BILOXI, Miss. – One of the South’s most anticipated holiday displays returns this year with something for all ages. Beau Rivage Resort & Casino celebrates the season in grand fashion from Thanksgiving to New Year’s with a variety of entertainment and special events including a spectacular holiday show, shopping event, and an exclusive brunch with Santa himself.
“Each year visitors marvel at our seasonal displays, holiday decorations and live entertainment,” said MGM Southeast President and COO Travis Lunn. “Christmas at Beau Rivage has become a Gulf Coast tradition and our team takes great pride in creating magical moments for guests.”
Beau Rivage captivates the imagination with nostalgic decor and timeless traditions, making it a must-experience holiday destination for the entire family. The resort is adorned with larger-than-life nutcrackers, oversized Christmas ornaments, hundreds of frost-covered trees, thousands of brilliant poinsettias, and Santa’s sleigh and reindeer soaring high above the atrium. A stunning 20-foot Christmas tree and classic winter scenes throughout the resort’s public spaces invoke the spirit of the season.
When it comes to thinking big, Texas businessman Jim McIngvale has proven he has what it takes to kick things up a notch and get people’s attention. His passion and determination for success has turned a $5,000 investment in a start-up furniture store in 1981, into a multi-million-dollar business and one of the largest mattress store chains in the country. In addition to growing his Gallery Furniture brand into a household name, McIngvale has had mirrored dedication to his philanthropic endeavors and always seems to be there for the community when they need him the most.
We had the opportunity to catch up with the man now known as ‘Mattress Mack’ to learn more about his views on business, betting and giving back.
Listen to the full interview with Mattress Mack below:
LOUISVILLE, Ky., (Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021) – Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) announced today plans to open a new historical racing machine (“HRM”) entertainment venue, Derby City Gaming Downtown, in Louisville, Kentucky. The 43,000-square-foot entertainment venue will be located at 140 South 4th Street, at the corner of South 4th and West Market, diagonal to the Kentucky International Convention Center.
Derby City Gaming Downtown will initially include 500 HRMs, a fresh-air gaming area and over 200 onsite parking spaces. The new entertainment venue will provide guests — including locals, tourists and convention attendees — three unique bar concepts: a main-level sports bar with a stage for music and live entertainment, a premium bourbon library and an elegant wine and charcuterie lounge. A retail and merchandise store will be located on the street level where guests can shop for Kentucky Derby-themed merchandise. Construction on Derby City Gaming Downtown will begin later this year with an anticipated opening date in early 2023.
BILOXI, Miss. – For the past 25 Octobers, Coastal Mississippi has turned back the clocks and transformed into “America’s Largest Block Party,” hosting thousands of antique, classic and hot rod vehicles for Cruisin’ the Coast. A record 8,028 vehicles have pre-registered for this year, attracting thousands of auto enthusiasts and visitors from across the country for the weeklong coast-wide event October 3-10.
Cruisers need not look any further than Beau Rivage Resort & Casino for a week of classic fun and nostalgic music.
Hot Springs, Ark. – Multi-platinum artist Sara Evans, one of the most popular female country singers over the last two decades, will be performing in Oaklawn’s event center on Saturday, Oct. 23 as part of her Copy That Tour. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at www.Oaklawn.com.
Well known for her five #1 singles, “No Place That Far,” “Suds in The Bucket, “A Real Fine Place to Start,” “Born to Fly,” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” Evans is currently on tour in support of her latest album Copy That. Released on her own Born to Fly Records label, Copy That is Evans’ first solo studio album since 2017’s critically acclaimed Words. On Copy That, she shines a spotlight on songs that have served as the soundtrack for the American experience for the last six decades. Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet joins Evans for a buoyant rendition of the Stevie Nicks and Kenny Loggins classic “Whenever I Call You Friend” and Old Crow Medicine Show adds their unique flavor to the Hank Williams standard “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” She also covers Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ 1982 hit “Come on Eileen” and The Knack’s “My Sharona,” showing a rarely heard rockin’ side.
(Biloxi, Mississippi) Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, in partnership with wellness real estate and technology company Delos, recently debuted its Stay Well rooms and welcome lounge. Integrating Delos’ scientifically validated in-room features and programming designed to enhance physical, mental and social well-being, Stay Well rooms help minimize the impact travel has on the human body and optimize the guest experience.
“Beau Rivage is proud to introduce the Stay Well concept, fulfilling the requests of numerous guests as well as the desires of the rapidly growing health and wellness travel market,” said MGM Southeast President & COO Travis Lunn. “MGM Resorts was the initial adopter of the Stay Well concept in Las Vegas, and now our guests in Coastal Mississippi can enjoy all we have to offer without sacrificing their commitment to healthy living.”
Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas is the #1 attraction in the state and has been one of the top Thoroughbred racing tracks in the country since 1904. After a major renovation and the addition of a full Vegas-style casino and resort, including a luxurious hotel, spa, and event center, guests are raving about ‘The New Oaklawn.’
“We have taken luxury to a whole new level in Arkansas,” Oaklawn President Louis Cella said. “It will enhance the entertainment experience at Oaklawn, in Hot Springs, and throughout Arkansas, which will further elevate our status as a leading tourism and recreation destination.”
The Hotel at Oaklawn features eight stories with 198 rooms and suites. Each room offers luxurious amenities with great views of the surrounding Hot Springs area or trackside rooms that offer guests the option to watch the top-quality Thoroughbred racing from the comfort of their rooms.
In any learning experience, mistakes go with the territory and the game of blackjack is no exception. Players who are serious about cutting the house edge learn basic strategy to eliminate most mistakes. However, those who are not so dedicated will keep making non-optimal plays and losing money.
Some mistakes crop up repeatedly and to some players, the wrong plays seem so right that they can’t convince themselves to play the basic strategy way.
Let’s take a look at common yet costly plays, with detours to related errors. They may not be the costliest plays you can make, but the downside of hitting a hard 20 is a lot worse than the cost of the hands below. But no one makes that play so hopefully you won’t either!
BILOXI, Miss. – It’s showtime once again as headline entertainment makes its long-awaited return to MGM Resorts International’s Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. Country star Gary Allan will kick off the schedule when he takes the Beau Rivage Theatre stage on Saturday, Aug. 28.
“Live entertainment is a key component to the Beau Rivage experience,” said MGM Resorts’ Southeast Region President and COO Travis Lunn. “We have seen tremendous pent-up demand for live entertainment and since reopening, guests have been looking forward to the time when they can sing along to their favorite artists.”
Gary Allan has four No. 1 hits and 14 Top 10 hits on the country charts to his credit, including “Man to Man,” “Tough Little Boys,” “Nothing On but the Radio” and “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain.)” Since the release of his first album in 1996, he has released eight additional studio albums, has been certified platinum on three back-to-back albums and certified gold five times.
Ticket are available now for all shows at BeauRivage.com
Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in modern history and also happens to be the largest-selling comedy recording artist in history, multiple Grammy Award nominee and bestselling author of 26 books. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his acts go well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature. He is currently on tour and heading to several casinos along the way, including a stop at North Star Mohican Casino on August 20th. For his full tour visit JeffFoxworthy.com.
Gaming and Destinations publisher, G. Douglas Dreisbach, caught up with the King of Comedy himself to find out about what makes him tick, how he comes up with his content and what makes playing casino and resort style shows different than others.
Listen to Jeff Foxworthy tell how his ‘You might be a Redneck’ came to be:
Listen to the full interview with Jeff Foxworthy: