Property Reviews

Wind Creek Casinos Offer Alabama Excellence

WindCreekAtmore_Pool_Overall_WebWind Creek Casinos—three first-class operations—have established a wide footprint across Alabama under the guiding ownership of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. The Poarch Band is the only federally recognized tribe of Native Americans in Alabama.

The Wind Creek properties encompass casino-hotels in Atmore, Wetumpka and Montgomery, but each property is unique with strong appeal for its visitors.



Whiskey Rose Lights the Night at IP Casino Resort & Spa

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Biloxi’s night life just got jump started with IP Casino Resort & Spa’s newest weekend destination hotspot, Whiskey Rose.

After a successful trial run earlier this year, Whiskey Rose is back to offer a modern country entertainment experience featuring nightly live country music, and DJs, for those in search for what they like to call “Legendary Country.”

“We want every guest at IP to have the best experience possible,” said General Manager and Vice President of IP Casino Resort Spa Duncan McKenzie. “We currently have a concert venue, Studio A, and a nightclub, Chill Ultra Lounge. Now, we are excited to welcome back our country dancehall, Whiskey Rose.”


Gaming & Destinations Readers’ Choice Awards Revealed!


Gaming and Destinations Magazine is your number one resource for all that is gaming. Each year, we receive feedback from thousands of gaming enthusiasts letting us know their top picks for everything from rooms and suites to pools and golf courses.

We are excited to publish the results as part of our annual Readers’ Choice Awards and are excited to officially reveal the winners for all to see!

Congratulations to all of the winning properties on a job well done! These awards show that your hard work to satisfy your customers is unprecedented and noticed by all!


This year, we received over 20,000 votes from gamers throughout the country casting their votes in various categories divided into a Southern and a Midwest region.

We hope the results will help our readers and audience plan their next gambling adventure with confidence knowing that these premium properties are the best in the business!

Special thanks to everyone who took the time to vote…enjoy the awards!


CLICK HERE for the Southern Award Winners


CLICK HERE for the Midwest Award Winners


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Rising Star Casino Resort Shines Bright – Property Profile

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Sitting on the banks of the Ohio River in Rising Sun, Indiana, is the premium gaming property Rising Star Casino Resort, a full-service resort destination. With more fun, more excitement and more entertainment, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Rising Star Casino offers 294 plush and comfortable rooms. Hotel guests can lay back, relax and enjoy well appointed rooms and in-room amenities such as flat screen televisions, upgraded, luxurious linens, gas fireplaces, colorful decor and more. Other guest amenities include a whirlpool spa, an indoor pool, a steam sauna and fitness room. You owe it to yourself to visit this friendly resort!

Of course Rising Star Casino is known for thrilling casino action but that’s not all! While on property, guests can experience all that Rising Star has to offer along with an excellent staff who might even call you by first name. The property has 1,000 of the most popular slot machines plus a wide variety of your favorite table games. With bigger table limits, you’ll want to Let It Ride on any of our great Rising Star Table Games.

Rising Star Casino is also home to headliner entertainment. The Grand Theatre hosts many entertainers including Chicago, Huey Lewis and the News, the Beach Boys, and Three Dog Night. For more fun and entertainment Friday & Saturday, guests can also enjoy FREE live entertainment in the Pavilion and on Friday and Saturday evenings, enjoy a frosty mug in Big Vic’s Pub while listening to some of the tri-state’s most popular bands.

The golf course at Rising Star is Southern Indiana’s only Scottish links-style course.

If you have the opportunity to play a round on The Links, Southeastern Indiana’s only Scottish-links-style golf course, it is must! The course features gently rolling bent grass fairways and greens nestled among traditional long waste bunkers, winding lakes and heather rough, with many holes boasting panoramic views of the Ohio River Valley. You can play the tees most appropriate to your game: 5,000 yards from the front or over 6,800 yards from the tips. Ask any player … The Links at Rising Star Casino is a golfer’s playground.

And if that’s not enough, indulge in one or more of Rising Star Casino’s fabulous dining options including Wellington’s Steakhouse or the River View Buffet. Whether you are in the mood for a gourmet steak set in the warm elegance of a fine dining setting while enjoying the finest choice cuts of tender beef or freshest ocean seafood, or prefer the open, bountiful buffet, or even a quick bite at Queen City Market … the tremendous variety and quality of selections will have your taste buds begging for more!

Comfortable rooms offer great views & amenities.

So, what is keeping you from visiting this property? Rising Star Casio Resort is the perfect getaway for anyone. And especially for those who live in Louisville, Indianapolis or Cincinnati areas … you are within driving distance of the perfect weekend getaway!






For reservations visit or call 1-800-472-6311.

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.


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.


Show Review: YAYE


YAYE (pronounced “yay”) is the appropriate name for the newest cirque-style show being held at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, MS. Running from June 9th – August 9th, the month-long show features dazzling acrobatics, death-defying aerial stunts, and a comedic clown krewe that will keep you entertained throughout the evening. While the Beau Rivage is not new to the circus game, with twelve years of cirque shows under its belt, YAYE brings a new kind of excitement to the gulf coast that we’ve never seen before.

From the multi-million dollar theatre to the oversized props, colorful lighting, and custom music, YAYE brings Vegas-style entertainment to the beachside casino resort. The show itself requires a crew of nearly 50 technical staff to prepare, and according to Producers Anthony Gibson, of the Beau Rivage, and Mischa Matorin, it doesn’t stop there.


Southern Gaming’s 2015: Readers Choice Award Winners


We are excited to announce the winning properties of Southern Gaming’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards. It goes without saying that gaming properties have their hands full when it comes to meeting the high expectations of their customers. Whether it is providing a perfect meal in their steakhouse, showcasing exciting entertainment acts or having an abundance of life changing jackpots in the casino, attention to detail is always a priority and the recipients of these awards have proven that.


Midwest Gaming’s Readers’ Choice Awards – South Dakota









South Dakota Awards


Midwest Gaming’s Readers’ Choice Awards – Missouri









Missouri Awards



Iowa Awards


Midwest Gaming’s Readers’ Choice Awards – Iowa









Iowa Awards



Midwest Gaming’s Readers’ Choice Awards – Indiana








Indiana Awards


Midwest Gaming’s Readers’ Choice Awards – Illinois









Illinois Awards


Midwest Gaming’s Readers’ Choice Awards – Minnesota









Minnesota Awards