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Vol. 19 No. 8 • August 2011

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Contents

Vol. 19 No. 8 •August 2011

gAmiNg News Battle at Bluewater2

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eNtertAiANmeNt

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CoVer story talking Stick reSort “ArizonA StAte Poker ChAmPionShiP”

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Boyd’s eye View Linda Boyd “Promotion equity”

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gAmiNg News lone Butte Burger eating conteSt

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lottery News & drAws

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CArd room ACtioN

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BlACkjACk CorNer tJ JorgenSen “PlAying At A full tAble”

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reel reViews Kevin Cummings Slot Machine Reviews

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gAmiNg News world SerieS of Poker - final taBle of 9

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BiNgo direCtory of gAmes

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womAN’s PoiNt of View Marianne Minneci “lAdieS Weekend At tAlking StiCk” 26 gAmiNg News wild HorSe PaSS comedy & arizona lottery’S new tV ad camPaign

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dAVid At the sNACk rAr David Ramsey “movie revieWS”

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trAVel tereSina VeJar "from the CoASt to the ColorAdo river"

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Astrology, jokes of the moNth, & CAsiNo direCtory

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GAMING NEWS BATTLE AT BLUEWATER 2 ON FOX SPORTS TV

Mexican Independence Day Weekend: Mercito Gesta at BlueWater! There are two great Filipino fighters in the world, but only one is undefeated. His name is Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (22-0-1, 12 KOs), and on Sat, Sept. 17, he will headline “BATTLE AT BLUEWATER 2,” a card presented by Showdown Promotions, in association with Top Rank Inc., and televised nationally by Fox Sports. BlueWater Resort & Casino, the entertainment capital of western Arizona, will celebrate its second foray into boxing with an explosive card that also features Arizona’s top undefeated boxing prospect, Jose Benavidez (12-0, 11 KOs) – fresh off a homecoming knockout win in Phoenix. Benavidez Jr. will be featured as the co-main event on this nationally televised card. Jose Benavidez Jr. was the youngest ever Golden Gloves Champion, and in 2010 received a special dispensation from the Nevada State Athletic Commission to become a professional boxer at the age of 17. This boxing prodigy has returned to Hollywood, California’s Wild Card Boxing Gym to work with world-renowned boxing trainer Freddie Roach in preparation for the big fight. Jose Benavidez Sr., Benavidez Jr’s trainer and manager said “We started training at Wild Card this week, and look forward to staying focused and get-

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ting ready for September 17th, we are excited to be back in Hollywood and working with Freddie.” Benavidez will again be donating a portion of his purse for this fight to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital as well. As if that were not enough - undefeated Tijuana sensation Hanzel “El Tornadito de Tijuana” Martinez (12-0, 10 KOs) will return to BlueWater and make a special-attraction fight certain to please his countrymen, as they give “El Grito” and celebrate Mexican Independence Day Weekend. “Great fight card in our return to the BlueWater!” says Showdown Promotions’ Gerry Truax about BATTLE AT BLUEWATER 2. “I can’t tell you how excited we are to have prospects like Mercito Gesta and Jose Benavidez Jr. on one card. These are two of boxing’s biggest future stars - And on national television!” Another undefeated Phoenix prospect, Juanito Gonzalez (2-0, 1 KO), will round-out what promises to be an exceptional lineup in the BlueWater Amphitheater. BlueWater Resort & Casino is located on the Colarado River in Parker, AZ Call 1-888-243-3360 for more information and reservations or go to www.bluewaterfun.com


ENTERTAINMENT

Marty & the Party, Rags Allen, New Frequency, Taddeus Rose, Jasmine, Smooth Groove and Apex band Thurs Night: Season 6 of “Lucky Break” singing competition Verona Chophouse: Talia (Fri & Sat), Bridget & the Aug (Sun) Bingo Hall: 11:30pm on Saturday - B.A.D BINGO (Bingo After Dark) Deejay music, light show, bingo and giveaways

Apache Gold Casino Resort 5 miles East of Globe on Hwy 70 1-800-272-2438 Cabaret Lounge: free live weekend entertainment: 8/5 & 8/6 – Andrea and Los Guys, 8/12 & 8/13 – Bplatinum, 8/19 & 8/20 – 74th Street, 8/26 & 8/27 - Stateline

BlueWater Resort and Casino

11300 Resort Dr., Parker 1-888-243-3360 At the BlueWater Amphitheater: Sept 10, Larry Hernandez Sept 17, TOP RANK Inc. Pro Boxing – “Battle at BlueWater 2” – Televised by FOX Sports In the Bingo Concert Hall: Aug 20, American Storm (ALL MALE REVUE) Dig Lounge: live bands, Deejay or Karaoke nightly

