Golden Nugget Casinos Launches One of a Kind, Enhanced Loyalty Program

 

GOLDEN NUGGET CASINOS LAUNCHES ONE OF A KIND, ENHANCED LOYALTY PROGRAM

24K Select Club Members Now Accumulate Comps at Five Casinos and can use them at over 600 Landry’s, Inc. Restaurants Nationwide.

 

Today Golden Nugget Casinos announced that 24K Select Club members across its five casinos in Las Vegas, Laughlin, Atlantic City, Biloxi and Lake Charles, can now earn Comp Dollars and Tier Credits in one account, and redeem Comp Dollars across any of its casinos and over 600 restaurants coast-to-coast. As Comp Dollars and Tier Credits accumulate in a centralized account, members will be able to earn rewards and qualify for higher tiers faster than ever. Each tier level includes more benefits, access and rewards. Members earn Comp Dollars and Tier Credits by playing slot machines or table games.

24k Select Club is the only casino loyalty program that offers its members the freedom and convenience of earning comps at the Golden Nugget Casino Hotel location they prefer to play, and letting them redeem them at the Golden Nugget Casino Hotel, at any Landry’s location at home or anywhere throughout the country. With the vast selection of brands–from casual dining at Saltgrass Steak House, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Claim Jumper Restaurants and Rainforest Cafe to the fabulous waterfront locations of Chart House, the unique Aquarium Restaurants and fine dining options like Mastro’s Restaurants, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Oceanaire Seafood Room and Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, this program enables its members to enjoy a variety of dining, entertainment, hospitality and gaming experiences across the county like no other.

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Plus, 24K Select Club members can now view their casino account on the go! Members who download the Golden Nugget Mobile App will have 24/7 access to view their Comp Dollars, Tier Credits, Slot Point balance, Tier Level status, special offers across all Golden Nugget Casinos and receive mobile-only bonus. Easy, one-touch access to promotion and event details have never been easier.

“Now we can recognize our casino guests for their loyalty across our gaming properties and reward them better than ever. No other casino company in the world can offer the breadth of options that we can,” said Tilman Fertitta, sole owner and CEO of Landry’s, Inc. “This is truly a one-of-a-kind program. Where else can you play slots in Las Vegas and redeem comps at your favorite restaurant in your hometown?”

To become a 24K Select Club member stop by one of five Golden Nugget locations to sign up. Download the Golden Nugget Mobile App with Google Play or the Apple App Store. For more information and complete details, please visit www.goldennugget.com.

About Golden Nugget
Atlantic City – The Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina is located on Frank S. Farley Marina is a premier resort destination, offering guests 716 luxury guest rooms and suites. The entire property takes on a fresh, modern look and includes a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, and poker room, as well as a legal online casino within the state of New Jersey through GoldenNuggetCasino.com and its iOS and Android mobile applications. The online casino was voted North America’s iGaming Operator of the Year and offers more than 400 casino games. Golden Nugget also offers nightly entertainment, bars and lounges, stylish retail offerings, as well as Landry’s signature world-class restaurants such as Chart House and Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse; a luxury six million dollar spa and salon; H20 poolside lounge; and Atlantic City’s ultimate nightlife experience, Haven Nightclub.

Biloxi – Golden Nugget Biloxi is located on the Gulf of Mexico, is a premier resort destination, offering guests more than 700 rooms and suites. The entire property recently underwent a $100 million renovation taking on a fresh, modern look which includes a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, and poker room; live entertainment, new bars and lounge, a stunning pool with swim-up bar and poolside blackjack, as well as Landry’s signature world-class restaurants such as Morton’s The Steakhouse, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Michael Patrick’s Sports Bar and Grill, and Lillie’s Asian Cuisine. Golden Nugget has further introduced first-class accommodations, exquisite dining options and fun-filled entertainment venues unlike anything else available in Biloxi.

Lake Charles – Golden Nugget Lake Charles is located only two hours from Houston, Texas, features 1,100 luxury hotel rooms and suites; three Villa Suites; an 18-hole championship golf course; extensive retail options; an 18,000 square foot ballroom; 30,000 square feet of meeting space; a one-of-a-kind pool and lazy river; private beach front and marina; and a number of Landry’s signature restaurants including Saltgrass Steak House, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Grotto Ristorante, Landry’s Seafood House and more. An innovative casino floor featuring more than 75 table games, a state-of-the-art poker room, and 1,600 of the world’s newest slot machines redefines the gaming experience across the industry.

