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Property Profile: IP Casino Resort & Spa – Biloxi, Miss.

 

IP building exterior - pic 2_Biloxi is booming! One property that seems to always bring their A-game on the Gulf is IP Casino Resort and Spa, a AAA Four Diamond-awarded resort located on the Back Bay in Biloxi, Miss. You can’t miss the towering 32-story hotel tower when coming across the I-110 bridge. Featuring a roof top pool with cabanas and cocktail services, a spa with all of your favorite treatments and services, top tier dining, including thirty-two, a restaurant on the 32nd floor of the hotel tower, IP has branded itself as a premium Biloxi gaming destination that appeals to the guests from the entire region.

Upon entering the massive lobby, you will notice the Chill Ultra Lounge, a contemporary place to relax and enjoy the sounds of some of the Coast’s best local artists. Get there early on the weekends, as it tends to get crowded and seating is a premium, but the cocktails are always perfect. The stage is elevated behind the bar, making the band visible from anywhere in the lounge. Opening at 5 p.m. daily, Chill opens at 5 p.m. daily with a happy hour that lasts till 8 p.m. Every Thursday features Ladies Night, with free drinks for ladies from 9 p.m. until midnight. Chill Ultra Lounge is the perfect place to go with friends for a night on the town.

 
IP_Entertain-Chill_Ultra_Lounge_01-747272-fullThe casino floor, just beyond Chill Ultra Lounge, features 1,700 slot machines, 60 table games and a 13-table non-smoking poker room. With 70,000 square feet of gaming, you are sure to find all of your classic favorites and may encounter a new favorite game. The slot personnel and dealers are professional and outgoing to ensure guest satisfaction and make every experience at IP a memorable one.

From comedy to country and R&B to rock and roll, entertainment is king at IP. Studio A is IP’s state-of-the-art theater, where every seat could be considered “the best seat in the house.” Located on the second floor of the casino, this intimate venue offers comfort and personal service while you enjoy great performances from world-famous headliners.

 

When it’s time to relax, IP has you covered with Senses Spa & Salon, a full-service spa that offers an escape from ‘the everyday’ and immersion into extreme relaxation. With services ranging from a 50-minute Senses Massage, to the ultimate Sense of Change combination package that features a Blueberry Wrap, Bamboo Fusion Massage, catered lunch and a Sense of Bliss facial, you can’t go wrong carving out some time to indulge in Senses. Nineteen private treatment rooms, aRelax-1_FULL state-of-the-art fitness center and a co-ed lounge are guaranteed to provide a renewal remedy for everyone at Senses Spa & Salon. Saunas and steam rooms provide private relaxation, and the Gulf Coast’s only arctic snow room refreshes and revitalizes with cooling crystals.

There are eight restaurants at IP, all featuring different flavors and price ranges. Starting at the top, don’t miss thirty-two, a AAA Four Diamond-rated restaurant offering delectable stake and seafood dishes along with the finest wine selection of the Coast. The views are simply amazing, as you can see for miles across the back bay of Biloxi and Gulf Coast. Thirty-two has won a number of awards in Gaming and Destinations’ Readers’ Choice Awards, and once you try it, you will know why!

 

Another AAA Four Diamond-rated restaurant at IP is tien, a multicultural inspired venue featuring a variety of Asian cuisines including Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese and Japanese. Some options include Teppanyaki, Shabu Shabu, Dim Sum and Sushi, all served with a unique, interactive experience right at your table.
For a casual dining experience, you are sure to be satisfied. From Italian in Costa Cucina, to Highlight’s Sport Lounge and High Tide Café, options abound. For all your favorites in one place, stop by Back Bay Buffet to try classic southern dishes, Italian, Asian, Bar-B- Que and more. Infusion Coffee Bar offers the finest coffee concoctions, an array of pastries and desserts, and fresh deli sandwiches and salads.

 

With more than 1,000 elegantly appointed hotel rooms, you will find all the comforts of home here. Make your next visit to the Mississippi Gulf Coast a trip you won’t forget at IP Casino Resort Spa.

 

Hot Happenings at IP!

 

Feb. 5-6                Willie Nelson & Family

 

Feb. 13                 KC and the Sunshine Band

 

Feb. 26                 George Thorogood & The Destoryers

 

Feb. 27                 Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour

Be sure to check out all of the fun at www.ipbiloxi.com

Midwest Roadside Distractions: What they are and where you’ll find them!