Casino Arizona

101 at McKellips, Scottsdale 480-850-7734 In the Showroom: Wed-Sun, “Showstoppers Live” A musical tribute to Elvis, Natalie Cole, The Four Tops and Whitney Houston Pima Lounge: Free live entertainment nightly with bands like: Powerdrive, True to Life and JJ’s Band The Arizona Room Piano Lounge, free entertainment nightly

Casino Del Sol

Willie Nelson Diamond Center: Aug 25 – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Sept 30 – Ron White

Fort McDowell Casino

N of Shea off Hwy 87, Fountain Hills 1-800-THE-FORT Lucky 7 Saloon: Free live entertainment Fri – Sun featuring: Furious George, Cowboy Floyd and the Kenny G project In the Bingo Hall: Aug 20 - Lunar Bingo – Music, dancing, crazy games and giveaways For updates – go to fortmcdowellcasino.com

Desert Diamond Casino Hotel

7350 South Nogales Hwy, Tucson Toll Free 1-866-DDC-WINS Monsoon Night Club: Live bands or deejay Thurs-Sun

Desert Diamond Casino

1100 W. Pima Mine Rd., Tucson 520-294-7777 or1-866-DDC-WINS 6 ARIZONA PLAYER August 2011

1/2-mile S. of Payson on Hwy 87 1-800-777-PLAY www.777play.com October 8, Creedence Relived

Paradise Casino

450 Quechan Drive, Yuma 1-888-777-4946 Sharky’s Bar: Free entertainment, Karaoke on Wed, Deejay on Thurs, plus live bands Friday & Saturday nights

15406 Maricopa Rd., Maricopa 480-802-5000 Oasis Lounge: Free weekend entertainment featuring performers like Ray Price (Aug 27) Plus “Young at Heart” Concerts every Wednesday afternoon including: Aug 31, The Crystals

Hon-Dah Resort and Casino

Highways 260 and 73, Pinetop 1-800-WAY-UP-HIGH Free live entertainment In the Timbers Lounge with Arizona’s top bands plus Comedy Night Mondays

Lone Butte Casino

202 loop at the Kyrene exit – Chandler, 1-800-WIN-GILA Cascades Lounge: Free live entertainment nightly with: Vinny DiJohn, Michael Corollo, Jadi Norris, Chuck E baby, Otis & the Beat,

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

I-10 at Wild Horse Pass exit Chandler 1-800-WIN-GILA In the Ovations LIVE! Showroom: Aug 10, Happy Together Tour - The Turtles, Association, Grassroots, Buckinghams and Mark Lindsey Aug 20, Throw Down Boxing #3 Aug 23, Michael Bolton Sept 2, Kenny Loggins Sept 4, Adventures in Parrotdise (Jimmy Buffet Tribute) Sept 5, Hot August Nights (Neil Diamond Tribute) Sept 8, Easton Corbin Sept 16, “49 Laughs Comedy Show” Sept 17, Micki Free (Native American guitar legend) Oct 7, Latin Legends – Malo, Tierra and El Chicano Encore Lounge: Free live entertainment (Thurs-Sun nights and Mon mid-days) with: Route 66, Greywolf, Primition Band, Eagleheart and JJs Band

Talking Stick Resort

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Resort and Casino

5655 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson 520-838-6506 Paradiso Bar: FREE live entertainment on weekends with top Arizona bands, plus “Tribute” bands on Thursdays Bingo Hall: Cosmic Bingo Saturday nights featuring Bingo, deejay music, light show, wacky games and giveaways AVA Amphitheatre: Crystals Aug 27 – Ramon Ayala Bingo Hall: Aug 19 & Sept 16 at 11pm Aug 28 – Vince Neil - Disco Bingo, deejay music, bingo, Cliff Castle Casino food and drink specials and fun I-17 at exit 289 in Camp Verde giveaways 1-800-381-SLOT For updated schedule, go to Stargazer Pavilion: Sept 16 – Willie harrahsakchin.com Nelson Dragonfly Lounge: Free weekend entertainment: 8/12 & 8/13 Backstage Crew, 8/19 & 8/20 – Switchbacks, 8/26 & 8/27 – Heartbreak Alley

Mazatzal Hotel & Casino

ECLIPSE - Deejay music, light show, bingo & fun giveaways

RandyTravis Quechan Casino Resort

525 Algodones Rd, Winterhaven CA (5 mi W of Yuma) 1-877-783-2426 In the PIPA Event Center: Aug 27, Randy Travis Sidewinders bar: Free live entertainment on weekends

Vee Quiva Casino

The West Valley’s only Casino 51st Ave, 4 miles S. of Baseline – Laveen 1-800-WIN-GILA In the Bingo Hall: Every Friday at 11pm – Deejay music, light show & dancing Aug 13 & 27 at 11:30pm – BINGO

Loop 101 and Indian Bend Road Scottsdale 480-850-7777 Talking Stick Showroom: Aug 4 – Sept 17, Thurs-Sat, “Jersey Rocks” Tribute show featuring music of Billy Joel, Frankie Valli, The Four Seasons, Bon Jovi and others from the Garden State - singers and dancers from Vegas and TV shows Sept 3, Kool and the Gang Sept 16, Psychedelic Furs w/ the Tom Tom Club “Degree 270” Lounge: live entertainment, dancing nightly and a spectacular view of the city.

