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The South’s Largest Guide to Gaming and Fun
November 27 - December 10, 2014
Celebrate holidays ‘Beau style’
Enjoy ice show, dining specials and more
It’s Twice as Nice at
Harrah’s Gulf Coast ..... 10
BILOXI — Beau Rivage Resort & Casino is
celebrating the holiday season in grand fashion
with a host of entertainment and special events,
including a spectacular holiday show, free activities
for the children and a glittering display that will
conjure up days of Christmas past.
The resort brings back one of the Mississippi
Gulf Coast’s most anticipated holiday displays as the
horticulture team captivates the imagination with
displays rich in nostalgia and tradition. Christmas
See Beau style, Page 6
Riverwalk has winter ‘21’
tournaments ................ 19
Winners.......... 12, 26-27
Casino Corner .......... 14
Dining ................. 16-17
Entertainment ...... 20-21
Horoscopes .............. 28
Poker ...................... 30
Casino Directory ...... 31
December filled with Winter
Winnings at Lady Luck Casino
Casino has a gift giveaway just in
time for the holidays. The $150,000
Winter Winnings Giveaway takes
place every Friday and Saturday in
Players club members get one
free entry, and additional entries
can be earned with every 750 tier
Plus, get three-times entries on
Be present at the casino each
See Winter Winnings, Page 5
November 27 - December 10, 2014 ‡ JACKPOT! MAGAZINE 3
Boom Goes the Giveaway
continues at Golden Nugget
Winter Winnings, from Page 1
Friday and Saturday when five winners will be
selected each hour from 6 to 11 p.m. Win cash,
FanPlay and the latest in electronic gifts.
And those who visit the Vicksburg casino
early on Fridays can take part in the Early Bird
Blowout. Each Friday players can receive entries
starting at 12:01 a.m. for every 200 tier points
earned. Cash prizes will be awarded in drawings
held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Players club members can get 10-times points
on Thursday, Dec. 25, and Sunday, Dec. 28. Be
sure to use your players club card when playing
Visit the players club at Lady Luck Casino for
more information.
BILOXI — Boom Goes the Giveaway
continues in December at Golden Nugget.
Players club members have the chance to win
a variety of prizes, along with thousands in Free
Drawings are held every Friday in November
and December.
Earn entries now through
slot and table play. Get one entry
for every 25 slot points earned
or with a table games equivalent.
Players club members must
activate their entries each
drawing day by using their
players club card at any slot
machine or table game within an
hour of each drawing.
On the giveaway days,
drawings will be held every hour from 6 to 10
p.m. From 6 to 9 p.m., 10 winners will get a
punch at the punch board to reveal their prize.
Win gift cards from Best Buy and Amazon.
com or prizes such as Catherine Popesco
jewelry, big screen TVs, Blu-ray players, Movado
watches and more.
At 10 p.m., one winner will be selected to
receive $5,000 Free Play.
Also at Golden Nugget, guests using their
players club card on Sunday, Dec. 21, through
Wednesday, Dec. 24, will receive two-times
tier credits. The offer is good from 4 a.m. to
Visit the Biloxi resort for more information
and for a chance to win during the Boom Goes
the Giveaway.
November 27 - December 10, 2014 ‡ JACKPOT! MAGAZINE 5
Vol. 21, No. 6
The South’s Largest Guide
to Gaming and Fun
W. Michael Sunderman
Lori Beth Susman
General Manager/Executive Editor
Mike Haynes
Office Manager
David Grisham
Rudi Schiffer
Contributing Editors
Frank Scoblete
Henry Tamburin
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Gulfport, MS 39503
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and Coast. Mention the code XMASJIA to
receive a free appetizer with the purchase of an
trees and gingerbread houses fill the Promenade entrée. Offers at Stalla, Coast and JIA are valid
and the hotel lobby, along with larger-than-life now through Dec. 23 and can be used for cash
Nutcrackers and classic Christmas ornaments. and credit purchases only. Offers not valid for
The joyous sounds of Christmas carols fill the air use with Express Comps. Guests must present
their same day show ticket to
as guests stroll through more
redeem offers.
than 5,000 red and white
The Arcade will also
redemption tickets
Experience Santa & Friends
2 through Dec.
on Ice, a fun-filled joyous
can show their
journey into the Christmas
on Ice
holidays. Santa, Mrs. Claus
and their helpers transform
the resort’s theatre into a
glittering frozen winter pond
made of real ice. World-class
figure skaters, vocalists and
500 per stub.
actors present an endearing
Guests will also be able to
holiday storyline, guaranteed
the perfect present on
to delight audiences of all
Dec. 20, from 11
p.m. during Beau
Santa & Friends on Ice
Annual Holiday
comes to Beau Rivage Dec.
decorated for the holidays. (Below) Open House. Stroll the
2 through Dec. 28. Shows
Shopping at the Open House.
resort’s retail promenade and
are nightly at 7 p.m. with
shops in search of great
additional matinee performances on Saturday
listening to carolers.
and Sunday at 3 p.m. The show is dark on
luxury brands will
Mondays. Tickets start at $12.95 plus taxes and
best in classic and
A family four pack of tickets for $40 (promo
In the casino, guests can play and win during
code ICE) and an offer of two tickets for $20
Money at Beau Rivage. M life members
(promo code SANTA), plus taxes and fees,
1,000 points earned on their M life
are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and
account Monday, Dec. 1, through
Thursdays. These special offers are based on
24. Mistletoe Money can be
availability and must be booked through the
Rivage retail shops. Retail
Beau Rivage Theatre Box Office. General price
at the Jewelry Box or with
tickets are also available by calling (888) 566any
7469 or ordering online at
their share of up to
Santa & Friends on Ice room and show
prizes including
packages (promo code HOLIDAY) start at $79
the Winning
and include two tickets to the show and deluxe
accommodations for one night.
Keep the holiday times rolling with free
photos with Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 13, and Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m., with the grandand Thursday through Tuesday, Dec. 18-23, prize drawing day set for Saturday, Dec. 27.
From a holiday ice show and exciting casino
from 2 to 6 p.m. Photos will be available for pick
to the sampling of gourmet treats
up within the hour and kids can enjoy free milk
open house, Beau has something
and cookies in the Roasted Bean while they wait.
holiday season.
After taking in Santa & Friends on Ice or having
a photo with Santa, families can stop in The
Buffet where children 12 and under eat free
from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 through Dec.
23. In Scoops, Beau Rivage’s old-fashioned ice
cream parlor, buy-one, get-one free on any item
on Dec. 13 through Dec. 23.
Additional food offers can be found in the
resort. Guests can mention the code XMAS25
to receive 25 percent off their meals at Stalla
Beau style, from Page 1
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November 27 - December 10, 2014 ‡ JACKPOT! MAGAZINE 7
All blackjack players
start with basics
Having fun doesn’t have
to mean playing poorly
paid a bonus
Note: In the last
when you get
issue of Jackpot!,
Henry Tamburin
By Dr. Henry Tamburin a blackjack and
beat the dealer
told of a time when
he was scared to
play blackjack. He learned the basics first, dealer gets a blackjack, he doesn’t
get paid a bonus). Also, you have
which is what he is sharing with reacders.)
several playing options that are
In the last issue, I explain the not available to the dealer, such as
objective of blackjack and talked standing or hitting on any hand total,
about single deck, double deck and doubling down, pair splitting, and, in
shoe games. Now, I will focus on the some venues, surrendering. By using
these playing options optimally, you
cards and hands.
Some hands in blackjack are can reduce the house edge to about
known as soft hands and others one-third of one percent.
as hard hands. It’s important to
When you want the dealer to
know the distinction. Any hand that
contains an ace counted as 11 is give you another card, this is known
known as a soft hand. For example, as hitting. Hand signals are used in
ace-6 is a soft 17. Likewise, 2-3-ace casinos to signify that you want a hit.
In face-up games, make a beckoning
is a soft 16.
A hard hand is any hand that motion with your finger, or tap your
either does not contain an ace, or finger on the table to signify you
if it does, the ace is counted as 1. want a hit. In face down games,
For example, 10-5-ace is a hard 16. scratch the edge of the cards that are
Oftentimes, a hand can start as a in your hand lightly on the felt.
soft hand, and after receiving one
When you are satisfied with the
or more cards, turn into a hard hand
(ace-5 is soft 16; if you hit and draw total of your hand, you should stand.