The World’s Largest! The Biggest! The Tallest! The Smallest! Nothing says America like a good superlative, and nothing helped paint the idyllic image of travel-by-car in mid-century U S of A as much as the roadside attraction did.
Equal parts museum piece, carnival sideshow and schlock, these tawdry excuses to pull off the highway for a little respite from the dotted white lines showcase some of the best and worst of what our country has to offer: For every mammoth monument to the legendary folk heroes of yore (Paul Bunyan) there is macabre marker of our dark side (Who WOULDN’T want to see the Bonnie and Clyde death car?).
But alas, the roadside attraction is becoming yet another piece of our uniquely American culture to be borne back ceaselessly into the past. Interstate travel has all but made irrelevant the system of U.S. highways, at least for long-distance travel, that afforded easy access to stops of all kinds. And now that tablets and onboard video players are omnipresent in the modern family truckster, who needs a life-size T-Rex and mini-golf course to break up the monotony of going over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house? Who needs kitsch when Dora can doing the exploring for the kids on the iPad in back?
But there are still roadside attractions around, and they still manage to do some attracting. Here are a few of our favorites across the Midwest. Fuel up, put some Beach Boys on in the station wagon, and hit the road.

Roadside--CatsupGiant bottle of Catsup
Where: Collinsville, Illinois
What’s nearby: Just a 15 mile jaunt along I-55 to St. Louis
Why: Pay respects to America’s favorite condiment. It’s probably safe to say that most people like catsup. But the people of Collinsville must LOVE it. How else to explain the fact they maintain a giant bottle of catsup right beside S. Morrison Avenue, one of the burg’s main drives? Almost 70 feet tall and hoisted above the landscape atop a 100-foot-tall tower, the bottle—designed for use as a water tower at the old Brooks Catsup plant—was built in 1949 and is capacious enough to hold up to 640,000 bottles of the spicy red syrup the Reagan administration wanted to classify as a vegetable. Some say the monument has supernatural powers in that pregnant women who come too close to it will give birth to red-headed children.

Kicker: As of 2014, the bottle is for sale. Good lucking having someone pass it around your picnic table if you buy it.

John Dillinger Museum
Where: Crown Point, Indiana
What’s nearby: Gary, Ind., another city that’s no stranger to crime
Why: You just can’t get enough fake autopsies
Death cars virtually litter the American countryside. Bonnie and Clyde’s. JFK’s. Mansfield’s. Patton’s. But death pants? Now we’re talking something interesting. And if you’re interest in the macabre takes a bent toward crime as well, then the John Dillinger Museum should be on your list the next time you make the trip from Indy to Chicago. Not too far off the highway, Dillinger devotee and curator Joe Pinkston has placed the pants and other artifacts from the short life and brutal death of the Depression-era gangster in the basement of the old Lake County (Ind.) Court House. In addition to the trousers of doom, visitors can see the robber’s Indiana baseball shoes, wax figures of the gang robbing a bank, fake guns Dillinger wielded when he didn’t have real one, and even a bucket (hopefully not the actual one) that Dillinger had as his only toilet during nine years of incarceration. And for the climax, a recreation of the city morgue where a waxen Dillinger cadaver is spread out in all its gory glory.

Kicker: A life-size diorama of the death-by-electrocution of Bruno Hauptmann, history’s fall guy for the kidnapper and killer of the Lindberg baby. Why? Well, why not?

Roadside--MusicFatal crash site of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson
Where: Clear Lake, Iowa
What’s nearby: Not much, but at least you’re just about 90 minutes of Des Moines on I-35
Why: Because it’s where the music died
Early on February 3, 1959, a small Beechcraft Bonanza took off in light snow in Clear Lake, Iowa, and plummeted to the ground just minutes later, in a farm field. Dead were three young musicians whom papers the next morning would refer to as “idols.” Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson were gone, and the trajectory of rock ‘n’ roll was forever altered.
Fans of their music or historians of American music culture generally can find connection with the crash, referred to as “the day music died” in Don McClean’s sweeping musical ode, at a couple of small monuments close to the crash site. One of them is a large replica of Holly’s famously thick and black glasses. And while the actual point of impact is farther away from the road, friendly locals have been known to guide fans to it.
Kicker: This being Iowa, many aspiring political campaigns also have crashed nearby. Ever heard of President Dean?