Yavapai Casino

Hwy 69 at Heather Heights Rd, Prescott, AZ 928-778-7909 In the Cantina: free live entertainment on Thursday & karaoke on Friday nights

Lucky Break


COVER STORY

7TH ANNUAL STATE POKER CHAMPIONSHIP

This month, Talking Stick Resort gears up for two of its biggest tournaments of the year as it prepares to host the 7th Annual Arizona State Poker Championship on Aug. 12-16 and the 6th Annual Arizona State Ladies Championship on Sept. 10-12. Both are staples for the Valley poker scene drawing players both locally and nationally. Nearly 1,000 players are expected to participate in the Annual Arizona State Poker Championship, while the Ladies State Tournament is likely to attract 500 players. “These championships are definitely among the highlights of our year,” said Kent Odekirk, Director of Poker for Talking Stick Resort. “They bring not only excitement, but the best local players, as well as many well-known players, but are also accessible to the novice.”

2008 State Champion Conrad David Granath with Tournament Coordinator Dave Smith and Poker Room Director Kent Odekirk

2010 State Champion Ted Goldstein with Tournament Coordinator Dave Smith For only the second time since its inception, the Arizona State Poker Championship will have a prize pool of $1 million. Prize pool is based on 975 entries or more. Buy-in is $1,000 plus a $70 service fee. For that amount, players receive $15,000 starting tournament chips, as well as the opportunity to purchase an additional $5,000 in staff appreciation bonus chips for just $15. Play in the tournament begins at 9am August 12, 13 and 14 with 300 players each day. If a player is eliminated one of those days, they will have the one-time opportunity to re-buy for $1,070 on the following day or days. The semi-final tables will begin on August 15, with the final 10 tables at 1pm

2009 State Champ Frank Linden Tuesday, August 16. The new champions will take home an estimated prize pool of $200,000, a championship trophy and a ring, while second and third place will get $130,000 and $100,000 respectively.

6TH ANNUAL ARIZONA STATE LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP The prize pool for the Arizona Sate Ladies Championship is equally significant. The top 50 winners will share in $100,000, based on a sold out event. Poker’s new queen will walk with nearly $26,000, a championship bracelet and trophy. The second place winner will win $15,000 and the third will get more than $11,000. The tournament will begin at 10 am on Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11 with 250 players each day. The remaining players will compete in the finals on Monday Sept. 12 for the championship. To enter the Ladies State Championship buy-in is $200 plus a $25 service fee. Each participant will receive $8500 in chips and for $10, they will have the opportunity to purchase an additional $2500 in staff appreciation ships. Talking Stick Resort’s poker room is one of the largest in the State. The room which is non-smoking has more than 40 tables dealing a variety of games including Texas Hold’em, Seven Card Stud and Omaha Hi-Lo. Players enjoy 24-hour tableside food service as well as several large plasma screen 2010 Arizona State televisions playing all the Women’s Champion sports action they can handle. Candace Kauter 8 ARIZONA PLAYER August 2011

For information about the 7th Annual Arizona State Poker Tournament, the Arizona State Ladies Poker Tournament and Casino Arizona at Talking Stick’s other tournaments, visit www.casinoarizona.com or call (480) 850-8693. Guests must be at least 21 years old to play.


A BOYD’S EYE VIEW OF VIDEO POKER

Promotion Equity

ost people are up to date on topics like home equity, meaning the difference between what your home by is worth and what you Linda Boyd owe. However, most never consider the equity they have in a casino promotion, even if they are frequent players. It’s really an important topic if you play in an Arizona casino that has good promotional events, and most do. Virtual Tickets: Not so long ago you would fill in contest entries by hand and feel relief when allowed to use address labels. It irked me when some scored advantages by making interesting folds in their entries, proven to increase the likelihood of having the ticket drawn. Guess I could have done the same thing but lacked the patience. Now we all have virtual tickets based on our level of play--nothing could be fairer. Video Poker Choice: You will earn significantly more entries as a video poker player if you select less volatile games, like Jacks or Better (JOB) instead of riskier games like Double Double Bonus (DDB). Just make sure you select a good version, like 9/6 JOB or a progressive 8/5 JOB. The reason is you can play considerably longer on a given bankroll when you are returned double your wager for a frequent hand like two pair. Slots: You might expect more entries when you choose slots instead of video poker, but you’d be

