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SOU THERN

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Below is a list of our preferred properties of the South showcasing some of the great things that each property has.

WEBSITE

PHONE NUMBER

*CC PARTNER

TABLES

MACHINES

BELTERRA CASINO RESORT

belterracasino.com

812-427-7777

55

1,473

RISING STAR CASINO RESORT

risingstarcasino.com

800-472-6311

33

1,278

TROPICANA EVANSVILLE

tropevansville.com

812-433-4000

40

905

FITZ CASINO & HOTEL

fitzgeraldstunica.com

662-363-5825

24

1,268

GOLD STRIKE CASINO RESORT

goldstrike.com

662-357-1111

53

1,400

HOLLYWOOD CASINO TUNICA

hollywoodcasinotunica.com

662-357-7700

28

1,079

SAM'S TOWN HOTEL & GAMBLING HALL

samstowntunica.com

662-363-0711

35

900

41

1,563

34

1,275

54

1,200

57

1,800

INDIANA

TUNICA

MID-SOUTH: INCLUDES LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA AMERISTAR CASINO VICKSBURG

ameristar.com/vicksburg

601-638-1000

CYPRESS BAYOU CASINO HOTEL

cypressbayou.com

337-923-7284

MARGARITAVILLE RESORT CASINO

margaritavillebossiercity.com

318-698-7177

PARAGON CASINO RESORT

paragoncasinoresort.com

318-253-1946

SILVERSTAR HOTEL & CASINO

pearlriverresort.com

866-447-3276

40

1,200

GOLDEN MOON HOTEL & CASINO

pearlriverresort.com

866-447-3277

39

1,150

WIND CREEK ATMORE

WindCreekAtmore.com

866-946-3360

N/A

1,600+

WIND CREEK MONTGOMERY

WindCreekMontgomery.com

866-946-3360

N/A

2,200+

WIND CREEK WETUMPKA

WindCreekWetumpka.com

866-946-3360

N/A

2,500+

BEAU RIVAGE RESORT & CASINO

beaurivage.com

228-386-7111

96

2,100

HOLLYWOOD GULF COAST

hollywoodgulfcoast.com

228-467-9257

23

1,154

IP CASINO RESORT & SPA

ipbiloxi.com

228-436-3000

60

1,900

SCARLET PEARL CASINO RESORT

scarletpearlcasino.com

888-266-5772

45

1,350

SILVER SLIPPER CASINO HOTEL

silverslipper-ms.com

228-469-2777

25

965

CALDER CASINO & RACE COURSE

caldercasino.com

305-625-1311

RACING

1,200

SEMINOLE HARD ROCK & CASINO TAMPA

seminolehardrocktampa.com

813-627-7625

171

5,000

SEMINOLE HARD ROCK & CASINO HOLLY.

seminolehardrockhollywood.com

866-502-7529

130

2,200

PEARL RIVER RESORT

GULF COAST

FLORIDA

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# OF ROOMS

ENT. VENUE

GOLF

SPA

POOL

608

OUTDOOR

201

INDOOR

349

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INDOOR

506 1,131

494

840

INDOOR

INDOOR INDOOR OUTDOOR

INDOOR 150

102

395

531

OUTDOOR

OUTDOOR

BOTH WATER PARK

500

OUTDOOR

571

BOTH

236

OUTDOOR

123

OUTDOOR

283

1,740

OUTDOOR

291

LAZY RIVER

1,088

OUTDOOR

OUTDOOR

300

OUTDOOR

129

250

OUTDOOR

481

OUTDOOR

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MIDWEST

CASINO DIRECTORY

Below is a list of our preferred properties of the Midwest showcasing some of the great things that each property has.

