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Southern Gaming Spotlight: Casinos Re-Open Taking the Steps for Safety

As casinos around the country begin to re-open, they are taking extra precautions to ensure safety for their guests and employees. While state regulations are making several key elements mandatory like limiting capacity, the casinos have shown they will go far and above to show their steps to safety.

Southern Gaming publisher, G. Douglas Dreisbach, caught up with Travis Lunn, President and COO of MGM Resorts Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi and Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Mississippi, to talk about some of the changes they are implementing at all of their resorts nationwide.

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Churchill Downs Races Set to Air on FS1 and FS2 – Tune in!

If you are missing the itch of a wager on a live event, look no further than horse racing. As live sports are on hold, live thoroughbred racing is alive and well continues at Churchill Downs for the Spring Meet.

With over 700 horses on the premises at the famed racetrack, the cards will be full and payouts juicy. The Spring Meet will be available on FOX Sports’ “America’s Day at the Races,” which will air every race day on either FS1 or FS2.

Produced by the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) in partnership with FOX Sports, “America’s Day at the Races” is the acclaimed national telecast presenting coverage and analysis of the best racing from around the country.

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Secretariat Made 7-2 Favorite in Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown

While this year’s Kentucky Derby won’t run until September 5, the creative minds at Churchill Downs are delivering an exciting concept that has horse aficionados buzzing… a showdown among all of the Triple Crown Winners in History.

Secretariat, considered by many as the most talented and iconic Thoroughbred to have raced in America, has been established as the horse to beat in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown by veteran odds maker Mike Battaglia.

The Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown is an animated race created by Inspired Entertainment Inc. using computer-generated imagery that will feature the 13 past Triple Crown winners in a 1 ¼-mile race at historic Churchill Downs.

The virtual race will be included in NBC’s broadcast of “The First Saturday In May: American Pharoah’s Run to the Triple Crown,” that airs Saturday (May 2) from 3-6 p.m. ET. The Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown will air in its entirety during the broadcast at approximately 5:45 p.m. ET.

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MGM Resorts International Pledges $1 Million for Employee Emergency Fund & Donates Close to Half a Million Pounds of Food

(LAS VEGAS) MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) announced an array of initiatives intended to support those impacted economically by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including a $1 million crisis and disaster relief pledge into an employee emergency grant fund and donating the equivalent of 400,000 meals across the United States.

“As we confront extraordinary events and an unprecedented global pandemic crisis, we know that this is an extremely challenging and uncertain time for many of our employees, their families, friends and neighbors…

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Who’s Open? Who’s Not? – G&D’s COVID-19 Casino & Racetrack Status & Info

Southern & Midwest Gaming and Destinations is dedicated to delivering the best in gaming, and the best in life. Whether it is great gaming tips and strategies, or reviews on properties, restaurants and other amenities, we are YOUR SOURCE for all that is gaming!

While casinos are taking extreme precautions for the safety of their customers, during the current situation with the spread of COVID-19 (Corona Virus), we will do our best to bring you the latest updates about casino and racetrack closures, concerts and event cancellations or postponements, and news or information as we receive it.

We hope everyone stays safe (and clean!) and that we are back to our favorite casinos asap!

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Railbird Festival Line-up Announcement: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit and Maren Morris Top the List

Railbird Festival, the Lexington-based, world-class music festival produced by AC Entertainment and Lexington entrepreneur David Helmers, is proud to present its 2020 lineup. Grammy Award-winning artists topping the weekend’s bill include Americana standout Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit and singer-songwriter Maren Morris. The festival will return to the Grounds at Keeneland, August 22-23, 2020.

Additional acts include The Head and the Heart, Young the Giant, The Decemberists, Tanya Tucker, Trampled By Turtles, Colter Wall, Whiskey Meyers, and more. More than 30 artists will perform across three stages during the two-day festival.

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Craps: Strategies Unveiled

In the past three issues I have discussed darkside, rightside and proper betting practices. I’ve discussed the players playing these ways socially – why they do what they do, why they don’t do this or that, and why they should. This issue and next issue I will let the players speak for themselves. How do they play? What is their secrets to success or failure?

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G&D’s Readers’ Choice Awards – Vote today!

Who want’s win the Ultimate Casino Getaway from your friends at Gaming and Destinations? Well…here’s your chance!

It’s time to vote for your favorite casinos in our annual Readers’ Choice Awards! It only take a couple of minutes and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win the Ultimate Casino Getaway! Don’t miss out!

 

CLICK HERE to cast your votes!

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Top Casino Sports Books and Bars: Gearing Up for the Game

With the Super Bowl kicking off this weekend and March Madness right around the corner, there has never been a better time to be a sports bettor than now. With the expansion of sports books at casinos around the region, and online sports betting more available than ever, the hardest part decision you’ll have is deciding where to watch, and wager! We are excited to give you a quick run down of some of our favorite casinos to watch, and wager, on your next big game. We hope you like our suggestions.

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