Las Vegas – The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. The Golden Nugget offers more than 2,400 deluxe guestrooms and suites; a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, race and sports book, and poker room; world-class restaurants such as Chart House, Grotto Italian Ristorante, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Claim Jumper and Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar; a luxury spa and salon; and The Tank, a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000 gallon, live shark aquarium and the H20 poolside lounge.

Laughlin – Golden Nugget Laughlin is an intimate, newly-renovated 300-room resort located on the banks of the Colorado River in Laughlin, Nevada, 90-miles southeast of Las Vegas. The casino features slot and video poker machines which includes progressive-play machines, table games including blackjack, craps, roulette, and three-card poker, Pai Gow, keno, and a complete race and sports book, which is linked to the Golden Nugget Las Vegas for the most up-to-the-minute betting lines. Golden Nugget Laughlin’s restaurants include Claim Jumper, Saltgrass Steak House, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. featuring an outdoor deck on the Colorado River, Starbucks and the 24-hour Deli. While there, check out the gorgeous pool and cabanas with stunning, scenic views of the Colorado. The Golden Nugget Laughlin also boasts the Gold Diggers Night Club, a classically themed hotspot just off the atrium, known by local residents and visitors alike as the hottest lounge along the Colorado River for dancing and live entertainment.

About Fertitta Entertainment
Fertitta Entertainment is recognized as a world leader in the dining, hospitality, entertainment and gaming industries. Fertitta Entertainment, solely owned by Chairman and CEO Tilman Fertitta, owns the restaurant giant Landry’s, Inc., the Golden Nugget Casinos and Hotels and the NBA Houston Rockets. Its restaurant and entertainment company, Landry’s, operates more than 600 properties in 36 states and owns a number of international locations and is also one of the nation’s largest employers with more than 60,000 employees. The Company owns and operates a signature collection of eateries, as well more than 50 different restaurant brands and award winning concepts. The Signature Group includes some of the world’s premier fine dining concepts, such as Mastro’s Steakhouse and Ocean Club, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Oceanaire, Vic & Anthony’s, Brenner’s Steakhouse, Grotto, Atlantic Grill, La Griglia and Willie G’s; while the multi-unit restaurant brands include such well known favorites as Chart House, Landry’s Seafood House, Rainforest Cafe, Saltgrass Steak House, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Claim Jumper, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Dos Caminos, Bill’s Bar & Burger and Joe’s Crab Shack and McCormick & Schmick’s. Additionally, the company owns 50% of Catch – one of Los Angeles’ and New York’s most popular restaurants. Fertitta Entertainment also owns and operates numerous gaming, hospitality and entertainment venues, including the iconic Golden Nugget Casino and Hotel brand which has 5 locations throughout the United States, including Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Biloxi, Mississippi and Lake Charles, Louisiana. Fertitta Entertainment also launched into the online internet gaming world in the state of New Jersey with GoldenNuggetCasino.com. In the Houston/Galveston area, it owns the award winning San Luis Resort, The Westin Houston Downtown and several other award-winning regional hotels. The Company’s entertainment destinations include the Historic Pleasure Pier, The Kemah Boardwalk, Downtown Aquarium Denver and Houston and Tower of Americas in San Antonio which are all featured on the Forbes, Travel Channel or USA Today’s top five lists of attractions.

GOLDEN NUGGET CASINOS EXPAND PLAYER REWARDS PROGRAM TO B.R. GUEST HOSPITALITY CONCEPTS NATIONWIDE

GOLDEN NUGGET CASINOS EXPAND PLAYER REWARDS PROGRAM TO B.R. GUEST HOSPITALITY CONCEPTS NATIONWIDE

 

Golden Nugget announced today that members of its 24 Karat Select Club rewards program at its five casinos in Las Vegas, Laughlin, Atlantic City, Biloxi and Lake Charles can now redeem their earned Comp Dollars at B.R. Guest Restaurants nationwide.

With locations in New York City, Las Vegas, and Pittsburgh, B.R. Guest is widely recognized as one of America’s premier hospitality groups with popular restaurants including: Atlantic Grill, Bill’s Bar & Burger, Blue Fin, Blue Water Grill, Dos Caminos, Metropolis, Strip House, and Troy Liquor Bar.

