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Bally's Blackack Offers $150,000

23 August 2004

Bally's last Ultimate Blackjack Tournament was so successful when the casino upped the prize money to a record high of $150,000 that it was decided to maintain that money level for the next event on Sept. 24-26.

"We had a great turnout and we attribute the great response to the fact that we had a $60,000 guaranteed top prize," said Adolph Lepre, director of table games and a solid force in the steady growth and success of the event, now about to be played for the 23rd time.

"But besides the high level of prize money the tournament has become a social event for many repeat players and this is supported by the total package that is offered with the $500 buy-in," he said. That package includes a two-night hotel stay, royal reception, comp breakfast, private banquet, awards ceremony and magical tournament gift.

The banquet will actually be a live poolside feast with a theme harkening back to days of old when knights were bold. The theme for this event is Bally's "Sir Ace A Lot's" so don't be surprised if you see a side of beef being turned on a spit over a fire, or serving wenches and tankards of ale. Bally's always has a surprise at the tournaments.

The total prize money, which depends on the amount of players entered, will hit advertised levels if 250 players sign up. After the guaranteed first place for $60,000, other projected payoffs for the final table include: 2nd- $25,000, 3rd- $20,000, 4th-, $13,000, 5th-$7,000, 6th-$4,500, wild card $3,500 and 7th through 36th, $500 each.

"We already have a good amount of entries as apparently the success of the last event and the amount of prize money has been spread by word-of-mouth from those who played with us last April," said Lepre. "If the pace of sign-ups continues, we could very well be looking at a record turnout and that means the prize money will be increased as this is a full-equity tournament for players."

To enter this realm of riches, call Merlin at 1-800-38BALLY, ext. 1511 for more information and reservations.

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Rudi Schiffer is a long time columnist and contributing writer for Jackpot Magazine, the South’s leading gaming publication, and for casinocitytimes.com, the world’s leading casino industry internet news distributor. He is also owner and co-host of the 20-year-old Goodtimes Radio Show, now simulcast on Fridays from 3-6 PM Central Time from Country Classic 1180 AM, Memphis networked with KMIS 1050 AM, and 103.9 KGLU FM from Kennet, MO covering parts of Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. His radio show is also archived at audiovegas.com. A Boston University Journalism graduate, he resides in Memphis, TN. Known as the "Voice of Tunica" for his support the gaming jurisdiction for two decades, he was also recently named to Memphis Business Quarterly Magazine’s 3rd annual “The Power Players, Who’s Who” of Memphis.He is also a contributing writer for Southern Gaming & Entertainment and Mississippi Gaming.

Rudi Schiffer Websites:

www.AudioVegas.com
Rudi Schiffer
Rudi Schiffer is a long time columnist and contributing writer for Jackpot Magazine, the South’s leading gaming publication, and for casinocitytimes.com, the world’s leading casino industry internet news distributor. He is also owner and co-host of the 20-year-old Goodtimes Radio Show, now simulcast on Fridays from 3-6 PM Central Time from Country Classic 1180 AM, Memphis networked with KMIS 1050 AM, and 103.9 KGLU FM from Kennet, MO covering parts of Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. His radio show is also archived at audiovegas.com. A Boston University Journalism graduate, he resides in Memphis, TN. Known as the "Voice of Tunica" for his support the gaming jurisdiction for two decades, he was also recently named to Memphis Business Quarterly Magazine’s 3rd annual “The Power Players, Who’s Who” of Memphis.He is also a contributing writer for Southern Gaming & Entertainment and Mississippi Gaming.

Rudi Schiffer Websites:

www.AudioVegas.com