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LOOK AT LAUGHLIN

By Vicki Torres

March 19, 2012 - March 25, 2012

Aquarius Offering Room/Show Packages for Charo-Hot Flamenco Night

Charo fans are in for a treat with her upcoming one-night concert on the books at the Aquarius Pavilion April 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets are going for $20 and $30 but you can make it a relaxing weekend by booking a room and ticket package good for April 6-7 starting as low as $129.98. Reserve your package now by visiting www.aquariuscasinoresort.com and hitting the special offers icon. You may also call (800) 435-8469. Advanced room/package reservations will get you a coupon to buy one concert ticket and get one free which translates up to a $30 savings.

 

Star-Studded Entertainment at Riverside Resort

Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort welcomes back comedian Vicki Lawrence March 21-25 with tickets priced at $35. Later in the month, March 27-April 1 is classics from The Letterman. Tickets are $32 with locals getting the $5 discount. April gets off to a good start with an appearance by a past winner of the television hit “America’s Got Talent” 2009 champion Kevin Skinner in for an eight-night run, April 3-8. Tickets will set you back just $34. On April 10-15, the Riverside will be rockin’ with “Winter Dance Party”-Tribute to Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper. Tickets are priced at $32 with $5 off for locals. For reservations, call (800) 227-3849.

 

Affordable Rates Continue at Belle and Edgewater

Be sure and check out the low rates being offered through June at both the Colorado Belle and Edgewater for midweek stays. The first special is good through March 29 where you can 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. Going on now through June 27, the two properties are offering their Rise & Shine package from $30.95 (rates at the Edgewater are a little higher) which includes a Sunday-Wednesday two-night stay, two donuts with coffee, 2 breakfast buffets, 2 Chillin’ on the River T-shirts and a deck of cards. This offer is not valid during River Run and Memorial Weekend. To book, call (866) 352-3553 and ask for code M-BLAST.

 

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.

 

“Hot Slots Treasure Hunt” in Play at the Riverside

Through March 31, two banks of “Hot Slots” inside the Riverside’s main casino and one in Casino West (across Casino Drive) are offering 6X Bonus Points to King of Clubs Player’s Club members. The machines change daily so be sure you look for the designated machines that are clearly marked.

 

Winner’s Circle

In the past few weeks, Laughlin resorts continue to pay out some hefty jackpots to deserving players. How about the lucky Wisconsin visitor playing at the Tropicana? The guy had barely been on the casino floor for 30 minutes when he tapped a $1 Wheel of Fortune machine for a life-changing progressive $1,350, 269.49 jackpot! A Pennsylvania lady at the Belle took a gamble on a $5 “Triple Double Diamond” slot and lined up the right symbols for a whopping $50,150.00! Another gal, this time from Arizona, picked out a lucky penny “Wizard of Oz” machine at Aquarius and claimed $38,409.00. A local man from Lake Havasu City had multiple wins at the Avi with an $8,000 jackpot and $3,600 on the $5 slots and $3,000 on a $1 denomination machine.

 

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 www.aquariuscasinoresort.com 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.

 

Last Week for Roper’s Round-Up Promotion at the Avi

Advantage Club members have one more day, Monday, March 26 to win Xtra Bucks Bonus (free cash play) in the Avi’s weekly Roper’s Round-Up promotion. Players earning 50 points on their cards through the cut-off date will be eligible to be one of the six selected to take part in the drawings at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Each name drawn will roll the dice on the magnetic board in hopes of getting their lasso closer to the bull. The first player to reach the bull will win $100 free cash play. Everyone picked receives $20 in free play. On March 31 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Avi will be holding one of their yearly blood drives on the Fort Mojave Room. Each donor will receive a free breakfast coupon. Reservations and walk-ins are welcome. Call (877) 827-4376. Coming up March 30-April 1 is the Avi’s 5th Annual “Circle of Art & Crafts Show” in the Grand Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For vendor information, call Ellen Delong at (928) 768-1488.

 

Polka Event Coming to the Tropicana

It’s going to be dance fever at the Tropicana, a weekend of Polka March 29-31. On Thursday, live music will be provided in Victory Plaza with free dancing available to the public from 4 to 10 p.m. Two dance floors will be set up for group lessons where you can learn to dance like a pro on Friday, March 30 from 2-4 p.m. and Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Learn to polka for just $10 per person.  On Friday and Saturday, a delicious Polka Feast will be served from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with live music and dancing until 10 p.m. The price is $30 for one night or $50 for both evenings. Call (800) 431-1935 to reserve your spot. The Trop. has a two-night Polka/room package available for March 30-31 for $219. In fact, by booking this deal you will get a free room on Thursday. Included in the package are two tickets to the dinner and party on Friday and Saturday night. Call (800) 343-4533 and mention promo #9090. One night packages are also available.

 

Western Collectibles & Firearms Show Coming to the Edgewater

The biggest gun show on the river, the Western Collectibles & Firearms Show is set for the Edgewater March 24-25. Exhibitors from across the states will display modern and antique firearms, gun cleaning supplies and parts, ammunition and black powder, knives, Indian artifacts, Samurai swords, jewelry, old west memorabilia and leather goods. Show times are Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Daily admission is $5 per person. Two hotel packages for the show are available at both the Colorado Belle and Edgewater for the event. It’s $35 per night for Friday and Saturday and $16 for Sunday, March 25. If you book your stay Friday March 23-Saturday, March 24 you will get a free room on Thursday, March 22 at the Belle. At the Edgewater, a similar deal, but the rates are a bit higher at $49. For either property call (800) 677-4837 and mention Western Collectible & Firearms Show to get this special price.

 

River Palms Plans International Gift and Crafts Show for Easter Weekend

Easter Weekend, April 6-8 will be a busy time up in Laughlin and one of the free events at the River Palms is their International Gift and Crafts Show April 6-8. The items available for purchase include clothing, jewelry, home decorations, sculptures and more. Hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Easter Sunday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

“Bunny Hoppin” Slot and Video Poker Tournament on the way to the Riverside

Get ready to claim some big money in the Riverside’s “Bunny Hoppin” Slot and Video Poker Tournaments set for April 10-12. These events feature two separate games, allowing participants to play in one or both. Entry fees are $150 for either slot or video poker or $100 if you enter both or bring a partner along with you who wishes to play. A combined total of $37,899 will be paid out in the slot and video poker tournaments. All entry fees include an awards banquet. A special room package is available $89 which includes three breakfast buffets per person.

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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