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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!

Leave your email address to enter a random drawing for one Ultimate Bourbon Lovers Gift Basket, loaded with authentic Kentucky bourbon wearables, accessories and more.

Check it out at TheBourbonSummit.com

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

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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

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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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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.

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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?

 

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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. 

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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?

 

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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.

 

 

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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!

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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.

 

 

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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.

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