Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel is raising the stakes this weekend in their $1,000,000 DELTA DOWNS JACKPOT. The elaborate property located in Southwestern Louisiana, just five miles from the Texas border, is the pioneer of the casino-racetrack combo concept and this is their marquee race of the year.
Last year, the winning horse, GoldenCents, advanced on to run in the Kentucky Derby and most recently a win in the Breeders’ Cup Mile. So, when the Jackpot comes around…horse fans get excited.
‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry. Spend time with friends and family. Enjoy the decorations that adorn your city. While so many great Holiday experiences can be found in your own home town, don’t forget…the world is a big place and there are a ton of great places throughout the South to consider for some extra holiday cheer.
We hope you enjoy a few of our Preferred Holiday vacation destinations. Whether you are planning a holiday escape or just a long weekend, a drive-about is always a good idea. Here are some quirkier destinations that will surely liven up your winter calendar.
IT ALL BEGAN AFTER THE conclusion of the HBO hit series, The Sopranos in 2007. With the mysterious finale wrapping one of the most successful shows of all time, the network was left looking for a replacement and wasn’t quite sure what it was going to be.
Upon suggestion, Sopranos writer and executive producer, Terence Winter read the historical novel, Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City, written by Atlantic County native, Nelson Johnson. Though the book covers decades of history, it was the chapter about Prohibition that stuck out, and it was then that a hit series to fill the void left by The Sopranos was born.
Know as The Emerald City, some of the simple joys of life can be found in the town of Greenwood, South Carolina and the Old 96 District. What seems like a world away from the crowds that collect on the state’s coastline for rounds of golf and afternoons of sun worshiping, this is a rustic retreat that deems consideration for a quick getaway.
Travel along scenic back roads in South Carolina’s up country, and you will find many small towns like Greenwood that all give a whole new meaning to the term “family values.” Add in the friendliness of the locals and the slower pace of life, and Old 96 District is just what the doctor ordered.
I’VE SAID IT BEFORE, and we’ll say it again. The casino industry is home to some of the best chefs in the world. While household names like Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck and Bobby Flay have the most popular casino restaurants, we all know the real superstars are the chefs sweating it out in the kitchen and delivering the savory flavors that end up on your plate.
Two years ago, Chef Chris Poplin from IP Casino Resort & Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi proved to the world that he was the Culinary King of the South in Southern Gaming Magazine’s Casino Chef Showdown. After beating a field of sixteen chefs in an online recipe contest, Poplin competed in an iron chef-style against three other top casino chefs and prevailed as the champion.
Well, the glory only lasts so long and we thought it was time to once again showcase the talents of Southern casino chefs.
St. Louis is a remarkable destination for just about any genre. Whether you are looking for professional sports, delectable dining or naughty nightlife…you’ll likely find it here. The latest addition to the list is the $82 million RIVER CITY CASINO & Hotel where the property underwent a massive expansion of a 193-room hotel adjacent to the casino. The new hotel provides guests with a unique experience, from the luxury suites on the seventh floor to additional suites that will include a bar and surround sound, all in a premium downtown location.
TODAY, LAS VEGAS is known for much more than just casinos and an outrageous nightlife scene; it’s the epicenter of the best of the best in the world. There’s not another city that boasts as many elite hotels, excellent restaurants, top tier golf courses, trendy night clubs, designer boutiques, celebrity sightings and of course, star-studded entertainment, as Vegas.