“Our Golden Nugget player rewards program is like no other,” said Tilman Fertitta, the Company’s Chairman and CEO. “We are constantly giving our valued players the absolute best in rewards; and by now offering Comp Dollar redemption at B.R Guest restaurants, we are adding 18 restaurants to our already expansive list of dining options available to our players.”

24 Karat Select Club members simply present their valid membership card and valid ID to the server at any B.R. Guest restaurant to redeem Comp Dollars previously earned in the casino. There is a minimum of $5 to activate the reward. Comp Dollars can be combined from multiple Golden Nugget locations and are non-transferrable. Comp Dollar limitations vary by casino and will remain unchanged on property.

With this new feature, members of the Golden Nugget’s 24 Karat Select Club rewards program will continue to enjoy numerous benefits including bonus Comp Dollars, points, VIP service, exclusive invitations to special events, free play, match play and more. When members play slot machines or table games while using their 24 Karat Select Club card, they earn credits to raise their tier level. The more credits they receive the more benefits to redeem. Each tier level brings added benefits and rewards.

To become a 24 Karat Select Club member, visit any of the Golden Nugget’s five locations. For more information and complete details, please visit www.goldennugget.com.

About B.R. Guest Restaurants
B.R. Guest Restaurants opened its first concept in 1987. Since its inception, the restaurant group has expanded to 18 locations across New York City, Las Vegas, and Pittsburgh. BR Guest Hospitality is widely recognized as one of America’s premier hospitality groups. Concepts include: Atlantic Grill, Bill’s Bar & Burger, Blue Fin, Blue Water Grill, Dos Caminos, Metropolis, Strip House, and Troy Liquor Bar. Owned by Landry’s Inc., sights at BR Guest are set on the future, and a constant desire to be better and give fans the bigger bite they crave. For more information, please visit www.brguesthospitality.com.

About Golden Nugget
Tilman Fertitta, through various wholly-owned affiliates, currently operates five Golden Nugget Hotels and Casinos which are located in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Biloxi, Mississippi; and Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Las Vegas – The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. The Golden Nugget Las Vegas now offers more than 2,400 deluxe guestrooms and suites; a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, race and sports book, and poker room; nightly entertainment; world-class restaurants such as Grotto Ristorante and Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse; a luxury spa and salon; and The Tank (rated one of the world’s top ten pools), a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000-gallon, live shark aquarium and H2O poolside lounge.

Atlantic City – The Golden Nugget Atlantic City is a premier resort destination located on the Frank S. Farley Marina and offers guests 724 beautifully remodeled rooms and suites. The entire property completed a $150 million renovation, taking on a fresh, modern look to include a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, and poker room; nightly entertainment, new bars and lounges, stylish retail offerings, as well as Landry’s signature world-class restaurants such as Chart House and Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse; a luxury spa and salon; and H2O poolside lounge. Golden Nugget has further introduced first-class accommodations, exquisite dining options and fun-filled entertainment venues including Haven Nightclub, a luxurious 12,000 square foot space designed to offer a unique atmosphere unlike anything else available in Atlantic City.

Laughlin – An oasis in the desert, the Golden Nugget Laughlin is a hotel-casino located on the banks of the Colorado River, near the Arizona and California borders, in Laughlin, Nevada. The whimsical, tropical-themed resort features top-notch restaurants, comfortable guest rooms and some of the hottest gaming action in Laughlin – all accented with personalized service and hospitality that have earned the hotel and casino many accolades. Guests can bask in a tropical paradise where the intimacy and serenity of the Colorado River region meets the high-energy gaming action of Nevada. The casino features slot and video poker machines, including progressive-play machines; table games, and a complete race and sports book, which is linked to the Golden Nugget Las Vegas for the most up-to-the-minute betting lines. In addition to gaming, guests can wet their palate at several signature dining concepts featuring Claim Jumper, Saltgrass Steak House and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. before partaking in the energy of Gold Diggers Nightclub.

Biloxi – Located on the Gulf of Mexico, is a premier resort destination, offering guests more than 710 rooms and suites. The entire property recently underwent a $100 million renovation taking on a fresh, modern look which includes a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, and poker room; nightly entertainment, new bars and lounge, as well as Landry’s signature world-class restaurants such as Morton’s The Steakhouse, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Michael Patrick’s Sports Bar and Grill, and Lillie’s Asian Cuisine. Golden Nugget has further introduced first-class accommodations, exquisite dining options and fun-filled entertainment venues unlike anything else available in Biloxi.

