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Card Room Action Casino Entertainment Boyd’s Eye View – Hey- Look me over Blackjack Corner – July 4th Tournament Casino Del Sol’s July 4th Weekend long Bash REEL REVIEWS – “Gold Fish Deluxe by WMS Vol. 24 No. 6 • June 2016

Arizona’s Summer FUN Destination! COVER STORY ON PAGE 8

An Enterprise of the Colorado River Indian Tribes.



Gaming•Entertainment•Travel PO Box 33393 • Phoenix Arizona 85067 • 602-373-8728 • Editor Phil Scudella Production Assistants John Olson Graphic Design CommuniGraphics

Contributing Photography Kevin Cummings David Ramsey Satara Williams

Special Thanks to: Bill MacDonald, Theresa Welsh and the entire Marketing team and Management at BlueWater Resort & Casino for all their help on this Issue

Contributing Writers Linda Boyd Rachel Brockway Kevin Cummings Melody Hudson TJ Jorgensen Lyra Manning Teri Morris David Ramsey Satara Williams

The Arizona Player is published the first weekend of each month. All claims or guarantees are the sole responsibility of the advertiser. All comments and views of contributing writers are their own and do not reflect official policy of the Arizona Player which assumes no liability for any advertisement not supplied camera ready by the advertiser. Reproduction or use in whole or in part without written consent from the publisher and Copyright owners is prohibited.

Vol. 24 No. 6 • June 2016

Reel Reviews Kevin Cummings “Gold Fish Deluxe”


Boyd’s Eye View of Video Poker Linda Boyd “Hey - Look Me Over”


Cover Story BlueWater Resort & Casino “Arizona’s Summer Fun Destination”


TJ's Blackjack Corner TJ Jorgensen “July 4th Tournament”


Card Room Action Table Game Action Around the State


Gaming News Desert Diamond Welcomes Gloria Trevi & Wheel of Fortune Win


Gaming News Casino Del Sol’s July 4th Weekend Long Bash


Entertainment Casino Entertainment State-wide


Travel “Fabulous Food and 4th of July Fireworks in Scottsdale”


David at the Snack Bar David Ramsey Film and DVD reviews


Bingo Directory Complete List of Bingo Games at Arizona Casinos


Jokes of the Month, Astrology, & Casino Directory



reel reviews by kevin cummings




ideo poker has been around since the mid 70’s when IGT founder Si Redd placed a few on the casino floor as a novelty game for players heading to the tables. He was as surby prised as anyone when he spotted players queuing Linda Boyd up to try their luck. Nobody could have predicted the 40-year love affair casino players have had with VP. The fact that less than a dozen core games have maintained their popularity while new games come and go is due to the complexity of correct card holds for computer-perfect play. Few can play 100% accurately even if they wisely practice at home on the software, but it’s a heck of a lot better than random holds on an unfamiliar new game. What has changed is the knowledge of the game manufacturers, with IGT remaining the leader of the pack. In fact, the device-makers send the games’ expected return to casino staff and both incorrectly assume the theoretical return is correct, forgetting that it requires computer-perfect play. That’s the reason we see so much downgrading, or lowering the payback for certain hands. For example, 9/6 Jacks or Better (9/6JOB) games used to be easy to find and now you’ll see mostly 8/5JOB or worse. In other words, your full house and flush returns (5-coin wager) are diminished by 5 for each of these two hands when you play 8/5JOB over 9/6JOB. In terms of expected return (ER) you get 97.2984% (8/5JOB) instead of 99.5439% (9/6JOB). If you can’t find an acceptable JOB game, then take a look at Bonus Poker options; you may get lucky and find 8/5BP when all the 9/6JOB games have been downgraded. You can use the same game strategy for BP as for JOB and players find it more exciting because they are paid more for special four-of-akinds. Make sure you’ve found the right game because I’ve noticed pseudo-BP, where you only get even money for two pair instead of double your bet for the same hand, creeping into casinos. Here’s the pay schedule. Notice that 8/5 BP (ER 99.17%) isn’t as good as 9/6JOB (ER 99.54%); however, both 8/5 BP and even 7/5BP (ER 98.01%) are better than 8/5 JOB. Sometimes you get lucky and find either 8/5BP or 7/5BP progressives on the royal flush, making it an even better choice. Absolutely given two identical


Me Over!

Hand/ 5-Coin Bet 8/5BP 7/5 BP games, one progressive and the other not, choose the progressive. This may Royal Flush (RF) 4000 4000 seem like a no-brainer but I have Straight Flush (SF) 250 250 4 Aces 400 400 heard people say they choose the nonFour 2’s, 3’s or 4’s 200 200 progressive once the RF gets to $1200, 4 Fives-Kings 125 125 a big mistake. That’s because you can Full House 40 35 write off your losses in Arizona and on Flush 25 25 the federal form. Let’s face it, anytime Straight 20 20 the ER is under 100% the house has the 3 of a Kind (3OAK) 15 15 advantage and nobody outruns the num2 Pair 10 10 bers over time. Go for the largest jackpot Jacks or Better 5 5 both in VP and on progressive slots. Expected Return 99.1660% 98.0147% Final Thoughts: It’s true that VP Variance 20.90408 20.75378 devices on a casino floor are mostly

the tried and true classics but they have many new twists. Now you will find multi-play, from three to l00 hands per game, super times play (multipliers), spin poker and many more options than the single games offered in 1975. Perhaps they’re more fun, but they are also more expensive per hand. If, for example, you’re playing three hands on a quarter machine it costs $3.75 per game instead of $1.25 each single-hand dealt. That’s a good reason to make sure you select a game with a reasonable ER. You may think that with the increase in the per hand cost the pay schedules would be better than before and if you go up a denomination that may be true. However, overall the ER for the classic games is going downward so carefully select the best game available and be flexible. Many players are so used to their old standbys like JOB, DB (Double Bonus) and DDB (Double Double Bonus) that they forget all about BP. Take a minute to look it over as it may be a better choice when your favorites have been downgraded. Linda Boyd, a long-time table game player before turning to video poker, also writes for “Southern & Midwest Gaming”and the latest edition of “American Casino Guide”. You can see her videos on YouTube or view them on American Casino Guide’s web site and her radio interviews are on iTunes. Boyd’s book, “The Video Poker Edge”, includes free removable pay schedules and strategy cards for the most popular games. The latest edition is available at, Square One Publishers and book stores and on Kindle also call 1-977-900-BOOK or go to


Summer Memories begin with BlueWater FUN!

