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Sunday, October 7, 2007 PRIOR ISSUE   -   ARCHIVES
Edgewater & Colorado Belle Host Gridiron Parties, Aquarius Holds Blackjack Tournament', Free Entertainment Continues, Speedway Motorcycle Racing Coming, "SCORE - Laughlin Desert Challenge" Off Road Is ON, Run To Fun Motorcycle Charity At Riverside, "Hog Wild Weekend" Set On Avi Beach, Tom & Sharon's Ballroom, Latin & Swing Dance Party Returns, "Chef's Food Fest" Raises Funds, More...

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The Colorado Belle and Edgewater are featuring Monday night football parties hosted by radio DJs. Fans have chances to win cash, logo merchandise and even an opportunity to win a home entertainment center in December.

Kokopelli's Showroom at the Edgewater offer a weekly party hosted by contemporary hits radio station KNACK-FM's Mike Woodard. Participants can take advantage of great deals on Budweiser beer and their favorite stadium foods. Each Monday, ACCESS Club members get a free ticket for drawings to win cash and prizes at the end of the game. First place is $500 and a logo gift. Additional entry tickets may be obtained for every 100 ACCESS Club points earned on game day, and with a $5 purchase of a beverage in Kokopelli's during the game.

Those attending the Boiler Room football party at the Colorado Belle get a 50-yard line view of all the NFL match-ups on 22 screens that surround the popular Micro-Brewery and eatery. This year's Boiler Room Monday Night Football parties feature country radio KFLG hosts Kirt Williams and Seth Coburn. Each Monday ACCESS Club members receive a free ticket for drawings to win cash and prizes at the end of the game. Additional entries can be obtained at the Boiler Room Party for every 100 ACCESS Club points earned on game day, and by purchasing $10 in food and beverages in the Boiler Room during the game.

Everyone attending Colorado Belle and Edgewater's Monday Night Football Parties receives a drawing ticket each Monday night to win one of two Visio Home Entertainment Centers with 42" flat screen LCD TV's, surround sound, extra speakers, and a TV stand at the Grand Prize Drawings on Dec. 17.

The Aquarius has announced its "Easy Money Blackjack Tournament," which is open to the public and takes place Oct. 13 beginning at 9 a.m. and concludes when all participants have played. The semi-finals will begin at 9 a.m. on Oct. 14 followed by the final session. Registration takes place Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The entry fee for the tournament is $49, which includes one choice buffet and a tournament t-shirt. Participants will be competing to win a share of the $25,000 prize pool with first place being $10,000 and 26th through 49th places paying $100. Payouts are based on the number of participants in the tournament.

The Speedway Motorcycle Racing event will take place at the Special Events Arena north of the Avi Casino on Oct. 13. Top riders in speedway motorcycle racing will take to the arena track at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $8 for seniors and children 10-16, call 928-754-5625.

The 5th Annual Laughlin Run to Fun motorcycle charity event will take place, Oct. 18 - 21, at Don Laughlin's Riverside. Proceeds from the event will benefit local children's charities. A variety of events are planned - the Black Vest dinner, a mixer, poker run, poker walk, seminar and bike show. Complete packages or single event tickets range from $11 to $270, call 1-877-200-6378.

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The entertainment at the Edgewater Casino Resort continues in October with a new lineup in Kokopelli's Showroom each Thursday through Monday night at 9 p.m.

The October lineup has begun with the high-energy, seven-piece band Rhythm Nation performing through Oct. 8. Singer Denise Clemente, award-winner of the "Best Lounge Act" in the Las Vegas Entertainment Awards will follow Oct. 11-15. Clemente has traveled around the world impressing audiences and appeared on the "Tonight Show" and the "Merv Griffin Show" on numerous occasions.

Wrapping up October's entertainment will be four talented entertainers known as The Classy Ones. From Oct. 18 - 29, The Classy Ones will take you back in time with tunes by the Temptations, the Four Tops and all your favorite performers from the Motown era.

The Colorado Belle features four themed slot tournaments over the calendar year and the last one is slated for Nov. 1-3. The "As The Reels Turn" tourney with a soap opera theme offers more than $45,500 in cash and prizes including $10,000 in first place prize money. Prize money is based on 150 entrants and will be paid to 80th place. The $350 entry fee includes three nights' complimentary accommodations, two days of tournament play, a welcome cocktail reception, $60 comp dollars, a commemorative gift, a spectacular awards dinner and $350 in round prize money for each of 16 rounds. For information, call 877-487-2747 Monday through Friday.

The 14th annual "SCORE - Laughlin Desert Challenge" off road racing event featuring 16 classes of race cars and trucks is planned for Jan. 24-27, 2008. The citywide event has grandstand viewing of the start and finish line area and includes the "Laughlin Leap" where drivers try to soar their cars and trucks the furthest off a ramp.

The "Laughlin International Rally & Motorsports Festival" will take place Nov. 8-11 and incorporate several different motorsports activities at various sites. Events will include: the Laughlin International Rally, which is part of the U.S. Rally Championship, with a rally feature being the Super Stage event with side-by-side racing in view of the grandstands at the Laughlin Event Park; an Adventure Rally designed for SUV owners who can take to the back roads of the area using GPS units on a rally for cash and prizes; the Laughlin International Auto Show featuring all types of domestic and imported vehicles; The Drift - a "ballet on wheels" performed by professional drivers; the Rally Cross - a race against the clock on a tight course; and other events that include vendors, displays and entertainment.

The "Hog Wild Weekend" set for Oct. 20 and 21 on the lawn area near the Avi Beach will include rib and bean cook-offs with music, arts and crafts, and vendors.

The next Tom & Sharon's Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance Party is scheduled for Oct. 27 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. For details, call 928-754-2097.

The annual "Chef's Food Fest" fundraiser for United Way will take place on Oct. 11 at the Avi Convention Center. Chefs from the casinos and area restaurants will present their favorite dishes, beverages and desserts. Tickets are $60, call 702-298-2214.

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