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Vol. 21 No. 6 • June 2013



Vol. 21 No. 6 • June 2013

Gaming News Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino Grand Opening Entertainment


Boyd’s Eye View of Video Poker Linda Boyd “Risk Factor Part 1” 6 Cover Story “Mazatzal Casino Hotel – Get Trippin & 4th of July” PO Box 33393 • Phoenix Arizona 85067 • 602-373-8728 • Editor Phil Scudella Production Assistants John Olson Richard Tolway Graphic Design CommuniGraphics

Contributing Photography Kevin Cummings Melody Hudson David Ramsey Raquel Valdenegro Shanna Wolfe

Special Thanks to Karen Ammann and her entire marketing staff at Mazatzal Hotel and Casino for all their help on this June Issue.

Contributing Writers Tim Barrett Linda Boyd Kevin Cummings Cindy Esquer Mackenzie Griffin Tina Lynn Holt Melody Hudson TJ Jorgensen Brian Mulligan James Perry David Ramsey Shanna Wolfe

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Horsin' Around Brian Mulligan “Belmont Stakes”


Reel Reviews Kevin Cummings “Passport to Riches”


Card Room Action State-wide Table Game Information


Blackjack Corner TJ Jorgensen “Face Cards Meaning”


Casino Entertainment Casino Entertainment State-wide


Contest Page “Win an Apache Gold Casino Getaway”


Arizona Lottery News “Office pool Wins A Million”


David at the Snack Bar David Ramsey Movie & DVD Reviews


Travel “Free Family Fireworks Shows Around the State”


Jokes Page New Jokes to Lighten Your Day


Astrology, Bingo Games and Casino Directory



gaming news New West Valley Hotel & Casino to open July 2 Top comedy and music performers to appear

VeeQuiva Hotel & Casino, the all-new West Valley Casino in Laveen will open to the public on Tuesday, July 2at 1:00pm. National headliners in comedy and music will appear during the grand opening month to help introduce one-of-a-kind dining options, an expanded gaming floor and a brand new luxury boutique hotel. Popular American rock band Starship opens the all-new 6,000 square foot VeeQuiva Hotel & Casino Event Center for the first musical performance with shows on July 12 & 13. Next up, Comedian Carlos Menciaperforms July 19 &20 followed by heavy metal icon Vince Neil who takes the stage on July 26 & 27. These performers will be featured in the celebration introducing the new amenities at the West Valley’s premier entertainment destination that includes a 100,000 square foot gaming floor stocked with over 950 slot


machines, a 16 table poker room, 36 table games and a 550 seat bingo hall. The property’s restaurants include; the Valley’s only Ditka’s (founded by legendary NFL head coach Mike Ditka), Fatburger,Dunkin’ Donuts, Panda Express, Los Reyes de la Torta. The all new VeeQuiva Hotel & Casino is also home to a luxurious 90 room boutique hotel, appointed with a modern look reminiscent of a Frank Lloyd Wright design.Top quality amenities including customized toiletries, large flat-screen televisions, pillow-top mattresses, ipod/iphone docking stations and even more in every room, complement the first class dining and gaming in creatinga stunning new hotel option in the West Valley. VeeQuiva Hotel and Casino is located off 51st Avenue, 4 miles south of Baseline Road at 15091 S. Komatke Lane in Laveen.


by Linda Boyd

The R isk Factor Part I

can understand why video poker players get frustrated and start believing that either the casino is cheating or they have a dark cloud hanging over their head. The truth is, however, that you may just be at the wrong end of the bell-shaped curve for short-term play. After all, the approximate odds of getting a royal flush is around 1 in 40,000 give or take a few hundred, depending on the strategy for the game you’ve selected. So you can be playing a game that’s on the up-and-up yet run out of bankroll in a big hurry. In this two-part series we’ll take a close look at the risk factor, meaning the relative risk of you running out of bankroll, in easy to understand terms. Part I will deal with deuces wild games and Part II, in July’s Arizona Player, we’ll examine non-deuces games. Table 1.1 Not-S0-Ugly Deuces and Loose Deuces Winning Hand/ 5-Coin Bet Royal Flush/No Deuces 4 Deuces Royal w/ Deuces/Wild Royal 5 of a Kind Straight Flush 4 of a Kind Full House Flush Straight 3 of a Kind Expected Return (ER) Variance

Not-So-Ugly Deuces (NSUD): #1 4000 1000 125 80 50 20 20 15 10 5 99.7283% 25.78027

Loose Deuces: (LDW) #2 4000 2500 125 60 45 20 15 10 10 5 99.5952% 70.05136

Expected Return (ER): This figure indicates the theoretical return assuming correct play. 100% means you and the house have even odds, over 100% gives the player an advantage and less than 100% represents a house advantage. If you’re not sure of the ER there are free removable tables in my book, “The Video Poker Edge”.

Game Variance: This number represents the likelihood that the short-term results will resemble the game’s long-term theoretical expectations. The greater the variance the more likely short-term or session results will deviate from the ER, even with computer-perfect play.