The BlueWater Resort & Casino is a natural hub of activity for locals and out of town guests. You will find activities everywhere – On land, on the water and inside the resort casino. The Annual Independence Day Fireworks display in the evening is one you won’t want to miss. This spectacular fireworks show will be held Sunday night July 3rd at 9PM. Relax outdoors on the beach or view the show from the comfort of your well-appointed room, since every room has balcony with a river view!

Spend a fun filled evening in the Dig Lounge featuring live entertainment nightly or check out the entertainment schedule for the BlueWater Showroom and also the Amphitheatre. The outdoor Amphitheatre has hosted luminaries such as Rodney Carrington, Willie Nelson, Wynona, and Kenny Rogers. Inside, there are many food and drink options.


An Enterprise of the Colorado River Indian Tribes.

Make it a date night and reserve a table at the River Willow Steakhouse, the area’s premier dining spot featuring aged beef, seafood and a wine list that includes selections for the novice wine drinkers as well as the true wine aficionado. For low key dining experience, visit the BlueWater Grille serving trendy menu offerings or grab a drink at the Atrium Bar and relax amid the gaming excitement surrounding it. BlueWater boasts a truly modern slot floor with 525 slot machines, which

range from one cent to $25, and offers interactive slots, multiline machines, traditional “reel” slots and the very latest video reel slot machines that use the ticket-in, ticket-out method for accuracy and efficiency. Want more than just slots? Well, you’re in luck since BlueWater Casino also features live daily blackjack, plus a Poker Room with live games and tournaments that are all part of the great gaming mix.

Now add to all that with a 10,000- square-foot Bingo Hall which offers a myriad of games with high-cash prizes, and special games about every night. BlueWater is currently hosting Slot Tournaments such as the Senior Slot Tournament on Tuesday 1pm-4pm and Lucky Locals slot tournament on Fridays 2pm-6pm. Please see The Club for more details. If you want more outdoor fun, this riverside property is just minutes from Emerald Canyon Golf Course . And for excitement on and around the water, BlueWater features a 100+ slip marina, along with a grass covered island perfect for picnics , events, beach activities along with indoor/outdoor fun at the Rivers Edge Cantina.

Now, add to this the newest excitement in the area, Wakeboard Island- the best ride this side of the Rockies. The 2- tower cable system “skate park� on the water is now open for the summer season and is set up to accommodate every skill level from introduction for beginners to enticing even the most seasoned wake boarders. Whether your passion is entertainment, dining, gaming, golf, river sports in the summer or just a relaxing resort experience at affordable prices, BlueWater is the perfect destination. BlueWater Resort & Casino is an enterprise of the Colorado River Indian Tribes on the Colorado River in Parker, AZ. For more information on the Resort, call 1-888-243-3360 or visit

TJ’s Blackjack corner

July 4th Blackjack Tournament

one Butte Casinos Holiday Blackjack Tournaments are such a success they will be having another one on Monday July 4th. The Casino guarantees 1st place money at $5,000. Sign up is at by TJ by 10am and the first round begins at noon. Their MemoJorgensen TJ Jorgensen rial Day Tournament was a sell out so it’s a good idea to sign up early. Keep in mind, if you want to play in blackjack tournaments, there are plenty of local Phoenix area Blackjack Tournaments every week. Here is a list of ones you might consider, if you have time: Casino Arizona 101 & Mckellips in Scottsdale, every Tuesday at noon ($50 buy-in) and also the late night (Thursday night) Friday morning tournament ($25 buy in) at 1am Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino on the west side in Laveen holds their tournament every Friday at 4pm ($40 buy in).

You might also consider a break from the scorching valley heat; head up the hill to the cool pines of Payson and Mazatzal Hotel & Casino for their Monday 6pm tournament – their buy in is $40. One of the fun aspects of tournaments is that you sometimes have to think outside the box and deviate from basic strategy to come up with the best way to play a tournament hand. See if you can figure out the best play in this scenario. You are now at hand #16 of 21 hands in the semi-final round. There are 3 players left. The top two players advance, betting limits are $100 minimum, $5000 maximum. Player A has $2,000 goes all in and is dealt a hard 10, 4 (14) and stands on 14 (You) with $3900 bet $400 and are Dealt 5, 5 (10) Player C with $4200 bet $150 and is dealt 10,8 (18) Dealer has a 10 up - What is your best play? Most players would play basic strategy and just hit the 10. A few players would double and take a shot at player C to get the lead if all players win their hands. Neither play is the best move, however - here is the reason why. This match could be over on this hand. Player A stood with 14, if the dealer makes a hand Player A is eliminated and Player C and You would Advance. The best move is to split your 5s, and re-split as often as possible. Double on any non-busting total, stand on any busting total. If you’re lucky, you could get 8 bets working for $3200. If the dealer makes a hand you lose all your bets but it doesn’t matter because the round is over since player A stood on 14 and is eliminated. If the Dealer busts, you have extended your lead over Player A and C with no risk at all. The extra chips would become quite valuable in the final hands of the round. Situations like this come up in tournaments and if you think outside the norm of basic strategy you can give yourself a nice edge. I hope to see everyone at the tournament tables. T.J. Jorgensen has been a professional Blackjack player for over 20 years. He is well known for his live tournament play. He has competed against, and beaten, some of the top tournament players in the world and has won the prestigious World Series of Blackjack.To contact TJ Jorgensen for questions or information on his books, send an e-mail to;


CARD ROOM ACTION Apache Gold Casino 800-272-2438

Globe, AZ Dealing blackjack and poker daily at noon NLHE Tournaments – Saturdays at 2pm – Buy-in $25 w/ one $5 add-on

Arena Poker Room at Talking Stick Resort 480-850-7777

Scottsdale, AZ Coming! 12th Annual AZ State Poker Championship August 12 thru 16 – Over $1,000,000 in prize money – Buy-in is $1,100 or you can “Win a Seat” into this prestigious Event “Win A Seat” Satellite Tournaments will be held on Sundays; July; 3, 10, 17 24,31, Aug 7, 10 & 11 at 11:15am – plus August 8 & 9 at 7:15pm – Plus “sit and go” Satellites are going to be added anytime 10 players sign up – Buy-in is $120 (single table winner)$240 (2 winners per table!) Mon – Fri, 11:15 am – NLHE Tournament - $125 buy-in Mon – Thurs, 7:15pm - NLHE, $145 buy-in Fridays at 7:15 pm – NLHE Tournament - $200 buy-in Sat, June 11, July 9, Aug 20, Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 12 & Dec10 - 11:15 am – “Super Bounty” NLHE - $240 buy-in w/ $100 Bounties Sat, June 25 & July 30, 11:15 am – End of Month-NLHE - $160 buy-in Sat, July 7 & Aug 6, Sept 3, Oct 1, Nov 5 & Dec3 - 11:15am – “Big Stack” NLHE – $345 buy-in Sat, Aug 21 & Oct 15 at 11:15am - $500 NLHE “BIG STACK” tournament

