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Contents JULY

DEPARTMENTS 04 EDITOR’S NOTE 06 PLAYERS TALK 08 GREAT GAMES 15 GAMING NEWS 22 ARIZONA LOTTERY 24 WINNING WAYS 26 FEATURE STORY 28 CASINO DINING 32 TRIBAL NEWS 34 TRAVEL—LAUGHLIN 38 CASINO ENTERTAINMENT 40 CASINO NIGHTLIFE 41 FUN FACTS 42 HOT DEALS 44 CASINO BINGO DIRECTORY

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FORT MCDOWELL CASINO EXPERIENCE THE BEST AT THE FORT!

48 SAMI’S SMACKDOWN 50 CASINO DIRECTORY

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JULY’S HOT NEW SLOTS FROM ALL OVER ARIZONA

TURNING AN IDEA INTO ACTION AT HARRAH’S

BETTING ON GLUTEN-FREE AT THE CASINOS

Including Casino Arizona & Talking Stick Resort, Desert Diamond, Paradise Casino, and Cocopah Casino.

Harrah’s Ak-Chin recognizes one outstanding employee for his innovative efforts.

The sticky truth about gluten and what some casinos are doing to provide gluten-free dining options.

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EDITOR’S NOTE

Your Authority On Everything Gaming VOLUME 05 • ISSUE 07 PUBLISHER Chris Höft chris@azgamingguide.com MANAGING DIRECTOR Elizabeth Torma liz@azgamingguide.com

Endless Options For Gaming & Entertainment During the early 1990s, several tribes were operating casinos in accordance with the Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988. However, at that time, the governor of Arizona opposed gaming and refused to sign compacts into law. Unannounced, raids of FBI agents were ordered on five casinos. On May 12, 1992, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation did a victorious stand-off with the government. Their persistence paved the way for Indian gaming in Arizona. Take a look at this month’s article featuring Fort McDowell and everything that casino has to offer. Our second feature takes a look at Harrah’s Ak-Chin and their efforts in Going Green! Our “Great Games” section is filled with new slots arriving on casino floors this month. We also examine gluten-free options at the casinos in “Dining” and give you the latest scoop on hot deals, entertainment, news, and much more! Please visit us at: www.facebook.com/ArizonaGamingGuide, become part of our community and share your thoughts and experiences with others who also love the same casino games you do. You can sign up for our e-newsletter and find current and back issues of AZ Gaming Guide on our website at www.azgamingguide.com. Let me know what you think of our July issue and have fun! Cheers!

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Copyright © 2013 The Arizona Gaming Guide. All rights reserved. The Arizona Gaming Guide (AGG) presents casino industry and gaming related facts as well as personal opinions and expects the reader to make his or her own decisions. All responses to reader posts, e-mails and letters are to be considered as advice only. AGG accepts no responsibility and no liability for any actions of our readers based on the articles and advertisements presented within this publication. All pictures, images, logos, trademarks and trade names, etc. are the sole property of their respective owners. You must be 21 or older to gamble. Please play responsibly. Help is available at 1.800.NEXT.STEP or problemgambling.az.gov.

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PLAYERS TALK

Q&A On Everything Gaming

Q: Why don’t the Arizona (Indian) casinos have craps tables? Some have craps machines but no tables. Maryalyce Skree—Sun City West, Arizona

reel strip background generally changes as well, to the point that some manufacturers actually write the word “BONUS” across the reel strips to avoid any confusion.

A: Maryalyce, there are no craps tables because back in 2003 they were not included in the Tribal-State gaming compacts that were approved by Arizona voters as part of Proposition 202 which established a state-wide framework for regulated tribal gaming in Arizona. Fortunately, there are companies out there that produce electronic craps, roulette, sic-bo, blackjack, poker, etc. so casinos can offer these games as "slot machines" when they can't offer them as table games. Plus, as electronic games, there is no need for dealers, physical chips, dice, cards, etc. They are much more efficient and cheaper to operate!

Q: I play keno on the machines, not live keno. My favorite game is Cleopatra Keno. Would you be able to tell me what’s the best number of spots to mark to win? Also, I was wondering if the result of a game depends on where you mark your spots. Any recommendations on what patterns to do? Thank you. Cindy Kruskowski—Mesa, Arizona

Q: Sometimes I feel like the slot games I play don’t act the same when I’m in a bonus. I really think that the “free games” bonuses are programmed differently than the regular games. Is it possible for the game to change when you’re in a free games bonus? My friend and I have different opinions about this. Debbie Robles—Phoenix, Arizona A: Yes, absolutely! Free games bonuses can be divided into two categories: free games that use the existing reel strips from the base game and free games that use bonus reel strips. When mathematicians program a game, sometimes they change the reel strips of a bonus to be able to control the volatility and hit frequencies. In other words, they can make winning combinations more likely (or less likely) to occur, introduce more (or less) wilds, and even make retriggering a bonus more probable (or less probable). In order to distinguish the bonus reel strips from the existing reel strips used during base game play, regulations in several major gaming jurisdictions, including Arizona, require a visible difference in the symbols used on the bonus reel strips. In addition, a clear statement should be displayed somewhere on screen, on the game, and in the help screen indicating that a change in reel strips has taken place during the free games. In most cases, if you look closely, the symbols have been flipped horizontally and some color change has happened as well. The

A: Hopefully you are talking about the original Caveman Keno on IGT’s older multi-game slot machines and not the new version (which has a drastically different pay table), marking 7 spots is your best bet. One of the most common settings forces the pays for the 7 spot game to be 1 credit for 3 hits, 3 credits for 4 hits, 13 credits for 5 hits, 255 credits for 6 hits, and 2,000 credits for 7 hits. Generally, this 7 spot game has the highest payback percentage in comparison to all the other spots you can play. In addition, the pay for hitting all of the spots is 2,000 credits, the highest non-multiplied award regardless of the number of spots played. Furthermore, your chances of being awarded this win are just under 1 in 45,000 whereas the other spots of 8, 9, and 10 have odds that are about 6X, 30X, and over 200X worse than those for the 7 spot game. The long-term payback for this game is approximately 93.68% and has overall odds of winning once every 4.23 spins. On average, every time you win you are winning just under 4 credits which helps to extend your play session. We estimate that 100 credits is a good bankroll to use in order to try this game. In the long run, you have a good chance of hitting 6 out of 7 spots when you play through all of the initial bankroll for a base pay of 255 credits. To answer the second part of your question, the game’s outcome is not dependent on where you mark your spots. The smart play is to pick a system and remain consistent to avoid any frustration. My team and I enjoy playing video keno very much and we tend to group the spots into a box or we just play rows or columns, but once we choose the pattern we don’t change it! $

ASK THE EXPERTS and get a $25 gas card if we decide to print your question! Do you have a question for our staff of casino gaming industry professionals and slot experts? Write us with your questions and comments in any area of gaming and we will make every attempt to publish a response in upcoming issues. Space is limited so we are unable to print every letter or e-mail we receive. Please include your name and mailing address with all correspondence. Mail to: Arizona Gaming Guide PO BOX 20636 Mesa, AZ 85277 or E-mail to: editor@azgamingguide.com.

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GREAT GAMES

New Slots—Scottsdale

Casino Arizona & Talking Stick Resort

Sumo Kitty By Bally Coming to Talking Stick Resort during the month of July is Sumo Kitty by Bally Technologies. This new game on Bally’s stunning ALPHA Pro V32 iDeck cabinet utilizes a 32 in. screen and includes a new UWin feature which sends one of three random bonus games to the iDeck LCD button panel. During the UWin feature, players either spin a horizontal wheel or select from objects for a chance to win up to 25X their total bet. The base game consists of a four-by-five screen with four symbols on each of five reels. All wins are paid as scatters with 1,024 ways to win. The base game also includes Bally’s Super Hot Zone play mechanic where an overlay descends over portions of the screen as the reels are spinning. Every reel covered by the hot zone when the reels come to rest becomes wild (except for the bonus triggers). The free games feature, also known as the Sumo Battle bonus, is triggered when three scattered Sumo symbols appear on reels one, three, and five. Players select from one of three options: 20 free games with possible multipliers of 2X, 3X or 5X, 10 free games with possible multipliers of 5X, 7X or 10X, or five free games with possible multipliers of 10X, 12X or 20X! When the Super Hot Zone overlay appears on the reels during the free spins, the comical Sumo Kitties battle and reveal the point multiplier amount. For same game play mechanics but different graphics, make sure to try Bally’s Winner Winner Chicken Dinner also available this month at Talking Stick Resort.