You indicate that you want to stand
a 10, you now have a hard 16).
The dealer must act on his hand in face-up games by waving your
by house rules (i.e., he has no playing hand (palm down) over the cards.
options). If his hand totals 16 or less, In face-down games, tuck the cards
he must draw another card or cards. under the chips that you wagered on
If his hand totals 17 through 21, he the hand.
must stand. In some casinos, the
This playing option allows you
dealer must stand on soft 17, and
in others, he must hit (it will say so to double your bet in return for
on the layout). The odds are slightly receiving one additional card. You
better for players when the dealer can only double down after you
receive your initial two cards. To
stands on all 17s, including soft 17.
The built-in house edge in signal the dealer that you want to
blackjack arises from the simple fact double down, just place your chip(s)
that players act before the dealer, next to the original chip(s) wagered
and if they bust they automatically on the hand. In face-down games
lose, even if the dealer subsequently you should also toss your cards on
busts. In fact, this double-bust rule the layout face up and then make the
creates an initial 8 percent edge for double down wager.
the house assuming the rules for
More playing options in the next issue
dealer and player are the same. But
of Jackpot!
they are not.
is simple: Play
& R O M
the games any
%UGENE I enjoy
way you want
your articles and
to play the
look forward to
By Frank Scoblete
games. It’s
always reading
your hardyour books. But
there is one thing that I do not earned money to do with as you
understand and maybe you can help please.
For a recreational player who
me with that.
Why are some writers, yourself really doesn’t care about getting an
included, so against just going to edge over the house, that’s a choice
the casino to have fun? Do I have he makes. I prefer to at least offer
to have an edge at the games I am the player the opportunity to turn the
playing? Is there any other kind of tables on the casinos at the games
fun at the casinos for you guys other where this can be done or at the
very least give strategies and money
than having an edge?
I do not want to work to learn management advice that will reduce
how to count cards or control dice, losses. After all, as a gambling writer
which probably takes forever to my job is to do just that.
As a player your job is to do
learn, or trudge all over the place
looking for the right video poker whatever you want. Certainly if you
machines or those advantage slot play blackjack it makes no sense to
machines you wrote about in Slots me not to use basic strategy — why
Conquest. I want to go into a casino, not cut the house edge down to a half
play a game and whatever happens percent? I don’t see how that would
happens. I really don’t want to spend ruin your fun. At craps, why not bet
time filling up my life with casino those bets that come in with house
strategies. I just want to go to the edges under two percent? It’s just as
casino occasionally and play for the much fun winning on a good bet as
winning on a bad bet if you ask me.
heck of it.
Every game can be played in a
Is that so bad? Is that stupid? Why
put in the endless hours of effort to way that gives you a better chance to
get a percentage advantage over the win it or at least not to lose as much.
house in blackjack when I am going I don’t see how this would detract
to play maybe 20 times a year, if that? from the fun you’ll have playing.
I admit learning real advantageThe work is not worth the reward
if you ask me. I’d rather have a few play techniques is out of the realm
beers, sit back, talk to the other of most players, though not ability.
players and enjoy the atmosphere. I But at least playing well should not
have seen card counters and I can tell compromise your fun. Given a choice
you they are a grim lot. I don’t see of a good video poker machine sitting
next to a bad video poker machine, it
them having fun.
I don’t know if I ever saw a makes sense, at least to me, to pick
dice controller because I can’t tell the good machine and play the best
one person who sets the dice from strategy on that machine. Certainly
another person who sets the dice. I having a better chance to win is a fun
am assuming they exist but I have prospect is it not?
no idea if I ever played with one at
Readers: If you write me a letter that I
the tables.
publish I will send you a free copy of my new
What’s your slant on this?
book The Virgin Kiss. My email address is
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Winning Ways
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Frankly Speaking
November 27 - December 10, 2014 ‡ JACKPOT! MAGAZINE 9
Harrah’s Mercedes giveaway is Twice as Nice
Earn entries now for car giveaway, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1
BILOXI — If a giveaway with one MercedesBenz is nice, a giveaway with two of the classic
cars must be twice as nice. Harrah’s Gulf
Coast is hosting the Twice As Nice MercedesBenz Giveaway, with one car given away on
Wednesday, Dec. 31, and a second one awarded
on Thursday, Jan. 1.
Total Rewards members have two chances
to win a new Mercedes-Benz CLA250. Receive
entries in December through slot and table play,
with one entry awarded for every 10 tier credits
earned. Entries can be multiplied on Saturdays,
by swiping at the Total Rewards kiosk. The
multiplier will be based on tier status.
On Dec. 31, guests
must activate their entries
at the promotional kiosk
between 4 to 10 p.m. in
order to be eligible for
the drawings, which take
place at 10:30 p.m. On
Jan. 1, entries must be
activated between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with
drawings taking place at 4 p.m.
On both days, four winners will each get
$250 in free slot play,
while one winner will
drive home in the new
Gulf Coast for more
information on the Twice
As Nice Giveaway.
Win SlotPlay Win steakhouse meals, cash during
Island View’s Dine & Drive giveaway
with $95,000
Deer Santa
GULF COAST — Boomtown Casino
Biloxi and Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast
are hosting the Deer Santa $95,000
Giveaway. The giveaway, which features
thousands in SlotPlay prizes, takes place
Saturday, Nov. 29, at both casinos.
Everyone is a winner in this giveaway.
To qualify, Marquee Rewards card
members must earn 500 points through
the giveaway day. Then, on Nov. 29, print
a ticket from a kiosk after 3 p.m. and
redeem for a plush deer from 5 to 9:30
p.m. Scratch off the spot on the deer to
reveal the SlotPlay prize, which varies up
to $5,000 SlotPlay.
Plus, players have the chance to win an
extra SlotPlay from 9:45 to 10:30 p.m. A
$500 SlotPlay winner will be selected every
five minutes. Register for the drawings at
the kiosk after 8 p.m.
Deer and drawing entries must be
received at the casino where the points
are earned.
GULFPORT — This Thanksgiving holiday
will be stuffed with great ways to win at Island
View Casino Resort during the Dine &
Drive SUV Giveaway. Players
ers club
members are earning entries
now for this Thursday, Nov. 27,
Dine & Drive features a
grand-prize choice between
a Honda Pilot or Toyota
Highlander. Drawings will
be held every 30 minutes
from 5 to 9:30 p.m. for $100
to Carter Green Steakhouse and $1,000.
The grand-prize winner’s name will be drawn
at 10 p.m. And at 11 p.m., five bonus winners
will be selected to each win $1,000 at 11 p.m.
Earn entries for the Dine & Drive Giveaway
by playing slots or table games. Additional
entries can be earned on MyInsider.
And, for more fun, guests
join the players club
through Sunday,
Nov. 26-30, will receive a
free meal at The Buffet.
Plus, the feast of
winning continues with
10-times points. Players can
multiply their points by 10 on Nov. 26,
from 4 to 10 p.m. and all day on Saturday, Nov.
DiamondJacks Casino has Stocking
Stuffer of Cash, Holiday Cash Cube
is giving away cash in
December, and there are
several ways to win.
The Stocking Stuffer of
Cash giveaway takes place
Fridays and the Holiday
Cash Cube is every Sunday
in December.
Fridays are filled with the
Stocking Stuffer of Cash.
Two winners will be selected
every 30 minutes from 7 to
10 p.m. each week to win
10 JACKPOT! MAGAZINE ‡ November 27 - December 10, 2014
up to $500 in cash. Winners
will select a stocking to
determine their prize.
Players club members
must swipe at JACK to
enter, and DiamondJacks
Rewards Card holders
can earn additional entries
through play.
Get one entry for every
10 points earned on slots and
one entry for every hour of
rated table play.
Entries can be earned
beginning Sunday, Nov. 30.
Plus, every Sunday
players will get the chance
to step in the Holiday Cash
Cube and grab for cash. One
winner will be selected every
30 minutes from 2 to 6 p.m.
to have 30 seconds inside the
cash cube.
DiamondJacks Rewards
Card holders must swipe at
JACK to enter the weekly
Visit the Vicksburg casino
for more information on the
two giveaways.
