Greektown Casino’s Chef Shawn Mac Wins Casino Chef Showdown

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.


Historic First Sports Bets Accepted at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino and Gold Strike Casino Resort

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.


Hoosier Park Pays Out Record $428,512 Jackpot

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.


Gulf Coast Firework Show Presented by Scarlet Pearl & IP Casino – July 1st


(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.


Sips & Cigars is Returns to Louisville with 3 Events

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.


G&D’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards Revealed!

The results are in…and Gaming and Destinations is excited to announce this year’s Top Casinos for everything from rooms and suites to entertainment and eats! 

This year, our Readers’ Choice Awards had over 40,000 votes from gaming enthusiasts throughout the region letting us know their favorite casinos to stay and play.

We hope you enjoy reading through this year’s awards, and perhaps visit a few on you next gambling adventure!

Congratulations to all of the winning properties on a job well done! These awards show that your hard work to satisfy your customers is unprecedented and noticed by all!