Issue 203
August 2 - 8, 2004
Volume 4
page 1

This Issue

Gaming News

Casino City's August Sweepstakes

The Bicycle Casino's Renowned 'Legends of Poker' Tournament

Kootenai Tribe plans expansion of hotel-casino complex

Osbournes slot machine coming to market

MotorCity Casino Ups the Ante and Bets on Technology


Show Time Sting and Anne Lennox, perform in the "Sacred Love Tour" at the MGM Grand.

Column Does It Help or Hurt when Blackjack Dealers Hit Soft 17s? By Alan Krigman

Check out our entertainment highlights & upcoming tournaments

See the lucky winners


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Casino City's August Sweepstakes

Win a trip for two to Paris Las Vegas with Casino City's August Sweepstakes!

Experience the passion, excitement, and sophistication of the City of Light while visiting the entertainment capital of the world. Paris Las Vegas is conveniently located in the heart of the famous Las Vegas Strip, yet it transports you to one of Europe�s most romantic cities.

Opulent style, fine craftsmanship, and authentic details elevate Paris Las Vegas far above the ordinary. The elegant hotel tower has 2,916 spacious guestrooms with 295 opulent suites. Sumptuous fabrics, custom European furniture, and luxurious marble bathrooms make each guestroom and suite a sophisticated private retreat.

The Parisian theme continues into the casino area, where 90 table games are situated beneath attractive verdigris grillwork. Our tables offer some of the highest betting limits and the best variety of Blackjack games in Las Vegas.

More than 1,700 slot machines are set alongside streetscapes, fountains, and statuary beneath three of the four massive legs of our Eiffel Tower. You'll find the very latest in themed slot machines, a full line of the popular multi-line games, and the world-famous, statewide progressive Megabucks� machines. The Champagne Slots, our high-limit slot area, resembles a courtyard you would find in one of the more exclusive areas of Paris.

Our Race & Sports Book is a sports fan�s dream come true. Not only does it offer the opportunity to wager on sporting events and horse races, the Race & Sports Book lets you follow the action live from arenas around the country. You won�t miss a moment of the action thanks to our Race & Sports Book�s numerous projection-screen televisions and individual television monitors.

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  • 2 Round-trip airline tickets
  • 2 Nights in deluxe accomodations
  • Dinner for two
  • Two tickets to a fabulous show
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One First Prize: Professional Poker Set - Includes poker chips, casino playing cards, and an aluminum carrying case.

Three Second Prizes: Prize Packs containing one of each of the following:

  • Masque Publishing Gaming Software - "World Series of Poker", Video Slots, IGT Slots, or other software game from Masque Publishing.
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  • Casino City Baseball Cap

See Casino City August Sweepstakes official rules for more details.

The Bicycle Casino's Renowned 'Legends of Poker' Tournament - Record Numbers Hit the Poker Tables!

BELL GARDENS, California -- From July 28th through September 5th, The Bicycle Casino hosts one of their largest poker tournaments of the year, the Legends of Poker! With an estimated prize pool of over $3,000,000, including $430,000 guaranteed prize money in four different events, plus a special "Last Chance" No-Limit Hold'em Series that begins on September 1, and the unprecedented "Poker Fever" that is sweeping the country, this year's tournament promises to be one of the largest poker tournaments in the history of The Bicycle Casino!!

On the night of July 29, the Limit Hold'em tournament was the launch of the Casino's landmark tournament. Over 690 poker players began lining up at 5:00 p.m. for their chance to play in a $30,000 Guaranteed event for a mere $120! The prize pool soared to $69,000 and lasted until 4:30 a.m.! Raj Patel of San Jose took the first place prize of $28,840.00 while Khanh Hua of South El Monte won $12,075.00 for second place and Roy McGinnis of Bellevue, Washington won $5,935.00!

The event was also the Grand Opening of the casino's newly raised 5,000 sq. ft tent that was constructed to handle the crowds of players who regularly attend The Bicycle Casino's world-famous tournaments. In addition, the casino's poker floor also celebrated the Grand Opening of a newly expanded section specifically designed for the ever-increasing demand for "high-limit" poker games.

There there are 40 additional tournaments on the schedule, with buy-ins ranging from $100 to $5000. The final event is the cornerstone of the tournament, the $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship will begin on Saturday, August 28th. The Bicycle Casino will follow up its success as one of the highlights of the now famous World Poker Tour, broadcast on the Travel Channel every Wednesday night, with the filming of this prestigious tournament on Tuesday, August 31!

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