Issue 188
April 19 - 25, 2004
Volume 4
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Gaming News
Ready for Some Horseplay? Tropicana Casino and Resort Offers a Free Bet On the Kentucky Derby

Station Casinos Breaks Ground on Red Rock Station

USM to offer casino courses

After three-day blackout, Las Vegas casino reopens

$50,000 Up for Grabs in 1st Annual College Poker Championship

 

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David Bowie, one of the world's most successful rock stars, performs at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

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I Am Worried By Frank Scoblete

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Ready for Some Horseplay? Tropicana Casino and Resort Offers a Free Bet On the Kentucky Derby

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Place your bets on the oldest and most prestigious horse race in the nation, The Kentucky Derby, on Saturday, May 1, 2004 at the Tropicana Casino and Resort. Tropicana is giving every Diamond Club Card holder a free $2 bet. The Kentucky Derby will be televised live in the casino's Main Concourse at 6:00 p.m.

"From the crack of the pistol to the thundering of thoroughbreds across the finish line, this is one of America's greatest races," said Dennis C. Gomes, president, resort operations, Aztar. "We want our guests to be able to experience it in a real way. Now everyone can bet on this historic event -- on us!"

Free race voucher coupons will appear in various newspapers. Patrons need only to bring a coupon along with their Diamond Club card to the GEC, 4th Floor, South Tower on May 1st between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Diamond Club members will automatically receive a $2 voucher to place a bet on the race.

Special auto tote stations will be set up in the GEC for patrons to place their bets. Winning race tickets are good for six months from date of issue, and may be cashed in the Simulcast Room on the casino floor.
No purchase or play is required to participate. Diamond Club cards are free and may be obtained at the promotions booth.

Also featured during the Kentucky Derby promotion is the Derby Days Slot Area just off the main concourse and the Crystal Court. Over 400 brand new slot machines, and multi-coin games, the Derby Days Slots boast Atlantic City's most comfortable and ergonomically correct seating area with footrests and smoke filters! And finally, for that complete "day at the races" experience, patrons will enjoy the theme and decor representative of the winner's circle and historic horse racing traditions.


Station Casinos Breaks Ground on Red Rock Station
As reported by The Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- On April 15, 2004, Station Casinos, Inc. executives broke ground on Red Rock Station Resort and Casino.

"We believe this is the best locals gaming and entertainment site in the valley. This is an exciting day not only for our Company but also for our team members and residents of the northwest Las Vegas valley who will soon be able to enjoy Station-style entertainment closer to where they live," said Frank Fertitta III, chairman and CEO of Station Casinos.

The $450 - $475 million Red Rock Station Resort will be located at the intersection of I-215 and West Charleston Boulevard and represents Station Casinos' entry into the northwest portion of the valley. The resort will employ more than 2,000 team members and include an 87,000 square foot casino with 2,700 slot and video poker machines, 60 gaming tables, a state-of-the-art race and sports book, a 12-table poker room and a 600-seat bingo parlor. The resort will also include 400 hotel rooms, 10 full-service restaurants, a nightclub, a 16-screen Regal Cinemas and a childcare facility. The property will feature 40,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, a 20,000 square foot full-service spa, salon and workout facility. The resort's pool and beach areas will feature private poolside cabanas, two poolside bars and a poolside cafe.

"Red Rock Station will be a category-killer. We are taking everything we've learned throughout the last two decades and improving upon it, which will once again raise the standard of entertainment options for our local and regional customers," said Fertitta. "While we will be bringing new and exciting restaurant concepts to the Summerlin area for our local customers, Red Rock Station's superior quality and range of amenities will also attract guests from throughout the region," said Fertitta.

Red Rock Station is expected to be completed in early 2006. Some of the nation's most prestigious firms are involved in designing Red Rock Station, including Portland-based Architropolis, Las Vegas-based The Friedmutter Group and SADI, all of whom also participated in the design of Green Valley Ranch Station Casino in Henderson, Nevada.

The resort will be the heart of Summerlin Center, Summerlin's 400 acre downtown urban mixed use center, that at buildout will feature a regional retail center, Class A office buildings and mid-rise residential.

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