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The Color of Money in Lake Tahoe

15 September 2000

I just don’t know what to say... Money is still pouring from casino coffers into the hands of gamblers like there is no tomorrow! Progressive meters climb, and jackpots go...by the tens of thousands of dollars. A lucky gambler in Carson City Nevada (bottom of the "hill" from Tahoe) won $7.5 million on the dollar Wheel of Fortune over the weekend. She had arrived in Carson City to attend a high school reunion hosted by Gov. Kenny Guinn, but was unable to get tickets and decided to put $20 in the dollar slots. I think I am as green as the money these days!  HOT HOT SLOTS... IT'S THE AIR... IT'S THE WATER... IT'S TAHOE!

By the time this hits the "press", the Horizon Casino will be going great guns with their "Cool September Days", which is the ultimate car show and "fifties" event for gamblers everywhere. The affair starts on the 14th and winds to a close on the 17th...complete with live entertainment, craft shows, zillions of hot looking cars, great food, and THE SOCK HOP. This is pretty much the season Grand Finale for Tahoe. And once again, TahoeGamingGuide.com will be out with the digital camera...putting pictures online for all to see. Don’t forget two IMPORTANT dates in October at the Horizon. On October 7th area bikers are having their TOY RUN to collect toys for underprivileged children for Christmas. And for Halloween, the wildest bash offered, the Freaker’s Ball!

Caesars Tahoe has introduced Sunday and Monday NFL parties, in Nero’s 2000 on Sundays, and in the Sportsbook on Monday nights. They have all kinds of food deals, and a great chance to win cash or prizes, details on the special linked page attached to Caesars Tahoe’s progressive jackpots page of the TahoeGamingGuide.com... Look forward to details about the "Road to Riches" tournament by the end of the month.... And for those of you who are really nostalgic and wish for a dash of the past... The Moody Blues will be appearing October 20th and 21st at Caesars Tahoe.

Harveys just kept on going without so much as a breather, from the wildly successful two-day outdoor concert into the full momentum of DAILY slot tournaments, with a bunch of choices for method of entry, that will be held until the end of the month when the grand finale tournament happens with another lucky person winning $100,00 worth of Reel Rewards cards to play over the next year. The "Play a Year on Us" promotion has met huge success. Everyone still has a chance to get here and try for the big one! They just added a bank of the "Addam’s Family" progressive nickel slots to their large selection of slots!

Lakeside Inn offered all the classic car eye candy for the area this past weekend, complete with live entertainment and craft show. The place was crawling with people all weekend long. They have some new slots going on at the Lakeside Inn, and you can count on it as being always friendly, always fun, always... Check out their fall package on their progressive’s page. You will like what you find if you go to the Lakeside...  it is always a favorite of everyone I know.

Harrah’s Tahoe is still offering their $100,000 Slot Celebration thru November 26th...with a $20,000 monthly cash give-away. Monthly drawings held Sundays at 3 p.m. on September 24, October 29, and November 26. Details available at the Total Rewards Center.Harrah’s yacht, the Tahoe Star, is cruising the lake until October 31st... See Lake Tahoe the Harrah’s way.

For those counting the days with me, it has been 225 straight days of putting area progressive jackpots online DAILY on the TahoeGamingGuide.com... And 19 weeks of this column. I still need all the input I can get from visitors and regulars at my website... I still need to convince certain executive forces and types that I am like anyone else, and need cash to survive... Some things move slow, and getting the recognition and credibility I feel I deserve for my single-handed efforts in marketing Tahoe gaming is certainly one of the slower things witnessed in my life. It would be nice to wake up in a world of total cooperation with everyone participating fully in my site. It was built for the community. Help me wake them up!

New is the Gambler’s Pipeline message board and, coming soon, you can visit and play "Face the Ace", which is a great free shot at winning some real cash... Coming from my friends at Gamble Up... the online gaming and gambling search engine. Look forward to taking a shot at the monthly $2000 giveaway! This is something that you can play once a day, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Let me know what you think!

Parting note: I had to drive down State Route 88 the other day over Luther Pass... The Aspen trees are starting to turn beautiful colors here, and there. It won’t be long before glorious reds, yellows, and oranges permeate the scenery. If there ever is a time to take a Sunday drive through the mountains, it is going to be very soon. You really don’t want to miss this... it is truly a "Kodak" moment.