Beau Rivage Resort & Casino – Celebrating 20 Years on Biloxi’s Beautiful Shoreline

                                   Beau Rivage Resort and Casino boasts over 1,700 rooms.                               

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino first opened its polished doors to a great fanfare on March 16, 1999 and they have never looked back. At that time, it was the largest single investment in Mississippi’s history at over $750 million. Since then, it has established itself as the premier destination for gamers, their families, and those looking to enjoy the best of Southern hospitality and recreation. The dazzling casino provides some of the best entertainment, gaming, and dining on the Gulf, while also taking pride in their contributions to advance the growth and development of the Biloxi area. To put it into perspective, Beau Rivage employs more than 2,800 full-time positions annually and has been the largest private sector employer in the city for the past 20 years. To say that they have had a major impact on the Gulf Coast community is an understatement.

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Property Profile: Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort North Carolina’s Premier Poker Destination

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, located in scenic Cherokee, North Carolina, is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the premier poker destinations in the South. The property opened its doors in 1997 with video gaming machines and has grown into a total resort destination offering over 3,000 slots and more than 150 table games, restaurants, headliner entertainment, shopping, nearby golf, a luxurious spa, nightlife and more. This gorgeous property is one of two casinos in North Carolina, owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and managed by Caesar’s Entertainment. The second smaller property, Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel is located in Murphy, NC. While there are many different games and amenities offered at the resort in Cherokee, a jewel of the property is their world-class WSOP poker event. (more…)

Property Profile: Rhythm City Resort and Casino – Davenport, Iowa

Rhythm City Casino Resort is a must-visit gaming destination located in the picturesque city of Davenport, Iowa. The resort features over 1,000 different casino gaming options that includes slots, blackjack, craps, pai-gow, live and video poker and many more games of chance. Gaming options at the casino are substantial.

Rhythm City also shines as an excellent family vacation destination with top-tier restaurants, a 5-star full-service spa, and a wide array of activities for the entire family. If you are looking for a world-class casino experience, you don’t have to go all the way to Nevada. Rhythm City Casino creates a Vegas-like atmosphere without having to fly to the desert.

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Regional Round-up: Hot Action in Arkansas


If you are looking for the excitement of gaming paired with the relaxation of a scenic destination, consider the hot action in Arkansas. The state is home to two first-rate gaming and racing facilities, Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs and Southland Park Gaming and Racing in West Memphis.
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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 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. (more…)

Destination Deadwood: South Dakota’s Casino Hotbed

The town of Deadwood, South Dakota was born in the heady days of the Black Hills Gold Rush. The discovery of gold in the Black Hills in 1874 and in Deadwood Gulch in late 1875 led thousands of settlers to the area, erecting a town almost overnight in 1876. Many of the most famous (and infamous) characters of the Old West passed through the town at one time or another. Outlaws like Jack McCall and lawmen like Seth Bullock spent considerable time in Deadwood, and the city remains an integral component of the mythology of the Old West.

Deadwood has a special place in the American consciousness, these images established by countless cowboy and outlaw dime store novels, films, video games, and television shows that celebrate the rich history of the town. However, times have changed and these days, Deadwood has been transformed from a rough and tumble mining town, to a world-class destination for casino gaming, outdoor excursions, historical tours, historic preservation and more. (more…)