- Boyd Gaming Corporation's Sam's
Town Hotel & Gambling Hall will play host to an action
packed weekend as the exciting world of NASCAR returns to Las
Vegas in early spring.
weekend includes the 5th annual NASCAR Drivers Auction with
a concert by up-and-coming country music star Chris Chitsey
and a special appearance by the USAF Thunderbirds aerial demonstration
team. The Drivers Auction on Thursday, February 27 is the single
largest fund-raiser for the Las Vegas chapter of Speedway Children's
Auction will once again be held at Sam's Town Live!, the 1100-seat
entertainment complex at the Sam's
Town Hotel & Gambling Hall. Many of the NASCAR Winston
Cup and Busch Series drivers are again expected to participate
in the charity event, which includes both a live and silent
auction. Last year, more than 20 Winston Cup and Busch Series
drivers personally appeared and participated in this unique
event, raising more than $89,000 for area children.
features a rare opportunity for fans to bid for a chance to
meet their favorite Winston Cup drivers during the driver introductions.
The winning bidder will then ride along with the drivers in
an open convertible during the pre-race parade lap prior to
the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 on Sunday, March 2. Winning bidders
on Busch Series competitors will have the opportunity to meet
their drivers in the pit area prior to the start of the Sam's
Town 300 on Saturday, March 1.
at 4:30 p.m. with the concert beginning at 5:00 p.m. Auction
action gets under way following the concert at 6:00 p.m. Tickets
are $35, benefiting Speedway Children's Charities and are currently
available online at www.tickets.com.
Upon availability, tickets may also be purchased at the Sam's
Town Live! box office the day of the auction.
festivities on Saturday, March 1 will be capped by an "After
Race Party" at Sam's Town Live! with a performance from
country music stars Ricochet and Mustang Sally.
Corporation owns and operates 12 gaming properties located in
Nevada, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana and Louisiana. Boyd Gaming
is also developing "Borgata" , a $1 billion entertainment
destination hotel in Atlantic City, through a joint venture
with MGM MIRAGE.
Casino Adds Slots, New CEO
Daily Star/ - ARIZONA - An additional 308 slot machines
and a new gaming CEO were among the details unveiled on
Jan. 24th when the Tohono O'Odham Nation announces an
expansion plan for its Desert
Diamond Casino on Tucson's South Side.
expect this spring to provide gamblers with a chance to
try their luck on the new slots - bringing the number
to 808 machines at Desert
Diamond Casino, 7350 South Nogales Highway,"
said Ned Norris Jr., director of marketing and public
O'Odham Gaming Authority officials also will introduce
Joseph Calabrese as the new chief executive officer. He
will oversee operations and the expansion completion.
Calabrese, who has 25 years' experience in the gambling
industry, is a former manager of the Foxwoods
Resort Casino complex in Connecticut, which is billed
as the largest casino in North America.
plans also include Las Vegas-style blackjack with the
introduction of 28 tables at the Nogales Highway location.
"Another 10 blackjack tables will be introduced to
gamblers at Desert Diamond Casino off I-19 at Pima Mine
Road," Norris said.