The Risk Factor: Referring to Table 1.1 you will notice the two deuces wild games, NSUD and LDW have similar ER’s, but there is a significant difference in the variance figures. In fact the variance for Loose Deuces is almost three times as much as for Not-So-Ugly Deuces. This means that if you choose to play LDW then 6 ARIZONA PLAYER June 2013

you may run out of bankroll very quickly and it will not be because the casino is cheating or you are playing incorrectly. The reason is that you have a lot of collateral wrapped up in infrequent hands. In fact, in a future column I will give actual odds of specific hands so you have a crystal clear picture of what you’re up against.

Estimating Risk: If you’re in a casino and don’t have ER and variance data with you there’s a quick way to get a ball park idea of the games risk of ruin, a term that means the chances of you running out of money. If you’re playing any deuces wild game you’ll notice the royal usually returns 4,000 coins for a 5-coin wager, although occasionally you’ll find a progressive version. However, anytime you see a higher payout for 4 Deuces you’re looking at a high risk game. Referring to Table 1.1, you can see the LDW game returns 2,500 coins for 4 Deuces whereas NSUD only returns 1000 coins (assuming 5-coin bets). Notice, however, that you are paid less for the Flush, Full-House, Straight Flush and Fiveof-a-Kind in LDW. In other words you receive less for frequent hands and a big bonus for rare hands. You’ll see this same pattern in other deuces wild games, like Double Deuces Wild, another high risk game.

Final Thoughts: High risk deuces wild games are absolutely exciting and that accounts for their popularity. However, just like bungee jumping, you’re willingly taking a bigger chance than the non-riverboat gamblers want to assume. In fact, if part of your goal is to get a few hours of playing time then you should only allocate a portion of your session budget to this money-eater and then either choose a low risk deuces or non-deuces game. Also, be aware that you are likely to earn fewer promo entry tickets and less in comps and cash back. That’s because all of these perks are based on coin-in and if you’re quickly out of cash it means less money is run through the gaming device.

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by Brian Mulligan

A nother One Bites The Dust

he band Queen’s chant of ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ was the overall theme Saturday for online sports betting site players after yet another horse won the a classic race in the Belmont Stakes and another year flies by without a Triple Crown winner. The Belmont Stakes favorite Orb was second to last early and was just left with too much work to do late as he finished third beaten 5 lengths. Palace Malice, who was equipped with blinkers for the Kentucky Derby and totally changed the complexion of the race, relaxed this time for rider Mike Smith sitting about 3 lengths off the lead, opening up 2 lengths at the top of the lane and drawing off to win by 3 and a quarter lengths. Preakness winner Oxbow proved he is the real deal by completing the exacta. As for the winners of all three legs of the Triple Crown, the adage ‘pace makes the race’ was never more evident. Orb benefited by a ridiculous pace in the Derby. The half-mile time of the Derby of :45.33 was the second fastest in history and the three-quarter split of 1:09.80 was the fourth fastest ever. The horse that was closest to the pace and still ran great in the Derby was Oxbow and he proved Poker_1/3page_vp ad.qxp 10/12/09 12:31 PM Page 1 he was the real deal winning in Baltimore 2 weeks later and running huge last weekend.

Oxbow, ridden by Gary Stevens who played George ‘Iceman’ Woolf in the movie Seabiscuit, sat chilly in the Preakness and it would have made the man he played in the movie smile.

Noboby else wanted the lead and Stevens lulled them to sleep on the front end. He went :23.94 in the opening quarter, got the half leading by 2 lengths and the half time was :48.60 and at the top of the lane, Stevens had already asked for and got separation opening up 3 lengths - The rest was anti-climactic. In the Belmont Stakes, Frac Daddy was committed to the lead after he drew the rail and Oxbow went right with him head-to-head. They went the first quarter in :23.11 and the half mile in :46.66, the second fastest Belmont Stakes half-mile of all time. To further put that half-mile into perspective - know that the fastest half of the Belmont

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was set by the immortal Secretariat on way to his 31-length victory in 1973. When the pace is analyzed for Oxbow to finish second is nothing short of amazing. The other 2 horses that were vying for the lead finished last and second to last. Palace Malice, trained by Todd Pletcher, rated without blinkers in the Belmont and raced strong through the lane. Considering Palace Malice sizzled in the Derby, he still finished less than 4 lengths from the eventual Preakness hero - Far from disgraced in the Belmont debut when he was getting to the winner. Training up to the Belmont, his trainer pulled no punches and told everybody within his sights that Palace Malice was going to run huge. He drilled on May 27th without the blinkers and his trainer was impressed about the work, Pletcher: “he worked unbelievably well.. a monstrous gallopout, as good as you’ll ever see a horse gallop out”. Some trainers always just say their horses are doing well – but it’s part of the game, but we leaned here that Pletcher is a pretty straight shooter. Palace Malice earned a 98 Beyer Speed Figure for his Belmont win - and that stands up pretty solidly since last year’s Belmont winner Union Rags earned a 96 figure. In a perfect world, Orb, Oxbow and Palace Malice would meet in the August 24 Travers at Saratoga but a new shooter there could upset the apple cart. His name is Normandy Invasion. You heard it here first. For two decades Brian Mulligan was the main West Coast line-maker for the Daily Racing Form writing under the non de plume of “SWEEP.” He continues to contribute to the Daily Racing Form writing “A Closer Look” analysis.