$200 Weekend NLHE Tournaments; June 12, June 18 & 19 & June 26 at 11:15am Sun Sept 4 & Oct 30, 11:15am – Ladies NLHE tournament Sept 11 & Oct 9 - Jack & Jill NLHE Tournaments at 11:15am - $110 buy-in Player Special (2am-Noon) $4 breakfast/$6.75 Steak & eggs $16 Prime Rib Dinner on Mondays Also dealing blackjack 24/7

Bluewater Resort & Casino 888-243-3360 Ext#7649

Parker, AZ Poker Room opens at 4pm daily except 2pm on Sun & Wed Tues at 7pm, NLHE Tournament - $35 buy-in, w/ one $20 re-buy, $5 Bounties Thurs at 7pm, NLHE – $40 buy-in, $20 re-buy & $5 Bounties w/ “High Hand” of the Tournament Fri at 8pm, NLHE - $35 buy-in w/ $20 re-buy & $5 Bounties Sat at 8pm, NLHE - $100 buy-in w/ no re-buys Daily Aces Cracked $40 - max 3 per day Wed, all day – Straight flush $50 & High hand of day at 8pm pays $50 Fri, all day – 4 of a kind $50, Royal Flush $200 - High hand of day at 8pm pays $50 Bad Beat Hold-em Jackpot (aces full of 10s or better, beaten) Dealing blackjack daily at 9am


Bucky’s Casino 928-515-5305

Prescott, AZ Bucky’s Poker Room’s 20th Anniversary Celebration – Grand Prize; A 5 day-4 nights Getaway for 2 in MAUI! Play 40 hours “Live” in June to get a drawing ticket, plus a ticket for every additional 10 hours of play. Winner will be drawn on Sunday, July 3 – Good Luck & Aloha! Mon – Fri, 10am - NLHE Shootouts $25 entry Tues – Thurs, 6pm NLHE $50 buy-in (top 3-5 cash) top 5 earn points for Player of Month (3 places $300, $200 & $100) Sat, Noon – DEEP STACK Tournament - $100 buy-in – re-buys the first hour

Last Sunday of the Month, at Noon – Omaha Hi/Lo - $100 added per table $80 buy-in Mon & Fri at 6:30pm – spreading $2/$100 Texas hold-em Mon & Wed at 8am – Spreading Omaha Hi/Lo plus $25 High Hand from 9am-1pm $25 “Splash Pots” every 15 minutes on Tues, Thur & Sun (noon3pm & 8-11pm) “Aces Cracked” Wins $75 every day – no limits in any Texas Hold Em game Dealing blackjack 24/7 – Now playing; Texas Shoot Out and High Card Flush w/ bonus jackpot

Casino Arizona 480-850-7777

Scottsdale, AZ Blackjack Tournaments: Tues, noon $1,000 added “Break at Noon” $ 50 buy-in Fri, 2:30am - The “Great Late” Tournament, $25 buy-in (Starting time 1am) Dealing blackjack 24/7

Casino Del Sol 520-838-6565

Tucson, AZ ALL NEW! Bad Beat Jackpot is at $43,000 at press time and increases by $1,000 a day till hit – If you’re playing in a “live” game on ANY table - you also share in 20% of the jackpot! ALL NEW; $3,000 in cash drawings every week! Mon-Wed (noon4pm)Tues & Wed (8-10pm) Fri 1pm-4am Sat; also Sat & Sun from 2-6pm Mon-Fri, 10 am - $800 Guaranteed (w/30 players) NLHE, $10 buy-in, opt $5 chip-up & $10 add-ons Tues, 7pm - $400 guarantee FREE ROLL – 50 players max (no entry fee) opt Dealer chip up of $6 Sun & Wed, 7pm - NLHE, $15 buy-in/Opt $15 add-on Thurs, 7pm - $5,000 Guaranteed deep stack NLHE, $125 buy-in no re-buys – 1st & 2nd place winners win a WPT main event seat + Qualifier plus $200 cash Sun 11am - $2,000 Guaranteed NLHE, $65 buy-in – no re-buys Sat, 9am – $200 added Limit Omaha Hi-Lo, $15 buy-in, $5 re-buys + $5 add-on Mon 7pm & Sat noon – NLHE - $35 buy-in – no re-buys with opt $5 chip-up Pro Basketball Pools during playoff – win more if you play longer Dealing Blackjack 24/7 - New Games featuring; Crazy 4 Poker, Texas Shootout, Casino WAR & Ultimate Texas Hold’Em!

Cliff Castle Casino 928-567-7952

Camp Verde, AZ Mon-Fri, 10am - NLHE Shoot-out, $30 buy-in, w/ no re-buys Wed, 6pm – NLHE Tournament $30 buy-in Thurs, 6:30pm – NLHE Tournament $20 buy-in, Max 2 tables – re-enter first 10 minutes Fri, 7pm - NLHE Shoot-outs, $150 added per table of 10 - $25 buy-in – no re-buys Sat, Noon – $10 added per player– NLHE $50 or $100 buy-in tables (opt $5 dealer chip up) All Week – Royal Flush pays $100 “Aces Cracked” Win from $50 to $200 Dealing blackjack; 9am – 2am (Mon-Thurs) 9am – 4am (Fri & Sat) BIG EVENT! June 1 - Aug 31, WIN a free trip to Las Vegas and a seat in the $250,000 Shuffle Master Classic 3 card Poker Tournament! See Castle Club for details. JUST ADDED! In July, LUCKY 777’s – Three 7’s in a winning hand pays 5 to 1, On July 7th it pays 7 to 1!

