The Las Vegas Connection

Look at Laughlin

By Vicki Torres

March 5, 2012 - March 12, 2012

Veterans Fund Raiser Taking Over the Riverside Resort

It will be a patriotic day at the Riverside Resort on March 11 for the Colorado River Chapter of the 1st Marine Division Association who will be presenting their annual fund-raiser to support the Tri-City Veterans Day Parade. Live music will be performed by the Charley Conner Band as well as surprise guest appearances. A huge 44’x44’ dance floor will be set up, 50/50 raffles, prizes, and food and beverages will be available for purchase. It’s just a $5 donation to have the time of your life from 3 to 7 p.m.


9th Annual PT River Run-Springtime at the River Heading for Aquarius Casino Resort

The Aquarius Casino Resort will host the 9th Annual PT River Run-Springtime at the River March 15-18. For the first time in this yearly event, PT Cruisers, Prowlers, all new Retro’s 1997-2012 Hot Rods and Classics 1975 and older will be included in the show. If you are interested in entering a vehicle of these models visit or call Dave Davidson at (951) 204-7209. Car registration is $45 per car. Aquarius is offering a group room rate of $29 per night plus tax for Sunday-Thursday and $59 per night for Friday and Saturday. For reservations, call (800) 662-5825 and mention code: C-PTR12. Since this is St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, check out the traditional Irish dinners and specialty drinks being served on March 17. Windows on the River will be dishing up a St. Patty’s holiday buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $13.99 with your ace I PLAY Card or $18.65 without the card. Café Aquarius will serve specials on St. Patrick’s Day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card holders will pay $8.99 and non members will shell out an extra buck. Join the club and save!


Riverside Resort Providing top Entertainment

A variety of great entertainment will be playing at the Riverside Resort this month beginning with Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers appearing March 6-11. Tickets are listed at $37. Next up, March 13-18, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, The Irish Show starring Marianne Knight will perform. Tickets are going for $35 with a $5 discount for local residents. Later in the month, March 21-25, make your plans to see Vick Lawrence at Don’s Celebrity Theatre. Tickets to her show are $35. Finishing up the entertainment schedule for March is The Letterman who will take center stage March 27-April 1. Tickets are $32 with locals getting the $5 discount. For reservations, call (800) 227-3849.


$20,000 March Mania Blackjack Tournament Set for Nugget

A generous $10,000 will be paid to 1st place in the Golden Nugget’s $20,000 March Mania Blackjack Tournament scheduled for March 16-18. Additional cash will be paid down to 20th place. The entry fee is $50 and you can sign up by calling (800) 237-1739.


Colorado Belle and Edgewater Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Festival

Friday through Sunday, March 16-18, the Belle and Edgewater will be hosting their “St. Patrick’s Day Festival” on the Riverwalk connecting the two properties. While the event is free to browse, patrons may purchase authentic Irish food and beverages while enjoying the free live music courtesy of Murphy’s Chowder. Festival hours are Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from noon-9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. During the St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, the Edgewater will also be showcasing their two-day International Gift and Craft Show on March 17-18. Stock up on a variety of items from clothing, candles, home decorations, sculptures and more. Show times are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Be sure and check out the low rates being offered through March 29 at both the Colorado Belle and Edgewater for Sunday-Thursday stays. Get a room for as low as $17.99 per night at the Belle (slightly higher at the Edgewater).  Stay one night and get a buy-one-get-one free breakfast buffet. Reserve a two-night midweek getaway and enjoy two free breakfast buffets. For more information and reservations, call (866) 352-3553 and ask for code: M-March 12


Get in the Deal for the Tropicana’s $10,000 Luck of the Irish Blackjack Tournament

A $50 entry gets you a seat in the Trop’s $10,000 Luck of the Irish Blackjack Tournament set for March 16-18. To receive a free seat, simply rack up 10 hours of tracked table game play through March 16. Registration takes place on March 16 with tournament play scheduled for March 17-18. Entrants will also receive a wild card drawing ticket and a mulligan gift. Make it a relaxing St. Patrick’s Day weekend by booking the special room rate offered to tournament players of just $9.99 per night. Call (800) 343-4533 and ask for promo T-9054. Other St. Patty’s Day promotions at the Tropicana include 10X points being awarded for slot play from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. when using your Trop Advantage cards. A free play giveaway will choose one player to win $100 every 15 minutes from 2 p.m. to 11:45 on Sunday, March 18. For a little celebrating outside the casino, the Victory Plaza will hold a Block Party on March 17 from 8 p.m. to midnight with live music and drink specials. Earlier in the day, a special $9.99 per person St. Patrick’s feast will be served at Victory Plaza from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Avi’s Fort Mohave Classic Features PRCA Xtreme Bulls Competition

Top bull riders in the country will be vying for the championship in the exciting Fort Mojave Classic Xtreme Bulls competition coming to the Avi March 23-24. Both evenings events start at 6:30 p.m. with Gold Buckle seats, near the chutes, going for $35 and general admission priced at $15 and $22. Children 12 and under are $10. The resort will be running shuttle service back and forth to the event site. For ticket information, call (866)-495-0061 or stop by the Advantage Club center.


Alabama to Play at Laughlin Events Park

One of country music’s top groups, Alabama will perform at the Laughlin Events Center on Saturday, March 31 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the one-night concert are $45, $55, $65, $85 and $100 and are available at the Laughlin Tourism Commission Box Office at 1585 S. Casino Dr. Make it a great weekend by booking one of the three concert packages at the River Palms. Included in the $379 tab is a two-night stay in a Riverview room March 30-31, and two section A tickets. Call (800) 835-7903 and ask for code: R-9067. The second deal is priced at $249.99 with two floor tickets. Call the same number and ask for code: R-9063. The third and least expensive package is $209.99 with your room and two bleacher seat tickets. Mention code: R-9064. Also offering room package deals for the Alabama Concert is Aquarius where you have your choice of two deals. Package A is a two-night stay for Friday and Saturday, March 30-31 for $229.99 with two seats for the concert. Package B priced at $249.99 is room accommodations for the same two nights plus two upgraded concert seats. Either option booked includes a 2-for-1 Bud or Bud Light coupon and a 10 percent discount in the Café, Vineyard and Starbucks.  Call (800) 662-5825 or book online at and click on special offers. Sister properties, the Belle and Edgewater have also announced two-night Alabama/room packages beginning at $279.99 for March 30-31. Extras include $20 in dining dollars and two show tickets. Call (866) 352-3553.


Qualify for Tropicana’s $250,000 Slot Star Championship

Tropicana Laughlin is participating in the Slot Star Championship, a huge $250,000 Slot Tournament originating in Atlantic City that will invite all qualifiers from all Tropicana properties including the Trop in Laughlin and the River Palms. The top ten slot point earners from Laughlin, plus 2 Wild Card drawing winners, will each win a trip to Atlantic City for the June 7-10 tournament. Qualifying dates continue through April 30. Stop by the club booth for complete details.


Check with resorts for all current offers published. Hotels have all rights and can cancel or modify at anytime. On your drive up to Laughlin tune your radio to The Highway FM 98 & 99 for Bart Torres’ up-to-date Laughlin reports. GOOD LUCK!


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