Stuff Your Stocking at Hard Rock
Stuff Your Stocking at Hard Rock Biloxi in December. Players club
members who earn 400 slot points from 1 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5,
Dec. 12 and Dec. 19, will receive one gift ticket. Redeem the gift tickets
inside Hard Rock Live for items such as cyclone vacuums, bakeware sets,
headphones and more. Plus, when picking up the gifts, receive one entry
for the Santa’s Secret Stash Bonus Drawing held Fridays at 9 p.m. Ten
winners will be selected, and drawing prizes include 40-inch TVs, DVRs,
gas cards and more.
Riverwalk has Stocking Stuffer giveaway
Slot players at Riverwalk Casino will win cash during the $12,000
Stocking Stuffer Hot Seat Giveaway. The action takes place Fridays and
Saturdays, Dec. 5-13, from 6 to 11 p.m. Six hot seat winners each night
will win $500 cash. Riverwalk also has the $4,000 Smokin’ Hot Seats every
Tuesday from 6 to 10 p.m. Ten winners each Tuesday will each win $100
Play kiosk games for prizes at Palace
Palace Casino Resort has two kiosk games
in December. Win up to 10-times points with
the Snowman Kiosk Game every Wednesday
night. Players club members need to swipe
their club card at the kiosk between 5 and
11:59 p.m. to receive up to 10-times points.
edd points
will be available the next day. On Thursday nights, play the Pick an
Ornament Kiosk Game. Earn 50 points and swipe at the kiosk between 5
and 11:59 p.m. Win up to $500 in Power Play.
Truck War comes to Island View Casino
It’s a headlight-to-headlight battle with Island View Casino Resort’s
new Truck War Giveaway. Held Friday, Nov. 28, this promotion features
a grand-prize choice between a Chevy Silverado or a Ford F-150. Drawings
will be held every 30 minutes from 5 to 9:30 p.m. for $1,000. The grandprize winner’s name will be drawn at 10 p.m. And at 11 p.m., five bonus
winner names will be drawn to receive $1,000. Guests can earn entries
for the Truck War Giveaway by playing slots or table games with their
Island View Insiders Players Club card. Additional entries can be earned
Santa has surprise hot seats at Lady Luck
Table games players will say “ho ho ho” to Santa’s Surprise table games
hot seat at Lady Luck Casino. The hot seats take place each Tuesday in
December from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Prizes from $100 to $500 in promotional
chips will be awarded every two hours. Players club members just need to
be playing any table game for their chance to win.
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Whales of Cash
Quick Hit
Buffalo Stampede
2HONDA 2. of Mobile, Ala., won playing a penny Whales of Cash slot machine
*ESSIE 4. of Las Vegas, Nev., won playing a Quick Hit slot machine at 3ILVER
'ARY0. of Houma, La., won playing
a penny Buffalo Stampede slot machine at
$10 Player
Black Orchid
Pumpkin Plinko
-ARTIN '. of Miramar Beach, Fla., won
playing a $10 slot machine at (ARD
2OCK Biloxi.
*UNE 7. won playing a penny
Black Orchid slot machine at (OLLYWOOD
.ATALIE %. of Gulfport won IN
3LOT 6IEW 0LAY during the Pumpkin Plinko
promotion at )SLAND6IEW#ASINO2ESORT.
Pursuit of Happiness
All American Road Trip
#AROLYN 0. of Palahatchie, Miss., was
the grand-prize winner in the Pursuit of
Happiness Giveaway at 2IVERWALK#ASINO in
Vicksburg. She won a 0OLARIS 3IDE "Y 3IDE
on Nov. 2.
*AMES". (left), pictured with his wife, of Magee, Miss.; *OHN
6. of Lafayette, La.; and 4IMOTHY*. (right) of Winona, Miss.,
each won &REE0LAY in the All American Road Trip
giveaway at "EAU2IVAGE.
More Winners On Pages 26 & 27
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Silver Slipper has
Win Dat! giveaway
HANCOCK COUNTY — The second of three grand-prize
drawings in the Win Dat! giveaway at Silver Slipper is set for Saturday,
Nov. 29. The popular giveaway features more than $125,000 in cash
and prizes, including black-and-gold Ford Mustangs.
On Friday and Saturday nights in November and December, two
winners are selected every half hour from 1 to 8 p.m. to play a bean
bag toss game for a chance to win up to $500 in Free Slot Play.
During the grand-prize drawings, winners will spin the prize
wheel at 9 p.m. The finalist with the highest combined score will win
the festive Mustang, while the others will receive their combined
amount in Free Slot Play. The third and final grand-prize drawing
will be Saturday, Dec. 27.
Entries can be earned through slot and table play, so visit Silver
Slipper Casino and get ready to Win Dat! See Players Services for
Seniors have their
days at Treasure Bay
BILOXI — Treasure Bay has an
offer just for those players who are
ages 50 and older. Senior Days are
Tuesday and Thursday, and players
have a chance to win InstantCredit
and receive discounts on buffet
Each Tuesday and Thursday,
players club members who are 50
and older can play the Spin and
Win kiosk game. Earn 10 points
and receive half off the cost of
a breakfast or lunch buffet, plus
get the chance to win a share of
$500 InstantCredit and other
prizes, including threetimes points. Everyone is
a winner with the kiosk
Senior citizens also
receive half-prize drinks at
blu from 5 to 8 p.m. on
both days.
Other special days at
Treasure Bay include
CSI: Biloxi (Coast Service
Industry Day) on Sunday
and Tuesday, open to all
coast bar, casino, hotel
and restaurant workers;
half-off tapas in blu on Monday
nights; triple points on Wednesday;
and happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m.
at all bars and double points on
During CSI: Biloxi, members
receive double points all day along
with 15 percent off all food and
beverage purchases. Members can
also receive a point bonus when
bringing a fellow service industry
work to join.
Membership in the players club
is free. See Players Services for
November 27 - December 10, 2014 ‡ JACKPOT! MAGAZINE 13
A personal view of casinos
by Lori Beth Susman
We are into the holiday season, and that means there is a lot going
on. Casinos are decorating for the holidays, and no one does it quite like
BEAU RIVAGE. Be sure to visit the Biloxi resort and check out the
displays in the Promenade and the hotel lobby. Plus, the Beau’s new show,
Santa & Friends on Ice, starts Dec. 2. Running through Dec. 28, the show is
a great way to kick of your holiday celebration.
Looking for a new wine to help ring in the new year? Attend PALACE
CASINO RESORT’s Wine Social on Dec. 4. This month’s event, held in
Mignon’s Lounge, features wines for the new year. For $25 a person, enjoy
hors d’oeuvres and sample 15 wines perfect for this time of year. Wine
experts will also be on hand to answer questions.
A dining special found only in December at ISLAND VIEW CASINO
RESORT will have everyone extending their claws, I mean, hands. Get a
whole Maine lobster with dinner at The Buffet — at no additional charge.
This seafood treat is available every Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5-Dec. 20,
from 4 to 11 p.m. The Gulfport casino’s buffet has more than 100 hot and
cold items offered daily.
And speaking of buffets, GOLDEN NUGGET has some new theme
nights for a limited time only. Every Wednesday is the rib eye and snow
crab buffet, while Thursdays and Sundays feature the prime rib and snow
crab buffet. On Fridays and Saturdays, enjoy the king crab and snow crab
buffet at the buffet. And, don’t forget about Comp Dollar Tuesdays.
Players club members can use their comps for a $3 breakfast buffet, a $5
lunch buffet or a $7 dinner buffet. Those prices are for comp dollar use
At SILVER SLIPPER CASINO, a milestone in the construction of the
new hotel was achieved with a “topping off” ceremony held recently. With
casino employees, community leaders and tourism executives on hand, the
highest beam was placed atop the 142-room hotel. The topping off is an
important step in completing the hotel, set to open in mid-March.
HARD ROCK opened its newest club, Boogie Nights, recently. We
were at the opening of the ’70s-’80s-theme dance club and had a lot of fun.
There is a light-up dance floor, spinning disco balls and music that makes
you want to “boogie-oogie-oogie.” Located above Hard Rock Live, the
club opens at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights.