Quick Hits Fever By Bally Players can catch the “fever” at Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona this month playing Bally’s new Quick Hits Fever games with two classic titles: Quick Hit Black Gold Free Game Fever and Quick Hit Triple Blazing Sevens Free Game Fever. Fans of the original Quick Hits games will still enjoy the fivelevel quick hitting progressives and the free games with a twist! When three bonus symbols land on the reels, the excitement begins with 10 free games awarded. Players choose tiles to reveal free game options including a 2X multiplier, a 3X multiplier, Locking Wilds, or Quick Hit Fever. Once three of the same tiles are chosen, that free game feature is awarded. The 2X and 3X multipliers offer double and triple the credits awarded throughout the free games. In Locking Wilds, ever wild symbol that appears on reels two, three, four, and five during the free games “locks” and remains in place throughout the duration of the free games. Quick Hit Fever creates stacks of Quick Hit symbols during the free games on reels two, three, and four, offering an increased chance to be awarded a Quick Hit tiered-award of up to eleven Quick Hit symbols and 7,500X total bet!

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Scottsdale—New Slots

GREAT GAMES

Dolly Parton By IGT Country music fans will be thrilled to know that one of the greatest entertainers of all time, the Queen of Country Music, Dolly Parton, has packed her boots and guitar and is heading to both Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona this month! The Dolly Parton video slots feature IGT’s multi-layer display technology and are packed with concert videos, music and audio clips recorded by Dolly Parton herself! This 5-reel, 50-credit min bet slot is loaded with exciting interactive base game features such as the Wild Boost where all the wild symbols on the screen expand to fill the entire reel. When Bonus Boost is activated, only one symbol for the bonus is needed to trigger the free games bonus rather than three! Also, images appear over the spinning reels prompting players to pick for credit awards in Dolly’s Awards Pick bonus. And, concert videos play over the reels as they spin giving credits in the Play That Video feature. Being able to listen to favorite Dolly Parton tunes while enjoying the stacked reels and free spin bonus games is what makes this new slot filled with energy and excitement! Also coming to Casino Arizona in July is IGT’s Tully’s Treasure Hunt, a video reel edge skill-based game where players can actually control their winnings. Utilizing a joystick, the skill-based bonus has players navigating through an underwater adventure collecting gems to increase their credit awards. While at Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort, make sure to check out all their great new games by IGT as well as other manufacturers such as Aruze and Bally. $

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GREAT GAMES

New Slots—Tucson

Desert Diamond Casinos

American Idol Encore Gold By IGT Tucson’s Desert Diamond Casino will be the first casino in Arizona to install IGT’s new American Idol Encore slots this month! This 5-reel, 50-payline wide-area progressive has a 50-credit minimum bet and a 300-credit maximum bet in a penny denomination. The celebrity judges which include Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, and Randy Jackson, and host Ryan Seacrest, relive some of Idol fans’ favorite moments while delivering another standing ovation performance in this sequel slot. Filled with exciting bonuses, wild features, multipliers, and even clips from the television show, American Idol Encore is sure to be a hit with slot enthusiasts! When the virtual Spin Magic Wheel appears randomly, one of four immersive base game features is triggered: Wild reels that randomly turn entire reels wild, Minors to Wilds where each occurrence of a game symbol that’s either a musical note or a treble clef turns wild, Random Multipliers where the payout of the base game spin is multiplied by the number indicated on the wheel, and Judges Pay where each occurrence of a judge symbol becomes a scatter that’s assigned a random credit value. All scatter pays and line pays for the spin are added together and awarded to the player. When the bonus is triggered, players will choose one of three Golden Tickets to determine one of three thematic bonuses: Text To Vote bonus where players type on the interactive keypad to win credits, Judges Wheel Spin bonus where players select televisions that award pointers to increase wheel multipliers for the virtual wheel spin, and Sing For Your Life bonus where players choose a singer and then collect credits, multipliers, and more if their singer becomes a final contestant. American Idol, called the most impactful show in the history of television, is a brand exclusive to IGT. What sets this slot game apart from others is IGT’s multilayer display technology which makes for a truly engaging, 3D experience. Just listen for the cheering and applause and you’ll be able to find the American Idol Encore Gold slots right away on the casino floor!

Wheel of Fortune By IGT Dazzling Gems

High denomination players who love progressives and are fans of Wheel of Fortune will be razzled and dazzled with IGT’s new Wheel of Fortune Dazzling Gems slot! The Virtual Video Reel bonus is triggered with max bet and offers players the chance to win credits, free games, or one of fifteen progressives! When the wheel lands on one of three progressive gem wedges players will pick one of five pouches that empty gems onto the screen. The number of gems to fall out of the pouch determines the progressive award! Desert Diamond Casinos is the first in Tucson to offer their patrons this slot, but this game is sure to make its way to casinos all across the state very soon. $

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GREAT GAMES

New Slots—Yuma

Paradise Casino

Monopoly Legends By WMS Paradise Casino recently installed Monopoly Legends, a new WMS slot that combines the beloved Monopoly classic with players’ favorite themes such as Jackpot Party, Zeus, Reel ‘em In and Goldfish. Monopoly Legends is unlike any other game on casino floors! It has a brand new one-of-a-kind base game called Diamond Anyway that includes a reel array that pays both left-to-right and right-to-left. Players can get up to a 180X multiplier on a 7-of-a-kind pay. Plus, the base game feature fills the middle reel with wilds when the symbols on the first and last reels match! The exciting Monopoly Wheel bonus is designed to trigger frequently (80 spins on average) to give players a spin of the Monopoly wheel which can award one of four WMS classic-themed bonus games: Zeus bonus where a special Mr. Monopoly appears and turns reels 3 and/or 5 wild, Jackpot Party bonus where players pick presents to find properties awarding credits with all properties of the same color having a 3X multiplier, Reel ’em In bonus where players cast their reels and catch fish for credit prizes up to a 10X multiplier, and Gold Fish bonus where up to five different fish features are randomly activated on each spin to change reels or symbols wild, add multipliers up to 10X, award credits and more!

Rapunzel, Cheers, & Kiss By WMS New to Paradise Casino’s floor is Rapunzel, the follow-up to the popular Alice games by WMS. Two distinct themes, Gothel and Rapunzel, share three random features that can be triggered on any base game spin which will award multipliers, wild symbols and the chance to fill up the screen with wild reels! Each theme also contains unique free spin and re-spin bonus rounds. KISS and Cheers are two more licensed games by WMS that have made their way into casinos all across Arizona and recently to Yuma’s Paradise Casino. The KISS slot is certainly built to entertain! The base game awards up to three bonus reel sets on any spin all juiced with the low-paying symbols removed, extra wild symbols and wild reels. And, the modern take on the picking bonus really makes for a rockin’ good time! Exciting wheel-based features combine with clips from the show in the new Cheers slot. Five wheel symbols award spins of the Lucky Round bonus where players have a chance of triggering a mini-bonus or a multiplier of up to 100X awarded Cheers Credits. Landing just three wheel symbols in the same spin during free games banks credits toward a spin on the Lucky Round wheel bonus at the end of the free spins. $

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Yuma—New Slots

GREAT GAMES

Cocopah Casino

The Twilight Zone By IGT Cocopah Casino in Somerton, near Yuma, has one of the most unique and enjoyable slot floors in all of Arizona. There’s always a solid mix of favorite slot classics that can’t be found in most casinos anymore as well as new, exciting titles that have just been released. Twilight Zone, by IGT, is one of the latest games recently installed at Cocopah. Players will have one of the most entertaining and eerie experiences playing Twilight Zone. Game symbols such as a door, clock, eye, and spinal cord tie into the macabre and unexpected twists from the popular TV series. This classic science fiction hit is reborn during seven cinematic bonuses that have players winning credits, extra spins, multipliers, and even choosing their own volatility! Another game by IGT just installed at Cocopah Casino is Family Guy. Mayan Chief, Heavenly World, Lion Festival, Money Blast, and China Shores are all new titles by Konami that are ready for play as well. And, fans of WMS’ Wizard of Oz will be thrilled to know that their latest version of the game is also live! On June 27, Cocopah Casino also opened an Ultimate Texas Hold’em progressive with a minimum progressive jackpot of $5,000. $

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GAMING NEWS

Arizona Department of Gaming is Not Amused!

Aristocrat Licenses AMC’s

“The Walking Dead” Engrossing New Video Slot Coming To Casinos Fall 2013 Zombies are about to take over casinos all across America, because slot manufacturer, Aristocrat Technologies, has inked a licensing agreement to bring AMC’s hot monster hit “The Walking Dead” to casinos starting in early fall 2013 which will be coinciding with the launch of the series’ highly anticipated fourth season. The thrilling and chilling new slot game puts players right in the middle of the show’s gritty post-apocalyptic world that includes stunning video clips and images from the show.

