Casinos spice up Cup action

Oct 22, 2002 7:14 AM

BALLY’S

Friday, Oct. 25,

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Breeders Cup Seminar in Paris Las Vegas Concorde Room. Panel includes Ralph Siraco, Lauren Stich, Dave Tuley, Richard Eng and Brad Free. Joining the seminar by phone are jockeys Jerry Bailey and Kent Desormeaux, beat writers Alan Shuback, Steve Crist (Daily Racing Form), Andy Beyer (Washington Post) and Mike Watchmaker. There will be live broadcast of the seminar at www.drf.com or www.ksph.com or on Las Vegas radio KSHP (1400 AM).

Saturday, Oct. 26

Bally’s Let It Ride Breeders Cup futures contest (submissions closed Oct. 21).

BARBARY COAST

Saturday, Oct. 26

Individual TVs, Receive a T-shirt with $20 Breeders Cup wager.

GOLD COAST

Saturday Oct. 26

8 a.m.-to-4 p.m.

Breeders Cup Party. Giant screen TV. Free refreshments, live betting windows, free souvenir with $20 wager. One per customer while supplies last. Part is located in Gold Coast Showroom.

GREEN VALLEY RANCH

Saturday, Oct. 26

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Two 10-foot televisions. Free Popcorn. Free Hit with $20 wager. $1.50 beer. $1.00 hot dogs

IMPERIAL PALACE

Saturday, Oct. 26

The "only" Saturday handicapping contest offered on The Strip. Guaranteed bonus payout. Double prize money. Official Breeders Cup Giveaways. Highest score wins bonus . The top 25 win. Entry fee is $20. Races shown in the comfort of 230 individual TV seat race book.

LAS VEGAS HILTON

The 21st annual Pick The Ponies Invitational will take place Oct. 23-25 at the Las Vegas Hilton, serving as a prelude to horse racing’s Super Bow. The Cup takes place Saturday, the same day the official standings for the Invitational are scheduled to be released.

The entry fee is $500 (with a maximum of three entries) per person. The Hilton will provide $15,000 in daily bonus prize money ($5,000 per day) completely independent of all entry fees.

First place (based on 200 entrants) is worth 38 percent of all entry fees, which could run up to $38,000. Second place pays off from 19 percent of the entries. The top 30 places will receive money.

Any disputes should be registered with Hilton tournament officials by 9 a.m. the morning following the disputed races.

ORLEANS

Saturday, Oct. 26

Individual TVs, Receive a T-shirt with $20 Breeders Cup wager.

10 betting windows, complimentary beverages, party located in the Mardi Gras Ballroom. Race book opens at 7 a.m. Shirts will be distributed at 1 p.m.

RIO

Oct. 25-26

Any person wagering in the Racebook will receive a ticket to win a $100 voucher to wager on Saturday for the next Breeders Cup race. (The voucher has no cash value). Any $20 wager Saturday will reward the customer with a Breeders Cup Collectors glass. (Limit two glasses per person as long as supplies last). At 10 a.m. Saturday, names will be drawn to receive the $100 voucher on the first Breeders Cup race. Entrants must be present to win. Names will be drawn 30 minutes before each Cup race.

SUNCOAST

Saturday, Oct. 26

Individual TVs, Receive a T-shirt with $20 Breeders Cup wager. Party located in the Grand Ballroom. Live betting windows. Big screen TVs. Complimentary beverages. Race book opens at 7 a.m.

SUNSET STATION

Friday, Oct. 25

7-9 p.m.

Free Breeders Cup Seminar featuring Jerry Jacovitz of Jerry J’s Power Page in Club Madrid. Refreshments will be served. Receive a free Breeders Cup T-shirt.

Saturday, Oct. 26

Receive a free Breeders Cup T-shirt with a $20 wager on any Breeders Cup race. Official Breeders Cup glasses will be given out after the race. $10,000 Twin Quinella Jackpot featuring two of the Breeders Cup races. Race book opens at 6 a.m.

TEXAS STATION

Saturday, Oct. 26

Free t-shirt and hot dog with any $20 minimum wager, while supplies last.