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The Jack, Queen & King – WHO ARE THEY?

by TJ Jorgensen ave you ever wondered how the face cards got their design? The four suites, clubs, hearts, diamonds, and spades originated in France in about 1480. Then in the 15th century the Europeans designed the Face Cards to represent European Royalty. There are many theories about whom the court cards are supposed to represent. One theory suggests that the Queen of Hearts is Judith (of the Book of Judith - an Apocryphal Book of the Bible). The King of Hearts represents Charlemagne, the King of Diamonds was Julius Caesar, the King of Clubs was Alexander the Great, and the King of Spades was the Biblical King David. Here is the list of who it is believed is represented by each face card. Playing Card King of Hearts Queen of Hearts

Historical Personage Charlemagne Judith (Book of Judith,an Apocryphal Book of the Bible)

Jack of Hearts King of Spades Queen of Spades Jack of Spades King of Diamonds Queen of Diamonds Jack of Diamonds King of Clubs Queen of Clubs Jack of Clubs

“La Hire” a famous French warriora.k.a. Etienne de ignoles King David Pallas, a.k.a. Minerva Hogier the Dane, one of Charlemagne’s paladins Julius Caesar Rachel (of the Bible) Hector of Troy alternately, Roland of France Alexander the Great Argine An anagram of Regina Lancelot


Have you ever looked closely at the differences between the Jacks, Queens, and Kings? The Jack of Spades, Jack of Hearts, and King of Diamonds are a side profile, while the rest of the face cards are a full face; the side profile cards are called “one-eyed”. When deciding which cards are to be made wild in some games, the phrase “acey-deucey” or “one-eyed Jacks” is sometimes used - which means that aces, twos or the one-eyed jacks are wild. The King of Hearts is the only King with no mustache, and has a sword behind his head, making him appear to be stabbing himself, which lead to the nickname “suicide king”. The axe held by the King of Diamonds is behind his head with the blade facing toward him. He is armed with an axe while the other three kings are armed with a sword and so the King of Diamonds is sometimes referred to as “the man with the axe”. This is the basis of the trump “one eyed jacks” and the man with the axe. The Jack of Diamonds is sometimes known as “laughing boy”. The Ace of Spades, is sometimes said to be the death card, and in some games is used as a trump card. The Queen of Spades usually holds a scepter and is sometimes known as “the bedpost Queen”, or sometimes she iscalled “Black Lady”. In many decks, the Queen of Clubs holds a flower. She is known as the “flower” Queen. Now with this new knowledge hopefully you will never look at a pack of playing cards the same again. Now you can impress friends or who knows – come up with the answer to a question on “Jeopardy” Until next month I hope you play a winning game. T.J. Jorgensen has been a professional Blackjack player for over 20 years. He is well known for his live tournament play and has competed against, and beaten, some of the top tournament players in the world. He also has won the prestigious World Series of Blackjack. His book, “Beating the Casino at Their Own Game,” is available by e-mail

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I-17 at exit 289 in Camp Verde 1-800-381-SLOT Stargazer Pavilion: July 4th - FREE Fireworks Show Sept 1 - Steel Pulse /The Wailers & Tribal Seeds Dragonfly Lounge: Live bands on weekends July 25 - The Pettybreakers (Tom Petty Tribute Band)

Desert Diamond Casino Hotel

7350 South Nogales Hwy, Tucson 1-866-DDC-WINS Monsoon Night Club: Live bands or DJ, Thurs - Sat June 14 - The Ohio Connection

June 30 - “Night of Stars” featuring Vietnam’s finest singers w/ Ho Le Thu, Manh, Henry Chuc and Ho Ngu Thuy “Thursday Rocks” Concert series; June 27 - The Police Experience (Police Tribute) July 25 - Blaze of Glory (the premier Bon Jovi Tribute band) “Groovin’ Fridays” (Old School) “Noches Caliente Saturdays” featuring Tex Mex & Tejano bands; La Gran Ciudad, Angel Norteno, Los Gallegos and Los Centenarios

Desert Diamond Casino I -19

1100 West Pima Mine Road, Sahuarita 1-866-DDC-WINS Sports Bar: Every Wednesday night Karaoke w/Fiesta DJ’s Outdoors: July 4th - 5pm-9pm - Back Yard Barbeque with a FREE Fireworks Show at dusk Diamond Center: July 4th Garth Brooks & Faith Hill Tribute Bands (free concert at 6pm, plus Free Fireworks Show outdoors after the show) Aug 3 - KC & The Sunshine Band Aug 10 - Charlie Daniels Band

Fort McDowell Casino

N of Shea off Hwy 87, Fountain Hills 1-800-THE-FORT July 3rd Celebration: FREE Fireworks Show at Dusk & $5 Barbeque in Red Rock Buffet from 2pm - Mid** Lucky 7 Saloon: Free entertainment on Fri & Sat w/ Furious George, Kenny G project, Shining Star or Dyverse Radisson Ballroom; Call for updated summer schedule