So, regular readers of this column know I have a December birthday.
I love getting my special casino offers — a free buffet in my birthday
month, extra points when playing on a certain day and more. TREASURE
BAY gives those with a December birthday double points on slots and
video poker all day on Dec. 27, and at Palace Casino, December birthdays
can play the Make A Wish Birthday Kiosk Game on any day in the month
to win Power Play or a free gift. Those are just a few offers for birthday
goers this month.
This year, there is a rare occurrence with Dec. 13. That date translates
into 12-13-14, a one-of-a-kind event, for sure. HARRAH’S GULF
COAST is marking the date with a cash giveaway, in which the grand-prize
winner receives $14,000. Additional winners will receive prizes of $1,200,
$1,300 and $1,400. Visit the casino starting at 6 p.m. to receive entries. The
drawings start at 8 p.m.
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Holiday meals offered
all day on Thanksgiving
MISSISSIPPI — If you haven’t made your or, sautéed snapper Ponchartrain, served with green
Thanksgiving plans yet, there is still time. Many of beans and sweet potato fries. Dessert will include
the casinos are having holiday meals all day in their sweet potato cheesecake. C&G Grille’s holiday dinner
buffets and fine-dining restaurants. Here is
a round-up of offerings on Thanksgiving,
Thursday, Nov. 27.
Buffet will serve a Thanksgiving special
from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for $21.99.
The Gulfport resort’s Beach Blvd.
Steamer will observe the holiday with a
meal that blends customary Thanksgiving
dishes with the bounty of the sea. The
three-course meal will begin with a grilled
shrimp Caesar salad. The entrée selection
will include a choice of pecan-wood grilled
Thanksgiving dinners are offered at casino restaurants.
turkey medallions, served with cornbread
dressing, giblet gravy, cranberry compote and green is available from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. for $18.25.
And Carter Green Steak House will celebrate
beans, or an assorted baked oyster platter, served with
green beans, cornbread dressing and giblet gravy. Both the holiday with a three-course pre-fixe menu. The
meals will be completed with Key lime pie. Beach meal will begin with a shrimp-avocado tower with
Blvd. Steamer’s Thanksgiving dinner will be served warm mango chutney. The entrée selections include
sautéed turkey Oscar, or petite filet mignon with
from 5 to 10 p.m. for $21.
Also, C&G Grille will offer Thanksgiving fare with port-cranberry glaze. Both entrees will be served with
a festive flair. The holiday menu will feature a three- asparagus and baked potato. The dessert course will be
course meal, which starts with a trip to the gourmet cranberry-apple upside down cake. The Carter Green
pantry bar. The entrée course will be a choice of Steak House dinner is available from 5:30 to 10 p.m.
traditional roast turkey and dressing with giblet gravy, for $28.
served with cranberry compote and green beans;
The Back Bay Buffet at )0#ASINO2ESORT3PA will
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Sunday, Wednesday
& Thursday
5 PM - 10 PM
Friday & Saturday
5 PM - 11 PM
serve a brunch buffet from 11 a.m.
to 10 p.m. for $25 for adults, $12
for children 5 through 12 and free
for those 4 and under.
Also at IP, Thanksgiving brings
out the full tien menu, along with a
few special items including roasted
winter squash bisque, and entrees
such as roasted duck breast and
teriyaki-glazed filet mignon. The
special holiday dessert is a ginger
crème brûlée. The restaurant will be
open from 5 to 10 p.m.
Thirty-two, IP’s fine-dining
restaurant, will offer its full menu
of items in addition to specially
designed Thanksgiving selections.
Start the meal with an arugula,
pumpkin and shaved fennel salad.
Entrée choices include free range
turkey galantine, cast iron-seared
New York strip au poivre and
andouille-crusted sea bass. Finish
the meal with a pumpkin Tullamore
Dew whiskey brûlée. Thirty-two
will serve Thanksgiving dinner on
Nov. 27 from 5 to 10 p.m.
At "EAU 2IVAGE, the Buffet
will offer a Thanksgiving feast for
Beau guests can also experience
the holiday through Italian cuisine
at Stalla. Celebrate Thanksgiving
with a variety of authentic dishes,
including minestra di zucca
(pumpkin soup), cappellacci
with butternut squash, and duck
confit with an orange reduction,
caramelized onions and shallots
over a cranberry risotto.
Coast has a traditional
Thanksgiving dinner for $22. Enjoy
Cajun deep-fried turkey, homestyle cornbread dressing, roastedgarlic mashed potatoes, collared
greens with andouille sausage and
roasted sweet potatoes drizzled
with a mallow butter and spiced
pecans coupled with cranberry
sauce and Cajun giblet gravy. For
an additional $7, guests can indulge
in pecan or sweet potato pie.
BR Prime, Beau Rivage’s
steakhouse, offers a gourmet
Thanksgiving dinner. Guests can
feast on fall favorites like harvest
pumpkin bisque, char-broiled
Pass Christian oysters with garlic
and horseradish, slow-cooked
Tanglewood Farms natural turkey
and roasted pumpkin crème brulee.
holiday buffet from 11 a.m. until 9
p.m. for $25 (with players club card,
$27 without).
Mignon’s Steaks & Seafood at
Palace is offering a three-course
dinner for $29 from 11 a.m. to 6
p.m. Begin the meal with a choice
of cranberry, walnut, apple, mixed
greens and gruyere salad topped
with lemon-poppyseed dressing or
potato and leek soup.
The main course features
pecan-smoked turkey breast with
pan gravy, fresh sage dressing,
cranberry compote, herbed mashed
potatoes and roasted rutabagas and
carrots. For dessert, select between
pumpkin brulee with a tuille cookie
or housemade chocolate pecan pie
with vanilla bean frozen custard.
For reservations, call (228) 4328888 or reserve at
(228) 432-8888
or book at
Smoke Free
See Thanksgiving meals,
Page 18
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Palace hosts wine dinner
BILOXI — Palace Casino Resort will feature wines from Krutz
Family Cellars at the Winter Wine Dinner. Held in Mignon’s Steaks
& Seafood on Thursday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m., the event features a fivecourse gourmet meal.
The first course is chevre en croute with dates, walnuts and mixed
greens. The puff pastry and cheese is paired with the Martinelli Road
Chardonnay. A frisee salad with satsuma segments, walnuts and a
cranberry-pomegranate vinaigrette is the second course and is paired
with Akins Vineyard Pinot Noir.
The third course is braised veal cheeks, which is paired with a
Krupp Vineyard Malbec. Filet mignon in an espresso demi-glace
with sauteed baby spinach, roasted cauliflower mash and sweet
potato chips is served in the fourth course and matched with
Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet.
The fifth course, also known as dessert, is a triple berry Napoleon.
Magnolia Series Zinfandel is the wine served with this delightful dish.
The wine dinner is $80 per person. There is limited seating, so
make reservations by calling (228) 386-2023. Reservations can also
be made through opentable at
Thanksgiving meals, from Page 17
Flavors Buffet at (ARRAHS
'ULF #OAST offers a specialty
Thanksgiving Buffet, beginning
at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Guests can indulge for $27.99 or
$25.99 with their Total Rewards
Magnolia House by Kelly
English at Harrah’s offers a prixfixe meal on Thanksgiving Day for
$40. The three-course meal starts
with a choice between duck gumbo
or a salad of mixed greens, satsuma,
picked red onions, kalamata olives
and feta cheese.
Next, choose either turkey
saltimbocca with candied sweet
potato puree, cranberry chutney
and giblet gravy or dirty rice-stuffed
pork chop with a molasses glaze,
green bean casserole and crispy
fried onions. Indulge in bourbon
chocolate pecan pie with vanilla
bean ice cream or James’ pumpkin
pie with fresh cream and pumpkin
seed brittle for dessert.
In addition to being available
on Thanksgiving, this holiday
menu will also be offered the
weekend immediately following.
The restaurant’s full menu will be
available to guests, as well.
At 4REASURE "AY, the infinity
buffet will serve up an array of
traditional dishes on Thanksgiving.
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Lunch is $16.99 and will be served
from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner
will be served from 3 to 9 p.m. for
A traditional Thanksgiving
dinner with all the trimmings will
be served at Treasure Bay’s CQ.
