The 2012 Best of Southern Gaming Readersâ?? Choice Awards are in! Once again, the gamblers of the South have spoken to proclaim their favorite casinos and racetracks throughout the region. Thank you to all who took the time to vote and congrats to the properties that took home their prestigious awards! On the following pages, you will find the awards for each region from Indiana to the Gulf Coast. We hope you will check them out for yourselves and let us know if you agree with the results!

We are also excited to announce the winning voter for the VIP Trip to New Orleans is E. Harrison from Jackson, Tennessee. She is excited to experience the French Quarter in style for her first visit to the city. She will stay at the world-class Harrahâ??s Casino Hotel, dine at BesT Steakhouse at the casino, as well as the famous Café Giovanni on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.



Property Profile: Belterra Casino Resort Flying high in Indiana


Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Vevay, Indiana, is making a big splash with an exciting new amenity, the Belterra Seaplane!

Last fall, Belterraâ??s parent company, Pinnacle Entertainment, purchased a Cessna 208 Caravan with amphibious floats. Since then, dozens of high rollers have been flown to the property from cities far and wide.

The aircraft has luxury seating accommodations for four and an on-board DVD player. The two highly experienced pilots are Belterra employees who specialize in giving guests a smooth flight and a first-class, thrilling experience.