Lake Charles – Located only two hours from Houston, Texas, Golden Nugget Lake Charles features 740 luxury hotel rooms and suites; an 18-hole championship golf course; extensive retail options; an 18,000 square foot ballroom; 30,000 square feet of meeting space; a one-of-a kind pool and lazy river; private beach front and marina; and a number of Landry’s signature restaurants including Saltgrass Steak House, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Grotto Ristorante, Landry’s Seafood House and more. An innovative casino floor featuring 77 table games, a state-of-the-art poker room, and 1,600 of the world’s newest slots machines redefines the gaming experience across the industry. Slated to open Memorial Day 2017, the hotel and casino will debut its second tower, Rush Tower, adding 353 more luxurious rooms to its existing 740. The second installment will offer guests sweeping views of Lake Charles and plush accommodations and amenities including five-fixture bathrooms with dual sinks, walk-in showers, oversized tubs, separate toilet rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and in-house laundry facility to service linens. The new tower will include 3 new pool villa suites and 24 additional corner suites and will be consistent in design and look of the original tower.

Fertitta Entertainment and its affiliates, Landry’s, Inc. and Fertitta Hospitality
Wholly owned by Tilman J. Fertitta, Fertitta Entertainment and its affiliates, Landry’s, Inc. and Fertitta Hospitality, are a multinational, diversified restaurant, hospitality, gaming, and entertainment company based in Houston, Texas. The company operates more than 500 high-end and casual dining establishments around the world, including well-known concepts, such as Landry’s Seafood, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Rainforest Cafe, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood, Chart House, Saltgrass Steak House, Claim Jumper, and Mastro’s Restaurants. Landry’s also operates a group of signature restaurants, including Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Grotto Ristorante, Willie G’s, and others. The gaming division includes the renowned Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino concept, with locations in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Biloxi, Mississippi; and Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Company’s entertainment and hospitality divisions encompass popular destinations, including the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk, Aquarium Restaurants, and other exciting attractions, coupled with deluxe accommodations throughout the Houston and Galveston area, including the luxurious San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center on Galveston Island.

CHRIS HARRISON RETURNS TO HOST THE 96th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION 

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CHRIS HARRISON RETURNS TO HOST
THE 96th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION
VETERAN ESPN PERSONALITY SAGE STEELE
TO JOIN AS CO-HOST

The “2017 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live
 Sunday, September 11th at 9:00 PM ET/PT from Atlantic City’s
Boardwalk Hall on the ABC Television Network

Chris Harrison

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that TV personality Chris Harrison (ABC’s “The Bachelor” and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”) will return as host of the “2017 Miss America Competition” for his eighth year.  Taking the Miss America stage for the first time, Sage Steele, host and commentator for ABC’s and ESPN’s “NBA Countdown,” will join Harrison as co-host of the legendary competition, which airs live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 (9:00 – 11:00p.m. ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.  The evening will be filled with glitz and glam as 52 women compete for the coveted crown and scholarships.

“For 96 years, Miss America has shone light on some of the brightest and most talented young women in the country,” said Harrison.  “This year will surely be a fun-filled night showcasing talent, glamour, fitness, presentation and community achievement as the country’s brightest compete for the crown!”

“There’s always such a high level of drama and competitiveness during the Miss America Competition that rivals many sporting events that I’ve covered,” stated Steele. “I can’t wait to host alongside Chris Harrison to see what this year brings.”

Chris Harrison began his television career by covering local sports in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Dallas, Texas native went to Oklahoma City University on a soccer scholarship, and then made the natural transition to sportscasting with a local station. During his six years there, he worked his way up the ranks from part-time sportscaster to weekend sportscaster, and also had the opportunity to cover hard news stories. After moving to Los Angeles in 1999 and landing a job as host of HGTV’s “Designer’s Challenge,” he went on to host ABC’s hit romance/reality series “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” and in 2015 was named the new host of the nationally syndicated game show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” In a departure from his many broadcast endeavors, Harrison recently penned his first novel entitled The Perfect Letter, and has done his fair share of acting with roles in the popular television series “Alias,” “The Practice,” “Six Feet Under” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” and in feature films “Bounce,” “Showtime,” and “Date Movie.” In his spare time Harrison plays soccer and has become addicted to golf. He has developed a great appreciation for the weather and lifestyle of Southern California, and spends as much time as possible outdoors with 14-year-old son, Joshua, and 12-year-old daughter, Taylor.