Bingo Hall: Saturdays, June 15 & July 20 - Late Night Lunar Bingo w/ music, games & giveaways For updates - go to fortmcdowellcasino. com **$5 Buffet with Fortune Club Card for those 21 and over (Club Card is free - or $10.95 without card) also $5 for those under 21

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Resort and Casino

15406 Maricopa Rd., Maricopa 480-802-5000 Oasis Lounge: Free weekend entertainment June 14 & 15 - Western Fusion (Country & Rock), June 21 & 22 - Str8up, June 28 & 29 - Checker’d Past July 4th - Ronnie Milsap FREE Concert at 8pm For updates, go to

Hon-Dah Resort and Casino

Highways 260 and 73, Pinetop 1-800-WAY-UP-HIGH Conference Center - June 29 - KANSAS

Verona Chophouse: Saturday: Talia 5-9pm Sunday: Jazz brunch Buffet Bingo Hall: 11pm Fri & Sat - B.A.D BINGO w/ DJ “Rockin’ Rob” music, light show, bingo & giveaways

Timbers Lounge: Free entertainment, Monday is Comedy Night, Tues-Sat, Live bands

Lone Butte Casino

202 loop at the Kyrene exit - Chandler, 1-800-WIN-GILA Cascades Lounge: Bands at 4pm & 9:30pm featuring; Spotlight, Marble Heart, The Heat, Str8Up Band, Marty and the Party AzTex Band, Honest Soulz, JJ’s Band, Marty and the Party, Thaddeus Rose, Western Fusion, Davis Highway, Chuck E Baby, JJ’s Band, Marty and the Party and Andrea & Los Guys

Cyndi Luaper

June 21 - Andy Grammer & Vicci Martinez June 22 - Rage in the Cage #166 (Mixed martial Arts) Jun 29 - Sylvia Browne July 5 - Kenny G

Mazatzal Hotel & Casino

1/2-mile S. of Payson on Hwy 87 1-800-777-PLAY Aug 10 - The Highwaymen

Paradise Casino

450 Quechan Drive, Yuma 1-888-777- 4946 Sharky’s Bar: Live bands on weekends Outdoors: July 3rd Back Yard Block Party 5pm -8:30pm, with FREE live entertainment and games for the kids (Food will be available from vendors) plus FREE Fireworks at 8:30pm - Come out and bring the family!

Quechan Casino Resort

525 Algodones Rd, Winterhaven CA (5 mi West of Yuma) 1-877-783-2426 Sidewinders bar: Free weekend entertainment Pipa Event Center: Call for new spring & summer schedule

Talking Stick Resort



Loop 101 and Indian Bend Road Scottsdale 480-850-7777 Talking Stick Showroom: June 7 - Alan Parsons Live Project July 6 - UFC Championship Fight - Silva vs Weidman July 26 - BoDeans Aug 7 - Whitesnake Aug 9 - Charlie Daniels Band Sept 1 - Joe Satriani w/Steve Morse Band In the Grand Ballroom: June 15 - Raven’s Birthday Bash June 21 - Boz Scaggs June 22 - Cyndi Luaper July 11 - Jim Gaffigan July 12 - The B-52s & The Go Go’s July 13 - Happy Together Tour w/The Turtles (Flo & Eddie) Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Gary Lewis & the Playboys & Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & the Raiders

July 20 - King of the Cage Aug 1 - Gipsy Kings Aug 3 - Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys and Alejandro Escovedo Sept 7 - Kathleen Madigan OUTDOORS: Sat & Sun, 11am - 6pm, RELEASE POOL PARTY; DJ’s from Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco and LA spin your favorites, plus drink specials, giveaways and cabana rentals - You must be 21 or older to attend. Coffee Garden: Dueling Pianos at 8pm, Thurs - Sat Degree 270 Lounge: (14th Floor) Thurs, Fri & Sat - Live bands & Deejays Orange Sky Restaurant & Lounge (15th Floor) Michael Grimm, Sun & Mon nights (thru Apr 8)

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The West Valley Casino 51st Ave, 4 miles S. of Baseline - Laveen 1-800-WIN-GILA Event Center: July 12 & 13 - Starship, July 19 & 20 - Comedian Carlos Mencia, July 26 & 27 - Vince Neil Bingo Hall: Every Saturday at 11pm BINGO ECLIPSE - Bingo, DJ music, light show & giveaways

Jul 12 - Michael Finney’s Dry Heat Comedy All-Star Review Jul 28 - Sara Evans Aug 9 - Los Tigres Del Norte Aug 23 - Warrant & Skid Row Sept 20 - Comic Rob Schneider Sept 21 - REO Speedwagon AIRIA - Nightlife Unplugged, live entertainment - Fri & Sat (4pm-2am) Encore Lounge: Mid-day entertainment every Monday 11am-3pm, plus late night entertainment featuring top bands like; Shining Star, Powerdrive, The Hamptons, Robert Street band, Michael & Manuel, Chaka & Friends and Cold Shott & the Hurricane Horns

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

Yavapai Casino

Vee Quiva Casino

I-10 at Wild Horse Pass exit - Chandler 1-800-WIN-GILA Ovations LIVE! Showroom: Jun 14 - George Strait Tribute - by Strait Country Jun 15 - Morris Day & the Time w/ The Dazz Band