Cocopah Casino 800-237-5687

Somerton, AZ Dealing blackjack daily at 10am –

Desert Diamond Casino Hotel 520-342-1810

Tucson, AZ Mon & Thurs at 9:30 am, plus Tues & Wed at 7pm $500 added NLHE – $35 buy-in no re-buys Daily – Any Royal Flush $200 Hold Em, $100 Omaha, Straight Flush $100 Hold Em, $50 Omaha Splash Pots for selected Pro Basketball TV playoff games, call poker room for details

Special Poker Room menu at ½ off regular prices Dealing blackjack 24/7 w/ 3 card poker, “progressive 6 card bonus” “Push Bet” and “IN BETWEEN” bet – featuring three 3-deck shoes along with 6-deck shoes

Desert Diamond I-19 Casino 1-866-332-9467 Sahuarita, AZ Dealing blackjack 24/7

Fort McDowell Casino 480-789-4284

Fountain Hills, AZ Mon-Fri at Noon NLHE - $30 buy-in - $20 add-on - No-rebuys Mon at 7pm, Omaha High/Low - $5 buy in w/ $5 re-buys – plus at the break $5 -$20 add-on Sun, Tues & Thurs, 7pm - NLHE - $5 buy-in Fri, 7pm, NLHE - $60 buy-in w/one $10 dealer add-on for additional $5,000 in chips Sat, Noon & 4pm - NLHE - $5 buy-in Sat, 7pm, NLHE Deep Stack tournament - $50 buy-in w/ opt $30 add-on Sun, Noon & Wed, 7pm – NLHE - $10 buy-in, $5 re-buys & Double $20 add-on at the break Ladies NLHE Poker Tournament in June - $60 Buy-in + Opt $10 Dealer Appreciation “Aces Cracked” 24/7 Min $100 up to $1,000! See poker room for details

“Easy way Jackpot” Aces full of tens beaten by Quads or better wins Jackpot! “Faces Cracked” daily 5pm to 1am – Win $75 hourly Dealing blackjack 24/7 w/ “Free Bet” split Aces up to 3 times & hit more than once & Double Down after first hit! Now playing “Push Bet” that pays 10-1 when you push with the dealer!

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino 480-802-5138

Maricopa, AZ Monday Madness NLHE at 7:30pm - $25 buy-in – unlimited $5 re-buys the first hour Wed, 7:30pm – $1,000 WSOP Qualifier NLHE, $80 buy-in w/ no re-buys (min 20 players) Thurs, 5:30pm – NLHE, $20 Buy-in plus three $10 re-buys & two $10 add-ons Sat, 12:30pm – $500 Guaranteed NLHE - $50 buy-in Sun 12:30pm – NLHE - $25 buy-in w/ two $10 add-ons at the break Sun 5:30pm – WSOP Qualifier NLHE, $120 buy-in (Min 20 players) Win a $1,500 WSOP Seat & $250. Aces Cracked – 24/7 pays $50 All-Day Everyday – $25 Splash pots” every ½ hour Also dealing blackjack 24/7 – including “Push the bet”

Hon-Dah Casino 928-369-7555

Pinetop, AZ Open Mon-Fri at 4pm – Sat & Sun at 2pm, “early bird” tournament chips available daily Mon, 6pm – NLHE – “$25 Bounty” Tournament, $45 buy-in w/$10 re-buys and $10 add-on Tues, 6pm - NLHE “Speed Shoot-Out” $15 buy-in (no re-buys) $2 chip-up Wed, 6pm – No-limit Hold Em - $40 buy-in no re-buys Thurs, 6pm – Omaha Hi-Lo - $40 buy-in, no re-buys Sat, 4pm - NLHE, $30 buy-in, $10 re-buys + $10 add-on Sun, 4pm, Crazy Pineapple $30 buy-in, $10 re-buys + $10 add-on Fri & Sat – all day, $100 High Hand (Hold Em)

Lone Butte Casino 800-946-4452

Chandler, AZ Dealing blackjack 24/7 Progressive Jackpots include; Crazy 4 Poker & Ultimate Texas Hold EM at all 3 Gila River Casinos! PAI GOW Jackpot was hit recently and it’s growing again.

Mazatzal Hotel & Casino 800-777-7529

Payson, AZ Live poker Wed–Sun at 10am- includes Omaha on Wed & Thurs morning, and Hold em Fri & Sat nights at 6pm (you can sign up the day before for all live games. Wed, 6pm, plus Sat & Sun at 3pm, NLHE Tournament, $25 buy-in – no re-buys Dealing blackjack 10am to 1am, with $5 games including the “Push Bet”, “Texas Shoot-Out” and new “Multiplier” Blackjack Mon, 6pm, Blackjack Tournament $40 buy-in w/two $25 re-buys Bonus Blackjack get dealt a 6, 7 or 8 card “21” win up to $200

Quechan Casino Resort 1-877-783-2426

Winterhaven, CA Open Sat/Sun at 10am, Mon/Tues at 4pm, Wed/Thur at 2pm Wed/Thurs at 2pm & Fri thru Sun at 10am - spreading 4/8 Hold Em with a kill, 4/8 Omaha hi-low split with a kill also 3-6 & 4-8 limit Texas Hold Em, plus 1-3 & 2-5 No Limit Texas Hold Em Sat, 1pm, NLHE Tournaments $25 buy-in, unlimited buy-ins 1st hour Thurs, 7pm NLHE Deep Stack - $80 buy-in Dealing blackjack 24/7 - Special room rates for poker players

Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort 928-856-7244

Flagstaff, AZ Dealing blackjack 24/7

Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino 800-946-4452 Ext#1507

Laveen, AZ 1st Sat at 12:15pm – “Super Stack” NLHE ($110 buy-in) Opt $20 Staff “chip up” & $20 add-on Sat, 11:15 am, NLHE “Big Stack”$40 buy-in w/ Opt $10 Staff “chip-up” + $20 add-on at break Sun 11:15 am, NLHE “Sunday Brunch”$30 buy-in w/ Opt $10 Staff “chip-up” & $20 add-on break Wed, 7:30pm, NLHE “Humpday”$40 buy-in w/ Opt $10 Staff fee


D-Backs “Splash Pots” each time D-Back’s score a run – 3 tables are “Splashed” $50 – ALL tables are splashed $50 for a Grand Slam! Dealing blackjack 24/7 – Friday Afternoon Blackjack Tournament at 4pm - $30 buy-in Progressive Jackpots for Ultimate Texas Hold EM & Crazy 4 Poker grow daily at all 3 Casinos! The PAI GOW Progressive Jackpot was hit recently and it’s growing again.