The special three-course pre-fixe
menu is served for $30 per person.
The dinner features pumpkin
bisque, duck confit salad, turkey
breast, roasted pork loin and pecan
pie or chocolate torte for dessert.
Guests can also dine à la carte.
Reservations are recommended,
and can be made by calling (228)
385-6000 or go to
for details and menus.
Thanksgiving Feast will be dished
up at 'OLDEN.UGGET. For $24.99
per person, the buffet will be open
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
with friends and family and let
2IVERWALK #ASINO in Vicksburg
do the cooking and the cleaning.
Served in the Magnolia Hill Buffet,
the Thanksgiving Day feast will be
Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
again from 5 to 10 p.m. for $19.99.
Thanksgiving buffet on Nov. 27.
The holiday meal is offered from
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for $15.99.
Blizzard of Chips
for card players
VICKSBURG — Blackjack players will want
to get in the game
with Riverwalkk
Casino’s $10,0000
Blizzard of Chips
The excitement
Monday through
Thursday starting
Dec. 1.
Each day, through Dec. 18, tournaments
start at 3 p.m. The last tournament of the day
is at 9 p.m. The top three scores each day earn
an entry into the final tournament on Sunday,
Dec. 21. The daily top scorer also wins $100 in
promo chips.
At the final tournament, which starts at 8
p.m., the top six places will win prizes. The firstplace prize is 50 percent of the total prize pool.
Visit the Vicksburg casino for more
information on the Blizzard of Chips Blackjack
Beau offers two-day tournament
Rivage presents the $50,000
Let It Snow Blackjack
Tournament, a two-day
event open to the public.
Participants will play to win
a $20,000 first-place prize.
Sunday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m.
and continues until 8 p.m.
at the registration desk on
the convention level. There
is a $100 entry fee for the
tournament with a $100
re-entry fee.
Tournament play begins
on the casino floor at 2 p.m.
on Monday, Dec. 8. On
Tuesday, Dec. 9, the re-buy
round opens at 1 p.m. There
will be a wild card drawing
at 7:45 p.m. before the final
round begins at 8 p.m.
Prizes will be paid to the
top six players at the final
table. First place is $20,000
paid half in cash and half in
TablePlay. The second-place
finisher will receive $5,000
cash and $5,000 Table Play,
with $3,500 cash and $3,500
Table Play paid to third
place. TablePlay prizes will
be awarded to the fourth-,
fifth- and sixth-place
finishers. Plus, semi-finalists
not advancing will receive
$100 TablePlay.
Visit the Biloxi resort
for more information
on entering the $50,000
blackjack tournament.
Play in slot tourneys at Island View
GULFPORT — Island View Casino
Resort’s popular Free-4-All Slot Tournament
is back. And, the Gulfport resort also has the
EZ Monday Slot Tournament.
The Free-4-All is the biggest free money
slot tournament on the coast, and every
Thursday in November and December, from
1 to 9 p.m., players can participate for the
chance to win a share of $20,000.
The tournament also features the Free-4-
All bonus game, offering a chance to win up
to $1,000.
The EZ Money Slot Tournament can
be played every Sunday in November and
Sundays, Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21, from
1 to 9 p.m. During the event, Island View will
give away $20,000 in Slot View Play.
The top 50 winners will receive a share of
$5,000 in Slot View Play. Players need to earn
20 points to enter.
November 27 - December 10, 2014 ‡ JACKPOT! MAGAZINE 19
"EAU 2IVAGE — In Coast, Ladies Nights are
every Thursday with ladies drinking free from
10 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursdays are also Techtronic
Thursdays. On Friday and Saturday, ladies also
receive free admission from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. $10 cover for men nightly,
which includes two free drinks. Flamethrowers perform Nov. 21-22,
and Triggerproof, Nov. 28-29. DJs entertain when the bands are not
In EIGHT75, Dian Diaz performs every Wednesday and Thursday
from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Live
music can also be enjoyed Sunday through Tuesday, 8 p.m. to midnight,
with Platinum Cafe performing Nov. 23-25 and Nov. 30.
At the Breeze Bar, Anderson Domingues performs Fridays and
Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
In the Beau Rivage Theatre, Santa & Friends on Ice can be seen Dec. 2-28,
showtimes vary, tickets are $12.95, $16.95; $24.95. All ticket prices plus tax
and service charge. Coming soon: Molly Ringwalds, Rick Springfield, Merle
Haggard. Tickets to all shows can be purchased by calling (888) 566-7469
or by going online to
"OOMTOWN #ASINO — Bands perform
Friday and Saturday nights on the Spurs stage
located on the first floor of the casino. Starz
performs Nov. 28-29; High Country, Dec. 5-6; and Blue Magnolia, Dec.
12-13. Unless otherwise noted, bands perform 8 to midnight.
'OLDEN .UGGET "ILOXI — In the Rush Lounge, free
live entertainment can be enjoyed every Wednesday through
Saturday starting at 9 p.m. Brandon Green performs Nov.
26; 3HG, Nov. 27; No Idea, Nov. 28; AM Push, Nov. 29;
Orphan Annie, Dec. 5-6; and Press 1 for English, Dec.
In the Golden Nugget showroom, The Midtown Men, four stars from
the original cast of Jersey Boys, can be seen Jan. 24. Tickets start at $30.
Tickets available at or by calling (800) 745-3000.
(ARD 2OCK #ASINO — In Hard Rock Live,
Brandon Bennett’s “A Blue Christmas,” can be seen
Dec. 19 and 20 at 8 p.m., tickets start at $9.99.
Tickets are on sale through or visit
In Roadhouse Live, entertainment can be enjoyed Friday and Saturday
nights from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. $10 cover for men (includes one free domestic
beer or well drink), ladies free. DVDJ Hyphee spins the hits in November.
At the Center Bar, 5 Finger Discount performs Nov. 28-29.
Entertainment can be enjoyed Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. and
Sunday and Thursday, 8 p.m. to midnight.
In Boogie Nights, DJ Ricco spins the hits Nov. 28; and DJ Mig, Nov.
29. Doors open 9 p.m.
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(ARRAHS'ULF#OAST — Enjoy live, high-energy
music at the Stage Bar from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Adam Holt
Band performs Nov. 29; and The Halfway Show
Band, Dec. 13.
)0#ASINO2ESORT3PA — IP Hotel & Casino — In
Chill, entertainment can be enjoyed Thursday, Friday and
Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Monday-Wednesday
from 8 p.m. to midnight. Brennan Roybal Duo performs
Nov. 26; Perkins Road, Nov. 27-29; and Katie P. and
Friends, Nov. 30. DJs spin the hits every Thursday, Friday and Saturday
starting at 10 p.m.
Entertainment in thirty-two, located on the 32nd floor of the hotel, can
be enjoyed from 6-10 p.m. Peek Acoustic performs Nov. 28, and Marianne
& Steve, Nov. 29.
In Studio A, Night Ranger performs Nov. 29, 8 p.m., tickets start at
$25; Sugar Ray and Gin Blossoms, Dec. 6, 8 p.m., tickets start at $25; Joe
Bonamassa, Dec. 13, 8 p.m., tickets start at $79. Coming soon: A Carpenters’
Christmas, Texas Tenors.
In Studio B, a free Asian show takes place Nov. 26, 9 p.m. Presented by
Jeannie Arney, the show stars Ban Nhac the Beat and Tuan Minh.
Tickets for all performances are on sale now from or at Call (800) 595-4849.
0ALACE #ASINO 2ESORT — In Mignon’s
Lounge, live entertainment can be enjoyed every
Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Mike Halat performs
Nov. 28; Sicily Swing, Dec. 5; and Scott Hinson,
Dec. 12.
4REASURE "AY — In blu, live entertainment can
be enjoyed Fridays at 9 p.m. 3HG performs Nov.
21; Friends, Nov. 28; Acoustik HooDoo, Dec. 5; and
Marty and Sean, Dec. 12. Admission is free.
Brandon Bennett as
Elvis at Hard Rock,
Dec. 19-20
Hancock County
3ILVER 3LIPPER — In the Blue Bayou Bar and Grill, enjoy
Backgrounds by Rowena every Thursday, Friday and Saturday
In the Original Stage Bar, Harvey Jesus & Fire performs
Nov. 28-29; The Dominos, Dec. 5-6; and Junior & Sumtin’
Sneaky, Dec. 12-13. Unless otherwise noted, the bands perform at 8 p.m.