Agents from the Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG), with assistance from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, recently did a sweep of illegal gaming devices at locations all throughout Phoenix and Tucson. They served simultaneous warrants at an array of locations including grocery stores, shopping centers, and a private residence. Agents seized approximately 24 gambling devices worth an estimated value of $132,000, a vehicle, $12,000 in merchandise and over $16,594 in cash. The investigation began when ADG received an anonymous call regarding several suspected illegal gambling devices in Phoenix and Tucson. Arizona gambling statutes indicate that prizes in “amusement” gaming devices cannot be offered as a lure to separate players from their money. Undercover ADG agents confirmed the devices were operating illegally with prizes such as gift cards, iPads, TVs, Kindles, Play Stations and other electronic devices. The seized machines are now being further inspected as they may also have been manipulated to not allow a player a chance to win until a certain number of losses were reached, which is also a violation of the statutes. “There’s a big difference between amusement gaming and illegal gambling,” said Mark Brnovich, Director of the ADG. Although portrayed as amusement-type devices, these machines were engaged in separating consumers from their money with lavish prizes, some too big to even fit in them,” added Brnovich. Evidence gathered by ADG agents suggests possible violations including: possession of gambling devices, benefitting from gambling, promotion of gambling, and possession of gambling records. As the investigation continues, additional charges may be filed by the Attorney General’s office. No arrests have been made at this time. To report suspected illegal gambling, contact your local police department or ADG at 602.255.3888.

Since its debut in October 2010, “The Walking Dead” has become the most watched TV drama in cable TV history. The season three finale set rating records, attracting 12.4 million viewers total, with 8.1 million viewers between the ages of 18 and 49. “Capitalizing on the show’s dedicated following, we have designed a game that will appeal to the show’s audience,” said Dallas Orchard, Aristocrat’s Vice President of Gaming Operations. $

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GAMING NEWS

$54,666 Bad Beat Poker Jackpot Hits At Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

Winning a hand with four kings is a pretty good bet. However, as Glendale resident Thomas Reynolds (pictured on the right above) discovered recently, losing that hand can be much more rewarding. The Valley resident took home the largest share of a $54,666 jackpot when his unlikely loss triggered the progressive jackpot at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino. Reynolds’ four kings were beat by another player’s king high straight flush at the table. Called a “bad beat” because of the incredibly low probability of losing the hand, it turned into one of the best beats Reynolds could have hoped for. The Bad Beat progressive jackpot at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino was at $54,666 when Reynolds’ four kings were beaten and the amazing jackpot was split between the nine players at the table with Reynolds taking home the largest share. $

“You can’t lose what you don’t put in the middle, but you can’t win much either!” - Matt Damon, “Rounders”

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GAMING NEWS

Hotel Lobby At Harrah’s Ak-Chin

Turning ideas into

Action

Harrah’s Ak-Chin recognizes one outstanding employee for his innovative efforts By Katie Snyder

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nergy efficiency has become a goal for most businesses. It’s not often that environmental solutions are framed as economic investments. But in Maricopa, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort is doing just that—doubling down on one employee’s innovations, benefitting their bottom line and bettering the environment too.

“While there are clearly defined environmental benefits, there are also significant dollar savings by improving the energy efficiency of your property,” said Robert Livingston, general manager at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort. Jonathan Schultz, a maintenance technician at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort, was recently recognized as a Chairman’s Award winner, which honors employees that display

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exemplary service and demonstrate an outstanding commitment to the Harrah’s brand. The Chairman’s Award also recognizes employees who demonstrate the best customer service and who serve as role models, not only for co-workers, but throughout the Maricopa community. The idea to help Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort become a more green property came more than 2½ years ago when Schultz was first hired as a maintenance technician at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort, and right away he saw an opportunity that he just couldn’t pass up. “From day one, I realized the amount of energy being used on a day-to-day basis,” said Schultz. “With my electrical background and knowledge of buildings, I knew there was something I could do to help.” It wasn’t long before Schultz had a solution. After analyzing current costs and energy use, he devised a plan that would use modern, more efficient technology to help regulate temperature and properly maintain electrical equipment throughout the property - ultimately saving the casino resort thousands of dollars each year.

How did he do it? “As part of the plan, I started by reevaluating all the slot machines on the casino floor to make sure they were properly installed and not overloading the circuits,” explained Schultz. “Implementing a temperature control system and installing new LED light bulbs also helped with the energy conservation efforts and cutting costs.” And he didn’t stop there. He also replaced the propane heater that was being used with an electric heater that runs on a timer, changed the way the kitchen receives hot water, in turn saving electricity, and even installed metering devices to control water use on dishwashers in the casino’s three restaurants. Overall, the use of the new modern technology and green initiatives helped the casino resort save nearly $60,000! This consisted of conserving approximately 75,000 kilowatts of electricity at the price of $46,000, as well as 658,000 gallons of water, which saved an additional $12,000. And all this is just for one year. “When an individual helps a business take steps to save energy, reduce waste and conserve water, all those efforts, no matter how big or small, add up. As we can see, Jonathan’s efforts have made a difference at Harrah’s, and hopefully have inspired others to look and to improve their community as well.” said Livingston. Becoming more “green” has long been a goal for the Harrah’s brand. In 2007, Harrah’s, as part of the larger Caesars Entertainment Corporation, adopted sustainability goals for all their properties. The initiatives included carbon emissions reduction, energy conservation, renewable energy, alternative fuels, water consumption, waste diversion and recycling. Since then, efforts by the Caesars Entertainment Corporation properties have earned the company numerous awards as well as the reputation as an environmental leader in the hospitality industry. “Harrah’s as a company has a commitment to making a positive change in the communities we serve,” said Livingston. “Thanks to Jonathan’s innovative efforts, those of our other Chairman’s Award winners and our CodeGreen employee program we are able to do just that.” Casinos are unique in that they fully operate 24-hours a day. Between the gaming, dining and lodging, casinos can consume a lot of energy in the communities they are located. Over time, Schultz’s innovations will not only help better the environment and create less waste, but reduce cumulative energy costs, potentially saving the casino millions of dollars. “It’s hard to know where you can improve unless you can really see where you are using or wasting the most,” said Schultz. Continued on page 20 azgamingguide.com | July 2013 | Arizona Gaming Guide

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According to Schultz, any business can cut down on waste and improve their bottom line if they want, but they need to start by analyzing costs and energy consumption. His recommendations for other businesses? Start off small. “Making your business more sustainable doesn’t have to be as elaborate as utilizing alternative forms of energy,” said Schultz. “Doing even the littlest things like recycling, remembering to turn out the lights or not letting sinks run can help significantly.” Schultz suggests: Print less to help cut costs on paper, maintenance and ink. Refill old ink cartridges instead of buying new. Go paperless in the office – it is 2013! Keep lights turned off in unoccupied areas. Use water saving equipment instead of water bottles to help cut down on the amount of plastic being thrown away. Shut down computers at the end of the day. And of course, it always helps if you can get the whole office involved.

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“Being more sustainable and green makes for better business and a better community,” said Schultz. “There are always more things we can be doing to help make our businesses operate more efficiently.” With several more innovations on the way, Schultz is looking forward to connecting employees and customers to raise awareness about the on-going sustainability efforts at Harrah’s AkChin Casino Resort. He hopes to continue implementing new energy-efficient products and green initiatives as the company and technology advances. $


ARIZONA LOTTERY

Winners & Jackpots

Queen Creek Resident Claims $1 Million Powerball® Prize

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n Saturday, June 8, Valerie Sanchez decided to get her Powerball tickets from her car and check them for the draw on May 18. She received the surprise of her life when she saw that one of the ten lines she purchased was a $1 million winner! Sanchez is a resident of Queen Creek and the last of three second prize winning tickets to be claimed from the record-breaking $590.5 million Powerball jackpot!

Sanchez is still in a state of shock, but plans to pay off her bills and get a new car. She will decide what to do with the rest of her winnings after she talks to her financial advisor. Her advice to other Lottery players is to “check your tickets!” The winning ticket was purchased at the Chevron located at 1990 S. Alma School Road in Chandler. This is the 24th $1 million Powerball second prize winning ticket sold in Arizona since $2 Powerball launched in January 2012. Fifteen co-workers from Safford, Arizona also held one of the three second prize winning tickets for the record-breaking $590.5 million Powerball jackpot. Calling themselves “The Safford Fortunate 15,” Donna Talley, Wendy Layton and Gloria Ogas claimed the group’s winning tickets at the Lottery Office in Phoenix. Each member of the lucky pool received a check for $46,666.90 after taxes. Talley purchased the winning Quick Pick ticket at the Giant Service Station located at 300 E. U.S. Hwy. 70 in Safford. She received a call from a co-worker saying they had five matching numbers the morning after the draw. When she walked into the store after church on Sunday to check the tickets, the clerk said, “We’ve been waiting for you!” The redesigned $2 Powerball game offers quite a number of appealing features to players, including better overall odds and jackpots that grow bigger, faster. The starting jackpot doubled from $20 million to $40 million and the second prize for matching all five numbers, without the Powerball, increased from $200,000 to $1 million. Players must be 21 years or older to purchase or redeem tickets. $

For more information on the Arizona Lottery, visit arizonalottery.com. For the winning numbers call 480.829.7425 in Phoenix or 520.325.9141 in Tucson. All other areas in Arizona, call 1.800.499.3798.