Roadside--DinosaurDinosaur Gardens
Where: Ossineke, Michigan
What’s nearby: Traverse City is just a quick 140 miles away, if that’s any consolation
Why: Because no list of roadside attraction is complete without at least one dinosaur
Dinosaurs! New Pteradon Nest! Frozen Yogurt Topping Bar!
Seriously, folks, what more can you ask for when you’ve packed the mini-van with ADD kids and a spouse who won’t get off the text machine long enough to fire up Waze for you? Acres of forest environment populated by dinosaurs—some of which you can climb to stairs to mount—are spread out before you, monetized in addition to the aforementioned Frozen Yogurt Topping Bar! by a souvenir shop and putt-putt golf course. Want more? Ok, greedy, you can also hike and watch birds.
Snark aside, the folks at Dinosaur Gardens must be doing something right. The park is celebrating their 80th anniversary, an especially impressive feat given that there is absolutely nothing close to the place. Seriously. Nothing. The nearest interstate is more than 81 miles away.
Kicker: Frozen Yogurt Topping Bar!

Roadside--PierrePierre the Pantsless Voyageur
Where: Two Harbors, Minnesota
What’s nearby: Duluth and all its Minnesotan pleasures
Why: It had us at “pantsless”
This one was tough for us. We could have gone for the Greyhound Bus Museum. (Motto: “Sometimes you ride the dog. Sometimes the dog rides you.” Not really.) You also have your fair share of large ottos and pelicans. And then there’s all those Paul Bunyan graven images. But when your Googler brings up someone named Pierre the Pantsless Voyageur, well my friends, that’s when you know search is ended.
Meant as an homage to the long ago days when French explorers charted Lake Superior (which, as we all know, never gives up her dead when the gales of November come early) and her sisters. Do you know why he’s pantsless? Seriously. We’re asking. Couldn’t find it anywhere.

Kicker: Second place would have been the monument to St. Urho, Grasshopper Chaser. No, we did not make that up.

 

So, there you have it, a few roadside attractions to get you through the long stretch of highway between your destinations. Enjoy!

By Joseph Grove

(Photo courtesies: Catsup: flickr.com/straightedge; Holly: flickr.com/photolibrarian; Dinosaur Gardens; Pantless: flickr.com/mytravelphotos

Fat Tuesday Party Gras at Beau Rivage Event

PartyGrasBILOXI, Miss. – Guests looking for a memorable 2016 Mardi Gras are invited to grab some beads and join Beau Rivage’s Mardi Gras Experience.

Party Gras at Beau Rivage will tke place on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 9, in downtown Biloxi on the corner of Reynoir St. and Water St. Celebrate the historic tradition of Mardi Gras with food, music and fun.
This free community event offers local residents and visitors a classic Biloxi Mardi Gras experience, Beau Rivage-style, complete with big crowds and plenty of moon pies, fun and entertainment.

 

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Situated along the Gulf Coast Carnival Association parade route, Beau Rivage’s Party Gras event allows revelers to celebrate in a family-friendly fashion. Festivities begin at 11:00 a.m. under the 50 ft. Beau Rivage circular tent and will last until 4:00 p.m.

 

 
Admission is complimentary and will include:

  • Music from DJ Avelon, Beau Rivage’s Coast Nightclub resident DJ
  • Beau Rivage Prize Wheels- free spin for a variety of Beau Rivage items including overnight stays, Beau Rivage logo items, dinner for two in The Buffet, coffee from The Roasted Bean and ice cream from Häagen-Dazs
  • Complimentary face painting, balloons, candy, corn hole and other games for children
  • Complimentary photo opportunities and pictures on the Beau Rivage Facebook page
  • Seafood Gumbo ($5)
  • Refreshments for sale: soda and water
  • Family-friendly fun

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For those seeking heartier fare, The Buffet at Beau Rivage will serve breakfast until 10:30 a.m. Mardi Gras Day and feature Crab Cake Benedict and Filet Mignon Benedict. The lunch and dinner Mardi Gras selections will include Crab legs, Prime Rib, Crawfish, and Shrimp offered, along with a Banana Foster’s Station and King Cake. Other specialties offered at The Buffet will include Crawfish and Andouille Sausage Stuffed Pork Loin, Atchafalaya Chicken, Alligator Sausage Sauce Piquant, Shrimp and Tasso Stuffed Mirliton Squash, White Fish Ponchartrain, Corn Maque Choux, Okra Creole, Crab Stuffed Potato, Crawfish Cornbread Dressing, River Road Jambalaya and Spicy Boiled Corn and Potato.

The Buffet will have all-day, unlimited access bracelets for sale at $45.99 per person on Feb. 9. Bracelets will be sold from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Party Gras at Beau Rivage Mardi Gras Experience invites guests and members of the local and neighboring communities to come together for a fun-filled day of quality entertainment.