1505 East Hwy 69 - Prescott 1-800-756-8744 Yavapai Cantina; Karaoke with Cruisin’ Susan on Fridays and live bands Saturdays



lottery news Nurse Claims $1 Million PowerballTicket! The Arizona Lottery announced the winner of the $1 million Powerball second prize from the drawing on May 11 has come forward. This is the 22nd $1 million Powerball second prize winning ticket sold in Arizona since $2 Powerball launched in January 2012 and one of three 2ndprize winning tickets sold during the record-breaking $590.5 million Powerball jackpot run. Krista Crawley, a registered nurse from Phoenix, purchased her winning ticket from the QuikTrip located at 2450 E. Union Hills Drive in Phoenix. Crawley discovered she was a winner on Mother’s Day, but waited to speak to a financial advisor to get “all her ducks in a row” before claiming the prize on Monday, May 20. Crawley said her win didn’t seem real to her until she actually saw the check. She is planning to go on a family vacation and invest the rest of her winnings. “Hearing about our newest Arizona millionaire was a thrill,” said Karen Bach, director of budget, products, and communications for the Arizona Lottery. “We are excited that the number of new millionaires statewide is continuing to grow and we look forward to meeting Arizona’s two $1 million second prize winners from the recordbreaking Powerball draw this past Saturday, who have yet to come forward.” The redesigned $2 Powerball game offers many 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. Since $2 Powerball launched in January 2012, there have been 24 $1 million second prize winning tickets sold in Arizona. Players must be 21 years or older to purchase or redeem tickets. Winners have 180 days from the drawing date to claim their prize at an Arizona Lottery office or by mail. Overall odds vary by game. All sales are final. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, these materials may be made available in an alternate format. Gambling Problem? Call 1.800.NEXT STEP.  Please Play Responsibly™. The Arizona Lottery operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products; it receives no General Fund dollars from the State. Proceeds from sales of Lottery tickets - over $3 million per week - fund a variety of state programs. Since July 1981, the Arizona Lottery has paid out more than $5 billion in prizes to players, over $2.8 billion in net profit to the state and almost $591 million in commissions to retailers.


Office Pool Claims $1,000,000 Prize!

The Arizona Lottery has announced that one of the two $1 million Powerball second prize winning tickets from the drawing on May 18 has been claimed by a group of 15 co-workers from Safford. This is the 23rd $1 million Powerball second prize winning ticket sold in Arizona since $2 Powerball launched in January 2012 and one of three second prize winning tickets sold during the recordbreaking $590.5 million Powerball jackpot run. Three representatives of the 15-member office pool, who call themselves “The Safford Fortunate 15,” claimed the group’s winning ticket at the Arizona Lottery office in Phoenix. Donna Talley, Wendy Layton and Gloria Ogas were overjoyed with their win.Talley purchased the winning Quick Pick ticket at the Giant Service Station on Highway 70 in Safford. She received a call from a coworker 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.” Each member of the pool received a check for $46,666.90 after taxes. “It was a thrill meeting the three women who came in to claim the office pool’s winning ticket,” said Karen Bach, director of budget, products, and communications for the Arizona Lottery. “They were extremely grateful, and it’s nice to know this win will benefit a group of 15 co-workers who will be able to celebrate and share in this wonderful experience together.” The other $1 million Powerball second prize winning ticket from the drawing on May 18 that was sold in Chandler is yet to be claimed.

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HE GRILL where you can find the best homemade pizza in Payson, or a juicy hamburger with all the fixings. Like to have a drink with your lunch? Visit The Apache Spirit Lounge, Checkout the tasty food menu, awesome wings, and plenty of TV’s to catch your favorite sporting events! Happy Hour & Daily Specials Moday - Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

DAVID AT THE SNACK BAR Now You See Me An FBI agent and an Interpol detective team up to investigate the robbery of a French bank by a group of magicians in Las Vegas. It appears as if they robbed the bank in Paris as part of their act in a casino showroom. They by David Ramsey know the magicians were behind the theft but unable to prove that it wasn’t magic so they decide to stake out the next show. This time they head to New Orleans for what they is billed as the second of three huge events. The magicians are at the top of their game and stay one, or more, steps ahead of the authorities. It turns into a bizarre, but exciting investigation that keeps the audience guessing. There is a lot going on but if you try to figure it out you will but it’s much more fun to just go with it. The cast is very good and there is plenty of action and some very cool illusions.

The Internship Two friends, who happen to be very good sales people, are suddenly without a job when their company closes. They have a hard time finding a job that offers any kind of future so they look elsewhere. They end up applying for an internship, that could lead to jobs, with Google. They barely get into the program and when they get there they realize are out of their depth. Not only are they older than all of the other interns they are lacking in basic computer skills and knowledge. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson pretty much play the same characters they did in «Wedding Crashers» but they are not nearly as entertaining here. Vaughn starts off annoying and only gets worse but if you are a fan it›s what you want from him. This is a basic fish-out-of-water story with a predictable ending but there are enough chuckles to make it an amusing couple hours.

