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Apr 29, 2003 3:50 AM

ARIZONA CHARLIE’S WEST

Kentucky Derby Party features drinks, food, prizes and a $1,000 cash drawing, of which $500 will be awarded after the race. A $20 Derby wager gets you a drawing ticket and free sub sandwich.

BALLY’S / PARIS

Events Center. People can come for $50. Dial box office at 967-4567. Entitles you to all the food, drink, viewing and betting stations. Watch the races on large screens. VIP betting windows will be available in the ballroom. The celebration includes a continental breakfast, buffet and drinks.

FREMONT

A free T-shirt will be given for every $25 wager.

GOLD COAST

The Showroom open to public. Tons of TVs. Big-screen TVs. Live betting windows. Complementary refreshments. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Derby party will be held Saturday, May 3 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. A free souvenir T-shirt or Derby glass will be given for every $20 wager.

HARD ROCK

A limited edition Derby pin will be given away with a $20 pari-mutuel wager on Derby day. One per person while supplies last. Race will be shown on four big-screens on the property.

IMPERIAL PALACE

Super Saturday Handicapping Contest, with a $20 entry fee, will offer a giveaway of approximately $11,000 on Derby day if nobody hits the progressive April 26. A $20 Derby bet is worth free mint julep glasses and official Derby merchandise.

JERRY’S NUGGET

A free Kentucky Derby souvenir glass will be available with a $20 race bet. Limit one per customer, while supplies last. Must be 21 years of age or older. House quinella or parlay bets only.

LAS VEGAS CLUB:

Complementary Derby baseball caps. Will set up a 15x15 big-screen inside sports book. Show all the Churchill Downs races.

NEW YORK-NEW YORK

Besides the race book, NY-NY will have VIP seating in the Cabaret Theater with giant large screen TV. Double comp rates all weekend. Race book is located next to the ESPN Zone.

THE PALMS

A free T-shirt will be handed out to customers who wager a yet to be determined amount on the Kentucky Derby. Final details from Palms management had not be confirmed at press time.

PLAZA

A free Kentucky Derby glass will be awarded with a $20 wager on big race beginning Saturday at 10 a.m.

RIO

Friday losing tickets placed in a drum to win Derby prizes or a $100 voucher to bet on Derby. $20 bets Saturday on the Derby to receive a KD collector’s glass. Limit two glasses per person. $100 vouchers awarded once an hour starting at 10 a.m. until race goes off.

SAM’S TOWN

There will be a Kentucky Derby and Pick 6 seminar this Friday, May 2 at 6 p.m. featuring Gordon Jones, Joanne Jones, Patrick McQuiggan and Bruce Finkelstein. Held in the race and sports book. Free to the public.

SANTA FE STATION

Receive an official Kentucky Derby T-shirt, an all-you-can-eat Derby buffet and a handicapping seminar with Jerry J for one $20 wager on the race. The Derby celebration is in conjunction with the grand re-opening of the Race & Sports Book, which features expanded seating, a VIP section, additional betting stations, state of the art TVs with plasma screens and an appearance by the GamingToday Back Page girls. Events begin at 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

SUNCOAST

Doors to the Grand Ballroom open at 8 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Coffee and pastry served until 10 a.m. with a coupon. Beer, soft drinks and hot dogs available until 2 p.m. with a coupon. There will be eight betting stations, four large-screen TVs and 16 big TVs for customers to wager in Ballroom at all major tracks until 4 p.m. At 1 p.m., a souvenir Derby glass and T-shirt will be given away with a coupon to each customer as long as supplies last.

SUNSET STATION

There will be a Derby seminar Friday, May 2 at 6 p.m., featuring Richard Eng and Jerry Jacovitz of Jerry J’s Power Page. The 129th Run for the Roses will be shown in t he Race & Sports Arena. There will be a T-shirt and glass giveaway with every $20 wager.

TERRIBLE’S

With a $20 Triple Crown bet, receive an exclusive Triple Crown T-shirt. Also, don’t miss all the great food specials upstairs in the restaurant and the buffet. Located at Paradise and Flamingo Road.

TREASURE ISLAND

Kentucky Derby glasses will be distributed (while supplies last) with every $100 wager.