Sage Steele is one of ESPN’s most versatile commentators, currently serving as the host of ESPN’s and ABC’s NBA Countdown on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the regular season and for on-site telecasts at the NBA Conference Finals and NBA Finals. Steele also hosts ESPN’s extensive, on-site NBA All-Star coverage, ESPN’s NBA Summer League coverage and contributes to SportsCenter. Steele was named NBA Countdown host prior to the start of the 2013-14 NBA regular season. In addition to her ESPN position, Steele has co-hosted ABC’s and ESPN’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve coverage during the College Football Championship and has been a featured guest host on ABC’s The View. Steele began her television career as a reporter on local news stations in South Bend, Ind., Indianapolis where she was the beat reporter for the Indianapolis Colts, and Tampa working as the beat reporter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Steele graduated from Indiana University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in sports communications. In her spare time, Steele volunteers with the Pat Tillman Foundation and is passionate about working alongside military veterans. She enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her husband and three children.

For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #MissAmerica.

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Join the Conversation: #MissAmerica

dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization will collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements of this year’s show. Tony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce the “2017 Miss America Competition.”

Ticket on sale information for the “2017 Miss America Competition” will be announced soon.

For more information on the “2017 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation, awards millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 52 licensed organizations which includes all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. MAO contestants contribute over 500,000 hours of community service annually and have raised over $14 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2007.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance,” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.    

THE 96TH MISS AMERICA COMPETITION TO AIR ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH AT 9:00 PM ET/PT ON ABC 

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THE 96TH MISS AMERICA COMPETITION TO AIR ON
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH AT 9:00 PM ET/PT ON ABC
 
“The 2017 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live From Historic Boardwalk Hall In Atlantic City

 

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that the 96th Miss America Competition will return to Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2016 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m./ET) on the ABC Television Network.  The evening will be filled with glitz and glam when 52 women representing their home states and territories compete to bring home the crown. All the contestants boast serious smarts and substantial talents, which will result in an intense competition for the coveted Miss America title. After a tough competition between the states and territories, there will only be one left standing when the evening concludes.

“We are thrilled to rejoin our friends in Atlantic City for another three years,” said Sam Haskell, Executive Chairman & CEO of the Miss America Organization. “Miss America and dick clark productions are proud to continue to embrace the tradition and memories of producing our competition in the city where it all began 95 years ago!”

“The 2017 Miss America Competition” follows three days of Preliminary Competitions and a variety of Miss America events held on and around the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk including the annual “Steel Pier Miracle Mile Walk” featuring all 52 contestants on a charity walk to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals on Friday, September 9, and the highly-anticipated “Show Us Your Shoes” Parade held on Saturday, September 10.

dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization will collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements of this year’s show. Tony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce “The 2017 Miss America Competition.”

Ticket on sale information for “The 2017 Miss America Competition” will be announced soon.

For more information on “The 2017 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

ABOUT THE MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation, awards millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 52 licensed organizations which includes all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. MAO contestants contribute over 500,000 hours of community service annually and have raised over $13 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2007.

ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp; and “World’s Funniest” from Jukin Media and dcp.  dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

TAYA KYLE, KEVIN O’LEARY AND AMY PURDY JOIN CELEBRITY JUDGING PANEL FOR MISS AMERICA

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TAYA KYLE, KEVIN O’LEARY AND AMY PURDY
JOIN CELEBRITY JUDGING PANEL FOR
THE 95th ANNIVERSARY BROADCAST OF MISS AMERICA 

Voting Now Open For “America’s Choice”

The “2016 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live on Sunday,
September 13th from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on the ABC Television Network

 

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that wife of the late U.S. Navy SEAL “American Sniper” Chris Kyle and author, Taya Kyle, entrepreneur and businessman of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Kevin O’Leary and 2014 Paralympic snowboarding bronze medalist and motivational speaker, Amy Purdy will be judges on the “2016 Miss America Competition.”  They join previously announced judge and country star Brett Eldredge. The “2016 Miss America Competition” returns to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (9:00 – 11:00p.m./ET) on the ABC Television Network. The evening will be filled with glitz and glam as 52 women compete for the coveted crown and scholarship.

