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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G&D’s 2017 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 30,000 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!

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Restaurant Review: Coast Seafood & Brew at Beau Rivage – Biloxi, Mississippi

Biloxi, Mississippi is one of the fastest growing destinations in the country offering visitors all of the essentials for a great getaway. Miles of white sandy beaches, nearly a dozen great casinos and several historic sites, including Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis’ home when he died, you can’t go wrong with frequent visits. Biloxi is also known for exceptional restaurants showcasing everything from casual beach front fare to authentic French and Italian cuisine, and of course, seafood!

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Triple Crown Triumph: Skill or Chance?

Is horse racing a game of skill or a game of chance? Maybe it’s both. To reach the greatest heights in racing, you not only need great skill, but also a bevy of factors to properly align.

In 2015, American Pharoah proved himself early, overcoming troubled starts and bad weather, while taking down the competition time and time again. After his win in the Kentucky Derby (gr. 1), it was clear this was a special horse that could make his own luck.

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