G&D’s Casino Chef Showdown – Final Round – Vote Today!

Welcome to G&D’s Casino Chef Showdown featuring the Top Casino Chefs from around the region. This online recipe contest started with SEVEN chefs and their creative and tasty recipes. After thousands of votes, we have narrowed the contest down to just two chefs who are eligible for be crowned the Culinary King of the Casino!

Vote for your favorite recipe thru Sunday, July 23 … and the winning chef will be crowned THE Culinary King of the casino!

What’s in it for you? How about a Culinary Casino Getaway to the Casino of your choice?
That’s right…we’ll select one lucky voter who will win an overnight casino stay, dinner at the fine dining restaurant at the property (excludes alcohol), gambling money ($200) and a $50 gas card. So spread the word and good luck!

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Kenny Rogers: The Gambler’s Last Deal

There’s always a certain amount of skepticism one has when an entertainer announces his or her retirement. Certain groups and individuals have been on their “Final World Tour!” for 20 years running, and such announcements are often seen as marketing ploys designed to fill seats. So while it was disheartening to hear that performing legend Kenny Rogers was getting ready to retire, and embarking on his final tour, “The Gambler’s Last Deal”, it was refreshing to hear that unlike so many others in show business, he really meant it.

He has certainly made the most of his amazing career.

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Churchill Downs Announces $60 Million Historic Racing Machine Facility in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Churchill Downs announced today it is investing approximately $60 million to construct a state-of-the-art historical racing machine (“HRM”) facility in Louisville, KY. The 85,000-square-foot facility will be built at 4520 Poplar Level Road—Churchill Downs’ former Trackside (also known as the former Sports Spectrum) site, and conveniently located less than half a mile from the Poplar Level Road exit off the Henry Watterson Expressway (I-264). CDI’s request to offer exotic wagering on historical racing was conditionally approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on June 20.

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2017 Readers’ Choice Awards – Midsouth Winners

Southern Gaming’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Award Winners

Mid-South (Includes central & Southern Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama)

Overall Property
1. Margaritaville Resort Casino
2. Paragon Casino Resort
3. Pearl River Resort

Suites
1. Margaritaville Resort Casino
2. Wind Creek Casino & Hotel – Atmore
3. Horseshoe Casino Bossier City

Rooms
1. Harrah’s New Orleans
2. Paragon Casino Resort
3. L’Auberge Lake Charles

Casino Floor
1. Wind Creek Casino & Hotel – Atmore
2. Harrah’s New Orleans
3. Margaritaville Resort Casino

Poker Room
1. Harrah’s New Orleans
2. Horseshoe Casino Bossier City
3. Paragon Casino Resort

Restaurant
1. Fire Steakhouse-Wind Creek Atmore
2. Legends Steakhouse-Paragon Casino Resort
3. Vic & Anthony’s-Golden Nugget Lake Charles

Buffet
1. Horseshoe Casino Bossier
2. Pearl River Resort
3. Wind Creek Casino & Hotel-Atmore

Spa
1. Wind Creek Casino & Hotel – Atmore
2. Golden Nugget Lake Charles
3. Horseshoe Bossier City

Pool
1. Margaritaville Resort Casino
2. Paragon Casino Resort
3. Pearl River Resort

Golf Course
1. Paragon Casino Resort
2. Pearl River Resort
3. L’Auberge Lake Charles

Entertainment
1. Paragon Casino Resort
2. Golden Nugget Lake Charles
3. Harrah’s New Orleans

Entertainment Venue
1. Golden Nugget Lake Charles
2. Margaritaville Resort Casino
3. Pearl River Resort

Nightlife
1. Golden Nugget Lake Charles
2. Harrah’s New Orleans
3. Margaritaville Resort Casino

Theme
1. Margaritaville Resort Casino
2. Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel
3. Harrah’s New Orleans

Casino Personnel (Dealers, Slot Attendants, etc…)
1. Paragon Casino Resort
2. Wind Creek Casino & Hotel-Atmore
3. Golden Nugget Lake Charles

Customer Service
1. Harrah’s New Orleans
2. Paragon Casino Resort
3. Wind Creek Casino & Hotel-Atmore

Advertising
1. Wind Creek Casino & Hotel – Atmore
2. Paragon Casino Resort

Players Club
1. Harrah’s New Orleans
2. L’Auberge Lake Charles
3. Horseshoe Casino Bossier City

2017 Readers’ Choice Awards – Tunica Winners

Southern Gaming’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards

Tunica Award Winners

Overall Property
1. Gold Strike Casino Resort
2. Hollywood Casino Tunica
3. Sam’s Town Casino & Hotel

Suites
1. Gold Strike Casino Resort
2. Horseshoe Casino
3. Resorts Casino Tunica

Rooms
1. Hollywood Casino Tunica
2. Gold Strike Casino Resort
3. Resorts Casino Tunica

Casino Floor
1. Gold Strike Casino Resort
2. Hollywood Casino Tunica
3. Horseshoe Casino Tunica

Poker Room
1. Horseshoe Casino Tunica
2. Hollywood Casino Tunica

Restaurant
1. Fairbank’s-Hollywood Casino
2. Chicago Steakhouse-Gold Strike
3. Jack Binion’s-Horseshoe Casino

Buffet
1. Gold Strike Casino Resort
2. Horseshoe Casino
3. Hollywood Casino Tunica

Spa
1. Gold Strike Casino Resort
2. Horseshoe Casino
3. Hollywood Casino Tunica

Pool
1. Hollywood Casino Tunica
2. Gold Strike Casino Resort
3. Sam’s Town Casino & Hotel

Golf Course
1. River Bend Golf Links
2. Tunica National Golf & Tennis

Entertainment
1. Gold Strike Casino Resort
2. Horseshoe Casino
3. Sam’s Town Casino & Hotel

Entertainment Venue
1. Gold Strike Casino Resort
2. Horseshoe Casino
3. Sam’s Town Casino & Hotel

Nightlife
1. Gold Strike Casino Resort
2. Hollywood Casino Tunica
3. Sam’s Town Casino & Hotel

Theme
1. Hollywood Casino Tunica
2. Fitz Casino & Hotel
3. Sam’s Town Casino & Hotel

Casino Personnel (Dealers, Slot Attendants, etc…)
1. Hollywood Casino Tunica
2. Gold Strike Casino Resort
3. Fitz Casino & Hotel

Customer Service
1. Hollywood Casino Tunica
2. Resorts Casino Tunica
3. Gold Strike Casino Resort

Advertising
1. Hollywood Casino Tunica
2. Gold Strike Casino Resort
3. Fitz Casino & Hotel

Players Club
1. Gold Strike Casino Resort
2. Sam’s Town Casino & Hotel
3. Hollywood Casino Tunica