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the exact figure, but you can come close by comparing the number of tickets you have with the total number of entries. You’ll possibly be told the total wrong in many situations. Here’s why - If you get numbers by slot club staff or you can form an estilucky and get into bonus rounds there will be no mate by asking others how many tickets they have. additional coins deposited for “free games” and If the promotion is giving something you don’t therefore no additional tickets registered on your want or of little value then it’s not worth the card. The number of entries generated is based time and money you’ll have to spend in order to on the amount of money run through the device along with the “theo” (Theo is short for theoretical increase your virtual entries. For example, a casino advantage of the house. For example, if the “theo” offered sports paraphernalia for some drawing prizes and I really had no interest in these items for a slot is 90%, then the casino has a 10% advan- apparently others agreed since they had to draw tage over the player; their long term profit will many names before a winner came forward. In be 10% of the money you deposit into the device.) my opinion, the best promotions offer cash or gift Also, be aware that many slots are on a timer so certificates and select enough names to give you a you will sometimes get a “re-insert card” message decent chance of winning something. when the bonus round is lengthy. Make sure you Final Thoughts: Sometimes it seems like check and insert the card until you see a “card the same people are winning the prizes at casino accepted” message. drawings. That’s simply because they have played Contest Regulations: One of the most important more or smarter (selected a less volatile game) so things to do is to take the time to read and follow the rules before deciding whether it’s worth playing they have more entries than you. After all common sense tells you that if you have 10 tickets and strong to earn more entries. You’ll find flyers with all the information needed at the slot club desk and another player has 10,000 then the one with 10,000 is one thousand times more likely to win than you may have to check in at one of the kiosks located are. It doesn’t mean you won’t win anyway, just on the casino floor on the day of the drawing. that the odds are stacked against you. You simply Be Patient: Once you swipe your card it’s a good have less equity in the promotional event than the idea to remain for the entire drawing. If you no higher roller. longer want to play then read a book or go for a Linda Boyd ,a long-time table game player befor e turning to video walk in between drawings. Nothing’s worse than poker, writes for “Southern Gaming” and “Midwest Gaming and Travel” in addition to “Arizona Player , her book, “The V ideo Poker finding out you lost out on significant cash or a Edge”, includes free removable pay schedules and free strategy cards for the most popular games. Look for her stories in the 2011and 2012 edi valuable prize by leaving early. tions of the “American Casino Guide”. The 2010 Second Edition of her book is available in both paperback and kindle. Available at bookstores, Equity: For casino promotions it refers to your amazon.com or Square One Publishers www.squareonepublishers.com Toll Free: 877-900-BOOK probability of winning. Maybe you can’t determine


GAMING NEWS BIG BUTTE BURGER EATING COMPETITION Valley residents with a competitive drive and an empty stomach are invited to the Big Butte Burger Eating Competition at Lone Butte Casino in Chandler on Saturday, August 27th. The Big Butte Burger is a 10” beef patty with all the traditional fixings that will quench anyone’s appetite. Contestants are challenged to enter one of two heats that will test the will of even the heartiest hamburger fan. In the first heat contestants will compete to see how fast they can gulp down the beefy behemoth while the second heat will test who can eat the most Big Butte Burgers. Qualification for the Big Butte Burger Eating Competition is going on now, it began on August 1st in Café 24/7 conveniently located inside Lone Butte Casino just off of the 202 and Kyrene in Chandler. Here are the TWO WAYS you can qualify for the finals on August 27. #1 - Stop in at Café 24/7 located inside lone

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Butte Casino anytime, place an order a Big Butte Burger – That’s your entry fee. Now, tell your server you want to be timed to qualify for the Big Butte Burger Eating Contest. When your burger arrives, they will start the timer and you will have 10 minutes to munch down that massive burger, if you do – You’re seeded into the finals completion on Saturday, August 27. #2 - Almost the same rules EXCEPT you will need to order THREE Big Butte Burgers (and pay for them as the entry fee) then, when the server places these monsters in front of you and the timer starts, you will have 30 minutes to demolish them. If you do – You’re in the finals! Please arrive for the finals at 1pm on Saturday, August 27th with the fastest time competition is set to get underway at 2pm. The competition to see who can eat the most Big Butte Burgers will begin at 3pm.

First place in either competition will net the winner $1,000 and a championship belt. First runner-up will receive $500 and a commemorative trophy and third place will receive $250. All participants receive a Big Butte t-shirt and $10 in Free Bonus Play. Contestants must be 21 and over and have a free Players Club Card. For full event rules and details, visit www.wingilariver.com


LOTTERY NEWS FANTASY 5 MONEY STAYS IN ARIZONA

THE MANAGER WAS RIGHT!