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WINNING WAYS

Hints & Tips

8 STRATEGIES

to stretch your bankroll int o longer play sessions

Video Keno: Basic Video Keno (not Cleopatra, Caveman, or other specialty keno games), for the most part, is a better quarter or dollar bet than the slots. Make sure to find an older IGT Game King with a good pay table. In order to extend a bankroll into a longer play session, pick six numbers to play. The long run return to player is not the best, but the better odds on catching your numbers for wins and lower volatility make a difference!

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Video Poker: For many, it’s a “must play” during each casino visit. This game, in most cases, has the lowest house margin across the slot floor. Stay away from all multi-hand games as they increase your bankroll requirements and volatility. This also applies to Multi-Strike video poker, it’s an extremely volatile game but offers a better payback percentage than other video poker games. Ultimately, a good paying Jacks or Better game is your best bet here.

Bingo: Avid bingo players already know that for a fixed buy-in, they receive a guaranteed amount of entertainment. In most bingo halls, the minimum buy-in is so low it’s peanuts compared to what most slot players consider a meager bankroll! Plus in many halls the schedule of games is arranged with breaks between sessions. Players are able to play at the casino practically all day long when a hall offers two or three sessions daily.

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addition, players may enjoy the solitude of playing at a table alone, but playing at a full table extends the time it takes to complete one hand across the entire table. Wager the minimums at full tables to extend play. For poker enthusiasts, make sure to inquire about low buy-in daily tournaments. They are a fixed expense for hours of play.

cess in arriving with a small bankroll hoping to extend their play session into hours and hours. At the very least, play the progressives without the “life changing” jackpots. Stick to the smaller jackpot systems. Look for progressive games with random entries into the jackpot game or those where even a minimum bet offers a chance to win.

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Non-Progressive Slots: Honestly, a sure bet is to play any slot made before about 2003. This means find IGT’s Cleopatra or Texas Tea, WMS’ older games like Lucky Lemmings, Aristocrat’s games are always volatile but Sun & Moon is a good compromise, as immediate “go to” games. Remember to ask a slot attendant for older games on the casino floor if they are not easy to locate.

Themed or Non-Themed Slots: Can’t wait to play Sex and the City, Wizard of Oz, Superman, Deal or No Deal, and so on? Maybe a wait is what is required! Remember that all these themes are owned by a third party, that means the slot manufacturers have to pay a license fee on top of their existing costs. Sure they are fun, but not a good choice if the bankroll is short and a long entertainment time is critical. Play the slots without the big “brand names.”

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Live Keno: No matter what anyone says or what you may read online, live keno is the last place to look for a good long term payback percentage. Live keno has some of the highest house edges in the casino gaming industry! Some games run at a 30% house edge or even higher. However, live keno is slow, very slow. The excitement factor is also pretty low as well. The game progresses in the same manner as paint drying on a humid day, but bankrolls last! $

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rizona’s original casino and premier destination is only minutes away on State Hwy 87 just outside of Fountain Hills, offering a panoramic view of the beautiful Red Mountain, the Superstition Mountains and Four Peaks. Visitors enjoy a wide array of world-class gaming options, an exquisite variety of fine dining, championship golf and some of the biggest names in entertainment. Whether it’s a tournament or a live cash poker game, you can go ”all in” at Fort McDowell Casino’s comfortable, non-smoking card room. The Fort has the best blackjack this side of Vegas with Pai Gow, Perfect Charlie, Let it Ride and more. Visit the Poker Room any day this Summer for two tournaments daily. Join the fun in No-Limit Hold’Em for your chance to win big! For the full Poker Room events and times, visit their website at fortmcdowellcasino.com/events. Fort McDowell Casino offers the widest variety of the most exciting slot machines in the entire Valley. They were the first to install a Roulette machine using a real roulette wheel! Be sure to

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join the Fortune Club so you can earn cash back just for playing your favorite games. Use your card when you play and watch your rewards pile up as you play. Membership is simple, easy, fast and it’s free! The Fort is also proud to house an award-winning, 1,200 seat state-of-the-art Bingo Hall. With games seven days a week, you can win up to $25,000 at matinee sessions and up to $50,000 in the evening. Play the game in smoke-free comfort and enjoy free beverages as well as tableside food service. Fort McDowell Casino is also the home of the newest late-night trend for Bingo enthusiasts: Lunar Bingo. An exciting and original twist on the traditional game, it combines black lights, cocktails, great music and giveaways, making for a Bingo experience unlike any other. Combine relaxation with winning by playing their live Keno. Fort McDowell Casino features payouts up to $100,000 on this fun, easy and lucrative game. The Fort offers 23 different games


of Keno, including “Speed Keno” for those who like a little faster pace of play. The Fort’s five restaurants offer an amazing variety of dining opportunities from quick snacks to full-course dining excellence. Fort McDowell Casino Fortune Club cardholders win on and off the casino floor with their spectacular specials. Starting each Tuesday in July, their famous Red Rock Buffet will offer up juicy tender prime rib for a winning price of only $6.99. The Red Rock doesn’t stop there…every Wednesday and Thursday in July they will serve the best crab legs around for a mouthwatering price of $7.99 for an all-you-can-eat buffet that will bring you back for more. In July, signature steaks with all the fixings will be served up in their classy but comfortable Café 87. Treat yourself to an unbeatable NY strip, choice of potato and a vegetable, all for an unbeatable price of only $7.99. Right next door to the Casino is AAA Four-Diamond Radisson Fort McDowell Resort. This unique resort houses 246 contemporary guestrooms designed with time-honored Native American

tradition in mind, while taking into consideration the utmost comfort and convenience. With 23,000 square feet of indoor function space, including an 18,000 square foot ballroom, Radisson Fort McDowell Resort is the perfect place for accommodating groups of all sizes. Golf enthusiast? We-Ko-Pa, the Resort’s exclusive Golf Club, was recently voted one of the Sports Illustrated Top 10 New Courses in the World. Fort McDowell Adventures offers an authentic Western experience you won’t find anywhere else, with an array of outdoor activities including river rafting, jeep tours and trail rides. It also provides a great opportunity for team building events. Eagle View RV Resort (Asah Gweh Oou-o) is the next generation of RV Resorts. Guests at the 150 state-of-theart sites will enjoy free wireless Internet access, free continental breakfast daily, on-site 24-hour security and more. Fort McDowell Casino has set the standard for excellence in gaming, dining and entertainment in the Southwest. For more info, visit fortmcdowellcasino.com or call 1.800.THE.FORT. $

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Betting On Gluten-Free The sticky truth about gluten and what some casinos are doing to provide their patrons with gluten-free dining options.

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illions of Americans suffer from poor digestive health and cope with symptoms such as bloating, abdominal discomfort or pain, constipation, diarrhea and even neurological problems that include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and lethargy on a daily basis. Doctors now know that one of the main culprits is a protein called gluten that can be found in wheat, rye, and barley. Approximately 15% of the U.S. population has gluten intolerance, but unfortunately many people are never diagnosed! Eliminating foods that contain gluten can make dreadful symptoms start to diminish almost immediately and, in some cases, disappear entirely within just a couple weeks! What exactly is gluten? The prefix of the word “gluten” actually gives away its definition. Gluten is a sticky protein composite that gives products their chewy structure. It’s also the glue that’s used to preserve food for a longer shelf life. This sneaky sticky stuff can be found in all our favorite foods such as cereal, pizza, bagels, crackers, pasta, cookies, cakes, bread and most baked goods. In fact, it even creeps up where we’d least expect it to like in ice cream, deli meats, sausages, soups, salad dressings, gravies, and even some spices such as curry powder and dry mustard powder! The key is to carefully read the food labels and recognize all the terms that directly or indirectly refer to gluten on food labels. Why is gluten bad for us? Since gluten is a glue-like substance, it sticks to the stomach lining and intestines, clogs up the colon, slows down the digestive system, weakens the immune system, and hinders the absorption of important vitamins and minerals for the body. Because gluten is also linked to inflammation in the body, several people who suffer from gluten intolerance experience inflammatory conditions like fibromyalgia, arthritis, and chronic fatigue syndrome. The fact of the matter is our guts were just not

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adapted to digest gluten and break it down into individual amino acids. And, some people are just more sensitive to the effects gluten has on the body than others. How can a person live gluten-free? Gluten is no laughing matter, especially if your body has a hard time processing it! Thanks to the increasing selection of glutenfree foods, it has become easier for people to eat healthy diets and live symptom-free. A healthy gluten-free diet consists of lean meats, healthy fats such as olive oil and avocados, fish, poultry, dairy, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains that don’t contain gluten such as brown rice, quinoa, and amaranth. Other grains considered suitable for gluten-free diets include millet, taro, and chia seeds. Alternatives to wheat flour are gram flour (derived from chickpeas), buckwheat (which is not related to wheat, in spite of its name) and nut flours (such as almond flour). Casinos introduce gluten-free options to their menus. Several casinos all across Arizona have been finding ways to provide their patrons healthier alternatives, and that includes offering gluten-free dining options. Apache Gold Casino Resort has several gluten-free items on their menu such as cherry chicken salad, pasta primavera, flat iron steak, grilled salmon and prime rib just to name a few. Guests can call ahead of time to Storytellers Steakhouse at Cliff Castle Casino Hotel and Chef Joanne will prepare a dish specifically designed for their dietary needs. She’s even gotten creative catering to walk-in requests. However, Desert Diamond Casinos truly goes above and beyond with an extensive selection of gluten-free dishes. “Our goal is to create magnificent food that leaves our guests feeling happy and fulfilled, whatever their dietary needs,” said Chef Michael Bujold. Their efforts even extend to their Employee Dining Room which will soon offer heart-healthy and glutenfree options as well!


