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Home On the Road- RV Camps You’ll Love

Pete and Joan P12_New anchor image_optGarrett know a thing or two about RVing. The couple, who  hail from a little town in Tennessee called Maryville, spent 11 years on  the road full time after they retired.

Ask Pete Garrett what defines a great campground, and he’s got plenty of  ideas. “When you pull into a campground, what you see right away is the  first thing. If there’s a bunch of junky campers, cars jacked up, junk around, that’s not where you want to be.”


NASCAR Steers Toward Mainstream America

P6_shutterstock_18355_opt1Lynne Garmany can’t remember a time when she wasn’t hooked on NASCAR. Before she started kindergarten, Garmany’s father took her to see family friends compete at their local track in Melbourne, Fla. Watching races became a father-daughter tradition, one that Garmany has passed on to her own three children.

“It overwhelms the senses,” said Garmany, now 60 and living in Spartanburg, S.C. “You hear sounds that you’ve never heard before, you smell smells that you’ve never smelled before. The hair just stands up on your neck and your arms, and it’s a feeling you cannot describe.”

NASCAR has grown into a national sport. Some of the top drivers are from the West and Midwest, with non-white-male racers like Danica Patrick and Darrell Wallace Jr. competing alongside the “good old boys.”


Beau Rivage Hosts Southern Brewers Club Craft Beer Tasting – January 21 & 22

In support of Gulf Coast Craft Beer Week, Beau Rivage will host its iconic Southern Brewers Club. On January 21 and January 22, Beau Rivage will be celebrating all things craft beer. Guests can get a first-hand experience with Mississippi’s growing craft beer culture. 
Guests can appreciate a variety of specialty brews from the famous Chicago-based Goose Island Beer Company and Beau Rivage brewing partner Crooked Letter Brewery in Ocean Springs, Miss. at what is again expected to be premier tasting events. 
Beau Rivage is the perfect place to celebrate artisan beer and its inter-relationship with great food,” said Bruce Cartwright, Beau Rivage Beverage Manager.

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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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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. (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…)