A Payson woman’s loyalty to Arizona Lottery games where all the money stays in Arizona found her loyalty to the Fantasy 5 game paid off to the tune of $135,000. She always buys a multi-draw Quick Pick ticket from whatever store she happens to be near at the time. This time, her lucky purchase for the draw of May 27, was from the Giant service station on the Beeline Highway in Payson. The big winner sais she and her husband have been playing Fantasy 5 and The Pick since they moved to Arizona from back east about five years ago to take advantage of the weather and be closer to family. Neither of them plays Powerball or Mega Millions because they only play the games where all the money stays here in Arizona. The couple love living here, and it gives them time to spend with their grandchildren. Her husband also finds time to work on old cars – his favorite past time. What are they planning to do with the winnings? They plan to pay off bills and share the rest with their family.

A Prescott man took the advice of the store manager where he purchases his Arizona Lottery tickets and is now $100,000 richer. The winning Sky High Crossword Scratchers ticket was purchased at Woody’s Food Store in Prescott at 501 Copper Basin Rd. The store manager recommended the ticket to his customer who purchased several of them and took them home to scratch. When he saw the $100,000 in the box, he was so surprised he sat there in shock. Then he called the store manager to tell him about his win, but the manager thought he was kidding. When he realized that his customer wasn’t kidding – he offered to drive him to Phoenix to redeem the ticket. The winner thought about it for about a second and said “Let’s do it!” The big winner is a cab driver and plays Scratchers almost every day as he considers them entertainment. He won $500 three days prior to this huge win and said, “My return on Scratchers has been good.” His advice to players is to “Keep playing them – that’s the only way you can win.”

HE NEARLY FORGOT ABOUT THE TICKET

7-ELEVEN CLERK GETS A BIG TIP!

A Phoenix man, who works as an event planner, had recently borrowed $30 from a friend and went to the ATM and withdrew $40 so he could pay him back. He stopped at a store to get change and used the leftover $10 to purchase five Quick Picks for the Powerball with the PowerPlay. He put the ticket in the glove compartment of his car and forgot about it. About two weeks after the June 22 drawing, he remembered he had bought a ticket and left it in the car. He checked the ticket online - Then he checked it about five more times before he convinced himself that this ticket that he had almost forgot about - was worth a cool….One Million Dollars! He used the self-scanner at the store just to be sure, signed the back of the ticket and went straight to the Lottery. The ticket was purchased at a Circle K in Phoenix at 10612 N. Cave Creek Rd. The new Millionaire plans to invest his winnings - for his retirement and college for his children.

June 15, 2011, turned out to be a very lucky day for a Scottsdale man when he scratched off a Deluxe Crossword Scratchers ticket and discovered he’d won $100,000! The winning ticket was purchased in Phoenix at the 7-Eleven, 3912 E. Camelback Rd. When he first scratched the ticket and read the play instructions, he didn’t think there were enough red words to be a big winner. After reviewing the ticket again, it finally registered that he really was holding a ticket worth one hundred thousand dollars! The winner who wished to remain anonymous has definite plans for his winnings. First on his list is to pay off his car, put a down payment on a house, pay back a loan his parents gave him and give $1,000 to the clerk who sold him the winning ticket.

THE PICK Date Numbers

July

14-18-30-32-36-40 10-12-16-23-32-41 01-11-18-19-33-44 01-09-21-28-29-41 14-17-23-36-37-42 02-04-18-32-33-36 18-19-21-27-28-40 07-14-15-18-28-43 04-05-08-24-31-35

02 06 09 13 16 20 23 27 30

July

01 02 04 05 06 07 08 09 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 30

POWERBALL Numbers

01-11-18-29-51 11-15-24-50-55 01-09-11-23-31 08-18-19-32-54 24-28-48-50-54 01-04-38-40-42 01-07-27-38-48 38-40-41-51-59 20-40-41-47-55

PICK 3 CASH 4 4-4-1 1-4-5 0-6-0 4-2-4 8-1-6 4-6-2 2-6-6 2-5-4 0-1-6 4-9-2 2-5-0 7-5-7 9-5-2 0-6-0 8-9-9 3-8-8 5-4-6 5-1-8 1-5-4 4-3-4 2-0-2 6-5-3 8-5-7 8-6-2 1-1-1 2-4-2

01-04-10-23 02-03-10-25 11-18-19-21 04-15-23-25 06-10-18-26 05-06-08-10 03-07-13-25 03-06-15-20 06-12-15-26 01-06-09-15 02-11-16-20 01-12-17-23 12-14-21-22 03-09-10-11 06-16-17-26 02-08-12-20 04-09-15-25 06-09-10-11 01-12-15-16 02-21-22-24 12-13-19-26 01-12-14-19 07-16-17-18 01-07-10-23 02-09-19-26 04-10-18-26