Vote & Win! 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards – Southern Region

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It’s time to vote for our annual Readers’ Choice Awards sponsored by Scientific Games for casinos throughout the South. We want to know where you like to play, stay and everything in between…let your voice be heard!

Cast your vote between now and February 29 and you will be entered to win the Ultimate Casino Getaway to the casino of your choice! The trip includes overnight stays, gambling money, dining and more so don’t miss out!

Don’t delay…vote today! Spread the word!

CLICK HERE to vote and enter the giveaway! 

Every year, our awards serve as the time and place where readers can let the properties know what they are doing well, and what they are not doing too well. The voting ballot will only take a few minutes…and you might win a pretty sweet prize too!

Look for the results in this year’s May Issue and on GamingandDestinations.com.

Good luck!

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Daily Racing Form/NTRA Handicapping Championship Day One Results

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LAS VEGAS — The leader after Thursday’s first day of the $2.7 million Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship is 43-year-old Californian Phil Bongiovanni, an NHC rookie and horse owner who soon jumped out to a clear lead to finish the session after 18 races with 200 points.

That put him well in front of second-place Dan Camoro at 166.6.
The contest is based on participants starting with a $144 bankroll and betting $2 to win and place on a single horse in eight mandatory races and 10 optional races that could be selected from Aqueduct, Fair Grounds, Golden Gate Fields, Gulfstream Park, Oaklawn Park and Santa Anita.
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Day one leader Phil Bongiovanni (Photo: Horsephotos/NTRA)

No matter what happens from here, Bongiovanni is a winner. As the first-day leader, he earned a $10,000 berth in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge at Santa Anita, a live-money competition.
The big story going into the NHC was Jonathon Kinchen, the 33-year-old real-estate investor from Austin, Texas. Kinchen won the season-long NHC Tour and as such is in line for a $2 million bonus, in addition to the $800,000 first-place payday, if he also takes this three-day competition at Treasure Island Casino on Vegas’ famed Strip.
When the first leaderboard was posted after the first mandatory race, Kinchen was in first and third with his two seats, the maximum for a participant.
“So that was exciting, kind of got the blood flowing,” Kinchen said after the competition. “Kind of went cold a little bit and I ended 27th and 45th, which a lot of people would be happy to be 45th. So (Friday) I can go in two different directions and play different horses in different races and hopefully I can get one ticket going in the right direction and see if I can make a run and get close to the top 10 and make it to the Final Table.
“Look, I went from first and third to 27th and 45th so it feels like it’s not as good. But if you’d have told me this morning when I woke up, ‘Hey, you’re going to have two in the top 50 after day one,’ I’d be like, ‘Where do I sign?’”
Back to Bongiovanni. He’s a good enough handicapper at business that he’s retired after he and his partner sold their business a couple years ago for a big profit. He’s also a horse owner.
Bongiovanni plays in partnership with Southern California handicapper Bob Ike. He connected with two bombs early in the contest: Point Made, the longest shot in a short field of seven, paid $99.60 and $35.60 in Gulfstream Park’s fourth race, and Tipsy Suspect, who lead all the way at 50-1 against 11 other Arkansas-breds, returning $102 and $26 in Oaklawn’s third. However, in this contest format, the win payoff is limited to $42 and $22 for place. Even so, that gave him a comfortable lead.
“The difference I think were the two ‘cap’ horses,” Bongiovanni said, adding that “bad” trips in prior races made him think the horses were a good play. “I have a lot of contacts in the industry, so I kind of reach out. I’m not even a tournament player, really. I played last year at Santa Anita and was fortunate enough to win a live-money tournament, which got me the seat here.”
Asked about being in this position, he said, “We shot out and hit those two cap horses early. There are a lot of good handicappers here and I’m realistic; I have no delusions of grandeur. Today was a lucky day. If I can keep the luck going toward (Friday), that’s great. but no one can take away the fact that, for one day at least, I finished first.”
Bongiovanni said his real passion is owning horses. Asked if he’ll buy more should he win the $800,000 first-place money, he said, “I have 14 already, and it’s really expensive, so I don’t know about that.”
His best horse is Motown Men, a $40,000 claim with whom he’s won three races, including a $150,000 California-bred stakes. “He was supposed to run today but unfortunately he scratched,” Bongiovanni said, adding of his day,
“I’m not complaining.”
Rounding out the top 10: Jim O’Nail ($149.70), Cheryl McIntyre ($147.60), Robert Felty ($144.80), Charlie Davis ($140.20), Roger Cettina ($139.20), Gaylord Grundy ($138.80) and Charles Hogan ($132.50).
Full standings are at NTRA.com, where the homepage features a scrolling live leaderboard of the Top 63 players (representing the top 10 percent in line to make the cut and continue to the Semifinals after Day 2 play Friday) and sortable/searchable standings of the entire field.
There are 629 entrants, including more than 100 who qualified twice. Participants also will have eight mandatory and 10 optional races Friday, after which the top 10 percent, or 63 entries, will continue on to the Semifinal roundSaturday and the top 10 will play at the “Final Table” to determine the final rankings.
By Jennie Rees –  @TracksideJennie

