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Churchill Downs to Hold Kentucky Derby 146 on September 5th with Spectators

(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.”

Churchill Downs Races Set to Air on FS1 and FS2 – Tune in!

If you are missing the itch of a wager on a live event, look no further than horse racing. As live sports are on hold, live thoroughbred racing is alive and well continues at Churchill Downs for the Spring Meet.

With over 700 horses on the premises at the famed racetrack, the cards will be full and payouts juicy. The Spring Meet will be available on FOX Sports’ “America’s Day at the Races,” which will air every race day on either FS1 or FS2.

Produced by the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) in partnership with FOX Sports, “America’s Day at the Races” is the acclaimed national telecast presenting coverage and analysis of the best racing from around the country.

MGM Resorts International Pledges $1 Million for Employee Emergency Fund & Donates Close to Half a Million Pounds of Food

(LAS VEGAS) MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) announced an array of initiatives intended to support those impacted economically by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including a $1 million crisis and disaster relief pledge into an employee emergency grant fund and donating the equivalent of 400,000 meals across the United States.

“As we confront extraordinary events and an unprecedented global pandemic crisis, we know that this is an extremely challenging and uncertain time for many of our employees, their families, friends and neighbors…

Who’s Open? Who’s Not? – G&D’s COVID-19 Casino & Racetrack Status & Info

Southern & Midwest Gaming and Destinations is dedicated to delivering the best in gaming, and the best in life. Whether it is great gaming tips and strategies, or reviews on properties, restaurants and other amenities, we are YOUR SOURCE for all that is gaming!

While casinos are taking extreme precautions for the safety of their customers, during the current situation with the spread of COVID-19 (Corona Virus), we will do our best to bring you the latest updates about casino and racetrack closures, concerts and event cancellations or postponements, and news or information as we receive it.

We hope everyone stays safe (and clean!) and that we are back to our favorite casinos asap!

Railbird Festival Line-up Announcement: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit and Maren Morris Top the List

Railbird Festival, the Lexington-based, world-class music festival produced by AC Entertainment and Lexington entrepreneur David Helmers, is proud to present its 2020 lineup. Grammy Award-winning artists topping the weekend’s bill include Americana standout Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit and singer-songwriter Maren Morris. The festival will return to the Grounds at Keeneland, August 22-23, 2020.

Additional acts include The Head and the Heart, Young the Giant, The Decemberists, Tanya Tucker, Trampled By Turtles, Colter Wall, Whiskey Meyers, and more. More than 30 artists will perform across three stages during the two-day festival.

Top Casino Sports Books and Bars: Gearing Up for the Game

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.

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story Comes to Beau Rivage February 28, 29 & March 1

BILOXI, Miss.- Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story – the show that inspired a generation of multi-million selling juke-box musicals including Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Million Dollar Quartet and We Will Rock You takes the stage at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino for four shows, Feb. 28 – March 1.

Don’t miss the Special Buy One, Get One Free offer for Military and First Responders

Now in its 30th year, the show has been seen by more than 22 million music fans since it opened in London’s West End in 1989. Buddy speaks an international language and continues to have audiences from eight to 80 rockin’ in the aisles across the globe.

Destination Florida: Casinos in the Sunshine State

Florida is well-known worldwide for entrancing beaches, a heart-stopping dance scene, and some of the best Latin American cuisine anywhere outside of Central and South America.

However, Florida is also a gamblers paradise, with casino destinations hosting Vegas-style games such as craps, roulette, baccarat, poker, pai-gow, and a whole host of other games of chance and skill. In addition, some have lavish resort-style amenities including pools, lazy rivers, nightclubs and more.

While there are countless gaming options in Florida,we’re going to take a look at some of the must-visit casinos in the Sunshine State.

Top Sporting Events of 2020: Save the Date!

We have big sports year ahead of us in 2020 and I can’t wait to get into it all. Sure, it is a presidential election year, but you can’t bet on debates, though I sure wish we could. So, as we start to look ahead to see what excitement we can start preparing for, find your tickets, book your hotel and gear up for some great sports getaways!

We are excited to unveil some of our top sporting events to look forward to in 2020…we hope you agree!