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino 800-946-4452 Ext #7375

Chandler, AZ Mon-Thurs, Noon - NLHE, $30 buy-in, opt $10 “chip-up” no re-buys - $150 added per table Tues & Wed, 7:30pm - $1,000 added NLHE Freeze Out, $50 entry fee w/ $10 optional add-on Sun, 3:30pm, NLHE - $30 buy-in, $5 opt, $20 add-on & bonus chips for play before tournament

Baseball “Splash Pots” during selected games – Any time a run is scored – 4 tables are “Splashed” $50 – Guaranteed 12 tables will be splashed during any game

“High Hand” 4am-9am wins $100 each hour “Aces Cracked” Win a Rack, Plus $50 is Splashed on that table the next hand! “Rolling Cash Fever” Drawing every other hour 24/7, $100 min, increases by $100 if not hit – must go at 11pm on Monday Food specials: ½ price poker room menu Progressive Jackpots for Ultimate Texas Hold EM & Crazy 4 Poker grow daily at all 3 Casinos! The PAI GOW Progressive Jackpot was hit recently and it’s growing again.

at the break for added chips

NEW “Quads or Better” Starts at $50, up by $25 a day till hit – “Straight Flush” starts at $100 up by $50 per day till hit! Royal Flush starts at $200 up $50 per day till hit! “ACES CRACKED” spins the wheel - win up $300 Early Bird Chips” for live play before any tournament - 1st & 2nd place at final table qualify for the “Tournament of Champions” FREE ROLL each quarter.


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gaming news MEXICAN POP LEGEND RETURNS TO TUCSON! Fresh from the release of her latest album, Mexican pop icon Gloria Trevi is returning to the Diamond Center on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 as part of her “El Amor” World Tour. Tickets are on sale now through Star Tickets and at the casino Rewards Center. Born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, Gloria Trevi was determined to be a star from a very young age. She got her start with the girl group “Boquitas Pintadas” in 1985 and began her solo career three years later. Her rebellious spirit, ironic social criticism, and unique commercial savviness quickly blossomed into an international sensation, reaching millions of fans in Mexico, the U.S. and across Latin America. Her unconditional surrender to the music and her fans made her the most outstanding pop music icon of the 90s and one of the most talented, respected, and admired singer-songwriters of Latin pop. She has sold more than 30 million records, and her latest album, Inmortal, goes on sale today. Inmortal is a live album that means a great deal to Gloria Trevi, who made history in the Arena Monterrey, filling it to capacity with fans who sang along with the rhythm of her classic songs, more recent material, and some delightful surprises.


“WHEEL” BIG WINNER AT DESERT DIAMOND The album includes songs from her acclaimed album El Amor and unforgettable hits that have marked Gloria’s career as the Queen of Pop, plus two previously unreleased tracks: DIMELO AL REVES and QUITAME LA ROPA. DIMELO AL REVES will make its radio debut throughout the United States on June 17. Treena Parvello, Director of Public Relations and Communications for the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, said “This September, don’t miss your chance to see genuine Latin pop icon Gloria Trevi at a fantastic concert for the whole family! Get your tickets early, because they are sure to go fast!” Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment with three locations in Southern Arizona (Tucson, Sahuarita, and Why) and one in the West Valley, is owned and operated by the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, an enterprise of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Additional information can be found at or by calling 866-DDC-WINS. Follow Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment on Twitter (@ DiamondCasinos) and on Facebook (/DDCAZ).

Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment’s latest big jackpot winner won $764,684 on May 17 at the Tucson location on IGT’s Wheel of Fortune Jackpot 7s slots. This spectacular win comes less than two weeks after another large jackpot win at Desert Diamond’s Sahuarita location; that guest won $112,500 on May 6 playing IGT Triple Stars slots. Treena Parvello, Director of Public Relations and Communications for the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, said, “We always love seeing our guests win big! May has turned out to be a great month for large jackpot winners—first $112,500 and now $764,684! We can’t wait to see who our next big winner will be at Desert Diamond Casinos!” Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, with three locations in Southern Arizona (Tucson, Sahuarita, and Why) and one in the West Valley, is owned and operated by the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, an enterprise of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Additional information can be found at or by calling 866-DDC-WINS. Follow Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment on Twitter (@DiamondCasinos) and on Facebook (/DDCAZ).

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Casino Del Sol Celebrates 22 Years With Weekend-Long Bash July marks the 22nd anniversary of Tucson’s premier entertainment destination, Casino Del Sol, and the award-winning casino resort is throwing a celebration for the books! Packed with extraordinary events and epic entertainment, this is a party you won’t want to miss. Let’s get it started on July 1 when the amazing Black Eyed Peas tribute band, Black Eyed Tease covers the hip hop group’s many multiplatinum hits in the Casino Del Sol Event Center.

Then on July 2, the king of Latin pop, Enrique Iglesias takes the stage at AVA Amphitheater at 8 p.m., performing his chart-topping singles such as “Bailamos,” “Hero,” and “I Like It.” On July 3, watch the sky catch fire with an incredible fireworks display at AVA. This free, all ages fireworks show also includes food specials, music, and more! Doors open at 7 p.m., and the event begins at 8 p.m.


On July 4, “Rock and Roll All Nite” with a double dose of KISS! At 8 p.m., KISS will perform live at AVA, the most intimate venue they’ll play on their 2016 “Freedom to Rock” Tour. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see one of the world’s most famous rock bands perform their hits such as “Shout It Out Loud” and “I Was Made for Lovin’ You.” After the concert, head to the Casino Del Sol Event Center for MiniKiss, a high energy KISS tribute band of little people, starting at 11 p.m.! For more information on Casino Del Sol’s spectacular 22nd birthday weekend, visit or call 1-855-SOL-STAY (765-7829).

entertainment Apache Gold Casino Resort

(5 miles East of Globe on Hwy 70) 1-800-272-2438 The POINT Sports Bar & Grill: Big screens to watch sports & more! OUTDOORS: Sun July 3rd – The All American Tribute and Fireworks Show With Blue Moon Swamp (John Fogerty/ CCR Tribute Band) Born Jovi (Tribute to Bon Jovi) & “You Got Lucky” (Tom Petty Tribute Band) PLUS the Biggest Fireworks display in Eastern Arizona San Carlos Event Center: The Point Sports Bar: Live bands on weekends – June 18 – Chaka & Friends

BlueWater Resort and Casino

11300 Resort Dr., Parker 1-888-243-3360 BlueWater Showroom: June 25 – CAGE RAGE 11 BlueWater Amphitheater: Call for updated summer concert lineup Dig Lounge: DJs/live bands & Sports on the big screens River’s Edge Cantina: Sports on the big screens

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101 at McKellips, Scottsdale 480-850-7734 Showroom: June 24 & 25 - LA.VATION (U2 Tribute Band) July 1 & 2 – Iron Maidens (Iron Maiden all female Tribute Band) July 15 & 16 – Strange Days (Doors Tribute)