WEBSITE

PHONE NUMBER

AMERISTAR CASINO HOTEL EAST CHICAGO

AMERISTAR.COM/EAST-CHICAGO

855-888-7289

TROPICANA EVANSVILLE

TROPEVANSVILLE.COM

800-342-5386

BELTERRA CASINO RESORT & SPA

BELTERRACASINO.COM

800-472-6311

HORSESHOE CASINO HOTEL

CAESARS.COM/HORSESHOE-SOUTHERN-INDIANA

RISING STAR CASINO RESORT

RISINGSTARCASINO.COM

AMERISTAR CASINO HOTEL, COUNCIL BLUFFS

*CC PARTNER

TABLES

MACHINES

41

1,953

40

1,000

40

1,600

812-369-6000

140

1,750

812-438-1234

30

1,400

AMERISTAR.COM/COUNCIL-BLUFFS

712-328-8888

22

1,584

RIVERSIDE CASINO & GOLF RESORT

RIVERSIDECASINOANDRESORT.COM

877-677-3456

32

1,150

MYSTIQUE CASINO, DUBUQUE

MYSTIQUEDBQ.COM

563-582-3647

22

1,000

HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO, SIOUX CITY

HARDROCKCASINOSIOUXCITY.COM

712-226-7600

25

839

SOARING EAGLE CASINO & RESORT

SOARINGEAGLECASINO.COM

888-732-4537

79

4,200

MGM GRAND DETROIT

MGMGRANDDETROIT.COM

877-888-2121

98

4,000

MOTORCITY CASINO HOTEL

MOTORCITYCASINO.COM

866-782-9622

59

2,900

FIREKEEPERS, BATTLE CREEK

FIREKEEPERSCASINO.COM

877-352-8777

84

2,900

ISLAND RESORT AND CASINO, HARRIS

ISLANDRESORTANDCASINO.COM

800-682-6040

15

1,200

TREASURE ISLAND RESORT & CASINO

TICASINO.COM

888-867-7829

41

2,219

GRAND CASINO HINCKLEY

GRANDCASINOMN.COM

800-472-6321

44

450

GRAND CASINO MILLE LACS

GRANDCASINOMN.COM

800-626-5825

30

2,300

AMERISTAR CASINO HOTEL KANSAS CITY

AMERISTAR.COM/KANSAS-CITY

816-414-7000

115

2,300

LUMIERE PLACE CASINO AND HOTELS

LUMIERE.COM

314-881-777

73

2,000

RIVER CITY CASINO & HOTEL, ST. LOUIS

RIVERCITY.COM

888-578-7289

54

2,000

HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO, TULSA

HARDROCKCASINOTULSA.COM

800-760-6700

40

2,600

WINSTAR CASINO & RESORT

WINSTARWORLDCASINO.COM

580-276-4229

97

7,400

10

634

INDIANA • •

IOWA

MICHIGAN

MINNESOTA

MISSOURI

OKLAHOMA

WISCONSIN

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HO-CHUNK GAMING, WITTENBERG

HO-CHUNKGAMING.COM/WITTENBERG

715-253-4400

HO-CHUNK GAMING, BLACK RIVER FALLS

HO-CHUNKGAMING.COM/BLACKRIVERFALLS

800-657-4621

HO-CHUNK GAMING, TOMAH

HO-CHUNKGAMING.COM/TOMAH

866-880-9822

HO-CHUNK GAMING, WISCONSIN DELLS

HO-CHUNKGAMING.COM/WISCONSINDELLS

800-746-2486

HO-CHUNK GAMING, MADISON

HO-CHUNKGAMING.COM/MADISON

608-223-9576

HO-CHUNK GAMING, NEKOOSA

HO-CHUNKGAMING.COM/NEKOOSA

800-782-4560

50

650

MENOMINEE CASINO RESORT, KESHENA

MENOMINEECASINORESORT.COM

800-343-7778

11

100

POTAWATOMI HOTEL & CASINO

PAYSBIG.COM

800-729-7244

100

3,000

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517

96 50

1,832 1,200


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GOLF

SPA

POOL

• •

• •

# OF ROOMS

ENT. VENUE

288

243 689 606 294

160 201 116 54

517 400 400

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• •

• • •

243

• •

275

496

967

• •

• •

• •

967

184 294 200

454

• • •

1,500

• •

140

302

• •

103

391

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The latest and greatest slot machine to hit the casino floor features music icon and diva, Cher, and players are loving it! The game is full of energy and excitement with every spin with great graphics and surround sound featuring hit songs from Cher's career. Using a 'U-Spin' wheel feature for bonus rounds, players can activate scenes from her Farewell Tour, earn the chance to pick costumes for Cher, and other bonuses. There is a wide area progressive jackpot displayed at the top of the machine while the bonus rounds are triggered through game play on the main high-definition screen. Be sure to check out this awesome game on your next casino visit!

