The Bourbon Summit: Which brand will they drink?

Which bourbon will be invited to

The Bourbon Summit? 

CLICK HERE  to cast your prediction for the bourbon Pres. Obama and Sen. McConnell will share at their upcoming Bourbon Summit. We’ll update the odds as the voting continues. Check back for updates!

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NTRA’s Top 10 Moments in The Sport of Kings – Vote for your favorite!

The Year of the Horse has yielded some huge moments in the Sport of Kings, and once again this year the National Thoroughbred Racing Association has rounded up ten of the most incredible events of 2014 for you to vote on.
The winning moment will receive an Eclipse Award at January 17’s championships at Gulfstream Park in Miami, so make sure that you get your vote in to make your voice heard – ballots close on January 2!
Penelope Miller from America’ has compiled a highlight of each moment where she captures the excitement of each and sends you down memory lane…hopefully your memories were of cashing tickets!

ZZ Top Set to Rock Biloxi April 11

BILOXI, Miss.- ZZ Top, the longest running major rock band with original members, will be performing at Studio A at IP CASINO RESORT SPA on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Formed in the late 60s and still rocking today, ZZ Top “The Little ‘ol Band from Texas” features original band members Billy F. Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard.

The certified rock institution was catapulted to national attention in 1973 with “Tres Hombres,” their third album featuring the hit “La Grange.” The album reached #8 and became the first of many gold and platinum albums.

World Series of Poker Circuit Event at Horseshoe Tunica – Jan 22 – Feb. 2

Tunica, Miss. —The World Series of Poker Circuit returns to Tunica this season with a new home. For the first time in the tour’s history, the Horseshoe Tunica will host a Circuit event.

Horseshoe Tunica has been part of poker history since it opened its doors. It was originally founded by Jack Binion, a member of the Poker Hall of Fame and son of WSOP founder Benny Binion. Now, the Horseshoe becomes part of the WSOP Circuit as well.

Slot Trends: A Look at the Greatest Slots at G2E

EACH YEAR IN THE EARLY FALL, casino professionals and their suppliers gather in Las Vegas for the Global Gaming Expo, part conference with high-level seminars and discussions, and part trade show.

Hit the Holidays: Lake Charles, Louisiana

IF YOU ARE LOOKING for some Cajun flair, warm personalities, trendy night spots and more this holiday season, be sure to plan a visit to Lake Charles in Southwest Louisiana. The town is decorated for the season, and special events include Mistletoe & Moss Holiday Market, Nov. 20-22, and the Holiday House market held during the Christmas Under the Oaks Festival in Sulphur, Dec. 5-6. The festival is the only place around where it “snows” every year and features a lighted-balloon street parade called The Light Up.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Casinos have always had something distinctly holiday-esque about them. The jolly reds and mistletoe greens of felt tabletops lay like the skirt of a Christmas tree below the silver and golds of gaming hardware. The ceaseless symphonies of the slots are the sleigh bells and church peels of a festive casino winner wonderland. And of course, right behind the spirit and tradition of the Season is the hope of all gamers, young and old alike, that Santa—whether wearing a bulging red suit and fur collar or the taut black vest and bow tie of a dealer—will put a little swag in their stockings. Want to play Santa to your favorite gamer? This year’s Gaming Gift Guide has been meticulously curated by our team of elven interns to help you do just that. And if that favorite gamer happens to be yourself, well, Rudolph, we’ll still let you play in our reindeer casino games.

Blackjack: Games to Avoid

WHAT DETERMINES IF A blackjack game is “good” or “bad” for average players is the house edge, which is a percentage that indicates how much a casino stands to win from players based on the total amount bet. Naturally, the higher the house edge, the more the casino will earn, and the more players stand to lose; therefore, bad blackjack games have a higher house edge than good blackjack games. Generally, blackjack games that have a 0.5 percent or less house edge against a basic strategy player are considered good games, and those with greater than 0.5 percent are bad games that should be avoided.

Churchill Downs Sets KY Derby Odds for Future Pool 1 – ‘All others’ a Heavy Favorite

It’s time again to start thinking about the Run for the Roses and the first Saturday in May. Churchill Downs released the odds for the Kentucky Derby Future Pool 1 where bettors can find high odds on 23 betting interests…and a mere 3-5 on ‘All other’ 3 year olds also known as The Field. 


Wagering on KDFW Pool 1 is scheduled to open at noon (all times EST) on Friday, Nov. 28 and concludes Sunday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m.

It’s a true reminder that the pace is quickening on the journey to the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade  I):  the first of four pools in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager will open

Get a Sporting Chance: The Top Sports Books in Las Vegas

IT’S HARD NOT TO HAVE A good time in Las Vegas when you’re in the middle of betting, televisions and drink service. And no place brings those elements together like a sports book. Fortunately for fans of the experience, many places along the Strip provide excellent ones for your wagering pleasure.

The 7 Precepts of Craps

CRAPS IS A GAME DOMINATED by the number 7. On the come-out roll the 7 is a winner for “right side” bettors (that is, players who are betting on the Pass Line) and a loser for “wrong or darkside” bettors (“Don’t Pass” bettors). Once a point is established “right side” bettors lose if the 7 appears and the “darksiders” win if the 7 appears.

Look Who’s Talking: Terry Fator’s Climb to the Top

I MET UP WITH TERRY Fator on the next to last day of August in the parking lot of an airport in northern Kentucky. For a late summer day, the heat and haze were taking it easy. Unlike most mornings this time of year, you couldn’t see the air, and you could touch something that had sat outdoors overnight without bringing back a wet hand.

Tunica’s Casino Strip to host $100,000 Slot Tournament – November 28 & 29

You heard it right…The Casino Strip properties in Tunica, Mississippi are collectively hosting a $100,000 Slot Tournament … and want YOU to play!

There is a $25,000 guaranteed 1st place prize and 150 winners will be declared! Early Registration is November 27th from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Hollywood Casino Tunica…and if you register early…you get 500

Churchill Downs Announces $4.2 Million Winner’s Circle Suite Area

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Churchill Downs Racetrack plans to enhance the experience for owners that start horses in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and the Longines Kentucky Oaks through a $4.2 million capital improvement project that includes the construction of 20 private, open-air, all-inclusive Winner’s Circle Suites in a premium location under the Twin Spires between the sixteenth pole and finish line.
The notable project also includes a remodeled Trackside Winner’s Circle and the creation of a new Courtyard that will accommodate temporary premium seating during Derby Week while providing a relaxed park-like setting for everyday racing fans.

Rack ‘Em: One on One with Sports Talk King, Racehorse Owner Jim Rome

Jim Rome, who owns early Breeders’ Cup Classic favorite Shared Belief in partnership, is one of the most respected voices in the world of sports broadcasting and leading opinion-makers of his generation. A television and radio sports personality, Rome also is an avid fan of horse racing.

Our friends at America’s Best Racing caught up with the sports guru to get his take on the Sport of Kings.