July 22 & 23 – Pick Your Poison (Poison Tribute Band) July 29 & 30 – Fooz Fighters (Tribute to the Foo Fighters) Aug 5 & 6 – Chicago Experience featuring Kenny Cetera Aug 19 & 20 – Rock & Roll-Over (Kiss Tribute) Aug 26 & 27 – Visions of Fleetwood Mac Arizona Room Patio Grill: Mon - Chad Freeman and Redline (8pm) Tues– Trivia Tuesdays - $1,000 up for grabs (register 5:30-6:30 - action starts at 7pm) Wed - Country dance instruction with Laina Lee, (6-8pm) Daisy Train at 8pm Thurs - Latin Fire Dance Night w/Dance Lessons (6-8pm) Rhythm of the Sun Band at 8pm Fri - Superhero Band at 8pm Sat - Live bands like; Neon, Shining Star or JJ’s Band Bingo Hall: Fri & Sat at Midnight, L-8 Nite Bingo! Music, light show & dancing w/ host Corina & DJ Kenji!

Casino Del Sol

5655 W. Valencia Rd. Tucson 520-838-6506 AVA Amphitheater: June 16 – Hombres G & Los Enanitos Verdes June 17 – Father’s Day Tejano Blowout w/ Michael Salgado, David Lee Garza y Los Musicales, Ron Herrera, Marquel Ledesma & Los Garcia Bros June 18 – Hombres G & Los Enanotos Verdes June 19 – Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan June 23 - “I Love the 90’s Tour” w/Young MC, Kid-N-Play, Vanilla Ice, Rob Base,

Tone Loc and Color Me Bad June 24 – Gabriel Iglesias July 2 – Enrique Iglesias (Sex & Love Tour) July 3 – FREE all ages Fireworks show at 8pm w/ food specials and music July 4 – KISS – These Rock Legends will “Rock & Roll all night” It’s their 2016 Freedom to Rock Tour Aug 17 – Brandi Carlile & Old Crow Medicine Show Aug 26 – ALICE COOPER Sept 2 – Comedian, Actor & Impressionist Frank Caliendo Sept 25 – Hank Williams Jr Event Center:

The Beach Boys

July 1 – Black Eyed Tease (Tribute to Black Eyed Peas) July 4th at 11pm – After the KISS Concert, see MINI-KISS, the tribute band of “Little People” Paradiso Bar: Free entertainment, with bands like every weekend and Tribute bands on Thursdays

Cliff Castle Casino

I-17 at exit 289 in Camp Verde 1-800-381-SLOT Stargazer Pavilion: July 25 – Un Noche De Lluvias De Estrellas2 – Featuring Banda el Recordo, Grupo Concepto & Joel Velazquez

entertainment Dragonfly Lounge: live music on weekends; June 17 & 18 – Grupo Sueno, June 24 & 25 – Aces & Eights, July 1 & 2 – Mike Reeves Band

Cocopah Casino Resort

15318 S Avenue B, Somerton, AZ (Yuma area) (928) 726-8066 Sunset Lounge: Fri & Sat - Bling Bling Karaoke River Room: The best Live bands in Arizona

Desert Diamond Casino Hotel

7350 South Nogales Hwy, Tucson 1-866-332-9467 Monsoon Night Club: Hottest Live Latin bands on weekends; June 18 - Grupo Latido, Los Gallegos June 25

The Marshall Tucker Band

Desert Diamond Casino I-19

1100 West Pima Mine Road, Sahuarita 1-866-332-9467 Diamond Center: June 18 - Kansas July 16 – CAGE RAGE at the Diamond

(MMA Fights) July 23 – Hugo Cortes (Juan Gabriel Tribute) Sept 24 – Gloria Trevi – The Como Yo Te Amo World Tour Sports Bar: Nightly Sports on big screens, plus Karaoke/DJ nightly & live bands on weekends

Fort McDowell Casino

N of Shea off Hwy 87, Fountain Hills 1-800-THE-FORT OUTDOOR EVENTS: June 25 – The Beach Boys July 4 – John Michael Montgomery w/ the biggest Fireworks Show in the area! “Lucky 7” Saloon: The top bands in Arizona every weekend; June 17 – POWERDRIVE, June 18 – Rhythm Edition, June 19 – Danny Lee & Gemini Band, June 24 – Furious George, June 25 – STR8UP Band, June 26 – The Hamptons OUTDOOR EVENTS: June 25 – The Beach Boys July 4 – John Michael Montgomery w/ the biggest Fireworks Show in the area! Bingo Hall: 1st Saturday of each month - Late Night Lunar Bingo w/ music & giveaways Updates - go to


Harrah’s Ak-Chin Resort & Casino 15406 Maricopa Rd., Maricopa 480-802-5000 THE LOUNGE: Weekends in The Lounge starting at 8pm BIG NAMES – NO COVER! July 2 – The Marshall Tucker Band Mon - Thurs (Happy Hour, 5-8pm) featuring; Western Fusion, Karen & Marcus, The Walkens Trio, Chuck E Duo, John Eric Duo, Freddie Duran Duo and others Wed (noon -4pm) featuring; Bandstand Shows, Thaddeus Rose, Silhouette or Jukebox Sun (5-9pm) Freddie Duran or Flavour POOLSIDE Every Sunday; One Gunn – One Love, Quantum, The Walkens, Desert Beach and others For updates, go to

Hon-Dah Resort and Casino

Highways 260 and 73, Pinetop 1-800-WAY-UP-HIGH Outdoor Event Center: June 24 – The 7th Annual White Mountain Bike Rally June 25 – 7th Annual White Mountain Bike Rally and Concert June 25 – The Original 70’s Rock Legends – THE GUESS WHO

entertainment Jay Leno

Cities Bar & Grille: Sunday: (10am-4pm) live Jazz during Brunch Buffet Bingo Hall: 11pm Fri & Sat - B.A.D BINGO w/ DJ “Rockin’ Rob” music, light show, bingo & giveaways

Mazatzal Hotel & Casino

1/2-mile S. of Payson on Hwy 87 1-800-777-PLAY

Cyndi Lauper

Conference Center: July 3 – Marmalade Skies (Tribute to the Beatles) Aug 26 – Hot August Nights (Neil Diamond Tribute) Sept 2 – Desperado (Eagles Tribute Band) Timbers Lounge: Free entertainment, Monday is Comedy Night, Tues-Sat, Live bands June 14 thru 18 - Groove City June 21 thru 25 – Joey Leone Band July 5 thru 9 – Ronny & the Classics July 12 thru 16 – House of Steel July 19 thru 23 – Justin Wright & High Octane