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BLACKJACK: The Martingale Misconception

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any players try to use the famous Martingale betting system to beat the game of blackjack. Recently, with the help of Blackjack Hall of Famer Don Schlesinger (author of “Blackjack Attack: Playing the Pros’ Way”), we analyzed the Martingale betting system and this is what we came up with. The way the Martingale works is you double your bet after every loss until you finally win, at which point you will be ahead by one betting unit. For example, suppose you wager $10 and the results of the next three hands are loss, loss, and win (L-L-W). Using the Martingale system, you lost $10 on the first hand, $20 on the second hand, and won $40 on the third hand. You wind up with a net win of $10, which is the goal of the progression, to win an amount equal to your starting wager. How can there be anything wrong with the logic of the Martingale? Just leave the table after a win and you always walk away with a profit. Right? Well, yes and no. Long streaks of consecutive losses will doom the Martingale player, but pundits will always counter with “the chance that this will happen is slim.” Really? Let’s take a look. You have about a 52 percent chance of losing a hand in blackjack (excluding ties). The chance that you will lose, say, 10 consecutive (resolved) hands is 0.145 percent, meaning you will average one sequence of 10 losing hands (excluding ties) in about every 692 sequences of 10 hands. That means this losing streak will occur about once in every seven hours of play (assuming you play 100 resolved hands per hour). And of course you don’t know when that string of 10 consecutive losses will occur within the seven hours or whether it will occur at all). The math says that you have roughly a six percent chance of losing 10 in a row in the first hour, a 12 percent in the first two hours; and a significant 29 percent chance after only five hours. Sadly for Martingale bettors, a streak of 10 consecutive losses is not such a rare event after all.

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H E N R Y TA M B U R I N

than completely wipe out all the money that you will win in your more frequent winning sessions. In the long run, your wins and losses will add up to the casino’s edge, and the amount of money that you will lose using the Martingale betting system will be close to the casino’s theoretical edge in the game, times the total amount of money that you wagered, the same as it is for every other player who plays blackjack (except card counters). In other words, mathematically speaking, you can’t, and you won’t, gain the advantage over the casino using a Martingale betting system. Unfortunately, the Martingale betting system won’t give you an edge when you play blackjack. However, simple entry level card counting systems will. For details read Chapter 10.5 of my “Ultimate Guide to Blackjack” at http:// blog.888casino.com/casino-guides/blackjack.

Henry Tamburin, Ph.D. is the author of the Ultimate Guide to Blackjack (http:// blog.888casino.com/ casino-guides/blackjack), editor of the Blackjack Insider e-Newsletter (www. bjinsider.com), lead instructor for the Golden Touch Blackjack course, and host of smartgaming.com. For a free three-month subscription to his blackjack newsletter, go to www.bjinsider.com/ freetrial. To receive his free Casino Gambling Catalog, call 1-888-353-3234 or visit www.smartgaming.com.

“YOU HAVE ROUGHLY A SIX PERCENT CHANCE OF LOSING 10 IN A ROW IN THE FIRST HOUR.”

What about all those frequent winning sessions that Martingale players (and system sellers) always tout about this system? The fact is this: Although most players will walk away a small winner most of the time, the money you will lose in that one catastrophic losing session will more G A M I N G A N D D E S T I N AT I O N S . C O M |

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VIDEO POKER: Tips for Double Deuces

I Linda Boyd, a long-time table game player before turning to video poker, writes for “Southern Gaming”, “Midwest Gaming” and other publications and web-sites. You can see her videos on YouTube or view them on American Casino Guide’s web site. Her radio interviews are on iTunes. Her book, “The Video Poker Edge”, includes free removable pay schedules and her free strategy cards for the most popular games. The Second edition with a 2010 publishing date is being sent by amazon, Square One Publishers and book stores. Kindle edition now available.

n a previous issue of Gaming and Destinations, I gave you pay tables that I found on the same machine for two different deuces wild games. Of course you’ll choose the one that has an ER of 99.6206% and a variance of 50.98954 over the version with an ER of 94.8182% and variance of 25.25351. The best game may have a whopper of a variance and thus constitute a big risk to your bankroll, but it’s more than compensated for by the huge difference in the theoretical return. (Refer to the November/December issue to see both pay schedules and comparisons.) You will need to know the basic game strategy and should put the pay schedule into your tutorial software (Dean Zamzow’s WinPoker is my favorite) for the best home practice. If you’re just interested in some strategy tips for the basics of this game, here they are. DEALT TWO PAIR. Hold just one pair, either one. Be aware that there are some deuces wild (DW) games where you should hold both pairs but this is not one of them.

