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

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.

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.

Meet Chef Brian ‘Heath’ Lanier from Hollywood Casino Tunica…and Get His Recipe for Brined Grilled Pork Chop with Tasso Sweet Potato Hash

Fairbanks Steakhouse (9 years of culinary experience)

Hollywood Casino Tunica 1-800-871-0711 – HollywoodCasinoTunica.com

Property Dining Outlets: Fairbanks Steakhouse; Epic Buffet; Celebrity Grill (Casual and quick)

Southern Gaming: What is your favorite cuisine to cook/or eat?


Las Vegas – Quick Delights and Sights of Sin City

Las Vegas is a destination that literally has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a great gambling getaway, fantastic food finds or sensational sightseeing and people watching, this is the place for you. We could write for days and still not cover everything this city has to offer.

On a recent visit, we were excited to check out a few places that recommend adding to your next Vegas itinerary. 

Meet Chef Kristian Wade from Beau Rivage and Get His Recipe for Mississippi Cathead Vodka Shrimp

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

Executive Chef  - 18 years of Culinary Experience

Property Dining Options: BR Prime, Stalla, Jia, Coast, Terrace Café, The Buffet, The Roasted Bean, Scoops, Snacks, Pool Bar Café

Southern Gaming: How did you get your start in the kitchen?


Chef Spotlight: Paul Nimmo

Southern Gaming: How did you get your start in the kitchen?

Paul Nimmo: I began my culinary career making pasta by hand at a Northern Italian Restaurant in Michigan. I was the guy in the window, talking to the guests while rolling and hanging the fresh pasta. After a short time in the window, my chef offered me an opportunity to learn the other positions in the kitchen, prepping then working the different stations on the line. Now, three degrees and three decades later, I still use what I was taught in that kitchen, every day.



Fun and Gaming: Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana

FUN AND GAMING CONTINUES TO GROW in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana. Whether you are looking for great gambling golf, fishing or hunting, there are plenty ofactivities to fill your schedule for a quick getaway!

We know you’ll love it and hope you’ll give it a try!

2014 Casino Dining Guide

Appetizers…Entrees…Desserts…Hungry Yet?

Casinos in the South take pride in providing their guests with the best, especially when it comes to food. Try not to drool as you flip through the next few pages.

This year’s Dining Guide highlight’s some of the top casino dishes from throughout the region. Whether you are looking for an awesome appetizer or a delicious dessert… we’ve got you covered.


Be sure to add these hot dining spots to your next casino getaway.



Chef Nathaniel Winters

IT IS A SAFE BET TO SAY THAT casinos ensure a grand experience for its patrons. From lively croupiers to the vivacious ambiance filled with sounds of slot machines spinning their fate as guests rant and rave, there is no doubt that walking into a casino will entice the desire to roll the dice and chant “Winner, winner, chicken dinner.” And with all of this talk of dinner, guests are sure to get hungry, which is great because the casino industry is home to premier restaurants and the some of greatest chefs in the world.

Shreveport-Bossier: Culinary Crossroads

IN LOUISIANA, EVERY MEAL is a special occasion. Shreveport-Bossier offers food-loving visitors the opportunity to experience the culinary traditions that make Louisiana one of the world’s premiere destinations for food lovers—think beignets, po’boys, crawfish boils and simmering pots of gumbo—as well as the soul food and “country cooking” flavors of the Deep South and the legendary barbecue of Texas.

IP’s thirty-two to Host “An Evening in Sonoma” Wine Dinner November 6

BILOXI, Miss.- Experience “An Evening in Sonoma” with a wine dinner featuring Martinelli 
Winery & Vineyards at IP CASINO RESORT SPA’s AAA Four Diamond restaurant thirty-two on Thursday, November 6.

The dinner will feature a six–course prix fixe meal with select wine pairings.

The Voice of Santa Anita

MANY CONSIDER Santa Anita to be the world’s most beautiful racetrack, with its art-deco facade, lush landscape and breathtaking setting at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains. Since it opened in 1934, racing fans have flocked to the track to watch the running of some of the most prestigious races in the sport. And just as the scope and grandeur of Santa Anita must be seen to be believed, so must the inimitable race calls of Trevor Denman be heard.