Desert Diamond’s Gluten Gluten--Free Menu Options The Steak House (Tucson location) Located at Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment off Nogales Highway, the Steak House offers a refined chop-house style dining experience set amid the excitement of casino gaming action. Featuring several gluten-free steak and seafood specialties such as the tender bacon wrapped filets of beef with mushrooms in a tantalizing brandy-dijon mustard cream or the Himalayan salt brick ahi tuna with wasabi and pickled ginger. With a warm ambience and exceptionally flavorful culinary selection, the Steak House is sure to satisfy. Gluten-Free Options Include: Himalayan Salt Brick Ahi Tuna Desert Diamond Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Shrimp Scampi Chicken Marsala Steak Diane Kurobuta Pork Chop Pasta Primavera Agave (Sahuarita location) The Agave Restaurant, located at Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment in Sahuarita, offers a full range of culinary experiences with their “New” American Cuisine inspired menus. Choose from a varied selection of flavors including favorites like tender prime rib or lamb tenderloin as well as exotic specialties like macadamia encrusted cod, Louisiana Creole pasta, or pan seared venison. They also offer several gluten-free options, such as the cedar plank grilled salmon, crab meat stuffed prawns and the hearty New York steak. Dine in the comfortably casual, southwest atmosphere or go “al fresco” and enjoy the spectacular sunset from the courtyard facing patio - all just steps away from the exciting casino floor. Gluten-Free Options Include: Shrimp Diablo Cedar Plank Salmon Crab Meat Stuffed Prawns New York Steak Prime Rib Filet Mignon

Bet you didn’t know… Gluten is present in over-the-counter and prescription medications, vitamins, lipsticks and even the glues used on envelopes! For those people who want to (or are required to) follow a completely gluten-free diet, all products in all aspects of their lives need to be closely investigated before use!


TRIBAL NEWS

A Film Of A Tribal Story - Two Brothers. Different Worlds. One Community. By Lana Hartmann

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hot entirely on location North of San Francisco on the chosen to work on in the past and continues to work on today Indian Reservation of Big Valley Rancheria, California all pertain to furthering the awareness of the Native American experience to a broader audience. Indian tells the story of Nick Thomas (played by writer/ director Timothy Ramos), a Pomo Indian who is a successful Los Angeles “My true goal of becoming a filmradio host forced back to the reservamaker is to tell stories. Another goal is tion to help his brother Chi (played by to help educate the world about my Gil Birmingham—known for Twilight tribe and, in particular, the Native saga), and tribal leader Rich Knight American culture in general. There are (played by Gary Farmer—known for so many stereotypes and wrong imDead Man, Adaptation, The Score) lead pressions about modern day Native the Tule Lake Rancheria out of danger American culture and so very few Nafrom a seedy casino investor (played tive American filmmakers that help tell the stories, that I felt compelled to folby Mark Boone Jr.—known for Se7en, Memento, Sons of Anarchy), ultimately low this calling,” said Ramos. claiming sovereignty of their Native Chi (played by Gil Birmingham) and Rich American rights. Ramos added, “as a writer I wanted to (played by Gary Farmer), tribal leaders scoping write Nick’s story which was, for all out a neighboring Indian gaming casino with The struggles inherent on reservations intents and purposes, my story. In the intent to start up their own casino at Tule today are depicted in this day-in-thechoosing Nick’s career path outside the Lake Rancheria. life drama based on true characters and reservation, I actually went to the exevents. The film dispels current stereotreme to defy the common monosyltypes and myths about modern Native labic stereotype and so I created his American culture while also showcascharacter to be extremely talkative, ing the depths of the rich heritage that well-versed and immensely popular as thrives today. The film is truly a story a sports radio host. In radio, all you do of reunion and redemption. is talk!” His goals are to continue to keep telling stories and honor who he Timothy Ramos made his directorial is and where he comes from. “There debut with this film in addition to writare 280,000 ‘urban Indians’ that curing the script and acting as the main rently live in Los Angeles and, like me, character, Nick Thomas. One of only a they are very comfortable balancing Nick (played by Timothy Ramos), Rich (played handful of first generation Native both worlds, successfully transitioning by Gary Farmer), and Chi (played by Gil BirAmerican directors working in the from the ‘rez’ to the city without losing mingham) at the Marina, having devised a industry today and an enrolled memtheir cultural ties in the process.” counter strategy to protect the tribe using their ber of the Pomo Indian tribe of Northsovereign rights. ern California, Tim was raised on the For info on California Indian, including Big Valley Rancheria. The films and screenings and how to buy the DVD, documentary projects that Tim has visit californiaindian.com. $

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TRAVEL—LAUGHLIN

Casino Directory, Best Bets & Gaming Statistics

Photo courtesy of Las Vegas Convention & Visitor’s Authority. © Copyright Las Vegas Convention & Visitor’s Authority. All Rights Reserved.

Aquarius Casino Resort 1.800.662.LUCK or aquariuscasinoresort.com. 1,250+ Slots, No Smoking Slot Area, High Limit Slots Area, Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Live Keno, and a Race & Sports Book. Best Bet: Toby Keith—Laughlin Amphitheater—October 19. Avi Resort & Casino (owned by the Fort Mojave Tribe) 1.800.430.0721 or avicasino.com. 1,000+ Slots, Bingo, Blackjack, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Hold'em Fold'em Poker, Three Card Poker, Craps, Roulette, Poker Room, Live Keno, Race & Sports Book, and a KidsQuest. Best Bet: BERLIN feat. Terri Nunn—Sept. 14—Doors 7pm. Colorado Belle Hotel Casino Resort 1.877.460.0777 or coloradobelle.com. 750+ Slots, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, High Card Flush, Table Games, Poker Room, Live Keno, and a Race & Sports Book. Best Bet: Jeff Bridges & The Abiders—July 27—8pm. Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino 1.800.227.3849 or riversideresort.com. 1,300+ Slots, 270+ No Smoking Slot Area, High Limit Slots Area, Bingo, Blackjack, Bonus Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride, Deuces Wild Hold'em Fold'em Poker, Emperor's Challenge Pai Gow Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold'em, Craps, Roulette, Poker Room, Live Keno, and a Race & Sports Book. Best Bet: Clint Black—September 14—8:30pm. Edgewater Hotel Casino 1.800.677.4837 or edgewater-casino.com. 750+ Slots, No Smoking Slot Area, High Limit Slots Area, High Card Flush, Blackjack, Table Games, Roulette, Craps, and a Race & Sports Book. Best Bet: The Spinners—August 3—8pm. Golden Nugget Laughlin 1.800.237.1739 or goldennugget.com/laughlin. 1,000+ Slots, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Poker Room, and a Sports Book. Best Bet: Toby Keith—Laughlin Amphitheater—October 19. Harrah’s Laughlin 1.800.447.8700 or harrahslaughlin.com. 900+ Slots, No Smoking Slot Area, High Limit Slots Area, Blackjack, Bonus Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride Bonus, Pai Gow Poker, Craps,

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Roulette, Poker Room, Live Keno, and a Race & Sports Book. Best Bet: Taylor Hicks—August 29—8pm. Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall 1.800.634.3469 or pioneerlaughlin.com. 490 Slots, Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride, Craps, Roulette, and a Sports Book. Best Bet: Free getaway nights every month with points earned. River Palms Resort Casino 1.877.787.7256 or river-palms.com. 550 Slots, Bingo, Blackjack, Fortune Pai Gow Poker, Craps, Roulette, and a Sports Book. Best Bet: Golf packages available, call for info. Tropicana Laughlin Hotel & Casino 1.800.243.6846 or tropicanax.com. 1,000+ Slots, Bingo, Blackjack, Three Card Poker Progressive, Royal Match 21 Progressive, Fortune Pai Gow Poker, Mississippi Stud Progressive Poker, Let it Ride Progressive Poker, Craps, Roulette, and a Sports Book. Best Bet: The Gin Blossoms—August 31—8pm.