“NEVER USE RECENT BUT PAST RESULTS TO PREDICT FUTURE DEALT HANDS.”

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Table 1.1 Double Deuces Wild Winning Hand/ 5-Coin Bet

Double Deuces

Royal Flush/No Deuces

4000

4 Deuces

2000

Royal with Deuce /Wild Royal

125

5 of a Kind

80

Straight Flush

55

4 of a Kind

20

Full House

15

Flush

10

Straight

10

3 of a Kind

5

Expected Return (ER)

99.6206%

Variance

50.98954

DEALT WILD ROYAL (WR). Hold all five cards. Even if you have four cards to a natural royal flush (RF) you still hold all to the WR. This is a frequent and costly error made by many who I’ve observed playing. Dealt 4 to an RF, you will get a natural RF one out of 47 tries statistically, but it will not make up for the money lost on WRs. DEALT THREE DEUCES. Hold all cards. The only exception is if you are dealt a WR. If dealt any WR, even with three deuces, you hold all to the WR. I see frequent player errors when all to either five of a kind (5OAK) or an SF are held instead of just the three deuces. True, you could end up sacrificing a dealt 5OAK to a lesser paying hand, but statistically you will be ahead by holding just the three deuces. DEALT TWO DEUCES. Hold all five cards dealt a WR, 5OAK, SF or 4OAK. Hold four cards to a WR. Do not hold a straight, flush or four to an SF; instead, hold just the two deuces. DEALT STRAIGHT. Hold all cards with either 0 or one deuce. If two of the cards are deuces (see rule 4) then hold just the two deuces. Note that a straight is different from an SF. DEALT FLUSH. Hold all cards with either 0 or one deuce. If two of the cards are deuces (see rule 4) then hold just the two deuces. Note that a flush is different from an SF. FINAL THOUGHTS. Make sure you understand that you can never use recent but past results to predict future dealt hands. In other words, even if you just had an RF or four deuces, the odds of getting either an RF or four deuces on the next hand are unchanged. If you want to play computer-perfect, or close to it, you will need to practice at home on tutorial software or use the appropriate strategy card in the back of my book, “The Video Poker Edge.”


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IP CASINO R ESORT SPA:

SENSATIONA L SLOTS & SHOWS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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erious slot players already have IP Casino Resort Spa on the list of must-plays for its wide selection of creative, technically advanced machines, but this December IP will complete installation of over two hundred new additions and upgrades!

Twin Fire featuring Quick Hit and Hot Shot! IP is also a destination leader for providing outstanding player rewards, including exciting promotions and

The $200,000 Twelve Days of Winning Giveaway is one of many ways to win big in December. From the $25,000 Ugly Sweater Slot Tournament December 9–10 to the $50K Up, Up and Away Drawings that kick off the month, IP has created a winners’ wonderland of fun all month long.

Winter is coming–and so are zombies! Sci-fi fans who love the hit TV series Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead will be thrilled to see each represented in larger than life slots with exciting bonus rounds featuring v ideo a nd audio clips from each series.

With holiday magic in the air, it’s easy to follow the stars to Studio A for the gift of entertainment every weekend starting with the Goo Goo Dolls December 3. Lonestar takes the stage December 9, while A Wynonna & The Big Noise Christmas spreads the joy on December 16. Fans can close out the year with Paramount’s Laser Spectacular featuring The Music of Pink Floyd December 30 a nd December 31, a New Year’s Eve party unlike any other.