David’s Video Details Oz the Great and Powerful

A charming carnival magician and con man named Oz escapes an angry husband in a hot air balloon but runs right into a giant tornado. After coming out of the tornado he crashes in a strange enchanted land where he is met by a beautiful young woman who believes he is the great wizard come to fulfill the prophecy. This prequel to the classic “Wizard of Oz” starts in Kansas in black and white going color and widescreen once in Oz just like the original. James Franco is perfect as Oz, and the rest of the cast is delightful. He is joined on his quest by a pair of unlikely companions, a flying monkey and a little china doll. It’s not long before Oz discovers there is more going on than he was told. Action, humor and a touch of romance combined with breathtaking visuals and astounding effects make “Oz the Great and Wonderful” a perfect prequel to one of the greatest films of all time

Warm Bodies

After a zombie epidemic sweeps the planet there is only a small hand full of humans living inside an area protected by a huge wall. Their leader sends out a scouting party that includes his daughter, Julie, to get much needed medical supplies from the pharmacies in the nearest city. At the local airport a young male zombie who can only remember that his name started with an R wanders aimlessly among many others of his kind. He is hungry and leads a group to the city looking for food. The two groups encounter each other leading to a deadly battle. R sees Julie and something is rekindled in him and he protects her from the others. This leads to a most unusual romance between a human and a zombie. As R and his friends become more human Julie has to convince her father there are good zombies. «Warm Bodies» is perfect blend of action, romance and comedy making it a delightful film

Jack the Giant Slayer

Jack and Isabelle both grow up with the same bedtime story even though their lives couldn›t be more different. Jack is the son of a farmer and Isabelle is the land›s princess. The story they both know by heart is about a time long ago when giants fought humans for control the Earth. Everyone thinks it›s a fairy tale until Jack accidentally trades his uncles horse for a handful of beans. The next thing he knows a giant beanstalk sprouts taking his home and the princess up to Gargantua, the home of the giants. Jack joins a group of the King›s royal guard on a rescue mission. Things don›t go exactly as planned and aided by the betrayal of one of the king›s advisors the Giants are soon descending to Earth. The action is intense but there is the right amount of humor and romance in the mix - as a good fairy tale should have. While not for very young children it is perfect for older ones. «Jack the Giant Slayer» is a surprisingly good film with terrific special effects and a great cast. David Ramsey is the President and co-founder of the Phoenix Film Critics Society and a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (The Critics Choice Awards). Watch him on the CBS 5 Morning News every Friday around 6:20am and on ABC-15’s “Sonoran Living Live” every other Friday at 11am. Read his DVD reviews at Contact him at ARIZONA PLAYER June 2013 26


FREE FIREWORKS AND LOTS MORE! If you’re looking for a place to enjoy the 4th of July Fireworks, there are plenty of great choices all around the state of Arizona – And you can pick the day to go to one or several of them because some of these spectacular fireworks shows take place on Wednesday, July 3rdor Thursday, July 4thor and even Saturday July 6th Here’s a list of places you can catch a terrific fireworks show and related events on those days.

Free Concert & Fireworks at Apache Gold ALL AMERICAN WEEKEND Get set for a memorable Independence Day Weekend at Apache Gold Casino Resort on Saturday, July 6th First, enjoy a FREEFireworks show at dusk near the pavilion - then move inside the Apache Gold Pavilion for a FREE Concert with Country Superstar John Michael Montgomery. Food and drinks are available during the concert. After the concert it’s just a few steps to your favorite slots and table games at the Apache Gold Casino. And if you want to continue to party you’ll enjoy the free live entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge. Apache Gold Casino Resort is located 5 miles east of Globe on Highway 70 in San Carlos, AZ For more information call 1-800-APACHE8 or go to

July 4th Weekend Fireworks at BlueWater BlueWaterResort & Casino will have their annual fireworks display on Saturday, July 6 at about 9pm. Come watch this impressive brilliant display of over 1700 Aerial Effects – the Grand Finale will close in spectacular fashion with the sky over the Colorado River brilliantly lit up causing oohs from the crowd provided by Fireworks Productions of Arizona. You can watch this display from the River’s Edge Cantina, BlueWater’s River Walk or relaxing on the lawn of the BlueWater Amphitheatre. Many will watch from their boats on the River or from the balcony of their rooms. The firework display will be accompanied with music arranged by Resident DJ Havik. Entertainment for Independence Weekend at BlueWater are House DJ’s with performances guaranteed to get you off your feet and onto the dance floor – The Dig Lounge House DJ 8pm to 2am, River’s Edge Cantina 8pm to Midnight. BlueWater Resort & Casino is located on the Colorado River at 11300 Resort Drive in Parker AZ. For more information call 1-888243-3360

Celebrate America’s 237th birthday with 4 days of fun at Cliff Castle Casino Hotel! The party starts on July 4th at 4pm with carnival games, face painters and balloon artists for the kids. The entire family will relish a free hotdog with chips and soda from 4p-9p (while supplies last) - Join your friends for a cool July 4th fireworks show at 9:15pm. View this spectacular event outside the main entrance. After the show, head back inside for slot action, table games, great food and free entertainment in the Dragonfly Lounge. Don’t forget Cliff Castle has the “Kids Zone” with supervised games for the little ones, plus a video arcade and the Shake Rattle & Roll Bowling Center for the entire family! 4 days of “Hot Seats” also kicks off on July 4th. Every hour from 1pm 9pm, July 4– 7, one lucky winner will receive $237 in Castle Cash – On July 7th at 10pm someone will take home $2,013 cash! Don’t miss the fun.Cliff Castle Casino Hotel is located just off the I-17 at exit 289 in Camp Verde. Call 1-800-381-SLOT for more information.