PB PP

01 08 06 08 25 17 30 02 19

03 02 03 04 03 04 03 02 02

PICK 5 03-08-10-24-31 07-14-15-35-36 07-10-17-25-38 01-20-24-29-31 01-08-27-28-34 03-07-08-15-38 05-10-11-28-38 04-17-19-37-38 08-27-33-37-39 04-13-15-28-35 11-19-26-31-36 04-33-34-38-41 01-08-12-14-36 07-09-26-38-41 01-28-30-34-36 02-09-31-35-38 03-17-20-24-28 08-13-27-37-41 13-15-32-36-37 16-26-30-32-35 10-15-26-28-35 07-18-20-21-28 07-14-18-20-39 13-16-21-24-33 02-18-19-25-35 15-19-22-29-37

July

MEGA MILLIONS

MB

MP

01 05 08 12 15 19 22 26 29

12-17-30-35-47 01-10-13-18-46 01-02-22-37-50 03-09-11-44-49 16-29-30-46-56 02-09-10-16-35 23-31-32-39-56 20-25-35-52-55 08-10-22-47-48

26 19 45 9 6 40 38 10 35

4 2 3 4 3 4 4 3 4

In Phoenix catch the winning numbers first on ABC Channel 15 at 10:25 nightly . You can also call the Lottery Hotline at (480) 829-PICK (7425) in Phoenix or (520) 325-9141 in T ucson. For outlying ar eas in Arizona call 1-800-499-3798. V isit our website at arizonalottery.com or see a participating Lottery retailer for the winning numbers. 14 ARIZONA PLAYER August 2011


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TJ’S BLACKJACK CORNER

Should You PlaY at a Full table?

irst of all let me debunk the myth that the actions of the other players at a table determine whether by TJ you are going to win or Jorgensen lose. The players that subscribe to this theory usually play marginal basic strategy at best. After the hand is over these players will then point out that if a player had (taken or not taken a card) we would have all won, or will take credit for everyone winning the hand since they took the dealers 5 - that would have given him 21. The truth is - you tend to remember the hand when a player took the dealers bust card that caused everyone to lose, and forget when a stupid play caused you to win. In the long run the way the other players play their hand has no effect on your long term results - they help you just as much as they hurt you, so it all balances out. If you are new to the game of blackjack a full table can be helpful because it slows the game down, and gives you more time to make the correct play for your given hand. Typically you will play about 50 to 60 hands per hour at a full table. If you are new to card counting a full table gives you more time to convert your running count to your true count, and to figure the appropriate size bet for the upcoming hand. Additionally you will tend to blend in with the crowd so your not branded as

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a card counter. If you are not a card counter and playing perfect basic strategy the casino has a long term advantage over you and this means you will lose less money per hour at a crowded table. The disadvantage to playing at a full table as a card counter is the game is slow. Since I have a long term advantage over the casino I want to play as many hands per hour, more hands mean more money. If I can get one on one with the dealer I can get around 200 hands per hour, and additionally if I want to spread to two hands I have an open spot next to me. However more players may not always mean less money. For example I was playing at a local casino at a $10 table with 2 other players that were betting $200 a hand. When my true count sky rocketed to plus eight, I didn’t really worry about attracting a lot of attention when I jumped my bet from $40 to $120, because I was still the small better at the table. Being able to do this instead of slowly parlaying my bet as the count rose, was a big advantage. I’m happy to report I walked with over $2000. Another advantage as a counter to playing with a couple other players is that if you get a negative count it may rebound faster because they take a lot of the bad cards. If you do get a good count, you can also spread to two hands to take more good cards. It does tend to make the other players think that your messing up the cards, but you can always reply that the way your luck has been going you need to mess up the cards. Which brings me

to another point, should you play two hands. If you are not a card counter the answer is no, the only thing that will do is get you to your expected loss faster. If you are a card counter you can spread to two hands if your count is high enough, it is a good way to increase your bets without making one large bet. The following is a chart for playing two hands with the true count.   TRUE COUNT Below 0

ACTUAL BET sinGle-hAnd tWo hAnds $ $ 5 0 $ $ 5 0 1 $ $ 10 10 2 $ $ 20 15 3 $ $ 30 25 4 $ $ 40 35 5 $ $ 50 40 6 $ $ 60 50 7 For me the ideal situation is one on one with the casinos fastest dealer. There isn’t a dealer on planet earth who can deal faster than I can count. However your bankroll can have huge swings and you have to be mentally prepared for that, but when you win you win big. Until next time I hope you play winning Blackjack. T.J. Jorgensen has been a professional blackjack player for over 20 years. He is well known for his live tourna ment play. He has competed against, and beaten, some of the top tournament players in the world. He has also won the prestigious World Series of Blackjack His book, “Beating the Casino at Their Own Game,” is available through his web site www .freewebs.com/tjsblackjackcorner or by e-mail TJ4justice1@msn.com