Those who love their buffaloes will stampede to both Buffalo Grand ™ and Buffalo Gold ™ slots. Buffalo Grand offers 1,024 ways to win plus the familiar reel favorites–eagles, wolves, mountain lions, buffalo and deer while Buffalo Gold’s super big win bonus is a fan favorite. IP’s slot selection also features the mythical creature favorites, dragons. Aristocrat’s 5 Dragons™ slot machine is a 25-payline progressive video slot that offers free spins, wilds and jackpot bonuses. Dragon Spin™ slot machine features a five-level progressive jackpot available at any bet in addition to mystery stacked reels and three-freegames bonuses. For fans who love their favorites with something new to try, IP now features Lightning™, Crazy Money® Deluxe™ from Infinity® Skybox™, and Hot Shot G A M I N G A N D D E S T I N AT I O N S . C O M

more! The drawings begin December 21 and continue through New Year’s Day. Players will also receive twelve times the entries they earn on Tuesdays and Sundays in December.

giveaways. This December, IP has chosen to close 2016 with the biggest giveaway of the year in the $200,000 12 Days of Winning Giveaway. Starting December 1, players will earn entries with slot and table play for twelve consecutive days of drawings for $200,000 in Slot Dollars, cash and prizes. Three new Ford® vehicles highlight the list–a Ford® Mustang, a Ford® Explorer and a Ford® F-150! Add to that jewelry, a Big Green Egg®, Fitbits®, coolers, electronics, designer handbags, cash and

From the slots and tables to the amazing cuisine, luxurious suites and spa treatments, an IP stay in December is the perfect gift to finish the year on a high note. To make reservations at the resort voted Best Overall Property by readers of Southern Gaming magazine in 2016, visit IPBiloxi.com or call 888-946-2847.


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GOO GOO DOLLS DECEMBER 3 | 8:00pm Tickets start at $65*.

LONESTAR DECEMBER 9 | 8:00pm Tickets start at $25*.

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ASIAN SHOW

CLAY WALKER

DECEMBER 25 | 9:00pm

JANUARY 27 | 8:00pm

Admission is free.

Tickets start at $34*.

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TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS

JANUARY 28 | 8:00pm

DECEMBER 30 & 31 | 8:00pm

Tickets start at $25*.

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ASIAN SHOW

RAY STEVENS

JANUARY 29 | 9:00pm

JANUARY 13 | 8:00pm

Admission is free.

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HOLLY WOOD CASINO TU NICA: STEP INTO THE SPOTLIGHT

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of their lavish hotel rooms or suites and surround yourself in all the comfort and luxury you deserve. Enjoy plush amenities such as an outdoor sundeck, indoor pool, gift shop, priority tee

times at the River Bend Links Golf Course, and the always extraordinary customer service. For those who prefer the privacy of their personal trailer, there’s a beautiful 123-space RV Park just steps away from the casino. Everything you need to feel right at home is provided including: electricity, water, cable TV, sanitary hookups, telephones, propane and handicap accessibility. Plus, shower and laundry facilities, and a picnic area with stunning golf course views. Hollywood also features Tunica’s “Best Casino Personnel” with the awards to prove it. Everyone is treated like a star. For the ultimate in star treatment, sign up for an online Marquee Rewards®

account at marqueerewards.com where you can access all your offers online anytime, any where! As a member you’ll enjoy generous comps and Free SlotPlay®, bonus entries and invitations to exclusive events and giveaways. Plus, new benefits with our newest partner, Norwegian Cruise Lines. So sign up today – it’s fast, easy and free! Now you can be a star any where you go w ith HollywoodCasino.com. Play all your favorite Vegas slots for free on the mobile app or online. Games like Monopoly, Titanic, Quick Hit Platinum, 88 Fortunes – there’s over 50 games to choose from. And right now, Marquee Rewards members earn Tier Points with every purchase. So unleash your inner star and get to Hollywood. Enjoy all the blockbuster action, dining, golf, luxury and more at Tunica’s most spectacular destination. There’s no place like Hollywood Casino Tunica. For more information, reservations and upcoming events please visit hollywoodcasinotunica.com or call 1-800-871-0711. At Hollywood, the spotlight is always on responsible gaming where we’re committed to it each and every day.


