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Southland Casino Hotel Announces Free Summer Concerts May 18 & May 25

(West Memphis, Arkansas) Southland Casino Hotel, located in West Memphis, Arkansas, offers an exhilarating experience for both casual visitors and avid gamblers with 2,000 slot machines and numerous live table games. Guests can enjoy top-notch dining at several on-site restaurants, and the luxurious hotel features modern amenities and comfortable accommodations.

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Betting the Exotics in the Triple Crown: The Player’s Guide to Wagering and Winning on America’s Biggest Race Days

The year was 1993 and I had the pleasure of watching the 119th running of the Kentucky Derby from my parent’s living room at the Jersey shore. It wasn’t exactly the prestigious scenery and vibrant atmosphere of historic Churchill Downs, but it was the next best thing at the time for a single guy in his early 20s. When Jerry Bailey guided Rokeby Stables Sea Hero to a flawless ground-saving trip to the winner’s circle, I’m not sure who was more excited or startled that day. It could have been my father who was bellowing in delight after 11 Miller Lights and a $400 win bet, or our ex-racing Florida Greyhound Turbo who scurried to safe hiding in an empty bedroom when the chants of “Come on Jerry!” “Get Through Jerry!” echoed through the living room during the stretch run. Sea Hero returned a healthy price that afternoon of $27.80 to win, $12.80 place and $8.00 to show. It was enough to make any fan holding a winning ticket happy, and all was well that spring afternoon at the shore.

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Rock the Country 2-Day Music Festival Invades Ashland, Kentucky April 19 & 20

(Ashland, Kentucky) Rock The Country is making its second stop in Ashland, Kentucky, April 19 and 20 at Boyd County Fairgrounds. Artists featured at Rock The Country will include Kid Rock, Jason Aldean, Travis Tritt, Miranda Lambert, and Brantley Gilbert many more kicking off this summer’s most anticipated festival.  The picturesque Boyd County Fairgrounds is the perfect venue, providing attendees with an unforgettable experience filled with camping under the stars, indulging in sensational music, and weaving cherished memories with friends and family.

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Southland Casino Hotel raised $20,694 Youth Empowerment Summer Jobs Program

Southland Casino Hotel presented a check for $20,694 to the Mayor McClendon’s Youth Empowerment Summer Jobs Program – West Memphis, Ark. The Youth Summer Jobs Program was created by Mayor McClendon to educate and employ up to 60 ambassadors every summer, creating experiences and opportunities for West Memphis local youth during their summer break.

“We have a deep appreciation for the work that West Memphis does to help our community,” said Osi Imomoh, general manager and president of Southland Casino Hotel. “And to take it a step further – it’s wonderful to know that we are a part of something even larger, as patrons of other gaming venues within our company’s U.S. portfolio are helping those in need within their respective communities.”

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Executive Spotlight: Tony Granquist – General Manager @ North Star Mohican Casino Resort

North Star Mohican Casino Resort is pleased to introduce Tony Granquist as our new Gaming General Manager. Tony brings an impressive 15 years of gaming industry experience, with a focus on gaming regulations and a recent successful tenure as Interim Gaming General Manager.

Tony’s background of experience and education makes him a great candidate to provide enhanced guest experiences and drive operational efficiencies at North Star Mohican Casino Resort.

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From Foal to the Winner’s Circle: The Journey of a Kentucky Derby Champion

It’s the race that every “horse person” perpetually dreams of winning. In fact, if you combined the available spoils from every other prestigious route that is run throughout the calendar year, the pooled glory would still pale in comparison to that eternal title that is bestowed on the “First Saturday in May”. Alas, the odds against a thoroughbred cantering into that exclusive infield Winner’s Enclosure at Churchill Downs that is reserved specifically for the Kentucky Derby Champion are much more astronomical than you might think.

It follows then that we now tag along on the journey an equine takes from conception, to being royally draped with a blanket of rich red roses.


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Slot Floor Sensations: Our Top Picks

When it comes to creating a perfect environment to entertain adults with a variety of wants and desires, casino resorts seem to have it figured out. From fantastic dining to the lavish luxuries like spas and cabanas, casinos offer their guests the best of the best to insure they are satisfied and keep coming back.

We caught up with some of our preferred properties to find out about their casino floors, the variety of games they have and why their guests like to play there.

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Craps Strategy: Betting Trends is a Bad Trend

Craps is a table game with multiple bets, most of them awful, some are horrendous, and others are okay. Most players like to make Pass Line bets, which come out to a loss of $1.41 per $100 wagered. That means the house has a 1.41 percent edge on this bet – not bad at all.


Many players also like to place numbers (which means go right up on the numbers) and the house edges for this kind of bet go from decent (1.52 percent on placing of the 6 and 8); to terrible (4 percent on the 5 and 9) to suicidal (6.67 percent on the 4 and 10).


Many players also love to make what my mentor the late Captain of Craps called Crazy Crapper bets (see my book Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!). These are bets that come in with extremely high house edges ranging from single roll bets such as the Field (5.55 percent) to the Yo and 3 (11.11 percent) to the Big Red, also called Any Seven (16.67 percent) to multi-roll bets such as the Hard 4 and 10 (11.11 percent) and the Hard 6 and 8 (9.09 percent). These are just some of the many Crazy Crapper bets that lurk to undo the unwary, unwise and unaware craps player and as the Captain said, “You have to be crazy to make these bets.”

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Southland Casino Hotel Donates Over $2 Million for Animal Shelter and College Scholarships

(West Memphis, Arkansas) Southland Casino Hotel gives $1.7 million gift to West Memphis for new Animal Shelter and Adoption Center and establishes new Arkansas State University Mid-South scholarships through $537,500 gift.

Southland Casino Hotel is the place to Play, Stay, and Dine. Whether playing on more than 2,300 slot machines, feeling the felt of 50 live table games, betting big in the high-limit rooms or enjoying live sports betting, Southland has it all.

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