Silver Slipper Casino Hotel to Host World Sanctioned Championship Event

Silver Slipper Hotel Shoot 2 (JPEG High Res) (34 of 39)You heard it here first…the Silver Slipper Casino Hotel located on the shores of the Gulf in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi will host the inaugural Silver Slipper World Meat Pie Eating Championship on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

John N. Ferrucci, General Manager for the Silver Slipper Casino Hotel, said “This event gives us an opportunity to showcase the Silver Slipper Casino Hotel to visitors from around the country.” The beachside event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

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Q&A with Jonathon Kinchen: Horseplayer Eligible for $2 Million Bonus

KinchenJonathon Kinchen, a 33-year-old University of Texas graduate in real estate in Austin, is gunning for a record $2.8 million payday for a horseplayer if he wins the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Presented by Racetrack Television Network and Treasure Island Las Vegas, set to kick off Thursday at Treasure Island. As winner of the season-long NHC Tour, Kinchen is now eligible for a $2 million bonus if he also wins the NHC finale, which carries an $800,000 first-place prize.

He will have the maximum two of more than 600 entries for the Jan. 28-30 championship.

As a rookie last year, Kinchen finished seventh and 11th in the championship, which Daily Racing Form contests editor Peter Fornatale called “one of the most impressive feats in the history of the event.”

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Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic – BOGO ticket offer!

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Mississippi Gulf Coast – The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire is currently running the B1G1 Ticket Promotion for the 2016 tournament. Now through January 30th, fans can take advantage of the special “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” general admission ticket offer when ordering tickets online at www.2016mgrc.com by using the code B1G12016.

The 2016 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire will take place March 28 – April 3 at Fallen Oak in Biloxi. This will be the seventh year that the Mississippi Gulf Coast will host the best players on the Champions Tour. For the sixth consecutive year, all three tournament rounds will be broadcast live on the Golf Channel. (more…)

Gold Strike Casino Resort Adds Dining Option

Pickle & Jam - Gold Strike Casino Resort - v8Tunica, Miss. – Gold Strike Casino Resort has completed its latest restaurant addition with Pickle & Jam – A Social Eatery. The 7,500-square-foot restaurant transitioned from food court to fast, casual dining to meet the needs of guests on-the-go and those who prefer to sit and dine.

The restaurant’s name was the brainchild of Executive Food & Beverage Director Anthony Caratozzolo. “Pickles and jam are two Southern staples, which is exactly what this dining outlet offers. Guests place their order, and it’s delivered directly to their table.” said Caratozzolo.  “The previous food court was three separate fast food venues in one area. We’ve consolidated those into one stop and added a number of bonuses guests will also appreciate.” Among those extras are 16 televisions and a grab-n-go station for expedited service. Guests can start their morning with a visit to the 21-seat coffee lounge. Another new feature is Pickle & Jam’s to-go waiting area, which includes convenient cell phone charging outlets.

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The 138-seat eatery has offerings for every meal plus snacks. The menu is a range of morning breakfast sandwiches and pancakes along with hand-crafted burgers and sandwiches, salads, personal pizzas and pasta. It will also include 10 craft beers on tap.

 

Gold Strike’s newest restaurant is a final phase in the resort’s food & beverage multi-million dollar transformation. Buffet Americana opened in 2013 after an $8 million renovation, which was followed up by the opening of TEN10 Wine & Whiskey. “Pickle & Jam serves the modern-day needs of our guests,” said Gold Strike General Manager Melonie Johnson. “We value our guests, and one way to let them know that is to provide continuous resort upgrades. Whether it’s moving the M life Desk to a more convenient location, renovating hotel rooms and suites or offering fresh dining options, we want everyone who visits to feel our appreciation through the improvements made for them.”

