Greektown Casino’s Chef Shawn Mac Wins Casino Chef Showdown

What started with thirteen of the top casino chefs from throughout the region ended with one grand champion, and the crowning of this year’s Culinary King of the Casino. Chef Shawn Mac from Greektown Casino in Detroit, Michigan bested the other entries on Gaming and Destinations annual Casino Chef Showdown.

After three rounds of voting for recipes from the chefs, it was Chef Mac’s Seared Mangalitsa Pork Rack Chop that garnered the most votes and put him in the winner’s circle.

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Historic First Sports Bets Accepted at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino and Gold Strike Casino Resort

BILOXI, Miss. and TUNICA, Miss. – History was made on August 1st in Mississippi, when two Magnolia State resorts, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi and Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, held simultaneous events to usher in the era of legal sports wagering.

The resorts, part of the MGM Resorts International portfolio (NYSE: MGM), both accepted their first sports wagers at 12:00 p.m. CT and now share in the distinction of taking the first sports wagers in Mississippi under newly created state regulations permitting licensed casino operators to establish legal sports books.

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Hoosier Park Pays Out Record $428,512 Jackpot

Anderson, Ind. – Hoosier Park Racing & Casino proved to be the place to be when a guest landed himself in the winner’s seat with a $428,512 jackpot on Saturday, July 28, setting a property record for the largest payout in the 10-year history of the casino.

The mega jackpot hit just two weeks following the official sale of Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, along with sister property Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, to Caesars Entertainment.

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Gulf Coast Firework Show Presented by Scarlet Pearl & IP Casino – July 1st

(Gulf Coast/Biloxi, Mississippi) The Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort and IP Casino Resort will present a spectacular fireworks display over Biloxi’s Back Bay on Sunday, July 1st. This will be the third year in a row for the show, and it will be a show to remember!

The 9 p.m. show will be free, and can be seen from locations around both casinos, including the Scarlet Pearl’s Back Bay parking lot and on the top floor of the IP parking garage.

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Sips & Cigars is Returns to Louisville with 3 Events

Southern Gaming’s Sips & Cigars Summer Happy Hours are back! Kicking off with three signature events, guests will enjoy premium cigars, bourbon and music at some of the best outdoor patios in Louisville

The events are free to attend and will each feature signature drinks from Larceny Bourbon and Deep Eddy’s Vodka and appetizer specials from each host restaurant.

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G&D’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards Revealed!

The results are in…and Gaming and Destinations is excited to announce this year’s Top Casinos for everything from rooms and suites to entertainment and eats! 

This year, our Readers’ Choice Awards had over 30,000 votes from gaming enthusiasts throughout the region letting us know their favorite casinos to stay and play. Check out all of the awards!

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Blackjack: Myths of the Game

It was an unbelievably hot afternoon in the summer of 1968 when the young couple arrived in Las Vegas. It was their first trip ever to this gambling Mecca and they didn’t know what to expect. Certainly the 120 degree temperature was nothing they had ever experienced in their native New Jersey. When they arrived at the Aladdin Casino Hotel, they were taken aback by the elegance of the casino. The adrenaline was already flowing through the young mans body as he couldn’t wait to play blackjack. They agreed that she would stand in the hotel check-in line and he would “check out the casino”.

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Three of A Kind Properties in Alabama

The family of properties under the Wind Creek umbrella includes a variety of amenities and offerings for gaming enthusiasts across the board. Their slogan, “There’s always something extra to do here” certainly fits the bill with three premier properties scattered throughout Alabama. Whether you enjoy their delicious variety of cuisine, amenities to guarantee your comfort satisfaction or the hot action in the casino, you are sure to find your “winning moment” at these winning properties.

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Poker: Smart Play on the Flop

The Lodge at Deadwood Gaming Resort

Playing A-x Suited: Bad Flop
Suppose that a jackal has raised the flop, and you have called his raise with Ad- 5d, and then the big blind calls as well. If the flop comes down Js-Qh-3d and the big blind checks and the jackal bets, fold your hand. You have missed the flop (you don’t have either a pair, a straight draw, or a flush draw); you have only two bets in the pot at this point; and you were the caller before the flop, not the raiser. There is no warrant for getting further involved in this hand.

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