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T OU R N E V E N T OF C H A M P ION S® : $1 M I L L ION GR A N D PR I Z E AWA R DE D he slot tournament craze continues as the la rgest Slot tou r na ment i n t he world crowns another $1 million champion. The TournEvent of Champions® took place in September at XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas where 142 contestants from around the country competed for the ultimate prize. Players qualified by winning slot tournaments at respective casino properties across the country. Each qualified player received a trip of a lifetime to Las Vegas that included air fare, overnight accommodations, spending cash for food and more, not to mention a one in one hundred and forty two chance to win $1 million!

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Rebranded as The Million Dollar Event™ in 2015, this year’s TournEvent of Champions campaign included 89 casinos from across the U.S., Canada, and Peru, and saw more than 200,000 players participating in qualif ying

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T he To u r n Ev e nt of Ch a mpion s phenomenon continues to grow in popularity and was a huge success in 2016 that involved a dedicated event team at Everi as well as from the participating casinos, and at Wynn/ Encore. “TournEvent of Champions is a true team effort and the help of our casino partners and generous sponsors truly make our flagship event the success it is,” said Linda Trinh, Everi Vice President of Marketing & Promotions. “It’s been another outstanding year and we’re already in the planning stages for the 2017 campaign, which will culminate in Las Vegas where we will once again award a $1 million

Following several rounds of a thrilling, elimination-style slot tournament, Lisa K. representing R i v e r w a l k Ca si no Hote l i n Vicksburg, Mississippi bested the rest of the competitors and was named the 2016 TournEvent of Champions® grand prize winner. Presented by Everi Games Inc. and now in its fifth year, TournEvent of Champions is the gaming industry’s premier slot tournament competition featuring a championship round with $1.3 million in total cash prizes. In addition to claiming the $1 million grand prize, Lisa K. also received a TournEvent of Champions championship ring, and a cruise for two on Norwegian Cruise Line®. “We were very excited for Lisa having the opportunity to participate in the TournEvent of Champions.” Commented Steve Reynolds, Sr. Director of Marketing at Riverwalk. “We were all ecstatic upon receiving the news that she won and our players are already looking forward our slot tournaments and the chance to qualify for the next year’s TOC.”

excitement and enthusiasm, which helped make this a truly memorable event.”

grand prize to one lucky slot player.” As a precursor to The Million Dollar Event in Las Vegas, the third annual TournEvent for Charities celebrity slot tournament took place at Everi’s booth at the annual industry trade show, Global Gaming Expo®. The event featured 24 celebrities— including Penn & Teller, Carrot Top, and Robin Leach— slot tournaments to earn a spot at the championship in Las Vegas. “Our casino partners do an incredible job hosting the TournEvent of Champions qualifying events during the year and we were extremely pleased with the high level of competition from this year’s finalists,” said Michael Rumbolz, Everi President and Chief Executive Off icer. “Our congratulations go out to Lisa K. from Riverwalk Casino Hotel and we’d also like to thank all our 2016 TournEvent of Champions finalists for their never-ending

competing in a fun-filled slot tournament on behalf of their favorite charities. In the end, Fenn Cross, VP of Operations at Southern California Gaming Guide, c la imed v ictor y a nd t he $10,0 0 0 winner’s check on behalf of his charity, Promises2Kids. The remaining charitable organizations selected by the participating celebrities were winners in their own right, sharing in the $40,000 total contribution made by Everi.

For mor e i n for m at ion a b out TournEvent of Champions, visit www.tournevent.com.


A MILLION REASONS TO CELEBRATE Congratulations to Lisa from Riverwalk Casino Hotel who emerged victorious – and $1 million* dollars richer – as the grand prize winner of the 2016 TournEvent of Champions® Championship in Las Vegas! Lisa edged out more than 250,000 entrants from 89 casinos to become our second-ever $1 million* grand prize winner! The journey to The Million Dollar Event™* in 2017 promises to be bigger and even more exciting as we search for our next champion. Could it be you?

Arrive a Winner. Leave a Legend.

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*The One Million Dollar Grand Prize awarded using periodic payments over 20 years or in a lump sum, present day cash value payment.