 

Pickle & Jam is open 24 hours daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is offered from 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Gold Strike‘s additional restaurants remain in operation including Chicago Steakhouse, Atrium, Buffet Americana and in-room dining.

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Craps Tips: Q & A with the Pro

Learn top Craps tips from the best with these Q & A’s from your fellow gamers!

FROM MARK: My first bet is $220 inside. After three hits I make a $15 come and go down with full 75 odds.  I play at a casino where I can go 5x odds.  Am I better off just pressing to $75 or continue to make the come bets? I have read from some writers that the Pass Line and Come bets are not really that good; that the casino is tricking people to make those bets. I’d also like to know about systems that call for betting those bets that come in with high house edges in order to balance out expectations based on probability. What say you?

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Strip Teasers: Penn & Teller Join 9 More of Our Vegas Faves

Penn & Teller 2015 for interiorAs the casino industry changes to focus ever more on accommodations and entertainment, the importance of high-quality, broadly appealing acts has never been greater. Mention Las Vegas to most people, for example, and close behind hastily drawn mental images of slot floors and blackjack tables are the modern and historic acts that have helped draw visitors to the desert ever since Benjamin (he hated to be called Bugsy) Siegel opened the Flamingo Casino in 1946.

Even then, star power was perceived as key to success: Entertainers included Rose Marie and Jimmy Durante as entertainment, with guests including Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Cesar Romero, Judy Garland, Joan Crawford and others.

Nowadays, a successful act in Las Vegas can be rightly be called the pinnacle of success. You might be able to make it anywhere if you can make it New York, but when you make it everywhere else, that’s when you get the honor of your name in bright neon lights on the Strip.

That’s why the entertainment industry was abuzz last week during G2E, the annual convention of the American Gaming Association. For the third time, they named a Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year. For 2015, it was Penn and Teller.

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Sports Odds: The Future Is Now

Sports odds are determined by a variety of factors. Ultimately, the goal by the sportsbook is to have the same amount wagered on both side so they can collect their 10% vig. By predicting the outcomes of sporting events far in advance of the actual outcome, it is hard to predict what side will be the favorite and  you will find that sometimes the favorites get far higher odds than closer to the event.

Below are the future odds for the 2016 Masters, Kentucky Derby, NBA Championship and World Series. Take it for what its worth…write down your pick now and see if you would have cashed in if you played it right at your favorite Vegas Sportsbook!

 

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Make Hollywood Casino Home for the Holidays

Hollywood insideMake the season bright and step into the spotlight for your shot at fame and fortune at the place where unrivaled gaming action meets award-winning dining: Hollywood Casino Tunica. Then put a bow on your visit with a stay in our luxurious hotel or full-service RV Park.

Put a little something extra under the tree this year when you win big on our 54,000-square-foot casino floor, featuring over 1,100 of the newest big-hitting slots, more than 30 world-class table games, and the hottest dedicated poker room around.

Once you’ve had all the winning you can handle, take a break and take in some holiday cheer at any of our incredible restaurants, including the award-winning Fairbanks Steakhouse. Here, you can indulge in mouthwatering steaks, succulent seafood and desserts that would make the Sugar Plum Fairy blush. Or pile up your plate with holiday favorites at Epic Buffet. There’s something for every taste at Hollywood.

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Property Profile: MGM Grand Detroit

MGMGrandDetroit - webThe city of Detroit is known for many things. Motown music, auto manufacturers and the Detroit Lions and Tigers seem to come to mind first. But the city has also grown into a hot spot for first-class casino action. One property that continues to excel across several fronts, from spas and suites to dining and nightlife, is MGM Grand Detroit.

Located in the heart of downtown, the resort-style facility is home to nearly 4,000 slots and video poker machines, almost 100 table games, 400 hotel rooms and suites, three signature restaurants, a live entertainment lounge, a luxurious spa and more. When it comes to a great gaming getaway, this is certainly a stop to have at the top of your list.

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Island Resort & Casino Unveils New Golf Course Plans

islandresort_logo(HARRIS, Michigan) – One of the region’s top casino resort destinations is getting a second golf course! Island Resort & Casino, has announced the construction of a second course to complement their existing award-winning championship course, Sweetgrass Golf Club.
If Sweetgrass is indicative of what’s to come, the currently unnamed new course will be highly regarded; it is scheduled to debut in 2017. Sweetgrass has been named a top course in the state by both Golfweek and GOLF Magazine since opening in 2008 and annually hosts the LPGA Symetra Tour’s Island Resort Championship.

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