Bay St. Louis
(OLLYWOOD#ASINO — On the Hollywood
Stage Bar, live entertainment can be seen
Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 8:30
p.m. Witness performs Nov. 28-29; Platinum
Cafe, Dec. 5-6; and High Country, Dec. 12-13.
)SLAND 6IEW #ASINO — Live entertainment can
be enjoyed at the Sunset Bar at the entrance of Carter
Green Steakhouse. Bands play Fridays and Saturdays
from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sera Buras performs Nov. 28;
Hank Berumen, Nov. 29; David Gibson & Andy Lee, Dec. 5; Something
Else, Dec. 6; Gary “Redd” Necaise, Dec. 12; and Lisa Lee Albritton, Dec.
In the View Showroom, West Story Road can be seen Nov. 28;
Riverdog, Nov. 29; Park Avenue, Dec. 5; Starz, Dec. 6; and Platinum Cafe,
Dec. 12. Performances are 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and there is no charge.
Headliner concerts include John Tesh, Dec. 13, 8 p.m., $40; and Restless
Heart, Dec. 26, 8 p.m., $35. Coming soon: New Year’s Eve Celebration
featuring Starz. Tickets can be purchased through Call
(877) 774-8439.
Sugar Ray at IP Casino, Dec. 6
!MERISTAR #ASINO — Enjoy live music and
free shows at the Bottleneck Blues Bar, where the
Heritage Blues Series continues every Friday and
Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sherman Lee Dillon and the Mississippi
Sound take the stage Nov. 28-29.
Live entertainment can also be enjoyed in the Cabaret Lounge on Friday
and Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight. Radio Inc. performs Nov. 28-29.
Call (601) 630-3920.
$IAMOND*ACKS#ASINO — Live entertainment
can be seen on the Casino Stage from 8 p.m. to
midnight every Friday and Saturday. DJ Burks
spins the hits Nov. 28-29; and DJ 2 Tall, Dec. 5-6
and Dec. 12-13.
,ADY ,UCK #ASINO — In The Lone Wolf, live
entertainment can be enjoyed on various Fridays and
Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dr. Zarr performs
Dec. 31.
The Molly Ringwalds at Beau Rivage, Dec. 31
3ILVER3TAR — In the Starlight Lounge, live bands
perform Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Call (866) 44PEARL for more information.
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Multi-talented Tesh comes to Island View
Performer knows how to follow his dreams
GULFPORT — John Tesh is busier than
ever. The TV and radio personality, singer,
musician and writer has spent the last few years
making new music and bringing it to audiences
through a public television special and a U.S.
tour. Tesh, known for syndicated radio show
“Intelligence For Your Life,” comes to Island
View Casino Resort on Saturday, Dec. 13,
performing in the View Showroom at 8 p.m.
A self-proclaimed school “band geek”
playing trumpet in marching and jazz bands in
junior high and high school, Tesh was proficient
on the horn and piano from the age of six.
He studied with teachers from The Julliard
School, and was named to the New York State
Symphonic Orchestra in high school— while
also playing organ in a rock band.
Tesh got hooked on Hendrix and the Doors,
but also has fond memories of his parents
spinning Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and
Count Basie at parties in their Long Island
On his new big band collection, the
keyboardist fronts a full ensemble and horn
section playing Great American Songbook
classics. The project marks a
first for the lifelong musician
— letting his lead vocals shine
front and center.
Tesh’s successful and
varied career path includes
a 10-year run as anchor on
“Entertainment Tonight,”
six public television specials,
including his landmark Live
At Red Rocks in 1994, a string
of No. 1 radio hits, his radio
show (which has 14.5 million
listeners) and a high-profile
advertising and marketing
company. While the big band
experience will be new to
many Tesh fans, his decades
of success in creating popular
instrumental music — when
he could have kept his “dream job” of hosting
“ET” — inspired him to reflect recently, “lately,
I’ve become the poster boy for quitting your job
and following your dream.”
And for the four-time Emmy Award winner
John Tesh
and two-time Grammy nominee, the dream
includes big bang music and having fun.
Tickets to see Tesh are $40 and can be
purchased on or by calling
(877) 774-8439.
Santa & Friends
Experience Santa & Friends on Ice, a fun-filled joyous
journey into the Christmas holidays, at Beau Rivage.
Santa, Mrs. Claus and their helpers transform the Biloxi resort’s theatre into a glittering frozen winter pond
made of real ice. World-class figure skaters, vocalists
and actors present an endearing holiday storyline,
guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. Santa &
Friends on Ice comes to Beau Rivage Dec. 2-28. Shows
are nightly at 7 p.m. with additional matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. The show
is dark on Mondays. Tickets start at $12.95 plus taxes
and fees. General price tickets are available by calling
(888) 566-7469 or ordering online at
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Earn points to receive
fun gifts of the month
MISSISSIPPI — Everyone likes to hit the jackpot when playing
slots. And, when players use their players club card while playing,
they can get so much more. Every spin of the reels leads to earning
points, and those points can add up to equal free gifts.
Harrah’s Gulf Coast has the Dining Essentials Gift Giveaway
every Friday in November and December. Total Rewards members
who earn 200 tier credits each week between 3 a.m. and 7:45 p.m.
will take home an exclusive dining gift when they swipe their Total
Rewards card at the promotional kiosk from 4 to 8 p.m.
Upcoming gifts include a six-in-one cake plate and stainless steel
measuring cups, glass serving bowl with stand, 16-piece dinnerware
set, seven-piece salad set, insulated carrier with chilled platter set
and champagne flutes.
At Riverwalk Casino in Vicksburg, the December gift of the
month is available Monday through Thursdays, Dec. 1-31. Earn
350 points in one day to receive a free gift. Week one is a stoneware
bake set, followed by a mug and spoon set on week two, a nested
bowl set on week three and a Santa apron and hat set on week four.
There is a limit of one gift per week while supplies last.
And at Lady Luck Casino in Vicksburg, the gift of the month
is a comfortable blanket. Earn 500 tier points any Friday through
Saturday to a get this cashmere gift. Players club members can get a
new blanket every week in December.
Plus, with the Earn & Get Holiday Gifts at Lady Luck, get a
second gift each Sunday in December. Earn 200 tier points each
week from noon to 8 p.m. to receive a scented candle warmer.
Collect all four, with one warmer available per person, per week.
Quantities are limited.
Slipper has daily tourneys
— Slot players at Silver Slipper
Casino limbering up their fingers
and getting ready to hit the “spin”
button as the casino is hosting
daily slot tournaments. Win a share
of $15,000 in Free Slot Play each
week with seven sizzling events.
Tournaments run from 10
a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Midway
Madness area by the Stage Bar.
Players club members get one free
entry. Players can also participate
in sessions every every 100 points
earned daily.
The Mega Monday tournament
features 20 winners and has a firstplace prize of $1,000 in Free Slot
Play. The top 10 scorers will win in
the Two for Tuesday tournament,
during which players get two free
entries. The first-place winner here
gets $500 in Free Slot Play.
With the Wacky Wednesday
tournament, 20 players will win.
The first-place winner gets $50 in
Free Slot Play, and, in the spirit of
wackiness, the 13th-place winner
will take home $750 in Free Slot
Play. Touchdown Thursday has 20
winners, and pays $350 in Free Slot
Play to the first-place finisher.
On Friday, play in the Fortune
Friday tournament. Twenty players
will share in the winnings, with
$1,000 in Free Slot Play going to
the first-place winner. Twentyeight players will win in the Hot
Shot Saturday tournament, with
$500 in Free Slot Play going to the
first-place winner. And on Sunday,
the Showdown Sunday event will
have 10 winners, with $725 going
to the top scorer.
November 27 - December 10, 2014 ‡ JACKPOT! MAGAZINE 23
Beau Rivage spa
has holidays offers
BILOXI — The holidays
have arrived in South
Mississippi and some of the
season’s best deals for popular
health and beauty treatments
can now be found at Beau
Rivage. The Spa & Salon has
a number of offers for guests.