SCARLET PEARL CASINO RESORT: A GU L F C OA S T GE M T U R NS ON E! (D’Iberville, Mississippi) Scarlet Pearl

rooms, 69 junior suites and 10 penthouse

$5 for children to $15 for adults. There are

Casino Resort opened December 9, 2015

suites. The rooms and suites feature

also 10% - 25% discounts for players club

and is getting ready to celebrate its one-

floor-to-ceiling windows with motorized

members so make sure to take advantage

year anniversary. The latest and greatest

shades giving guests expansive views of the

of the deals!

casino resort to open on the Gulf Coast

surrounding area, as well as luxury brand

has had a great first year with no signs of

mattress’s, 49” LED televisions, walk-in

slowing down. Located in D’Iberville, just

showers and Keurig coffee makers for the

minutes from Biloxi, this property spared

early morning pick-me up.

no expense and has all of the amenities of its more established neighbors including a casino that is second to none. There is also live music every Friday and Saturday night in the PRL bar and concerts regularly in The Strand Event Center.

places to catch a bite from fine dining to casual, so the most difficult part about

of Lava Links Golf Club, a $3 million miniature golf complex that will rival any in the country. The two courses stretch over lush gardens, waterfalls, bridges and an erupting volcano promising excitement for the whole family. The courses open

to 300 rooms consisting of 221 deluxe

daily at 10:00 am and prices range from

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won’t let you down. The property has five

The property also is the proud home

The ultra-contemporary property is home

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When it comes time to eat, Scarlet Pearl

Award-winning chef Paola Pittia.


your stay will be deciding where to eat.

food, Asian and Italian cuisine and more.

The property is truly a great addition to

Scarlet’s Steaks & Seafood is the premium

Friday and Saturday nights are Seafood

the Gulf Coast for players, and for the

steakhouse on property and home one

Nights featuring crab legs and other

community. Striving to continue to give

of Southern Gaming’s top chefs in this

seafood specialties, and don’t miss the

back, the property recently showed their

year’s Casino Chef Showdown, Chef

Champagne Brunches on Saturdays and

support of Breast Cancer Awareness

Paolo Pittia. Here you will enjoy savory

Sundays from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm where

steaks prepared to perfection in the elegant

you will enjoy champagne, mimosas,

atmosphere. For larger groups, there are

Bloody Mary’s or draft beer with your

two private dining rooms and expansive

brunch!

horseshoe bar. Don’t miss the Seafood Tower appetizer featuring blue crab claws, oysters, shrimp and lobster, or the Steak

October and raised awareness through events and associate promotions. The resort’s building and logo was illuminated

ideal for swimming, mark your calendar

pink and associates wore pink polo shirts

Wrapped Asparagus that will have you ready to tackle your entrée.

Oasis Pool where you will find resort-style lounging, pool side snacks and cocktails

Oak Café featuring more casual American

Girls” campaign, that ran throughout

While the winter temperatures may not be for warmer months with the Garden

You also can’t go wrong with Under the

Month, with a “Pink Pearls to Save the

with music and relaxing scenery for the perfect day at the pool.

fare including great burgers, sandwiches

for the month and the property made a $5,000 donation to support Breast Cancer Research. “Our community is very important to us and this campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness is something

and salads, or the Chopstx Noodle Bar

The casino features over 1,300 slot

serving traditional Vietnamese classics

machines with the latest games, as well

for friendly prices. And of course, what’s

as some of the classics, including several

a casino dining experience without a trip

that feature USB ports to keep your phone

to the buffet? The Waterfront Buffet has

charged! There are also 45 gaming tables

For more information and reservations,

something to satisfy every craving with

and a 10 table poker room to keep all of the

visit ScarletPearlCasino.com or call

soups, salads, seafood, Southern comfort

action you need right in one spot.

1-888-266-5772.

we can do to make a difference,” Page Pearson, Employee Relations Manager, said.

Scarlet Pearl team members turned pink in October. G A M I N G A N D D E S T I N AT I O N S . C O M |

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The Candyman is back with an all new assortment of wondrous delights and magical surprises in Willy Wonka World of Wonka™. Featured on the triple-display Gamescape™ cabinet, Mr. Wonka will take you back to the chocolate factory with 24-reel expanded bonus games, a wide area progressive and mechanical bonus wheel. WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and all related characters and elements © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s16) © 2016 Scientific Games Corporation. Third party content used with permission. All rights reserved. This product may be covered by one or more U.S. patents or pending patent applications listed at http://www.gamingipnotice.com/patents.

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