DESERT DIAMOND 4TH OF JULY FAMILY FUN Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment invites you and the family to celebrate American Independence at the 3rd Annual “4th of July Backyard BBQ”! This event is free and starts at 5pm Thursday, July 4th in the Plaza of the Sahuarita location. Live music, food and fireworks will be featured along with a kid’s zone provided by Rancho Sahuarita and the Town of Sahuarita. Live entertainment featuring a Garth Brooks and Faith Hill Tribute Show will begin at 6pm inside the Diamond Center followed by the fireworks show outdoors after sundown. BBQ-themed food and refreshments will be sold by Casino staff along with slushies’ and fresh popped kettle corn provided by Eegee’s and Cowboy Kettle Corn. The Kids Zone will include face painting, balloon making and some carnival type games all free of charge! TreenaParvello, Director of Public Relations and Communications for the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, said “Nothing like a backyard BBQ to bring family and friends together for good food and great music. Desert Diamond Casinos will

have that and more this 4th of July!” Desert Diamond Casino I-19 is located at 1100 West Pima Mine Road in Sahuarita, AZ. Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment with three locations (Tucson, Sahuarita, and Why), is owned and operated by the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, an enterprise of the Tohono O’odham Nation. For more information go to or call 866-DDC-WINS

Fort’s Annual JULY 3rd Celebration Fort McDowell Casino again this year presenting their Annual FREE Fireworks Show at Dusk on July 3rd along with a $5 Barbeque Buffet* in the Red Rock Buffet from 2pm – Mid. This buffet features a salad bar, hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ ribs, fried chicken, baked beans and corn on the cob, plus and all that goes along with these classic entrees plus soft drinks and dessert. The entire family is welcome! *The $5 Buffet with a Fortune Club Card for those 21 and over and everyone under 21(The Fortune Club Card is free to all over 21) or adults can get the buffet for $10.95 without a Fortune Club card.

BBQ & Free Fireworks in Paradise! Paradise Casino is celebrating Independence Day on July 3rdwith a Back Yard Block Party 5pm -8:30pm, with FREE live entertainment and games for the kids, plus a FREE Fireworks Show at 8:30pm – Come out and bring the family! (If you come hungry - all kinds of Food will be available from vendors) Paradise Casino is located at 450 Quechan Drive in Yuma, AZ. For more information call 1-888-777- 4946 ARIZONA PLAYER June 2013 27


Jokes of the Month

A young couple recently moved into a new house they bought together. Dave comes home from work the first day and Candice says, “Honey, in the upstairs bathroom one of the pipes is leaking, could you fix it?” Dave in an annoyed voice says, “What do I look like, Mr. Plumber?” The next day when he Dave gets home, there was another problem Candice said, “Honey, my car wouldn’t start today, so I had to miss work, I may need a new battery. Could you check it out, please? Dave shakes his head and replies “Who do I look like, Mr. Good Wrench?” That weekend it was raining real hard and Candice found a leak in the bedroom ceiling and asked Dave “sweetie, the roof is leaking! Can you please fix it?” Dave rolled his eyes and said, “Do I look like, Bob Vila?” That Monday when Dave got home from work, the roof was fixed. So was the plumbing and her car! Dave was astonished and asked “what happened?” Candice replies “Oh, I had a handyman come in and fix everything” “Great” snarled Dave “How much is that going to cost me?” “Nothing” says Candice. “He offered to do it all for free, if I either baked him a cake or spent the afternoon with him at his place.” “Well” Dave snorted, “Just what kind of cake did you make for this goof ball?” Candice looked confused and replied “Who do I look like….Betty Crocker?”



A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says: ‘’WOW, that’s the ugliest baby I’ve ever seen!’’ The woman walks to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her: ‘’The driver just insulted me!’’ The man says: ‘’You go up there and tell him off. Go on, I’ll hold your monkey for you.’”

MUCH RELIEVED NOW A very successful CEO was about to take a month long business trip to the orient, but was nervous about leaving his much younger new bride alone. So he asked his best friend and golf buddy to keep an eye on her and if anything out of the ordinary occurred let him know. After nearly two weeks of no contact, he finally got this e-mail from his golf buddy. “The guy who visits you wife every night…did not show up tonight.”

PRETTY DUMB A young boy enters a barber shop selling the local newspaper. Tony the barber who is cutting an older client’s hair whispers to his customer, “This is the dumbest kid in the world - watch while I prove it to you.” Tony reaches into his cash register puts two dollar bills in one hand and four quarters in the other, he calls the boy over and asks, “Which do you want, son?” The boy takes the quarters and leaves. “What did I tell you?” Tony says. “That kid never learns!” Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store. “Hey young man, can I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the two dollar bills?” The boy licked his cone and replied, “Because the day I take the 2 bucks - the game is over!”