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If you have never played in one of these tournaments you are missing an exciting poker experience. It’s truly a must do on the list for every woman who loves poker. This year promises more excitement for all. The caliber of play among the participants has escalated to a professional level. The game is fast and furious with aggressive play being the norm. If you want to challenge your game and bring it to the next level - don’t miss this year’s event. Sign-ups have already started, so don’t miss out on one of the best poker experiences in the valley for women. Sign up in the Poker Room or call (480) 850-7734. Single table satellites for the event are currently being held in the poker room. So gather your poker pals and come over to Casino Arizona any day for your chance to win a seat to the championship event. Call the poker room for details. Why not come to Talking Stick Resort and make it a girl’s getaway weekend. Play a little poker and then visit the spa or one of the great restaurants on the property. Talking Stick Resort is truly a gem in the middle of Scottsdale with so much to offer to everyone. It is truly the total gaming experience. I am looking forward to meeting up with some of my old poker friends and meeting some new ones. As the old song goes “See You in September”. Until next time, “Have a Lucky Month” write me at azpokerlady@cox.net.


GAMING NEWS ARIZONA LOTTERY LAUNCHES NEW CAMPAIGNS The Arizona Lottery launched two new general market and multicultural branding campaigns this month, capitalizing on the dream of winning a large, life-changing jackpot and the availability of smaller, more frequent wins. The campaign dubbed “Wonderful Life” is aimed at new and existing Arizona Lottery players who dream of a big win and prefer to play large jackpot games, such as Powerball, Mega Millions and Arizona’s own jackpot game, The Pick. Two versions of the spot were shot to appeal to as many players’ hopes and dreams as possible. Both “Wonderful Life” spots provide a retrospective look at how a jackpot win can significantly change an Arizona player’s life. The first spot was shot against the breathtaking backdrop of Sonoita, Arizona and focuses on the owner of a ranch reminiscing about his winning streak in life, which all began with the purchase of an Arizona Lottery ticket. The second spot was shot in Phoenix and documents the evolution of a woman’s dream to open a pet shelter, all made possible by her wonderful winning ticket. Alternating air time with the “Wonderful Life” spots, the campaign referred to as “Hall of Winners,” plays into the gratification of smaller, more frequent wins. It capitalizes on the excitement of winning any Arizona Lottery prize by eternalizing each player’s winning pose as a statue in the Hall of

Winners. A similar spot was shot in Spanish, which captures winners’ reactions in portraits rather than statues, to be more culturally relevant. The Hall of Winners campaign includes two spots, one with a man checking his Arizona Lottery ticket on the couch while eating a bowl of cereal and the other with a woman playing a Scratchers ticket in her car at the gas station. Both commercials employ a humorous approach to convey the excitement of winning an Arizona Lottery prize, leaving the viewer with the urge to purchase a ticket for their own place in the Hall of Winners. “Whether it is one large life-changing win or smaller, more frequent wins, Arizona Lottery prizes make positive differences in our players’ lives and the communities in which they live,” said Jeff Hatch-Miller, executive director of the Arizona Lottery. “The concepts for our new branding campaigns illustrate the impact of an Arizona Lottery win and demonstrate the happiness that the Arizona Lottery brings to its players.” The new television and radio spots were created by Arizona Lottery’s Agency of Record, E.B. Lane, and multicultural advertising agency partner, Lopez Negrete Communications, Inc. To view the new Arizona Lottery commercials, please visit www.youtube.com/user/ arizonalottery.

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The 49 Laughs comedy tour coming to Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler on Friday September 16th at 8pm brings together five award winning Native American comedians for a unique and clean comedy routine that has been entertaining audiences throughout the country. This special evening of comedy stars Ernest Tsosie and James Junes of the popular “James and Ernie” comedy team. The night of laughs also features Adrianne Chalepah, Pax Harvey and Tatanka Means. This show provides something for everyone and is sure to keep audiences laughing out loud. Tickets can be purchased online at wingilariver.com, by phone at 877.840.0457 or by visiting the Gift Shop at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino. A $10 discount is available for attendees that have a free Gila River Player’s Club card. Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino is located at 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., right off the I-10 in Chandler.Additional information on these and other events is available by calling 1-800-946-4452, or go to www.wingilariver.com

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Graeme and Clive are English Sci-Fi geeks who have dreamed of attending Comic Con their entire lives. They have a great time as at the Con and then they rent a RV to travel to all the major UFO sites in the Western United States. Near Area 51 they witness a car crash and when they stop to render aid they meet an alien named Paul. He is a prototypical little gray alien who speaks English, smokes and has an attitude. He running is being pursued by a relentless government agent. Graeme and Clive agree to help him. While there are a few laughs - it could have been so much more.