Aug 2 thru 6 – Affinity Aug 9 thru 13 – Barrio Latino Aug 16 thru 20 – Greywolf

Lone Butte Casino

202 loop at the Kyrene exit - Chandler, 1-800-WIN-GILA Lone Butte Event Center: Call for updated schedule Cascades Lounge: Mon, Tues & Fri (4-8pm) Featuring; Marty & the Party or Thaddeus Rose Fri & Sat (late night) w/ Shining Star, Rhythm Edition, Smooth Groove or Rhythm of the Sun Band

Event Center: July 2 – Mick Adams & The Stones (Greatest Rolling Stones Tribute Band) Aug 3 – The Troubadour Experience (Ultimate George Strait Tribute) Sept 3 – Desperado (Tribute to the Eagles) Oct 8 – Southbound (A Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd)


V Q LIVE: Open Wed – Sat (4pm-7pm & 9pm-1am), Featuring; Powerdrive, Rhythm of the Sun, Walkens Unplugged, Chuck E Baby, Marty & the Party , Priminition, Tyron D & the Ledge, Soundwave or Rhythm Edition Sunday’s; Mariachi Rodriguez or Mariachi Fiesta Valle Del Sol Bingo Park: Every Saturday at 11pm BINGO ECLIPSE - Bingo, DJ music, light show & giveaways

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Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino I-10 at Wild Horse Pass exit - Chandler 1-800-WIN-GILA Ovations LIVE! Showroom: June 19 – Turn the Page (Bob Seger

Tribute band), July 8 – INTOCABLE, July 22 – Rodney Carrington, Aug 5 – Kansas, Aug 13 – Jay Mohr, Aug 21 – These British Women (Tribute to the Greatest British female singers) Sept 2 – Boyz II Men, Sept 24 – Sara Evans The Lounge: Mid-day (Mon10am-3pm) w/ Jukebox 6, Swingtips or Route 66 w/ DJ Danny Davis Late night (Wed - Sun) featuring; The Walkens, Chaka & Friends, Shining Star, Rhythm of the Sun band, Smokestack Lightning or New Frequency CHROME NIGHT CLUB: Fridays & Saturdays - Arizona’s Newest Hot Spot featuring DJ Medik

Rodney Carrington Apache Spirits Lounge: Entertainment nightly Thurs - Sat (live bands, Deejays and Sporting Events)

Paradise Casino

450 Quechan Drive, Yuma 1-888-777- 4946 Sharky’s Bar & Bites: DJ or bands on weekends

Quechan Casino Resort

525 Algodones Rd, Winterhaven CA (Yuma area) 1-877-783-2426 Sidewinders Bar: Free weekend entertainment w/bands or deejays

Talking Stick Resort

Loop 101 and Indian Bend Road Scottsdale 480-850-7734 Showroom: June 24 – Tommy James & the Shondells July 22 – Robert Cray Sept 17 – Gregg Allman Grand Ballroom: July 16 - Happy Together Tour w/The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron (of Three Dog Night) Cowsills, Mark Lindsay, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap and the Spencer Davis Group Aug 5 Jay Leno Aug 12 - The FOUR PHANTOMS Oct 7 – Cyndi Lauper THE POOL AT Talking Stick Resort Sept 2 – Tedeschi Trucks Band


Sept 30 – Alice in Chains Oct 9 – ZZ Top Oct 16 - Foreigner OUTDOOR “Release” Pool Parties are back! - The fun begins every weekend Dance to internationally known dance music artists & Deejays; June 18 – Scooter & LaVelle, June 19 – SLIPPE, June 25 – R3HAB w/ Kinkat, July 2 – Armin Van Buuren Palo Verde Lounge: Live bands nightly Shadows Lounge: Bands, singles & duos featuring jazz, classic sounds of Frank Sinatra and others Degree 270 Lounge: Fri & Sat, w/the region’s best DJ’s Orange Sky Restaurant & Lounge: Live jazz

Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort 22181 Resort Blvd (I-40 @ exit 219) Flagstaff (928) 856-7200 Free Live Entertainment on weekends; June 17 & 18 – Nitro Express, June 24 & 25 – Kid & Nic Show

Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino

The West Valley Casino 51st Ave, 4 miles S. of Baseline - Laveen 1-800-WIN-GILA Event Center: June 18 – Los Pasteles Verde, July 9 – UFC 200 Cormier vs Jones (MMA) Pay per view, July 16 – Banda Pachuco

travel Fabulous Food & Fantastic Fireworks Show in Scottsdale! Don your favorite red, white and blue attire and head to Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona for the Fourth of July celebration. Both properties are honoring Independence Day with dining specials, and the entrees will put foodies in a patriotic mood after the first bite!

Orange Sky at Talking Stick Resort Guests are invited to head to the 15th floor on Sunday, July 3 and reserve a west-facing window. They’ll be able to enjoy mouthwatering fare and breathtaking views of the fireworks show at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. There will be no minimum spend requirement from 5-7 p.m. However, west window tables will have a minimum spend requirement of $100 per person from 7:30 p.m. to close. For reservation, call (480) 850-8606. Degree 270 at Talking Stick Resort Visitors can also experience the fireworks show at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on July 3rd from the comforts of Degree 270. There’s no cover charge and the lounge will be open during normal hours of operation. Wandering Horse Buffet at Talking Stick Resort Wandering Horse Buffet is offering a two-for-one lunch deal exclusively for veterans and active-duty military. To take advantage of the special, guests


will need to present a valid Veteran’s card or military ID, as well as a Players Reward Club card. Registration for a PRC card is free – just visit the Players Reward Club desk. The restaurant is honoring the Fourth of July with a special dinner menu. The holiday options will feature traditional “backyard barbecue” dishes available from 4:30-9pm Adults $20.95; children (ages 5-10) just $14 Eagles Buffet at Casino Arizona The international buffet will serve an array of eclectic dishes from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Menu items include barbecue pork ribs, fried chicken, buttered corn on the cob, chicken wings, beer battered cod, baked beans, a baked potato bar and dessert and ice cream stations. Adults $10.95; children (ages 5-12) $6 Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge at Casino Arizona A prix fixe dinner special will be available from 5 – 10 p.m. Appetizer options include grilled tenderloin sliders or a fresh berry salad. A ribeye steak with mushrooms will serve as the main course and will include sautéed mushrooms, haricot verts and garlic Parmesan baked potatoes and blackberry peach cobbler. Prix Fixe $30

