(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – Churchill Downs Racetrack announced that after consultation with Gov. Andy Beshear and state public health officials the 146th runnings of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve and Longines Kentucky Oaks will occur with spectators under strict guidelines.
Kentucky Derby Week will be held Sept. 1-5 with the Oaks on Friday, Sept. 4 and the Derby on Saturday, Sept. 5.
“We truly appreciate the leadership of the Governor of Kentucky, Andy Beshear, and all of the hard work, collaboration and guidance that state and local officials and public health experts have provided us to safely and responsibly host Kentucky Derby Week in September with spectators,” said Churchill Downs Racetrack President Kevin Flanery. “Our team is deeply committed to holding the very best Kentucky Derby ever, and we will take all necessary steps to protect the health and safety of all who attend and participate in the Derby.”
In the past, I have discussed darkside, rightside and proper betting practices. I’ve discussed the players playing these ways socially – why they do what they do, why they don’t do this or that, and why they should. Now it’s time to let the players speak for themselves. How do they play? What is their secrets to success or failure?
With the Super Bowl kicking off this weekend and March Madness right around the corner, there has never been a better time to be a sports bettor than now. With the expansion of sports books at casinos around the region, and online sports betting more available than ever, the hardest part decision you’ll have is deciding where to watch, and wager! We are excited to give you a quick run down of some of our favorite casinos to watch, and wager, on your next big game. We hope you like our suggestions.
The popularity of slot machine play is at an all-time high. The games offered by casinos and racinos provide an array of options for slot players to choose from and sometimes confusing strategies to maximize profits. Here are ten tips to insure your quality of entertainment on your next gaming trip.
1. Use Your Players Card
If I could give only one tip to casino players, this would be the one I would pick. Your Player’s Club Card can earn you comps for food, lodging and shows. Some casinos even offer cash back for your play. When you do not use the card, you are essentially depriving yourself of valuable incentives the casino is giving back to the players. Some slot players think that using their slot cards affect the way a machine pays out. This is a myth and a very expensive mistake for those who believe it. (more…)
$1 Million Champion Tamar M. from del Lago Resort and Casino
The largest slot tournament in the world crowned another $1 million winner. This year’s TournEvent of Champions® winner Tamar M. won the grand prize on October 16 at XS Nightclub in the Wynn/Encore Las Vegas Resort. Tamar M., representing del Lago Resort and Casino in Waterloo, New York, walked away with the grand prize of One Million Dollars*, bringing to a conclusion the industry’s premier slot tournament.
“Congratulations to Tamar M. from del Lago Resort and Casino for winning this year’s TournEvent of Champions The Million Dollar Event,” said Ed Peters, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, at Everi. “Since its start as statewide slot tournaments in California and Washington in 2012, we have offered the premier slot tournament in North America filled with memorable experiences for all of the players and finalists. As we have expanded the campaign across the U.S. and Canada with hundreds of thousands of players participating on an annual basis, we have had many unforgettable nights at each of the partnering casinos’ qualifying events and unmatched entertainment and excitement at The Million Dollar Event in Las Vegas every year. This success is not possible without the commitment of our partner casinos, our promotions team, and sponsors.”
The 2019 TournEvent of Champions kicked off in May 2019 featuring two tour buses traveling more than 20,000 miles across North America with The Money Man®, Everi’s iconic brand ambassador, to visit 86 partner casinos. More than 230,000 participants competed in TournEvent qualifiers to identify the top 153 players who competed in The Million Dollar Event on October 16 for a share of more than $1.3 million in cash prizes, including the One Million Dollar* top prize.
This year’s event also included a charity slot tournament between rounds 1 and 2 of The Million Dollar Event during which $10,000 will be donated to winners’ charities of choice. Some of the industry’s most subscribed to slot stars on YouTube and well-respected trade journalists and publishers participated in the Slot Star Charity TournEvent. Jason with King Jason Slots came in first playing for Autism Speaks, followed by Sarah with Slotlady in second place for Cancer Research Institute, and Diana Evoni with Vegas Slot Machine Videos in third place for Sunday Friends.
* The One Million Dollar top prize payable in periodic payments over 20 years or in a lump sum, present day cash value payment.
For information on next year’s qualifying events, visit TournEventofChampions.com
I field hundreds of questions from readers every year. They cover a wide range of topics including strategy basics, bankroll needs and even gaming history. A few catch my eye as being of special interest.
Right now, with the expansion of sports betting, there are things players need to know that were outside their usual domain before last year. Here are a few from the vault you might find interesting.