For the first time in Miss America history, fans have the opportunity to cast their vote entirely on social media for America’s Choice. The winner of America’s Choice will move forward to the Top 15 in the competition. Fans can vote on both Facebook and Twitter by posting a status and/or tweet with the name of the state they are voting for and the hashtag #MissAmericaVote. Voting is now open and closes on Thursday, September 10 at 11:59PM ET.

“The Miss America Organization provides millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States,” said Kyle. “I am honored to be a part of an organization that not only helps the contestants but their communities and children as well. The women who compete in this program contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $10 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships.”

“The Miss America Title is a remarkable platform and an extraordinary opportunity for any woman that is awarded it,” said O’Leary. “As a judge, I’ll be looking for the woman that can best articulate how she will use this opportunity to advance a charity that will help others and/or build a business that will employ Americans, and above all use the title to encourage other young women to do the same. There is a reason that The Miss America Organization has been around since 1921 – it has helped young women make a difference for multiple generations. I’m very proud to be involved.”

“Miss America celebrates strong women who are passionate about serving as an advocate for their communities and strive to make a positive impact,” said Purdy. “I’m honored to be part of an organization with such a long and dedicated history of giving back.”

Additional hosts and judges for the “2016 Miss America Competition” will be announced in the coming weeks.

About The Judges

Taya Kyle
Taya, is the wife of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, Navy SEALNew York Times Best Selling author and subject of the 2014 film American Sniper. She is also the New York Times Best Selling Author of American Wife: A Memoir of Love, War, Faith and Renewal. Taya serves as a strong voice within the military community and regularly speaks to audiences across the country about the challenges facing veterans, first responders and their families.  She also delivers inspiring messages about the value of knowing who you are, what you believe in and standing strong for it. She’s been a guest and commentator for ABC, NBC, Fox News, MSNBC, Good Morning America, and Anderson Cooper and received widespread attention for her moving speech at the National Rifle Association’s 2013 annual meeting, establishing herself as an outspoken leader. In addition, she has published Chris’ best-selling American Gun and serves as executive director of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation while raising her two children.

Kevin O’Leary
Kevin O’Leary is “Mr. Wonderful” and an investor on ABC’s Emmy Award winning “Shark Tank.”  He is also an investor on ABC’s “Beyond the Tank.”  He is the co-founder of SoftKey Software Products, later called the Learning Company that was sold to Mattel in 1999 for $4.2 billion. He is the Chairman of O’Leary Funds Management LP, O’Shares ETF Investments, O’Leary Ventures and O’Leary Productions. He is a member of Boston’s 107-year-old Hamilton Trust. He is a contributor to CNBC, ABC News and Good Morning America, and an entrepreneur/investor co-host for the Discovery Channel’s “Project Earth” series that explores innovative ways man could reverse global warming implementing large-scale geo-engineering infrastructure projects. O’Leary is an active photographer, guitarist and author of three number #1 best-selling books “Cold Hard Truth,” “Men, Women and Money” and “Family, Kids and Money.” He is also the Chairman of O’Leary Fine Wines.

Amy Purdy
Amy Purdy is a multi-talented woman who beat all of the odds. At 19 she was diagnosed with Meningococcal Meningitis and was given less than a two percent chance of survival. She fought through a myriad of procedures including a kidney transplant and double-leg amputation below the knee to become the top ranked adaptive snowboarder in the U.S., a three-time World Cup Para-Snowboard winner and the 2014 Paralympic bronze medalist. She is now an advocate for the Paralympic community and co-founded Adaptive Action Sports, a non-profit organization which helps those with permanent disabilities to get involved in action sports.  She has been able to share her incredible story and inspire millions through her NY Times Best Selling memoir, “On My Own Two Feet,” as well as her experience on Dancing With the Stars and on Oprah’s “The Life You Want Tour.” Her career as a motivational speaker, actress, spokesperson and model have helped name her one of the most commercially successful Paralympic/adaptive athletes in the world. She is currently in the process of launching her own clothing line, The Amy Purdy Collection in partnership with Element Eden.

Tickets for “The 2016 Miss America Competition” are now on sale and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.  For more information on “The 2016 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #MissAmerica.