The Willows Restaurant at Casino Arizona The restaurant will serve a holiday breakfast menu from 6 - 11 a.m. It will include a cinnamon roll French toast entrée complete with two eggs and a choice of ham, sausage or bacon for just $8.95. The dinner special menu available from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. and will include a barbecue chicken dinner for $8.95. A vegetable barley soup will be featured at only $3, plus you can add peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream for just $3.25. Bingo Hall at Casino Arizona The Bingo Hall is offering a mesquite spice rubbed roasted half chicken dinner from 10am to 10pm that includes jicama and cabbage coleslaw, chargrilled sweet corn, plus blueberry pie for dessert for just $8.50 Salt River Café at Casino Arizona The Café is serving a barbecue beef sandwich from 11am to 9pm. The flavorful entrée includes cheddar cheese, onion rings and a side of potato salad, cherry pie and fountain soda is included for $8.95 Arizona Room Patio Grill at Casino Arizona From 4 – 9pm, sample the red, white and blue mini nachos, followed by an eight-ounce smoked brisket sandwich with Kansas City barbecue sauce, Texas toast, corn on the cob and blackberry peach cobbler for dessert $14 Talking Stick Resort, a AAA Four Diamond Rated Resort is located in Scottsdale just east of the Loop 101 on Talking Stick Way. Casino Arizona is located in Scottsdale at the Loop 101 Freeway and McKellips.


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X-Men: Apocalypse

10 Cloverfield Lane

The first Mutant has been buried under a temple for thousands of years, when he released he is un-killable and his powers are extinction level. Meanwhile, Raven is travelling the world freeing and uniting mutants. She brings one of them, by Nightcrawler, to Professor David Ramsey Xavier’s school where she brings them information on the new threat. Apocalypse rounds up his four horsemen, including Magneto and tries to destroy the world. Naturally, the X-Men unite to stop him. There are back stories of many of the X-Men that will make a lot of the other movies make more sense. The story is too formulaic, “X-Men: Apocalypse” is just another super-hero movie.

After a car accident Michelle wakes up in a locked bare room chained to the wall. Howard tells her that he rescued her after the accident and by bringing her to this shelter he has saved her life. He tells her that we have been attacked and the air outside is deadly. Howard claims he is a prepper who saw it coming and was prepared. The other person in the shelter, Emmett, tells her he saw the attack happening and believes the story. Michelle is not so sure. While not a direct sequel to 2008’s “Cloverfield” it does take place in the same Universe. “10 Cloverfield Lane” is at times an intense edge-of-your-seat thriller while at others it’s a mystery all with a sci-fi twist. The script is perfect and the cast is ideal.

Eddie the Eagle

Alice Through the Looking Glass Alice returns from a trip around the world to find her life turned upside down. When she sees Absolem she follows him through a mirror back to Wonderland. Once there she finds that things have changed, it seems the Hatter has lost his muchness. Mirana, the March Hare and everyone ask Alice to talk to him, telling her that she is the only one he will listen to. She gives it a try but it only gets worse. With help she steals a machine from Time and goes to the past to set things right. There is not as much action nor as much absurdness as “Alice in Wonderland” but it is a better film. The effects are spectacular and the story is compelling. 28 ARIZONA PLAYER June 2016

All his life Eddie wanted to be an Olympian. As a child he practiced various sports repeated but unfortunately, he was not very athletic. He persisted and finally found a sport that he could qualify for the Winter Olympics. He discovers that there was no one on the British Ski Jumping team so he finds a trainer and sets out to be the only one. While the officials do not want him and keep changing the requirements with lots of training and hard work he makes the ‘88 Olympics and becomes a national hero. “Eddie the Eagle” is inspiring and hilarious.

London Has Fallen

When the British Prime Minister dies suddenly the leaders of the western world converge on London to attend the funeral, including the President of the United States. Security is high but not high enough when a coordinated attack by assailants who have infiltrated the police brings London to its knees. While the other leaders are killed President Asher is saved by Mike Banning, the head of his secret service detail, and they go on the run to safety. This sequel to “Olympus Has Fallen” is better than the original. The story is just as unbelievable but the action is non-stop. David Ramsey is the President and co-founder of the Phoenix Film Critics Society and a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (The Critics Choice Awards). Watch his reviews on the CBS 5 Morning News every Friday between 5:30 and 6:30am and on ABC-15’s “Sonoran Living Live” every other Friday. Read more of his DVD reviews at Contact him at David@


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BlueWater Casino - Parker

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Casino Del Sol - Tucson

Daily; 2pm (Early Birds at 1:30pm) & 7pm (Early Birds at 6:30pm) BINGO PLAYOFFS! Bingo winners Are invited to Playoffs on Saturday to play 5 special games that pay $500 each! JUST ADDED: March 23 Evening Session $ 20,000 Bingo Bash w games paying $1,199 PLUS the final game pays $10,000!

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Tony has been running a barber shop in the downtown area for decades and has dozens of regulars that stop by every few weeks. Last week he saw a new face open the front door to his shop, look around at the folks sitting in chairs and asked “Hey Tony…how long?” Tony scanned the room, then said “About one hour, maybe 90 minutes at most” The guy shook his head up and down and said “OK” then closed the door and walked away. A few days later the very same guy pops open the door and asks, “Hey Tony, How long’s the wait?” Tony surveys the shop, counts on his fingers and yells back “Maybe 45 minutes or so” The guy replied “Sounds good” then closes the door and heads down the street. When the same goof ball came by again a few days later Tony was more than a bit annoyed. The fellow opened the door and called out “Hey Tony, my good man, How long before you can get me in? Looking a bit miffed, Tony calmly said “Maybe 30 minutes….will that

work for you?” The guy smiled and said “That should be perfect” Tony looked over at the Shoe repair guy Geno who rented space in his shop and yelled to him “Hey Geno, do me a favor, follow that joker, and find out where he goes, he’s really pissin’ me off – does that idiot ever plan on comin’ in for a haircut? Geno takes off, and returns in about 15 minutes, then goes directly to his shoe repair desk. Tony yells “Geno, did you follow that guy?” “Yea I did” said Geno – “Well…did you find out where he goes?” questioned Tony “Yea I did” Geno calmly answered Tony was now getting upset “Geno, then tell me where the hell does this moron go?” Geno took a deep breath, hesitated and replied……“Tony, he goes to your house!”

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