Laughlin’s Gaming Statistics April 2013 Slots: The loosest slots appear to have been the $25 machines, followed by 25¢, $1, Multi-Denom, $5, 5¢, 1¢, and the tightest slot was Megabucks (in that order). Table Games: In terms of table games, the data indicates all the games were far tighter than the slots during the month. In order of loose to tight, the table games are ranked as follows: Twenty-one/Blackjack, Pai Gow, Craps, Roulette, Let It Ride, and Three Card Poker. Other: Live Keno was not a good wager during the month of April as it was more than twice as tight as the tightest slot, Megabucks. The Race Books were tighter than the slots but looser than any table game. The Laughlin Sports Pools were a pretty good bet during April, about as loose as the slots. $ The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) regularly publishes statistics on gaming activity throughout Nevada according to state law and state gaming regulations. The most current information available at press time is from the month of April 2013. Directory Sources: NGCB and direct inquiries by press time. We are not responsible for incorrect, missing, or outdated information. For any updates to or inquiries regarding the information in this section, please contact us at editor@azgamingguide.com.


TRAVEL—LAUGHLIN

News

Bullhead City River Regatta

Rockets Over The River

On August 8 and 9, thousands of fun-loving water enthusiasts are expected to invade the Colorado River for this 7 th annual event. Grab an inner tube and enjoy a relaxing 8-mile drift down the river or build a creative, non-motorized themed float for this jolly extravaganza. Other events include a canoe/ paddleboard/kayak race. In the evening, relax and enjoy the activities and amenities at all the Laughlin hotel/casinos!

For the 23rd year, this extraordinary fireworks display is one of the most spectacular and exciting in the West. Just after dusk on Thursday, July 4 and Saturday, July 6, a multitude of rockets will be shot into the dark desert sky. This magnificent and dazzling display will be reflected off the swift flowing Colorado River as fabulous patriotic music is simulcast by Laughlin hotels and local radio stations. Don't miss this breathtaking event!

Nevada’s Oldest Player’s Club

Celebrates 27 Years! At The Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall In Laughlin

This July, the Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall celebrates their player’s club, The Round-Up Club, turning twentyseven years old! Back in 1986, management at the casino introduced the first player’s club in the state of Nevada. That’s right! The Pioneer in Laughlin had the Las Vegas Strip beat in offering the player’s club to their patrons. This month, the Round-Up Club has a Prize Wheel every day in July. If you earn 1,000 points in one day (by the way a $2 wager earns 1 point and 1,000 points is $5 Cash Back!) you’ll get to spin for more credits, rooms, or food. There will also be Hot Seat drawings every day (except Sundays) during the month. On Hot Seat drawing days, from 1 to 10pm, at the top of the hour the casino gives away $50 in free play. That’s $500 for the whole day! Check with the Round-Up Club for details. Plus, July 19 and 20, you won’t want to miss the $49 Video Poker Tournament with a $4,000 top prize!

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LAUGHLIN—TRAVEL

A New Lounge & Stores At The Colorado Belle... Plus, A New Look For Edgewater’s Race & Sports Book! New construction was under way at Colorado Belle and Edgewater Casino Resorts. The new projects began just as a massive 1,979 hotel room remodel and renovation at both properties was wrapping up. A lounge providing free live entertainment opened in June on Colorado Belle’s casino floor. The venue now features live bands every weekend and extends out from the Casino’s River Bar toward the casino with seating for almost 50 guests. A long-time fixture on Colorado Belle’s “D” Deck, the Marshall’s Gift Shop has moved to the Belle’s casino floor. The shop is located on the east side close to Chill!, the popular indoor/ outdoor daiquiri bar, and features gifts and sundries. William Hill, the Edgewater’s Race & Sports Book operator, has begun a refurbishing project that will give the book an all new high tech look with twelve 46” screens for odds display, 25 carrels featuring 19” screens and more space at each seat, 50 flat screens ranging from 19” to 80” for race and sports viewing, and ample seating, including seating at new granite tables. The book will remain open during the construction period.

July’s Headlining Entertainment At The Edgewater Country singer/songwriter Clay Walker headlines an All-American Independence Day Weekend celebration in the Edgewater’s E Center. Walker’s July 5 concert occurs between two nights of spectacular fireworks over the Colorado River. The E Center will host a concert by Jeff Bridges and The Abiders July 27, and R&B legends The Spinners will be featured August 3. Each concert starts at 8pm. Tickets for Clay Walker start at $22.50. Tickets for Jeff Bridges & The Abiders start at $27.50. The Spinners concert tickets start at $15. Tickets for all E Center concerts are on sale at edgewater-casino.com. Clay Walker made his country music debut in 1993 with his smash hit “What’s It To You.” Since then, he has sold over 11 million albums, had 11 No. 1 hit singles, four RIAA platinum and two gold certified albums. His current tour follows the release of his critically acclaimed 9th studio album “She Won’t Be Lonely Long.” Outside of the stage and studio, Clay recently released his first book entitled Jesus Was A Country Boy in which he shares his life’s struggles—including being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at 26—and how his faith got him through everything. Walker established Band Against MS (BAMS) in 2003 with the goal of helping others living with MS. Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges portrayed grizzled former country music legend Bad Blake in the 2009 film Crazy Heart. Following the release of Crazy Heart, Bridges, a life-long musician, collaborated with Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter/ producer T-Bone Burnett to produce the album Jeff Bridges. Bridges and his band perform music from Crazy Heart and from his albums. The Spinners have acquired twelve gold records with hits on top of both Pop and R&B charts and are one of the few groups who have four lead singers. Today, the legendary R&B group, with six Grammy nominations, includes original members Bobbie Smith, Henry Fambrough, and Pervis Jackson and are joined onstage by lead singer Charlton Washington, high tenor Harold “Spike” Bonhart and a 5-piece band. Among their hit tunes are “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love,” “Working My Way Back to You/Forgive Me, Girl,” “Then Came You,” “Games People Play” and “Cupid.” For more info call 1.800.677.4837 or visit edgewater-casino.com. $ azgamingguide.com | July 2013 | Arizona Gaming Guide

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CASINO ENTERTAINMENT

Schedule of Events Comedy Night—Jul. 20 at 7:30 and 9:30pm Los Muecas—Aug. 10 Comedy Night—Aug. 24 at 7:30 and 9:30pm Comedy Night—Sep. 21 at 7:30 and 9:30pm Easton Corbin—Oct. 12 Comedy Night—Oct. 19 at 7:30 and 9:30pm Karaoke with Bling Bling—We-Fr at 8pm La Vida Loca (Latin Music)—Fr at 9pm Variety of live music every Saturday night on the casino floor Desert Diamond Casino I—Tucson, AZ—866.332.9467 Monsoon Nightclub: Thursday Rocks! Blaze of Glory (Bon Jovi Tribute)—Jul. 25 Journey Unauthorized (Journey Tribute)—Aug. 22 Randy Linder’s CCR Tribute—Sep. 26 Groovin’ Fridays—Tucson's Funkiest Old School Dance Party! Noches Caliente—Saturdays the hottest Tex Mex and Tejano music!

John Michael Montgomery Apache Gold Casino Resort—July 6 Apache Gold Casino—Globe, AZ—800.272.2438 Cabaret Lounge: Live bands every weekend Pavillion: John Michael Montgomery—Jul. 6 BlueWater Casino—Parker, AZ—888.243.3360 Dig Lounge: Variety including live bands, karaoke & DJs—Daily at 5pm BlueWater Showroom: Gabriel Iglesias—Aug. 2. Tickets start at $60 Casino Arizona—Scottsdale, AZ—480.850.7777 The Showroom: Kissmania (Tribute)—Jul. 4-6 at 7:30pm Pettybreakers A tribute to the music of Tom Petty—Jul. 26 at 7:30pm The Arizona Room: Latin Fire Dance Nights (Learn to dance!)—Mon, Tue from 6-8pm Throwback Thursday—Thu from 9pm to 1am

Desert Diamond Casino II—Sahuarita, AZ—866.332.9467 Sports Bar: Karaoke Night in the Sports Bar—Wednesdays 7-11pm Diamond Center: Garth Brooks & Faith Hill Tribute Bands—Jul. 4 KC & The Sunshine Band—Aug. 3 The Charlie Daniels Band—Aug. 10 Four Days, Four Bands (Tributes)—Labor Day Weekend (Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Van Halen, The Doors) REO Speedwagon—Sep. 20 Fort McDowell Casino—Fort McDowell, AZ—800.843.3678 Lucky 7 Saloon: Featuring a variety of live music every weekend Events: Fireworks—Jul. 3 Lunar Bingo—Jul. 20 Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino—Maricopa, AZ—480.802.5000 Oasis Lounge: Ronnie Milsap—Jul. 4 at 8pm

Casino del Sol—Tucson, AZ—520.838.6506 AVA Amphitheater: Jim Gaffigan—Jul. 10 at 8pm Florida Georgia Line—Jul. 28 at 8pm

Hon-Dah Casino—Pinetop, AZ—800.929.8744 Conference Center: ABBA Fab (Tribute)—Jul. 5 at 8pm Timbers Lounge and Showroom: Munday Funday—Comedy Show begins at 7pm Live local talent Tuesday through Saturday