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The mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is kicked out of Asgard and banished to Earth by this father Oden (Anthony Hopkins). His brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is behind his fall from favor and plans to bring his father’s kingdom down. Thor arrives on Earth without his powers but not without his arrogance and swagger. Meanwhile, a group of scientists are tracking what they believe to be a gateway to Earth from another planet – and they are right. They find Thor but his famous hammer has been quarantined by S.H.E.I. L. D. Thor wants to get back home and needs his hammer to do so. He goes after it but is soon humbled (temporarily) by his lack of power. There is too much time on Asgard and not enough time making you care about the characters. Thor does save Earth but it’s a pretty weak villain. Thor is another member of Marvel’s Avengers and this is another set-up to next year’s film of the same name. There is a lot of good stuff but not enough. David Ramsey is the Pr esident and co-founder of the Phoenix Film Critics Society and a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (The Critics Choice A wards). Watch for him on the CBS 5 Morning News every Friday just after 6am and on ABC-15’s “Sonoran Living Live” every other Friday at 11am. Read mor e of his DVD r eviews at WildAboutMovies.com. Contact him at David@TheSnackBar.net.

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TRAVEL SUMMER FUN – FROM THE COAST TO THE COLORADO RIVER! By Teresina Vejar What a summer vacation! It started with one long drive from Phoenix to Los Angeles where gas was well over four dollars a gallon. We stayed in a hotel that advertised it was “just 15 minutes from Disneyland” yet the drive to the home of Mickey Mouse, Goofy and the gang took over an hour!

But our eyes lit up when we arrived at our final destination; Disneyland, “the happiest place on earth.” Then again, it is also home to the longest lines on earth. Although we did have a good time spending two days in the lands of wonder, it was anything but relaxing. So we decided to kick back and hang out at the world famous Venice Beach for some fun people watching - but it was a little cold for the river rat that I am - So I had a marvelous idea, let’s ditch Los Angeles and head to the Colorado River in Parker! There, we could actually experience some real fun in the sun and on the river. We had been there a few years before and had even done

some parasailing. We chose the distinguished BlueWater Resort & Casino in Parker, Arizona as our next destination. We arrived late Friday afternoon and the friendly staff at the hotel check in answered all of our questions. The hotel room was even bigger than the one in LA and had an amazing view of the marina and river that easily outpaced the one in Cali. After a quick change to swimwear, my six year old son and two older children played at the indoor water park for hours - basically until the pool closed at 11pm. On Saturday we spent the entire day on the river on Jet skis we rented from some really nice folks at Resort Rentals. The kids and I played on the river till the sun went down. That evening we went back to BlueWater Resort for food, fun and gambling.

My first stop was the Players Club where I got a “Player’s Club” card. I was excited to learn I got free slot play as well as a chance to win free gas for a year when I signed up. And as if that wasn’t enough, there was even a buffet discount just for having the card. I was already winning and I hadn’t even left the Players Club - it doesn’t get any better than that. If I could do it over again, I would have skipped LA and spent the extra three days on the cool Colorado River in Parker! Teresina Vejar is the daughter of Arizona Player Publisher Phil Scudella. Her motto is “Work hard and play hard.” She manages a Safeway Store in Peoria - but when she is not working; she loves heavy metal concerts, restoring classic Chevy Camaro’s and travel. She also enjoys dancing and was a member of a dance team that earned the honor - Dance Masters of America National Champions.

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Zeb’s Little Dilemma Old Zeb the prospector came down from the hills to see a doctor even though he felt it was unnecessary - he just wanted to get a doctor’s opinion about a small problem. “Doc,” Old Zeb explained “I have a small gas leak – But I am the only one who knows about it.” He went on, “You see Doc, I seem to have an excess amount of gas daily”…But he said – “the gas I release doesn’t bother anyone because - these little releases are silent, and they are odorless as well.” “So you see” Zeb said, holding his hands palms up, “I realize it’s not a serious problem – but I

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Aries Mar 21 to April 20

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Cancer June 22 to July 22

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would like to do something about it - if possible, that’s why I came here. Why, I even let out a couple of little gassers as I walked into your examination room - just to prove my point, so what do you think?” The Doctor with tears in his eyes, started shaking his head from side to side – then he placed his hand on his new patients shoulder and raised his voice noticeably “ Zeb” he said, gasping for air “I going to set you up for TWO operations – ONE FOR YOUR EARS and ONE FOR YOUR NOSE! Now get out of my office - before you peel all the paint off my walls.”

It was the middle of summer , and Dave and Sandy’s teenage son was off at band camp, so they decided to tidy up his room. After cleaning the room making the bed with clean linens, they noticed something under the mattress and pulled out several “S & M” & “Bondage” magazines. Sandy was furious, “Just what do you plan on doing about this Dave?” she screamed. David paused for a moment, then replied, “W ell Honey….I don’t think we should spank him”

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