Southern Gaming Reviews: Wine, Bourbon, Cigars and things we love!

Power Players

For a fun and rewarding penny slot experience, check out the new “Penny Lane” area at IP Biloxi.

Power Players

In 1941, Sam Boyd and his family arrived in Las Vegas with not much more than determination to succeed and fulfill a dream.




Show Review: SaltOriya Sizzles at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino thru August 17

DreamCast Entertainment has struck again with its new theatrical circus, SaltOriya, featured at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, MS.  This exciting show takes viewers into another world as the performers push boundaries of human imagination and create death defying thrills for on lookers.  The show takes a person’s dreams to the extreme, and is perfect for any audience of any age.  SaltOriya gives an out of world experience and allows people to live vicariously through the performers.  I recently had the pleasure of taking my daughters, six and nine years old, out on a date with mom to see SaltOriya. They were entranced and enthralled, in disbelief and amazement.  Their eyes were so big and filled with excitement. 


Destination Lexington: Horse Farms & Bourbon Distilleries

THERE ARE FEW PLACES in the world as eclectic as Kentucky. Known as the horse and bourbon capital of the world, the state is the birthplace of approximately 30 percent of the nation’s horses each year and home to nearly 5 million barrels of aging bourbon. The entire state’s population is only 4.3 million, if that tells you anything.


While many horse farms and bourbon distilleries are scattered throughout the commonwealth, the city of Lexington, located in the heart of the Bluegrass State, has an array of both. In addition, the city is home to Keeneland, one of the most historic racetracks in the country and the world’s largest Thoroughbred auction house, where approximately half of the 11 Triple Crown winners have been sold.


Livin’ it Up in Lake Charles, Louisiana

WITH A FOURTH CASINO TAKING shape on its bayou waterfront, Lake Charles is a gaming destination to be reckoned with. Opening later this year, the $600 million Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino promises world-class luxury, from top-shelf dining and a marvelous spa, to an 18-hole golf course and specialty suites. The Nugget is in good company.

L’Auberge Casino Resort just completed a $20 million upgrade, Isle of Capri revamped to the tune of $15 million and Delta Downs is a leader in gaming, swank suites and entertainment with a decidedly country accent.

While gaming may get you to The Festival Capital of Louisiana, there’s a great deal more going on here than what goes down on the casino floor. Situated just three hours from New Orleans and an hour from the beaches and marshes of the Gulf, Louisiana’s fifth largest city delivers distinctive cuisine, a vibrant local music scene, a rich history and a serious dose of the great outdoors.


Gulf Shores Getaway: Going Coastal

UNLESS YOU’RE IN THE KNOW, you might not realize that Gulf Shores, Alabama rivals the Florida coastline for some of the finest sandy beaches in the South. Cruise along Beach Boulevard and the Sunshine State’s border is just a stone’s throw up the road.

This family-friendly Alabama destination – a sleepy town until the height of the summer season – delivers the perfect balance of non-stop activity and lay-around-and-do-nothing time.



Final Summer Smoke Out WEDNESDAY at KingFish in Indiana!


Our event at Woodhaven was a blast! Nothing says summer like poolside Cigars, Bourbon, and Blackjack! Thanks to all that came out!

Check out our photos and get all the details about our last summer Smoke Out here!




Bourbon & Blackjack Cigar Series at Pat’s Steak House!


Cigars. Bourbon. Blackjack.

A big thank you to Pat’s Steak House! Their crew, patio, and food was phenomenal! In our first night of playing blackjack, we had six players qualify for the Blackjack Classic in October!




Southern Gaming’s 2011 Summer Smoke Out Series presented by Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana

Southern Gaming Magazine has closed out another very successful Summer Smoke Out series in 2011. Presented by Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana, the Super Smoke Out was an amazing grand finale event on September 29th! 


Celebrities Go All-In for the Kids and the Climate

Thursday April 29, 2010 - Louisville, Kentucky2010 Derby Poker Championship was a huge success raising $40,000 for our beneficiary charities!!! We look forward to another great event in 2011 and hope to see you there!

Click here to check out pictures from the 2010 event!

What has two national basketball championships, 12 World Series of Poker bracelets, unprecedented world awareness and the drive to feed thousands of hungry children? If you guessed the third annual Derby Poker Championship presented by Jim Beam and, you were right!


Jim Beam’s Kentucky Bourbon Poker Tour — Fall 2009

jblgo_01_newseal_web1.jpg(Louisville, KY) –  Jim Beam’s Kentucky Bourbon Poker Tour is a series of FREE Texas Hold ’em poker tournaments held at bars and restaurants in Louisvlle, Kentucky.

Test your poker skills at any or all of the 5 events where the top four finishes will advance to our final event for a chance to compete for a seat in a WSOP Circuit Event at Horseshoe Casino.  In addition, the top finisher from each weekly event will recieve a FREE overnight stay at Horseshoe Casino. There will be Jim Beam drink specials at each event so don’t miss out! See below for a schedule of events!


Jack Daniel’s Casino Night @ Bar Louie in Newport, KY

Bar Louie in Newport, KY celebrated their birthday in style with a
Jack Daniel’s Casino Night
on Thursday August 20,2009!! 


Belterra Casino Presents…. FRIDAY’S @ Fourth Street Live!

fridays-event-logoIt’s A Whole New Spin on Happy Hour! Start your weekend right with
Belterra Casino Resort & Spa’s
Friday’s @ Fourth Street Live!
Relax with good friends, and enjoy free appetizers and
$4 drink specials from Jack Daniels and Rhythm.

Expierence a whole new spin on your typical happy hour and take a chance on the “Wheel of Winners” to claim overnights at Belterra, scratch-offs from the Kentucky Lottery, discounts from Ideal Image and more!

Spring 2009 Jim Beam KEntucky Bourbon Poker Tour

jblgo_01_newseal_web1.jpg(Louisville, KY) – The 2009 Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon Poker Tour is a series of FREE Texas Hold ’em poker tournaments held at bars and restaurants in Louisvlle, Kentucky.

The top two finishers at each tournament advance to compete for a $550 seat in Phil Hellmuth & Robert Williamson’s Kentucky Derby Poker Championship at Horseshoe Casino on April 30th.  


Belterra Casino Resort & Southern Gaming Happy Hour at Furlongs Restaurant – Louisville, Kentucky

belterra.JPGSouthern Gaming Magazine and Belterra Casino Resort teamed up for an evening of Cajun Cuisine and cocktails at Furlong’s Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky. Hosted by Harriett Howard, guests enjoyed great giveaway items from Belterra including overnight stays, apparel, Pro V1 Golf Balls and more. Plus, everyone recieved a FREE subscription to Southern Gaming…the gaming authority of the South! See the fun for yourself in the pics below.


[BIG] Day at Churchill Downs

dsc03518.JPGBisig Impact Group ([BIG]), publisher of Southern Gaming Magazine, recently enjoyed a day at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.  The group gambled on Millionaries Row, and even had a race, The Bisig Impact Classic, in their honor, where [BIG] President Chip Dumstorf, presented the trophy to the winning connections.