosities

Stratosphere Welcomes Dr. Havock’s Sideshow of Curiosities
Mysterious Sideshow offers affordable Halloween experience throughout October

After thrilling casino players at a private Halloween event last October, Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is bringing back Dr. Havock’s Sideshow of Curiosities for the public to enjoy—only this time, bigger and better.

Dr. Havock’s Sideshow of Curiosities is a fully immersive and eccentric show experience, which invites guests to explore a clever, yet sinister sideshow world full of startling visual illusions and dark humor—amid chilling characters and scenes inspired by the medicine pitch men, carnivals and vintage circus sideshows of yesteryear. With a hint of steampunk mystique, Dr. Havock’s Sideshow of Curiosities is a “creepy-cool” magical experience that appeals to the Halloween spirit—minus the gore factor of other haunts.

Adult guests will pass through the Elixir Lounge which will be filled with bizarre mementos of Havock’s travels around the world in search of exotic ingredients. The Elixir Lounge will feature specially concocted Jägermeister potions and test tube shots to enhance guests’ experience—all served by beautiful Elixir Girls who may provide a few surprises of their own. There will be plenty to see and explore in the lounge in addition to a fun photo opportunity.

This theatrical show haunt is for people 18 years of age or older and children 12+ accompanied by a parent (parent must also have a ticket). Tickets are priced at $12.50—offering tourists and families an affordable, unique and fun Halloween experience. The show will be located adjacent to the casino floor near Starbucks. Tickets can be purchased at the door, at Stratosphere Ticket Center, or by calling 800-99-TOWER.

Show times for Dr. Havock’s Sideshow of Curiosities: October 3, 5, 6, 7, 12 – 14, 19 – 21, and 26 – 31, 2012 from 5pm to 11pm (last show begins at 10:40pm).

For more information about Dr. Havock’s Sideshow of Curiosities, call 800-99-TOWER or visit Stratosphere’s Ticket Center. Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 14, 2012.

About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower:
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops, Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere and the BITE LAS VEGAS show. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).

 

 

Enhanced ace | PLAY™ Program Gives Players More Choices, More Points

Enhanced ace | PLAY™ Program Gives Players More Choices, More Points
New Level & Introducing
ace | PLAY™ Dividend

American Casino & Entertainment Properties (ACEP), the parent company of Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower, Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Aquarius Casino Resort, announces an enhanced ace | PLAY™ card program designed to not only better reward players, but give players a choice on how to redeem their points, their way.

Starting March 20, 2012 players with an ace | PLAY™ card will simply earn points every time they play slots.  In addition, points can now be earned playing all table games. Players can then decide if they want to redeem points earned for cash, slot play and/or comps.

The break down is easy:  600 points can still be redeemed for one dollar cash; 500 points can be redeemed for one dollar play on slots, bingo, and keno (depending on property); and 300 points can be redeemed for one dollar in comps, an important benefit as points needed for comps are only half of what is required for cash awards.

Earning points is now easier, as well.
A new level, ace | PLAY orange, has been created allowing loyal players a significant boost in point multipliers.  Top level ace | PLAY red members will now earn 4X points, up from 3X points; ace | PLAY green members will move from 2X points to 3X points; the new ace | PLAY orange members will receive 2X points; and blue members will continue to receive 1X points.

The new program also has a new award for loyal players.  As of March 20, 2012, ace | PLAY red and ace | PLAY green members will be eligible for the new ace | PLAY Dividend.  The more players play, the bigger the Dividend.   These extra points can also be used for cash, slot play or comps and will activate as long as a player maintains their red or green level status.

“Simply put, our new ace | PLAY program is designed to better reward better players. And it does,” said John Moran, Vice President of Marketing at American Casino & Entertainment Properties.  “With the addition of a new level and the ground breaking ace | PLAY Dividend, points can be accumulated faster than ever before, and avid players will see their loyalty directly rewarded.  More importantly, players can decide what to do with those points and players wishing to redeem comps now receive twice the value.”

Players are also being introduced to their personal Account Snapshot, which can be found in several locations.  Players can go online to check account details by visiting acePLAYinfo.com, use the ace | PLAY app, or visit an ace | PLAY Center or Kiosk at one of the participating properties.

ace | PLAY benefits at a glance:

600 Points = $1 Cash
500 Points = $1 Slot Play – NEW!
300 Points = $1 Comps – NEW!
Table Game Players Now Fully Participate

ace | PLAY red
250 Tier Credits
4X Points
Eligible for Dividend
25% off the Buffet
10% off owned restaurants

ace | PLAY green
100 Tier Credits
3X Points
Eligible for Dividend
25% off the Buffet
10% off owned restaurants

ace | PLAY orange – NEW LEVEL
10 Tier Credits
2X Points
25% off the Buffet
10% off owned restaurants

ace | PLAY blue
1X Points
10% off the Buffet
10% off owned restaurants

Twitter:  @LVStratosphere, @AZCharlies, @AquariusCasino, #acePLAY

About American Casino & Entertainment Properties:  American Casino & Entertainment Properties (ACEP) owns and operates four gaming and entertainment properties in Clark County, Nevada: Stratosphere Hotel Casino & Tower, is a destination resort featuring one of the most recognizable landmarks on the Las Vegas Strip; Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, two off-Strip casinos, primarily serve residents of Las Vegas; and The Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, catering to Laughlin visitors and residents. The four properties target middle-market customers interested in value in their gaming, lodging, dining and entertainment experiences.