Now through Sunday,
Nov. 30, buy one Skin
Authority product and get
one free. During the week
of Cyber Monday, Dec. 1
through Dec. 6, those who
“like” Beau Rivage Spa &
Salon on Facebook or follow
on Instagram will receive a 15
percent discount off any spa
experience. Check in using the
#beauspa hashtag.
Turn back time with the
The Spa at Beau Rivage
Hydrafacial. Book a 50-minute
Hydrafacial the week of Dec. 7 through Dec. 13 and receive a free Dramatic
Eye Lift enhancement. Donate a new toy the week of Dec. 21 through Dec.
27 and receive 15 percent off any spa experience.
And, get ready for the new year with the Ultimate Rejuvenation package
anytime Dec. 28 through Dec. 31 and receive a glass of champagne to toast
the new look.
Melt stress away at Palace
with Fresh Snow treatments
BILOXI — The holiday
season can cause a bit of tension
for some, but the Palace Casino
Resort knows how to melt all
that stress away. Pure, the Palace
spa, has several Fresh Snow
treatments at a special price.
A Fresh Snow Swedish
massage is $100 for 50 minutes
or $150 for 80 minutes. Or, try a
Fresh Snow & Cranberry facial.
The cost of the facial is also $100
for 50 minutes or $150 for 80
manicure or pedicure. Both
the Fresh Snow & Holly Berry
manicure and the Fresh Snow &
Holly Berry pedicure are $45 for
25 minutes, with the manicure
at $60 for 50 minutes and the
pedicure at $65 for 50 minutes.
There is even an 80-minute pedi
for $90.
Plus, all guests receive a
complimentary Holly Berry
hand soap when booking two
or more Fresh Snow treatments.
The spa specials are available
in December and January.
Pure, the Palace spa, also has a
variety of massages, facials, body
treatments, manicures, pedicures
and more.
Call (228) 386-2012 for an
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machine at "OOMTOWN#ASINO Biloxi.
12 Times Pay
Triple Double Stars
Slot Player
)GNATIA #. of Harahan, La., won playing a $1 Triple Double Stars slot at 0ALACE
"ARBARA 7. of Rome, Ga., won playing a penny Wicked Winnings II slot
machine at 0ALACE#ASINO2ESORT.
!LBERTA 7. of Prentiss, Miss., won playing a $1 12 Times Pay slot machine at
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Top Dollar
Tier Advantage
Pumpkin Plinko
*OSEPH -. of Slidell, La., won
playing a $1 Quick Hit
Double Jackpot slot machine at
!NGELA -. won playing
a $1 Top Dollar slot machine at
2OBERT". of Long Beach, Miss.,
in the Tier Advantage Giveaway
$AVID 7. of Petal, Miss., won
Pumpkin Plinko at )SLAND6IEW
Top Dollar
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Double Diamond
12 Times Pay
#AREL 4. of Missouri won
playing a $10 Top Dollar
slot machine at 0ALACE #ASINO
!LEX-. of Irvington, Ala., won
playing a penny Jackpot
Catcher slot machine at 0ALACE
*OSEPH -. of Ocean Springs,
Miss., won playing a $1
Double Diamond slot machine
2ICKY !. of Slidell, La., won
playing a 2-cent 12 Times
Pay slot machine at 0ALACE
Triple Stars
Lucky Tree
Quick Hit
$ANNY*. of Greenwood Spring,
Miss., won playing
a Triple Stars slot machine at
#HRISTOPHER ,. of Union,
Miss., won playing a
TimberWolf slot machine at
&REDRICK 2. of Birmingham,
Ala., won playing a Lucky
Tree slot machine at 3ILVER3TAR
4HOMAS 0. of Midfield, Ala.,
won playing a Quick
Hit slot machine at 3ILVER 3TAR
Nickel Player
Dollar Player
Wild Jackpot 7s
Slot Player
#AROLE &. of Butler, Pa., won
playing a nickel slot
machine at (ARD2OCK Biloxi.
*OSH #. won playing a
$1 slot machine at (ARD 2OCK
#YNTHIA0. won playing
a Wild Jackpot 7s slot machine at
(ARD2OCK Biloxi.
0AMELA 0. won playing
slots at (ARD2OCK Biloxi.
Quick Hit
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When you receive good service at a casino, it
is customary to award the person giving the
good service a gratuity (tip). Jackpot! readers
ask us occassionally what the appropriate
tip to leave might be for quality service for
different casino employees. Obviously, many
things factor into this, so please note that the
information below is just a guideline, and
impeccable service would receive a higher tip.
Cocktail Waitresses - Casino
Standard Tip = $1 per round, parties of one or two
High Roller/Comp = $5 per round,
parties of one or two
Standard Tip = $1 per round, parties of one or two
High Roller/Comp = $5 per round, parties of one
or two
Standard Tip = Place a bet, $2-$10 during your play
High Roller/Comp = Place a bet, $25-$100 during
your play
Slot Attendants
Standard Tip = $1-$5 during your play,
more if you hit a jackpot
High Roller/Comp = $10-$25 during your play,
more if you hit a jackpot
Cocktail Waitresses - Restaurants
Standard Tip = 15%-20% of check
High Roller/Comp = 20%-30% of check
Hotel Bellmen
Standard Tip = $1-$2 per bag,
more for heavier or oversized bags
High Roller/Comp = $3-$5 per bag,
more for heavier or oversized bags
Room Service Personnel
Standard Tip = 15%-20% of check
High Roller/Comp = 20%-30% of check
Standard Tip = $1 per night, place in envelope
at end of stay marked for Maid
High Roller/Comp = $5 per night, place in envelope
at end of stay marked for Maid
Taxi Drivers
Standard Tip = Minimum of $2. Very Short rides,
helpful information, assistance with luggage,
difficult route would receive more
High Roller/Comp = Minimum of $5. Very Short
rides, helpful information, assistance with luggage,
difficult route would receive more
Standard Tip = $1 per round, parties of one or two
High Roller/Comp = $5 per round, parties of one
or two
Wine Steward
Standard Tip = $1 per round, parties of one or two
High Roller/Comp = $5 per round, parties of one
or two
By Paul Wade
A fresh start originates within you, Sagittarius
Editor’s Note: These horoscopes are meant for entertainment purposes
only and are for the time period November 27 - December 10, 2014.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Trends
germinating now help you address some of
the complications you’ve faced and put you
on strong footing, especially when it comes to home
life, emotional needs and where you see yourself in
the future. A fresh start originates within you.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Mars and
Pluto are still in your sign. The red planet
is strongly placed, so you have energy to
further professional ambitions. But Pluto is more
complicated and if you’re honest, there will have been
a few occasions lately where you have faced conflict,
as others responded to what they reckon represents
an unwarranted interference in their business. Pull in
your horns while everybody calms down.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — It’s weird,
but after so many difficulties you rise again
as a stronger individual and with the world
looking at you in a more favorable way. Even
though a number of people are clearly antagonistic,
the majority of those whose opinions count remain
firmly in your favour. You have proven a point.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 19) — You need
time to distance yourself from recent events.
Perhaps your boundaries are too permeable
and your intuitive perception too acute for you to
create a solid fire wall between you and those who
would cause you difficulties. Keep in mind that
Absence makes your heart grow fonder and it also
causes a bunch of other things to look better, too.
Aries (March 20-April 19) — The Sun
enters Sagittarius and your itchy feet get
worse. But there is still much to resolve
between you and those closest to you, especially
where you are involved in complex financial
arrangements or shared property.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) — The trouble
with relationships is that they eventually
require you to share more than simply
affection. Physical intimacy is an intimidating prospect
for some, when given what we’re fed via TV. Still, if
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careful, there are advantages to togetherness.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) — You have felt
weary and downhearted, quite unequal to the
challenges that knock regularly upon your
door. To counter the ill-effects of what is a passing
phase, treat your health with more care than usual by
not burning the candle at both ends and eating well.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — You are still
facing more than your share of difficulties
when it comes to certain relationships. One or
two people seem intent on meddling in your affairs,
even going so far as attempting to control you, or to
coerce you into behaving a certain way. You ought to
stand up to them and hold your ground.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — You’re keen on
broadening your horizons and savoring some
good fortune while Jupiter remains in your
sign, yet it seems so much depends on the input and
requirements of others. You feel a little held back.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — Favorable
influences in your chart highlight your private
affairs. Home and family life seem finally to
have turned a corner, allowing you to heave a massive
sigh of relief and to welcome a new sense of security.
Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) — Your income
remains a cause for conjecture, although
you’re gradually becoming more sanguine
about these anxieties as you tackle essential issues.
The black hole in your finances ought to have been
addressed by now, so it’s the minutiae and finer
details that offer the biggest returns.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Underneath,
you are a seething cauldron of emotions,
meaning very little that you do is not driven
by your feelings. You may not ever see yourself
exactly as others see you, but you might be able to
gain a clearer overview of how your winning ways are
undermined by other less helpful habits.
Paul Wade, a UK-based astrologer, is published in
seven languages. For weekly, monthly and annual horoscopes,
personal services, information, freebies and more, visit
of Fortune
CASINO Briefcase
has cash, JackPlay
Night owls have own Slipper tournament
Night owls can compete in the Silver Slipper Night Owl Slot
Tournament. Receive one free entry every day, and then place one bet
between midnight and 6 a.m. to activate the tournament entry. Play the
tournament session at any time in the Midway Madness area. The top 20
scorers will win Free Slot Play, with first place getting $500 Free Slot Play.
The Night Owl Slot Tournament starts on the first day of each month
and ends the last day of the month. For more details, visit players services.
Lots of perks during Golden Days
Golden Nugget has Golden Days for members of the 24 KARAT Club
who are ages 50 and older. On Mondays and Tuesdays, get two-times the
tier credits from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Wednesdays (excluding Dec. 31),
senior citizens may participate in a free slot tournament from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. Prizes, including $1,000 Free Play to the first-place winner, will
be awarded to the players with the top 40 scores. Plus, on all three days,
seniors can get a free breakfast buffet or half off the cost of a lunch buffet
with 50 earned points or table games equivalent.
Harrah’s has special 12/13/14 drawings
Win up to $14,000 cash on Saturday, Dec. 13, with the 12/13/14
Cash Drawings. Total Rewards members who swipe their cards at the
special events kiosk starting at 6 p.m. will receive one free entry. Receive
additional entries for every 10 tier credits accumulated. Drawings will be
held from 8 to 10:30 p.m. At 8 p.m., three winners will receive $1,200. The
three prizes increase to $1,300 at the 9 p.m. At 10 p.m., three winners will
take home $1,400. And at the final drawing, at 10:30 p.m., one winner will
get $14,000.
Friends get bonuses at Treasure Bay
True friends play together at Treasure Bay. Players club members can
get a special bonus when they bring a friend to the casino. When the friend
signs up for a new player’s club membership, the existing member will
receive their friend’s points, plus their own earned points on that day. New
members are also eligible to receive a special signing bonus — a guaranteed
refund for losses on the day of enrollment. One hundred precent of slot
losses will be refunded in InstantCredit guaranteed. The refund will be
available on the player’s next visit. See player services for details.
Jolly Jumble gets players in holiday spirit
Get in the spirit of the holiday season with Island View Casino Resort’s
Jolly Jumble Kiosk Game. Island View players club members who have
earned at least 20 points on Mondays, Dec. 1, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 can
swipe their club card as many times as they wish from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
any casino kiosk to get from four to 12 times their points. Players can also
get Holiday Store Dollars. Visit the Gulfport casino for more information.
VICKSBURG — They say carrying a briefcase will help get you rich,
especially at DiamondJacks Casino where the Briefcase of Fortune
can be played every Saturday
i n
Each week, two winners will
selected every 30 minutes from
7 to 11 p.m. Winners will select
a briefcase to determine their
prize. Prizes range from $100 in
JackPlay to $1,000 in JackPlay, plus
$500 cash.
Reward cardholders can
receive one free entry each week.
Plus, earn additional entries through
casino play, with one entry awarded for
every 10
points earned playing slots and one entry for every one hour of rated
table play.
Players club members must swipe at JACK to enter the giveaway.
Nugget’s Mad Stash of
Cash set for Nov. 29
BILOXI — Take a turn in the Golden Nugget cash machine
for a chance to win cash and Free Play during the $10,000 Mad
Stash of Cash. The fun takes place Saturday, Nov. 29, from 6 to
10 p.m.
Drawings will be held every 30 minutes from 6 to 9 p.m. for
two winners to have the chance to collect as much cash as possible
in the cash machine. Each winner will get 30 seconds in the cash
At 10 p.m., one winner will receive $5,000 Free Play.
Visit the players club for more information on the Mad Stash
of Cash giveaway.
Hot seats for table players
Gobble the Money at Riverwalk
games players will want to
get gobbling in the
new table games hott
seat giveaway at
Riverwalk Casino
in Vicksburg.
Money is held every
Friday and Saturday
in November.
Guests playing table games and
using their players club cards will
be eligible
to win a share
of $1,000 in chips and
chips each
Plus, special
Day drawings will
b held on Thursday,
No 27, from 2 p.m.
to 1 p.m. Players can
win a share of $8,000 in
chips and promo chips.
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Poker Rooms & Bad Beats...
‡ In Choctaw ‡
Pearl River Resort’s Silver Star Casino ‡ 855 977-6537
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‡ In Vicksburg ‡
Ameristar Casino ‡ 601 630-4996
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‡ In Bay St. Louis ‡
Hollywood Casino ‡ 866 758-2591
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‡ In Biloxi ‡
Beau Rivage ‡ 228 386-7111
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Golden Nugget ‡ 228 436-7967
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Hard Rock Casino ‡ 228 276-7177 or 228 276-8161
IP Casino, Resort & Spa ‡ 228 436-3000
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Bad beat jackpots are latest available prior to press time
$25,000 tournament set for Dec. 11-14
Series ends for the year at Pearl River Resort
CHOCTAW — The poker room at Pearl
River Resort will end its $25,000 Guaranteed
Bi-Monthly Poker Tournament Series with the
final event set for Thursday through Sunday,
Dec. 11-14.
During the series, play begins on Thursday
with $65 Single Table Satellites from 10 a.m.
to 10 p.m. There will be two winners of $250
in cash value chips. From noon to 7 p.m. on
Thursdays, get in on $45 Super Satellites with
$25 rebuys — five seats guaranteed.
On Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., $65 Single
Table Satellites return with two winners of $250
in cash value chips. From noon to 7 p.m., take
advantage of Friday $45 Super Satellites with $25
rebuys — five seats guaranteed. At 7 p.m. Friday
starts Day 1A of the $25,000 guaranteed event.
The buy-in is $225.
From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, $65 Single
Table Satellites resume with two winners of $250
in cash value chips. At 11 a.m., Day 1B of the
$25,000 guaranteed event begins, with Day
1C beginning at 6 p.m. The buy-in for both
of these events is $225.
Sunday at noon, surviving players begin
the Day 2 restart of the tournament. Sundays
at 4 p.m. players can compete in the $80 buyin, $2,000-added Last Chance Tournament.
Rules and regulations apply and are
available at the poker podium of the poker
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room upon request. The poker room, located in
the Retail Promenade, features 12 non-smoking
table and is open 24/7.
Visit for more
Hollywood Casino
(866) 7-LUCKY-1
Beau Rivage
(888) 567-6667
Boomtown Casino
(800) 627-0777
Golden Nugget
(800) 777-SLOT
Hard Rock Casino
(228) 374-ROCK
Harrah’s Gulf Coast
(800) WIN-2-WIN
IP Casino, Resort & Spa
(888) WIN-AT-IP
Palace Casino Resort
(800) PALACE-9
Treasure Bay
(800) 747-2839
Golden Moon Hotel & Casino
(866) 44-PEARL
Silver Star Hotel & Casino
(866) 44-PEARL
Island View Casino
(877) 774-VIEW
Silver Slipper
Bok Homa Casino
(866) 447-3275
Isle of Capri Casino
(800) THE-ISLE
Magnolia Bluffs Casino
(601) 235-0045
Ameristar Casino
(800) 700-7770
DiamondJacks Casino
(877) 711-0677
Lady Luck Casino
(800) 503-3777
Riverwalk Casino
(601) 634-0100
*For more information on any of these great casinos,
link directly to their websites from
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