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Mazatzal Events in July

Thursday May 9th will be a day Edmond Sawabini will long remember - because on that day he won the stunning amount of $152,907 at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino when he hit the Pai Gow progressive jackpot The Pai Gow jackpot is linked between all three Gila River Casinos’ properties including; Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Lone Butte Casino and Vee Quiva Casino. Since its inception the Pai Gow progressive jackpot has paid out over half a million dollars to lucky winners at all three Gila River Casinos’ properties. Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino is located at 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd. in Chandler For more information about this and other events – go to

Rock the Red, White & Blue with 4 times points on the 4th of July from 8am till Midnight! Enjoy an All American Hot Dog & Fries for just $2.50 at The Grill Slot players can hit a HOME RUN with Baseball Trivia on July 15 & 16 – Every ½ hour from 3-9 pm. Randomly selected players with a properly inserted “Mountains of Money” player’s club card, will be eligible to answer a trivia question and win a sport chair! Card players - win a hat every Tuesday thru September 18 from 3pm till close – also win a Mazatzal Casino folding sport chair now thru September 5th See the card room for details. Bingo players get their chance to play HOME RUN TRIVIA on July 16th & 18th during the evening session. Don’t miss DOUBLE PAYOUTS on July 16th during the evening session – Plus answer a trivia question and win a sport chair. Please take special note that “Fry Bread for Families” returns on July 18th from 11am – 2pm. Enjoy delicious Fry Bread and a drink for only $5 – and you have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping Rim Country families in need


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Pisces Feb 20 to Mar 20

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Casino Arizona 101 & McKellips Daily: 7pm (early birds: 6:30pm) Sat & Sun Matinee: 1pm (early birds: 6:30pm) Fri & Sat: Midnight - L8 Nite Games! Bingo, Music, Lights, Dancing & FUN Fort McDowell Casino Fountain Hills Area Mon,Wed,Thu,Fri: 9am,12:30pm, 6:30pm Tue: 12:30pm, 6:30pm Sat. Sun: 6:45& 9am,12:30 & 6:30pm, Fri & Sat: Midnight 3rd Sat of each month at Midnight "Lunar Bingo"

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Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino 15406 Maricopa Rd Wed-Sun: 11:30am, 2:30, 3:30 & 6:30pm Lone Butte Casino SanTan Loop202 & Kyrene Daily: Noon & 6:30pm "B.A.D. Bingo" (Bingo After Dark) Fri & Sat: 11:30pm Vee Quiva Casino 51st Ave. 10mi. S of I-10 Daily: 12:30 & 6:30pm "Bingo Eclipse" 2nd & 4th Sat 11pm




1. Apache Gold Hotel Resort Casino • (Globe) San Carlos Apache Tribe–slots bingo & blackjack & Entertainment (800) 272-2438 2. BlueWater Resort Casino • (Parker) Colorado River Indian Tribe–slots bingo blackjack poker & Entertainment (888) 243-3360 3. Bucky’s Casino • (Prescott) Yavapai–Prescott Indian Tribe–slots, poker & blackjack (800) 756-8744 3a. Yavapai Casino & Gaming Center • (Prescott) Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe–slots & Entertainment (800) 756-8744 30 ARIZONA PLAYER June 2013

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Apache Gold Casino • Globe 5mi E of Globe on Hwy 70 Wed, Thu, & Sun: Noon; Fri & Sat: 7pm Bingo Blowout! 1st Mon: 7pm BlueWater Casino • Parker 11300 Resort Dr Sun 1:30pm, Mon-Thu 6:30pm Special Sessions:Birthday Bingo Call for Details Casino Del Sol• Tucson 5655 W. Valencia Mini Sessions: 11:30am & 1:30pm Matinee: 2:15pm Eves: 7:15pm

4. Casino Arizona Talking Stick Resort • (Scottsdale) Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community–slots poker blackjack Keno & Entertainment (480) 850-7777 5. Casino Arizona @ 101 & McKellips • (Scottsdale) Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community–slots bingo blackjack Keno & Entertainment (480) 850-7777 6. Casino Del Sol Resort • (Tucson) Pascua Yaqui Tribe–slots bingo poker blackjack & Entertainment (800) 344-9435 7. Casino of the Sun • (Tucson) Pascua Yaqui Tribe–slots (520) 883-1700 8. Cliff Castle Casino Hotel • (Camp Verde) Yavapai-Apache Nation–slots blackjack poker & Entertainment (800) 381-7568 9. Cocopah Casino • (Yuma) Cocopah Tribe–slots bingo blackjack & Entertainment (800) 237-5687 10. Desert Diamond Casino Hotel• (Tucson) Tohono O’Odham Nation–Old Nogales Hwy slots keno bingo poker & Entertainment (520) 294-7777 10a. Desert Diamond - I-19 • (south of Tucson) slots blackjack & Entertainment (520) 294-7777 11. Fort McDowell Casino • (Fountain Hills) Fort McDowell-Yavapai Nation–slots keno bingo poker blackjack & Entertainment (480) 837-1424 12. Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino • (Chandler) Gila River Indian Community–slots keno blackjack poker & Entertainment (800) 946-4452

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