Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky, has been the home of countless historical moments for over a century, primarily centered around the Kentucky Derby. From the elite champions such as War Admiral (1937), Omaha (1935) and Secretariat (1973) to the major upsets like Giacomo (2005), Charismatic (1999) and Mine That Bird (2009), every Derby leaves a lasting impression on those who attend or watch.
Up until 1988, the Fall Meet at Churchill Downs primarily gave horseracing fans a preview of the upcoming Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders, but would not host very many other notable horses. That changed in 1988 when the Breeders’ Cup, then a relatively new day of championship racing, made its debut under the famous Twin Spires.read more
Executive Spotlight: Setting the Sights on Sports – Brandon Dardeau: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino – Biloxi, Mississippi
With new legislation allowing sports wagering sweeping the nation, casinos are racing to get their sportsbooks up and running for the upcoming football season. Mississippi is one of the first states to implement the new laws and several properties hit the ground running. The first legal sports bets in Mississippi took place simultaneously on August 1st at the MGM Resorts-owned Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi and Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica. We caught up with Brandon Dardeau, Vice President of Marketing at Beau Rivage, to get the inside scoop on their outlook on the industry how they are positioning to be the leader in sports betting in the South.read more
There is a singular truth about craps. It is a harsh truth and one that many craps players don’t know about, don’t care to know about, do know about but refuse to articulate or incorporate it into their strategies, or they just ignore it and pretend it has nothing to do with winning or losing or, strangely, with them.
That harsh truth is this: The best chance a player has to win is for him to make the very best bets in the game (and, sadly, there are only a few of them) as these bets will preserve a player’s bankroll. The worst chance the player has to win is to make what my mentor, the late Captain of Craps, called the Crazy Crapper bets – and these awful bets seem legion in the game and, yes, legions of players make them.read more
If you are looking for a complete resort experience, look no than further Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit, Michigan. Located in the cities popular historic Greektown Entertainment District, the thirty story hotel tower proclaims its presence as a premium casino property delivering excellence in everything from dining to entertainment. Since their opening in 2000, Greektown Casino-Hotel has continued to enhance the property with features to make their guest experiences inviting and seamless including lavish rooms, multiple dining options, a 3,500 parking garage, and the latest and greatest games spread throughout their casino floor.read more
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 in 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.read more
In the world of rock music, there are some frontmen who are so strongly associated with the band, it’s impossible to envision the band existing without him. You couldn’t have the Rolling Stones without Mick Jagger; Steven Tyler is the face of Aerosmith; and for years, Freddie Mercury was the performing heart, soul, and voice of Queen. When Mercury met his untimely demise in 1991, it was a foregone conclusion that Queen was over. Through the years, there have been occasional attempts at reviving the band. George Michael’s 1992 performance at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert led many to think that he might step in; then the 2005-2006 tour of Queen + Paul Rodgers seemed like it might pave the way for future studio albums, but that ultimately fizzled out. It wasn’t until Adam Lambert captivated America in Season 8 of “American Idol” that Queen found what they were looking for, not as a replacement for their irreplaceable frontman, but a new voice to bring 30 years of Queen music to new audiences.read more
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.read more
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.read more
(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.read more
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.read more