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Churchill Downs Incorporated Announces Historical Racing Machine Expansion in Downtown Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky., (Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021) – Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) announced today plans to open a new historical racing machine (“HRM”) entertainment venue, Derby City Gaming Downtown, in Louisville, Kentucky. The 43,000-square-foot entertainment venue will be located at 140 South 4th Street, at the corner of South 4th and West Market, diagonal to the Kentucky International Convention Center.

Derby City Gaming Downtown will initially include 500 HRMs, a fresh-air gaming area and over 200 onsite parking spaces. The new entertainment venue will provide guests — including locals, tourists and convention attendees — three unique bar concepts: a main-level sports bar with a stage for music and live entertainment, a premium bourbon library and an elegant wine and charcuterie lounge. A retail and merchandise store will be located on the street level where guests can shop for Kentucky Derby-themed merchandise. Construction on Derby City Gaming Downtown will begin later this year with an anticipated opening date in early 2023.

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Beau Rivage Celebrates Cruisin’ the Coast 25th Anniversary with The Beach Boys and more!

BILOXI, Miss. – For the past 25 Octobers, Coastal Mississippi has turned back the clocks and transformed into “America’s Largest Block Party,” hosting thousands of antique, classic and hot rod vehicles for Cruisin’ the Coast. A record 8,028 vehicles have pre-registered for this year, attracting thousands of auto enthusiasts and visitors from across the country for the weeklong coast-wide event October 3-10.

Cruisers need not look any further than Beau Rivage Resort & Casino for a week of classic fun and nostalgic music.
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Sara Evans Coming to Oaklawn Racing Gaming Resort October 23

Hot Springs, Ark. – Multi-platinum artist Sara Evans, one of the most popular female country singers over the last two decades, will be performing in Oaklawn’s event center on Saturday, Oct. 23 as part of her Copy That Tour. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at www.Oaklawn.com.

 

Well known for her five #1 singles, “No Place That Far,” “Suds in The Bucket, “A Real Fine Place to Start,” “Born to Fly,” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” Evans is currently on tour in support of her latest album Copy That. Released on her own Born to Fly Records label, Copy That is Evans’ first solo studio album since 2017’s critically acclaimed Words. On Copy That, she shines a spotlight on songs that have served as the soundtrack for the American experience for the last six decades. Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet joins Evans for a buoyant rendition of the Stevie Nicks and Kenny Loggins classic “Whenever I Call You Friend” and Old Crow Medicine Show adds their unique flavor to the Hank Williams standard “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” She also covers Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ 1982 hit “Come on Eileen” and The Knack’s “My Sharona,” showing a rarely heard rockin’ side.

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Beau Rivage Rocks New Stay Well Rooms and Lounge

(Biloxi, Mississippi) Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, in partnership with wellness real estate and technology company Delos, recently debuted its Stay Well rooms and welcome lounge. Integrating Delos’ scientifically validated in-room features and programming designed to enhance physical, mental and social well-being, Stay Well rooms help minimize the impact travel has on the human body and optimize the guest experience.

“Beau Rivage is proud to introduce the Stay Well concept, fulfilling the requests of numerous guests as well as the desires of the rapidly growing health and wellness travel market,” said MGM Southeast President & COO Travis Lunn. “MGM Resorts was the initial adopter of the Stay Well concept in Las Vegas, and now our guests in Coastal Mississippi can enjoy all we have to offer without sacrificing their commitment to healthy living.”

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Property Spotlight: Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort – Hot Springs, Arkansas

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Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas is the #1 attraction in the state and has been one of the top Thoroughbred racing tracks in the country since 1904. After a major renovation and the addition of a full Vegas-style casino and resort, including a luxurious hotel, spa, and event center, guests are raving about ‘The New Oaklawn.’

“We have taken luxury to a whole new level in Arkansas,” Oaklawn President Louis Cella said. “It will enhance the entertainment experience at Oaklawn, in Hot Springs, and throughout Arkansas, which will further elevate our status as a leading tourism and recreation destination.”

The Hotel at Oaklawn features eight stories with 198 rooms and suites. Each room offers luxurious amenities with great views of the surrounding Hot Springs area or trackside rooms that offer guests the option to watch the top-quality Thoroughbred racing from the comfort of their rooms.

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Blackjack: 5 Costly Hands and How to Play Them


In any learning experience, mistakes go with the territory and the game of blackjack is no exception. Players who are serious about cutting the house edge learn basic strategy to eliminate most mistakes. However, those who are not so dedicated will keep making non-optimal plays and losing money.

Some mistakes crop up repeatedly and to some players, the wrong plays seem so right that they can’t convince themselves to play the basic strategy way.

Let’s take a look at six common yet costly plays, with detours to related errors. They may not be the costliest plays you can make, but the downside of hitting a hard 20 is a lot worse than the cost of the hands below. But no one makes that play so hopefully you won’t either!

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