Cliff Castle Casino—Camp Verde, AZ—800.381.7568 Dragonfly Lounge: Variety including live bands, karaoke & DJs—Ladies Night every Th, Open late on Fr & Sa. Stargazer Pavillion: Steel Pulse/The Wailers & Tribal Seeds—Sep. 1

Lone Butte Casino—Chandler, AZ—800.946.4452 Cascades Lounge: Phoenix area bands & DJs offer free live entertainment We—Country, Th—Industry, Fr—Latin, Sa—Top 40/Dance Verona Chophouse: Sunday Jazz Brunch Live—10am to 3pm

Cocopah Resort Casino—Somerton, AZ—800.237.5687 Events: Free Concert & Fireworks Display—Jul. 4

Mazatzal Casino—Payson, AZ—800.777.7529 Event Center: The Highwaymen (Tribute)—Aug. 10

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Editor’s Pick

The Highwaymen Tribute Mazatzal Hotel & Casino—August 10 Paradise Casino—Yuma, AZ—888.777.4946 Events: Back Yard Block Party & Fireworks Display—Jul. 3 Sharky’s Bar & Bites: Featuring a variety of live music Thursdays and Fridays Quechan Casino—Winterhaven, CA—877.783.2426 Sidewinders Bar & Grill: Featuring a variety of live music on the weekends Talking Stick Resort—Scottsdale, AZ—480.850.7777 The Showroom & Grand Ballroom: Watch UFC 162—Silva vs. Weidman—Jul. 6 Jim Gaffigan—Jul. 11 The B-52’s & The Go-Go’s—Jul. 12 Happy Together Tour—Jul. 13 Watch King of The Cage Heated Fury—Jul. 20 BoDeans—Jul. 26 The Gipsy Kings—Aug. 1 Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys & Alejandro Escovedo—Aug. 3 Charlie Daniel Band—Aug. 9 Joe Satriani with special guest Steve Morse Band—Sep. 1 Kathleen Madigan—Sep. 6 Coffee Garden: Dueling Pianos—Th, Fr & Sa from 8-11pm

CASINO ENTERTAINMENT Michael Finnney’s Dry Heat Classic—Jul.12-13 Sara Evans—Jul. 28 Ho’Okena—Aug. 3 Los Tigres Del Norte—Aug. 9 Barenaked Ladies—Aug. 22 Warrant and Skid Row—Aug. 23 49 Laughs Comedy Tour—Aug. 24 Evening of Vietnamese Music with Thu Phoung—Aug. 31 Los Enanitos Verdes—Sep. 7 Melissa Etherigde—Sep. 13 Toto—Sep. 14 Rob Schneider—Sep. 20 REO Speedwagon—Sep. 21 Latin Legends Live! Malo, Tierra, Thee Midnighters—Sep. 27 Bret Michaels—Sep. 28 Mystic India: A Bollywood Dance Spectacular—Oct. 4 Ramon Ayala—Oct. 11 Fall Love Jam: En Vogue, Al B. Sure, Evelyn King—Oct. 18 Air Supply—Oct. 26 Craig Ferguson—Nov. 2 America—Nov. 9 Yavapai Casino—Prescott, AZ—800.756.8744 Yavapai Cantina: Karaoke with Cruisin’ Susan—Fr at 8pm-12am Variety of live bands on Saturdays from 7 to 10pm

Talking Stick Resort Presents The Gipsy Kings Thursday, August 1, 2013 Since the 1987 release of their international hit single “Bamboleo,” from their platinum-selling eponymous debut album, the Gipsy Kings have dominated the World Music charts and sold more than fourteen million albums worldwide—more than four million in the United States alone. As the Gipsy Kings embark on their live concerts, they will be debuting songs from their self titled album “Gipsy Kings.” Tours for this year will reach US fans in April, May, and August. Don't miss your chance to see the Gipsy Kings Live! Tickets are on sale now, so call 480.850.7734 or visit their website at talkingstickresort.com for more info. $

Wild Horse Pass Casino—Chandler, AZ—800.946.4452 AiRIA Unplugged: Friday & Saturday 4pm-2am. Featuring a variety of live music Encore Lounge Featuring a variety of live music nightly Classics With A Twist Featuring a variety of jazz music and cocktails Thursday-Sunday Showroom: Kenny G—Jul. 5 Verify all details & age restrictions (generally 21 & over) for each event. Venues, times, dates, & ticket information are subject to change. Photos/images copyright of the individual artist(s), photographer(s), or venue(s). All Rights Reserved. We are not responsible for incorrect, missing, or outdated information.

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CASINO NIGHTLIFE

Throwback Thursdays At Arizona Room Patio Grill By Ramses Ja

Latin Dance Lessons

At Casino Arizona Latin Fire Dance Nights & Retro DJ Weekly at Arizona Room Patio Grill Casino Arizona’s beautiful new Southwestern cantina, The Arizona Room Patio Grill, is not only ideal for watching live music and sports entertainment, but for dancing as well. On May 20, the restaurant began hosting Latin Fire Dance Nights. Former ASU Latin Ballroom Exhibition member, Jack Mann and professional dancer Nikki DiGiorgio have teamed up as the Latin Fire Dance Duo to teach free classes every Monday and Tuesday evening. The weekly lessons are designed to be a fun and easy experience for all and run approximately two hours from 6-8pm. The class is open to beginners, intermediate and even the most experienced dancers. Anyone looking for a fun and healthy way to get active and meet new people will want to check out Latin Fire Dance Nights. Additionally, every Thursday night guests can show off their skills learned during Casino Arizona’s Throwback Thursdays. Resident disc jockey, DJ Perry, takes the stage every Thursday night to spin the best dance music from the 70s, 80s and 90s. The Arizona Room Patio Grill also regularly offers a delicious dinner menu featuring a variety of southwestern-style foods, specialty cocktails, wines and craft beers. The restaurant is open daily from 11am to 2am. For more information on Latin Fire Dance Lessons, Throwback Thursdays and the eatery, please visit their website at casinoarizona.com.

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ello, all! I’m really excited about this month's installment! Recently, my travels took me to a brand new cantina restaurant at Casino Arizona! I was able to grab a bite from their menu full of bold, Southwestern flavors, watch a game on their massive TVs and, in general, enjoy the openness of the architecture. This is the Arizona Room Patio Grill … a cozy indoor/outdoor spot that is just perfect for gaming breaks, gourmet dinners and everything in between! It wasn't until night fell, however, when things began to take on a life of their own! I had been invited here by a good friend and former coworker of mine named DJ Perry and it was no ordinary night! This was Throwback Thursday, which meant that at 9pm Perry would take the stage (yes there is also a stage), set the lights (yes there is an awesome lighting system), and play the songs that would ultimately get us all on the dance floor (yes there is an oversized dance floor)! As the name suggests, Throwback Thursday is all about music from a better time! Having worked with Perry at Mega 104.3 FM and 101.1 FM The Beat (both old-school based stations) for several years, I was already familiar with his expertise on the turntables. The crowd that gathered for a night out was, however, pleasantly surprised! Perry treated all of us to the most danceable hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s, and the packed dance floor was a sure sign that his selection was second to none! Because of the openness of the Arizona Room Patio Grill, I traveled freely from the dance floor to the patio where I could socialize by the gorgeous pond and enjoy the cool night air and then back inside to the full bar, a majestic sight all by itself! I could really tell that a lot of thought and creativity went into crafting the ambiance of this place! I then traveled to one of the booths for a cozier seat. Here I was treated to the videos being displayed on the screens that earlier played host to the sporting events I watched. After a bit, the music began calling me back to the dance floor … and I responded! Perry is THAT good! Once 1am came, the party began to wind down. Perry closed out his set in a most epic fashion and many of the partygoers began to settle into their booths or pour out onto the casino floor to win some early morning coin! While I had a great time at this place, I must admit that there was one thing missing … YOU!


FUN FACTS

Since metal was both an expensive and scarce commodity across Europe during the Middle Ages, most household dishes and jars were made out of an orange clay called “pygg.” People put away their money for safe keeping in these “pygg” jars. Eventually, they just became known as “pygg banks.” As a visual pun, potters just began shaping the “pygg banks” into the shape of a pig as a joke. Paper currency is composed of 75% cotton and 25% linen. Red and blue synthetic fibers are distributed evenly throughout the paper. Prior to World War I, the fibers were made of silk. Martha Washington, wife of George Washington, appeared on the face of the $1 Silver Certificate in 1886 and 1891 and the back of the $1 Silver Certificate in 1896. She is the only woman in history to have ever appeared on a U.S. currency note. U.S. currency is green because that was the color most readily available in large quantities. Green is also relatively high in its resistance to chemical and physical changes. The approximate weight of one bill, regardless of the denomination, is one gram. Since there are 454 grams in one U.S. pound, it would take 454 bills to equal one pound! A mile of pennies laid out is $844.80 which means America is about $2.5 million wide coast to coast.