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The Rampart Casino Welcomes New Director of Race & Sports Book

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New Staff Member Welcomed at the Rampart Casino

Director of Race & Sports Book

The Rampart Casino has added a new staff member to the casino team. Eddie Ricca now serves as director of race and sports book.

eddie“Eddie is a great addition to our casino operations and leadership teams,” said Mike Gaughan, General Manager.  “We value his extensive casino experience particularly with the race and sports book.”

Mr. Ricca, who started his casino career in Atlantic City, comes to the Rampart Casino with strong race and sports book experience. He recently served as director of the race and sports book for the Suncoast Hotel and Casino where he had worked since its opening.  Ricca has also held race and sports book management positions with the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino.

 

 

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The Rampart Casino, an elegant 50,000 square foot casino, offers over 1,200 slot machines, two dozen gaming tables and a Race & Sports Book. Rampart Casino’s Resort Rewards club program offers exclusive resort benefits and rewards based on play, such as dining, spa and golf discounts, plus complimentary room nights at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. For the latest Rampart Casino news, follow on Facebook (RampartCasino) and Twitter (@RampartCasino). Contact the casino at 702-507-5900.

 

New Dos Caminos Cookbook and Cooking Class in the Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino Las Vegas

 

This month Ivy Stark, Corporate Executive Chef of Dos Caminos introduces a new cookbook.  In celebration on Saturday, November 5 Chef Stark will be hosting a cooking class at Dos Caminos Las Vegas featuring recipes from the book.

Cooking Class November 5 at Dos Caminos Las Vegas with Chef Ivy Stark

Learn To Make Dishes From Chef Stark’s New Book: Dos Caminos’ Mexican Street Food

WHAT: Ivy Stark celebrates the release of her new book, Dos Caminos’ Mexican Street Food with a cooking class at Dos Caminos Las Vegas inside The Palazzo. Stark, the corporate executive chef for Dos Caminos, along with Dos Caminos Las Vegas executive chef Roberto Hernandez will lead participants through an interactive cooking demonstration featuring signature dishes from the book.

The three-hour class is $65 per person plus tax and gratuity and includes the demonstration followed by a lunch of the featured dishes along with signature cocktails, recipes and a signed copy of the Dos Caminos’ Mexican Street Food cookbook by Chef Stark. On arrival attendees will enjoy coffee, Mexican hot chocolate, fresh juices with pan dulce, muffins and fruit.

WHEN: Saturday, November 5
11:30 am – 2:30 pm

WHERE:
Dos Caminos at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino
3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109

HOW:
For reservations please contact 702.577.9550 or Rocco Gonzalez at rgonzalez@brguestinc.com

 

DOS CAMINOS’
MEXICAN STREET FOOD
120 Authentic Recipes to Make at Home
By Ivy Stark with Joanna Pruess

 

At the popular Dos Caminos restaurants in New York, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and Fort Lauderdale, Corporate Executive Chef Ivy Stark is the mastermind behind the mouthwatering menus, serving up the freshest guacamole, ceviche, Asada tacos, Mexico City-style quesadillas, killer margaritas, and much more. Now, everyone can bring the bold flavors of Dos Caminos into their own kitchen with Dos Caminos’ Mexican Street Food. Packed with 120 recipes, delightful anecdotes, and profiles of real Mexican cooks, like Abigail Mendoza from Oaxaca who cooks up unbeatable mole, Dos Caminos’ Mexican Street Food is a must-have for any serious kitchen. Stark also offers time-saving techniques and make-ahead suggestions, as well as tips for working with Mexican seasonings and produce like plantains and chilies. She makes it easy even for beginners to enjoy traditional foods with a modern twist such as:

  • Plantain croquettes
  • Chilies stuffed with spicy ground turkey
  • Baja-style fish tacos
  • Cornmeal biscuits with cheddar and chipotle
  • Roasted chicken flautas
  • Tamarind braised short ribs
  • Black bean cakes with spicy butternut squash
  • Rose petal ice cream
  • Mexican milk fudge
  • And much more

After extensive travel and training throughout Mexico, Stark was determined to bring home the native foods that had enchanted her. From stylish couples enjoying beef tacos at a café to day laborers standing at a counter over a paper plate topped with carnitas, everyone loves the delicious, accessible cuisine of Mexican street food. Versatile and simple, these dishes can be enjoyed as a quick nibble or as part of an elegant meal. So stock up on chilies and avocados and get ready for a proper Mexican fiesta!