issue 316
October 2 - October 8, 2006
Volume 6
page 2

Saratoga Gaming & Raceway Opens

Press Release

SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York – "Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, New York's first video gaming property, will hold an official ground breaking ceremony for it's $15 million expansion project on Monday, October 2. The 45,000 square foot addition will include 400 additional video gaming machines, a 300 seat buffet restaurant, and a two-story night club.

Architectural design was completed by Connecticut-based JCJ Architecture, the same firm that designed the original gaming floor and Fortunes restaurant. Buffalo-based LPCiminelli has been selected as general contractor for the project, with construction crews to be supplied by local sub-contractors.

Participating in the official ground breaking ceremony and making comments on Monday, October 2 at 11:00 a.m., are New York Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno; New York Lottery Executive Deputy Director, Susan E. Miller; Saratoga Gaming and Raceway President, Daniel Gerrity; and Executive Vice President and General Manager, Jamie Hartman."




Diamond Jo Plans River Complex
As Reported by the Des Moines Register

BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania – "The Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque said Thursday that it plans to build a $50 million casino complex along the city's Ice Harbor on the Mississippi River.

"The new land-based casino, which will replace an existing gambling vessel, is part of a larger Ice Harbor project with the Dubuque County Historical Society that will include retail, educational and entertainment components, local officials said.

"The Diamond Jo will contribute $12 million in cash and property to the Historical Society, and the society will also receive financing from federal, local and state grants, and private gifts.

"…Meanwhile, the Diamond Jo will construct a 35,000-square-foot casino just north of Third Street in the Ice Harbor. The complex will include more than 1,000 slot machines, 17 table games, a poker room, 36 lanes for bowling and three restaurants. The casino is expected to open in the spring of 2008, said Diamond Jo spokeswoman Carrie Tedore…"

Hollywood Loves Poker
Press Release

LAS VEGAS, Nevada –"Hollywood has long known a high stakes poker table is a powder keg of dramatic potential.'s sexy new poker flick, Aces the Movie, is the latest in a long line of poker classics. The popular online casino is celebrating the DVD release of Aces the Movie -- dubbed "the Charlie's Angels of Poker" at the WSOP this summer -- with a gala star-studded event in Beverly Hills next week. Hundreds of L.A.-area players will attend the event - five of them flown in from all over the U.S. on VIP tournament prize packages.

The recently re-designed site features a tribute to Hollywood's love for poker. The Top Ten Poker Movies of All Time has concise reviews of the poker classics.

Matt Damon revived the poker movie genre in Rounders (1998), but Hollywood has been fascinated by poker and poker culture since Hopalong Cassidy saved the day by posing as a newbie poker player in Sunset Trail (1939),and Gene Autry starred in the classic poker murder mystery, Loaded Pistols (1948). In Maverick (1994), Mel Gibson and Jody Foster needed $3000 dollars to enter a winner takes all poker tournament. California Split (1974) directed by Robert Altman (M*A*S*H) and starring George Segal & Elliot Gould, showed the day-to-day life of card-playing, sports-betting, sleep-till-noon gamblers. Like the main character in 'Aces the Movie', the heroine in Big Hand for a Little Lady (1966) had never played poker before she sat down to the big table. Steve McQueen manages to get into the highest stakes game of his life in what most consider to be the ultimate poker classic, The Cincinnati Kid (1965).

"Poker isn't just about rules and strategy," said Manager Rene Quesada. "It's a culture. With so many people playing poker online now, it' s a lifestyle that millions dream about."

The retro Vegas-style online gambling site has sponsored and promoted 'Aces the Movie' all summer. Thousands of free DVDs have been given to new players and awarded as contest and tournament prizes.'s Top Ten Poker Movies: Aces the Movie (2006), The Cincinnati Kid (1965), Rounders (1998), Big Hand for a Little Lady (1966), Kaleidoscope (1966), Maverick (1994), The Gambler (1980), California Split (1974), The Sting (1973), High Roller - The Stu Ungar Story (2003). The complete Top Ten Poker

As they say in the movies…

"If we shoot him, we won't have anyone to play with." Wyatt Earp in Cheyenne Autumn

"A deck of cards is like a woman -- usually when you pick one up, you wish you hadn't." Flame of the Barbary Coast

"When your opponent is holding all the aces, there's only one thing to do. Kick over the table." Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964)

"Is this a game of chance?" "Not the way I play it, no." W.C. Fields in My Little Chickadee offers online gamblers ALL the gambling options they have in Las Vegas: casino games, poker, sports betting and horses. Like Vegas? Love Aces.

Elton John - The Red Piano

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace: Singing, songwriting, and performing legend Elton John will be at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace October 10th through October 22nd. Elton John's career has spanned more than three decades. By all measures, he is one of the world's most successful touring artists and one of the top-selling solo artists of all time. Sir Elton has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, with 29 consecutive Top 40 Hits, earning 35 gold and 25 platinum albums.

Dates:  Tuesday & Wednesday October 10, 11, 17, 18
	                 Friday - Sunday    October 13-15, 20-22

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Ticket Price: $100 - $250

For more information: (888)-4-ELTONJ

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