Cherokee Nation Businesses Completes Acquisition of Gold Strike Casino Resort
TUNICA, Miss. – CNE Gaming Holdings LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Cherokee Nation Businesses, officially assumed operations of Gold Strike Casino Resort after receiving approval from the Mississippi Gaming Commission.
“This is a historic day of growth for our hospitality portfolio as we enter the commercial gaming industry, and we welcome the wonderful team at Gold Strike to the family,” said Mark Fulton, president and chief operating officer of Cherokee Nation Entertainment. “For years, we’ve set the standard of excellence in gaming. We are excited to invest in this beautiful property and bring our three decades of industry experience to guests in the Mid-South market.”
CNE Gaming Holdings LLC purchased the operating company from Mandalay Resort Group LLC, a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), for approximately $450 million in cash. The Mississippi Gaming Commission issued its determination of suitability and approval of the acquisition in January. Concurrent with the purchase, the operating entity entered into a long-term lease agreement with GSCR Propco LLC, a subsidiary of VICI Properties Inc. (NYSE: VICI), which owns the real property associated with Gold Strike Casino Resort.
Slot Spotlight: Bull Blitz by Konami Gaming
Konami Gaming has a new All Aboard-style game that’s hitting casinos with an even more potentially lucrative prize feature. This amped-up version of All Aboard—voted “Best Video Slot” and “Best Progressive Slot”—takes credit collection bonuses to ultra-high heights of reward potential through a new Xtra Hit feature.
Similar to All Aboard, this linked progressive slot series awards the credit prize feature with any 6 or more golden Bull Blitz symbols, where there’s a chance at random credit prizes, bonus awards, and progressive jackpots. If all 15 positions are filled, the big progressive Grand Jackpot is awarded.
Table Game Tutorial: Back to the Basics
While most casino aficionados know the in’s and out’s of most games on the floor, sometimes it is good to go back to the basics and polish up on fundamentals to sharpen your game. In this article we are excited to take a look at the basics of blackjack, craps, baccarat, roulette and Let it Ride.
We hope these basic tips will get you to a profitable session on your next casino getaway!
Chef Spotlight: Jesus Arguelles?L’Auberge Casino Hotel (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
L’Auberge Casino Hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is a great getaway for all the amenities you could ask for and plenty of Southern hospitality to make you feel welcome. The casino floor offers over 1,400 slots, 50 table games, a live poker room and a full sportsbook, so are sure to find your favorite games to work up an appetite for a great meal.
The property offers several dining options including Red Lotus Asian Kitchen where Chef Jesus Arguelles explores the exotic flavors of the far east that will take you on a journey of exceptional and authentic Vietnamese and Pan-Asian cuisine.
We caught us with Chef Jesus to talk about his culinary background, the dining at L’Auberge and how the food and beverage team at the property strive for success and customer satisfaction with every guest.
Check out the interview below. Listen to the interview below: