Issue 155
September 1-7, 2003
Volume 3
page 2

The Bicycle Casino's Renowned 'Legends
of Poker' Tournament and The
Frank Mariani/Jerry Buss Charity Open

BELL GARDENS, CA - Since July 30th, The Bicycle Casino has been hosting one of their largest poker tournaments of the year, the Legends of Poker! This tournament not only brings together some of the best players from across the country for a month long competition unlike no other, but it is also the launch of the west coast leg of the World Poker Tour's annual world-wide circuit!

New to The Bicycle Casino's landmark tournament schedule is the Mariani/Buss Charity Open. This $3000+$75 buy-in charity poker tournament begins at 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, August 31 and a percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Magic Johnson Foundation. In addition, The Bicycle Casino will donate a percentage of the prize pool (up to $10,000) for this worthy cause.

The evening begun at 5:00 p.m. with a no-host cocktail hour and a fabulous appetizer/dessert bar featuring the culinary delights of the Bike's renowned Chef Mario. At 5:30 p.m., Legends of Poker tournament winners were awarded their signature Legends Championship rings, followed by an extraordinary "special guest speaker" line up including Steve Lipscomb, World Poker Tour chief architect and founder. Charity presentations will begin at approx. 6:15 p.m. and the much anticipated 1/2 Hold'em & 1/2 Stud Mariani/Buss Competition is set to begin promptly at 7:15 p.m.!

The now infamous World Poker Tour, due to air on The Travel Channel in the spring, will bring the Legends of Poker's cornerstone event, a $5000+ $80 No Limit "Texas" Hold'em tournament, to the general public. Beginning Monday, September 1st, players will compete in a three-day "play-off" to determine which six players will go to the final table to be filmed "live" for the WPT on Wednesday, September 3rd. Thirteen cameras will capture the action, including tiny cameras that reveal the hole cards, allowing viewers to see who is bluffing and who is not. At stake on a single hand can be hundreds of thousands of dollars! Besides a hefty sum of cash, the Winner will walk away with the much-coveted $25,000 seat into the WPT's final event held at the prestigious Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada next spring -- another chance to walk away a star and a winner!

If you missed last year's riveting event, you'll definitely want to be in the audience this time! The WPT's phenomenal success this year guarantees that this will be a "sold out" show, so The Bicycle Casino is setting up a live feed in their Grand Ballroom to allow more spectator viewing and will be hosting a low limit poker party! Along with the opportunity to watch the taping as it's happening on the main poker floor, those new to the game will have the chance to learn how to play poker with Sharon Silvas, who teaches Poker College. Those who are game will be able to watch the festivities and play low limit poker! For avid poker fans and those new to the action, come early to watch the "best of the best" and see who will walk away with the coveted title of Legends of Poker/WPT 2003 Poker Champion!

The final Legends of Poker event, a No-Limit Hold'em Championship, begins on Monday, September 1, however the final table of that event will be televised on Wednesday, September 3, beginning at 5:00 p.m., bringing the sport of poker to a

new audience of poker enthusiasts and raising the bar once again on this very popular game of kings!

This year, the World Poker Tour has added another event to their line-up! The Bicycle Casino is delighted to be hosting the WPT's "Ladies Night!" On Thursday, September 4th at 5:00 p.m., the Bike will feature the hot women of poker including Jennifer Harman, Kathy Liebert and Annie Dukes.

Another notable event happening this weekend is "A Day With The Champions." Hosted by the Professional Sponsorship Group and The Bicycle Casino on Saturday, August 30 at 1:00 p.m., this special event will bring together four of the top poker players to answer attendees' questions during a 3-hour seminar. Jennifer Harman (top player featured at this year's WPT's "Ladies of Poker" event), T.J. Cloutier (reigning Player of the Year), Daniel Negreanu (Card Player columnist and top professional) and Brad Doughtery (winner of the World Series of Poker in 1991) will share their insights on winning poker strategies. This event is FREE of charge and will be held in The Bicycle Casino's Grand Ballroom so come by and pick up some tips from some of the most successful players in the industry.

It's all about poker and you can be part of the action! The Bicycle Casino and The World Poker Tour -- the best game in town!



Michigan Lottery Launches Promotion - LANSING, MI - Michigan Lottery players will soon have yet another way to win cash prizes with the Lottery's Daily 4 game thanks to the Lottery's newest promotion -- "Front Pair Payout!"

In the Daily 4 game, Lottery players simply choose any four-digit number and then place a $1 bet for that drawing. There are three different ways to place bets in the Daily 4 game -- straight, boxed and two-way. If a player chooses to play a number straight, he or she would need to match the number he or she picked in the exact order chosen to win a $5,000 cash prize.

Beginning September 8, 2003 and running through September 28, 2003, players whose straight bets match the first two numbers drawn will receive a $10 payout. The odds of matching the front pair are a mere 1 in 101, which is much easier to win than any other Daily 4 prize! Daily 4 winning numbers are drawn twice a day -- midday (12:58 p.m.) and evening (7:28 p.m.) -- and this great promotion applies to both the midday and evening Daily 4 drawings.

"Some of the Lottery's most popular promotions have been tied to the Daily 3 & 4 games," Michigan Lottery Commissioner Gary Peters said. "The odds of winning in the 'Front Pair Payout' promotion are very good, so I am confident our players will be very excited about this
new offering!"

The "Front Pair Payout" promotion will be supported by statewide television, radio and newspaper advertising.

Canadian Casino Adds Slots - BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA - Another 50 high-profit slot machines have been added to the Great Canadian Casino in View Royal.

Howard Blank, Great Canadian spokesman in Vancouver, said poker tables have been moved around to make room for the new slot machines.

The casino now has 350 slot machines and 30 gaming tables. He said the casino has been "aggressively" marketing itself to U.S. tour and travel companies who offer three and four day holiday packages to Victoria.

Kid Rock

Kid Rock will perform at the Rain at The Palms Resort Casino on September 21, 2003.

Detroit's Kid Rock (born Bob Ritchie) appeals to a diverse audience, which is no surprise considering his music is a wildly eclectic mix of styles including rap, metal, Southern rock, hip-hop, blues, country and just about anything else you can think of.

Rock signed to New York-based Jive Records in 1990, releasing his debut album, "Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast." The single "American Bad Ass," was also a hit from the album "History of Rock," a collection of remixed or re-recorded "best of" material, as well as a few
new songs.

Price: $85.00, $175.00

Price Note: May not include all taxes & fees.

Show Time: 8:00 p.m.

Reservations: Reservations Recommended

For more information please call: (866) 725-6773
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