$1 Million TournEvent of Champions® Winner

Another year is in the books for the largest slot tournament in the world. The $1 Million TournEvent of Champions® crowned Tanya S., representing Pines Restaurant & Casino, Evergreen Park, in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, the winner of its sixth annual event. Held October 10th at XS Nightclub in the Wynn/Encore Las Vegas Resort, the slot tournament didn’t disappoint. After overcoming 166 competitors, the winner walked away with the grand prize of $1 million and a cruise for two on Norwegian Cruise Line®.

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Top Sportscasters: Our Top Nine Who Shine

Dick Vitale – ESPN Images

A sportscaster can really make a moment happen. The best out there can take an average play and make it into a good one or a good play and turn it into a great one. They have a way of increasing your stake in a game without the viewer realizing it, making everything more meaningful with their ability to use their words – or sometimes not speak at all – to correctly capture the gravity of a given sporting achievement.

Some sportscasters on this list are well known for their work on the national level, while others may be a little more obscure. One thing that is for certain is that any game called by these sportscasters in their prime was a must see event. (more…)

Executive Spotlight: Ben Douglass – General Manager – Rising Star Casino Resort (Rising Sun, Indiana)

When it comes to great gambling and customer convenience on the Ohio River, Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Indiana has figured it out. Home to one of the top golf courses in the region, an award-winning steakhouse and a Vegas-style casino, look no further than this gem of a property.

After recently introducing a car toting ferry that transports guests from Kentucky to Indiana, and a full transformation to a ‘Christmas Casino’, we caught up with Ben Douglass, the properties new general manager, to get the scoop on all of the exciting thing happening at Rising Star.

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Breeders’ Cup: Elite Racing Returns to Churchill Downs

Awesome Again with Pat Day up wins the 1998 Breeders Cup Classic at Churchill Downs

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.

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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.

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Property Profile: Greektown Casino-Hotel – Detroit, Michigan

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.

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