Issue 181
March 1 - 7, 2004
Volume 4
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Golden Nugget 'Grand Celebration Weekend'

Casino Wins Best of the Valley Award

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Golden Nugget 'Grand Celebration Weekend'

LAS VEGAS -- Legendary entertainer Tony Bennett and Grammy Award winner Jewel will perform together during intimate, invitation-only concerts in the Golden Nugget Theatre Ballroom. These "once-in-a-lifetime" performances will be held March 5, 6, and 7, 2004, and will highlight the property's Grand Celebration Weekend, hosted by the new owners of the Golden Nugget, Tim Poster and Tom Breitling.

The concert on March 7 will be a charity event preceded by a cocktail reception and followed by an exclusive "after-party" hosted by Poster, Breitling and tennis star Andre Agassi, who is a minority owner in Golden Nugget. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Advantage Kids!, the funding arm for the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy charter school, which is part of the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation (AACF).

"As new owners of this legendary property, we are extremely excited to host these events," said Poster. "While this weekend is certainly a tremendous opportunity to show our appreciation to the Nugget's loyal, longtime customers, and to attract new visitors to the property, we are particularly honored to be able to lend our support to Andre and the fine work his organization does in the Las Vegas community."

Using this celebration to formally commemorate their ownership of the Golden Nugget, Poster and Breitling will personally welcome guests to their property, and re-dedicate the renowned Golden Nugget -- which opened in downtown Las Vegas as a gambling hall in 1946 -- in "old Vegas style."

Adding to the festivities, the Fremont Street Experience is planning a special tribute to the Golden Nugget during NASCAR Weekend/Race Jam, including classic car displays, light and sound show featuring a historical montage, and concert by tribute entertainers. Throughout the weekend, guests will enjoy performances by The Fabulous Thunderbirds, EXILE and The Rat Pack Revue.
The Agassi benefit on March 7 will begin at 8 p.m. The red-carpet affair is expected to draw numerous celebrity guests. Tickets for the cocktail party and concert are $500 per person. Tickets for those wishing to attend the cocktail party, concert, and exclusive "after-party" are $1,250 each. Ticket sales are limited to 400 people and are available by invitation only.

Casino Wins Best of the Valley Award

COARSEGOLD, Calif. -- Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino has been named Best Card Club/Casino Dining in the San Joaquin Valley. The award was presented by the Fresno Chapter of the California Restaurant Association at this year's Best of the Valley Awards ceremony on Monday, Feb. 23.

Doug Shipley, president of Cascade Entertainment Group, said the honor is especially appreciated for a casino that is so young.

"Chukchansi Gold Casino is less than a year old, but more than three years of research and planning went into the design of the restaurants," he stated. "We're pleased to have been recognized like this so soon after opening our doors to the public."

Chukchansi Gold Casino vice president of Hospitality Rick Miller added, "This award is a testament to our dedication to providing the finest quality food, service and overall dining experience to our guests. We are honored by this recognition and will continue in our quest to exceed the expectations of our patrons."

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