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. Check out all of the awards!

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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!

On a recent visit to Biloxi, Southern Gaming had the opportunity to check out Coast Seafood & Brew at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, the latest and greatest seafood restaurant to …

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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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Treasure Island Resort & Casino opens additional pool in The Lagoon

RED WING, Minn –
The Prairie Island Indian Community broke ground in 2016 on an $86 million dollar project to that would include a number of phases to complete additions and remodeling to the existing Treasure Island Resort & Casino property.

The most recent addition is set to open May 12, to the extremely popular The Lagoon water park. The addition includes 1913 square feet of splashing pool space. The new pool has a number of functions including a lap pool which can double for water volleyball when not being used for laps, an activity area with two in pool basketball hoops and a warm water spa.

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Birdies & Blackjack: Top Casino Courses

Casinos are known for providing the best for their guests. If you want decadent dining, you’ll find it at a casino. If you want to relax in a world-class spa, you’ll find it at a casino. If you want to catch a concert, you can do it at a casino. There isn’t much you can’t do when you visit your favorite property, and that includes golf. In addition to all of the other amenities, casinos boast some of the best golf courses in the country that rival the elite private courses that are harder to gain access to play.

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Silver Slipper Casino Hotel Opens New Beach Bar & Café

Bay St. Louis, MS – May 5, 2017 – Silver Slipper Casino Hotel hosted a Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Silver Slipper Beach Bar & Café! The ceremony took place during a joint Business After Hours event with East St. Tammany and Hancock Chambers of Commerce on Thursday, May 4.

“Since we opened our hotel 2 years ago, our customers have asked us to create a cool place they can use to enjoy the panoramic views of the beach and the Gulf.

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G&D Launches App For Real Comps at Real Casinos

There’s a new game in town…and slot players are going to want to get in on the action! Gaming and Destinations has launched a new app for casino players to win comps and special offers to casinos around the country. The app, CompsClubSlots, offers over thirty slot games to play for free and earn reward points to cash in for various comps including free rooms, buffets, and more. The app is available to download for free and can be played on all devices including Apple, Android and facebook.

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