Here's hoping I see you in the Arizona Room Patio Grill next Throwback Thursday at Casino Arizona! For more information about the Arizona Room Patio Grill, please visit their website at casinoarizona.com. $

Ramses Ja Rudi King-Taylor II

•Music Director/On-Air Host (3-7pm) for KNRJ-FM 101.1 The Beat

•Resident DJ/VJ for KTVK-3TV Friday 10am •Host of R.E.D.Y. Set Radio •Official Bum Squad DJ •DJ Vatican Member •For more information on Ramses Ja, visit his website at: www.ramsesja.com.

Before the days of paper money, Americans traded animal skins including deer and elk bucks! That’s the reason why the word “buck” is used to describe money. The origin of the dollar sign ($) comes from the standard abbreviation of the Spanish Peso (P). The plural form was a large “P” with a small “s” above it and to its right (Ps). Eventually the dollar symbol sign came to be by superimposing the “s” upon the “P.” The hands of the clock on the back of the $100 bill are set at 4:10! Although it can’t be seen with the naked eye, it can be examined with a 20-fold magnification. There are no records explaining why that particular time was chosen. The office of Currency Standards will replace any torn or damaged currency if at least 51% of the note is intact.

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HOT DEALS

MAZATZAL HOTEL & CASINO Heats Up The Fun!

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hings are really warming up at Mazatzal Hotel & Casino in Payson with some hot promotions happening during the month of July! July 4 - Visitors can rock the Red, White, and Blue with 4X points on July 4 from 8am to Midnight and also enjoy an All-American hot dog and fries for only $2.50 at The Grille. July 15 & July 16 - Slot players hit a home run with baseball trivia on July 15 and July 16. Every 1/2 hour from 3pm to 9pm, randomly selected players with a properly inserted “Mountains of Money” players club card will be eligible to answer a trivia question and win a sports chair.

July 16 & July 18 - Bingo players get their chance to play “Home Run Trivia” on July 16 and July 18 during the evening sessions. Answer a trivia question and win a sports chair! Plus, there’s double payouts during the evening session on July 16! July 18 - “Fry Bread for Families” returns on July 18 from 11am to 2pm. Enjoy delicious Fry Bread and a drink for only $5 and have the satisfaction of knowing it’s helping Rim Country families in need. Tuesdays - Now through September 18, card players can win a hat from 3pm to close. Players can also win a Mazatzal Casino folding sport chair now through September 5. For more information, check with the card room supervisor.

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CASINO BINGO DIRECTORY

Casino Arizona Bingo pays $93,200.00!

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n June 11, Gregory Spohr of Chandler, Arizona won over $90,000 at Casino Arizona’s bingo hall while playing Bonanza. The Bonanza game is played with 45 pre-called numbers and then players have to bingo in 50 numbers or less to win a progressive jackpot! According to Casino Arizona’s website, casinoarizona.com, this is the easiest Bonanza game to win in Arizona. Casino Arizona’s bingo hall also offers the lowest minimum pricing on electronic PHD’s, the highest payouts, no rental fees, more game cards per pack, the highest discounted packages

(40% savings), six progressive jackpots (more than any other bingo hall in Arizona), a separate non-smoking section, sixteen sessions each week so you can play no matter what your schedule is, massive flat screen TVs, the exclusive “GemHunt” speed bingo, food and drink specials, and don’t forget about their “L8 Nite” bingo on Friday and Saturday nights complete with a live DJ where the party starts when the doors open at 10pm! $

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Apache Gold

Su, We, Th at Noon. Fr & Sa at 7pm. 1st Mo of the month at 7pm

1000

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BlueWater

Mo-Th at 4:30pm. Su at 11:30am.

350

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Yes

No

Casino Arizona

Mo-Su at 6:30pm Daily Matinees at 12:30pm

1000

Yes

Yes

L8 Nite Bingo Fr & Sa Doors at 10pm. Games at midnight

Casino del Sol

Daily at Noon, 1:30, 2:15, 6:30 & 7:15pm

694

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Cosmic Bingo Sa at 11pm.

Cocopah

Daily at 1:30 & 6:30pm

350

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Th-Mo 1:30, 2, 6, 6:30 & 7pm

270

No

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Fort McDowell

Sa & Su at 6:45am. We-Mo at 9am. Daily at 12:30 & 6:30pm.

1275

(2 sections: enclosed or in general seating)

Yes

Fr & Sa at 12:10am. Call for Lunar Bingo schedule.

Harrah’s Ak-Chin

We-Su at 11:30am, 2:30, 3:30, and 6:30pm

470

Yes

Yes

No

Lone Butte

Sa & Su at 10am, Noon, 3:45, 5:30 & 6pm. Daily at Noon & 6:30pm.

750

Yes

Yes

B.A.D. Bingo 2 Fr at 11:30pm & B.A.D. Bingo Sa at 11:30pm.

Mazatzal

Mo-Th at Noon. Tu & Th at 6:30pm.

280

Yes

Yes

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Paradise

Daily at 1:30 & 6pm.

300

Yes

Yes

Call for Kozmic Bingo & Other Specials Dates

Vee Quiva

Daily at 12:30 & 6:30pm.

366

Yes

Yes

Bingo Eclipse Sa at 11pm.

Yes

Late Night

Sources: Arizona Department of Gaming—Current Tribal Gaming Status as of 06/01/13 & direct inquiries by press time. We are not responsible for incorrect, missing, or outdated information. Contact editor@azgamingguide.com to make updates. *Cocopah Resort Casino offers “Smoke-Free Sundays” which is a casino-wide non-smoking experience every week from 4am Sunday to 4am Monday.

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FUN & GAMES

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In honor of National Tapioca Pudding Day (July 15), find: CHOCOLATE, CASSAVA, DAY, FIFTEENTH, JULY, NATIONAL, PUDDING, ROOT, STARCH, TAPIOCA, TEXTURE, UNIQUE, VANILLA. Words appear in any direction. (Solution on page 50)

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SAMI’S SMACKDOWN

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell By Sami Becker

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hen I say “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” I’m not talking about the former U.S. policy on gays serving in the military! I’m talking about people learning to keep their mouths shut at the casinos! Don’t ask a fellow gambler, “How’s it going?” or “Are you winning?” or anything to that effect! They don’t like it, because they don’t know how to answer that question. If it’s going well, they could jinx themselves by saying it out loud and their luck could turn around. If it’s not going well, then admitting it could mean they’ve sealed their fate. Winning at the casino is based on luck. And what is luck? Luck is just chance, timing, destiny, whatever you want to call sitting down at the right machine at the right time and hitting the button at the precise millisecond for a jackpot, or picking the winning keno or lottery numbers! So it’s no wonder gamblers, like athletes, are superstitious. Everything they do, or even what they think, could affect the final outcome!

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Don’t tell people about your wins (or losses for that matter) unless they ask. Even seemingly innocent comments can just generate feelings of anger, jealousy, and frustration. It’s difficult for a person to be happy for someone else if all they’ve been doing is losing. And, why disappoint someone interested in playing a game by telling them another player won on the game before they sat down? Slots don’t have memories! Each spin is independent of the spin before! Be mindful of what you say while you’re at a casino; especially to strangers you’ve never met before. While gambling, there’s no such thing as an awkward silence. $

Do YOU have something to rant or rave about? Write me at: sami@azgamingguide.com


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11300 Resort Drive

Parker

888-243-3360 523

03. Bucky’s Casino

1500 E. Hwy. 69

Prescott

800-756-8744 309

04. Casino Arizona

101 & McKellips

Scottsdale

480-850-7777 919

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05. Casino del Sol 06. Casino of the Sun

12. Fort McDowell Casino

16. Mazatzal Hotel & Casino

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800-381-7568 656

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800-237-5687 509

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866-332-9467 1,089

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800-929-8744 806

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800-946-4452 850

Hwy. 87, 1/4 mi. S. of Payson

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800-777-7529 425

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450 Quechan Dr.

Yuma

888-777-4946 506

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I-8, Exit 166

Winterhaven, CA 877-783-2426 1,000+

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8555 Hwy. 95

Mohave Valley 928-346-2000 247

101 & Indian Bend

Scottsdale

480-850-7777 744

I-40, Exit 219

Flagstaff

855-946-8946 1,076

6443 Komatke Ln.

Laveen

800-946-4452 846

5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd.

Chandler

800-946-4452 990

1505 E. Hwy. 69

Prescott

800-756-8744 244

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22. Vee Quiva Casino

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56

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I-17, Exit 289

17. Paradise Casino

23. Wild Horse Pass Casino

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855-765-7829 291

15406 N. Maricopa Rd.

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855-765-7829 1,089

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Tucson

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7406 S. Camino De Oeste

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Sources: Arizona Department of Gaming—Current Tribal Gaming Status as of 06/01/13 & direct inquiries by press time. We are not responsible for incorrect, missing, or outdated information. Contact editor@azgamingguide.com to make updates. *Cocopah Resort Casino offers “Smoke-Free Sundays” which is a casino-wide non-smoking experience every week from 4AM Sunday to 4AM Monday

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02. BlueWater Resort & Casino

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