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Amarillo Junction

Amarillo Junction

A couple of weeks ago I was able to sit down and interview one of our River Lounge regular bands, Amarillo Junction. Now I know what you are all wondering, “Where did the name Amarillo Junction come from?” Well, the “Amarillo Junction” is the corridor of I-35 where I-40 and I-44 intersect. The band thought this was a fitting name since the members all came together there from all different walks of life. To get you more familiar with Amarillo Junction, let me introduce you to the band: Kyle Rainer – Vocals, Guitars Ronnie Deane – Voc...

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2014 Charity Golf Classic

Charity Golf Classic 2014

2014 Charity Golf Classic Here at Riverwind, we strive to give back to the community every chance we get. As St. Francis of Assisi said, “For it is in giving that we receive.” That quote rang true on June 30 when we hosted the annual Riverwind Casino Charity Golf Classic at The Trails Golf Club in Norman. We had a fantastic turnout this year of 34 teams consisting of 120 people, all taking part to benefit two great organizations: Cavett Kids and ...

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Father's Day at the Riverwind Gift Shop

Father's Day Gifts

Father’s Day at the Riverwind Gift Shop Let me remind you all that Father’s Day is quickly approaching on Sunday, June 15! Now, for those of you that are last-minute shoppers (it’s hard to admit it, but I am included in this category), the clock is ticking on finding the oh so perfect gift for dear ol’ dad. When I’m in a gift-giving bind, the first place I turn to is the Riverwind Gift Shop. No matter what you’re willing to spend, they have something for everyone. I can bet there’s a gift on the list I’ve compiled that will be right up your dad...

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JAKE FM's New Face Showcase 2014

When I say the following phrases, what do you think of? Summertime. Back porch sitting. Hanging out with friends. Driving down a country road. Small Town, USA. If any or all of those phrases made you think of country music, then my job here is done. This past Thursday night, all of those feelings I listed above came rushing back to me as I listened to the sounds of Allison Veltz, Chuck Wicks, Katie Armiger, Frankie Ballard, and The Swon Brothers at Jake FM’s New Face Showcase. For those of you who aren’t f...

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Kentucky Derby

Fascinators and Bow Ties. Check. As some of you may know, there is a big day in sports coming up, and no, I’m not talking about the Thunder in the NBA playoffs. Question: What is known as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports?” Answer: The 140th Kentucky Derby. Now, I’m going to be frank with you all and say I know next to nothing about horse racing, and my only known knowledge of the Kentucky Derby is that women wear large hats (which I learned are called fascinators), seersucker is prevalent, and mint juleps are the ...

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Woodshed Band Interview

Woodshed Band

For those of you who don’t know, I am a huge fan of country music. When I learned that the Woodshed Band would be performing in the River Lounge, I jumped at the opportunity to interview them. First of all, let me introduce you to the fun-loving, quirky guys that make up the Woodshed Band. Justin Lowder – vocals and lead guitar Heath Lowder – drums Matt Johnson – fiddle and mandolin Stacey Johnson – rhythm guitar Matt Burris – vocals and bass guitar For those of you that might not have noticed, there are two sets...

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Welcome Caroline

Caroline in Benz

There’s a new face here at Riverwind Casino. Caroline is going to be your new blogger, social media manager and concert photographer. No stranger to Riverwind, Caroline has actually accompanied me on many visits and has already gotten her feet wet with a few concerts – Jake’s Birthday Bash and Bret Michaels, to name a couple! So what is a social media manager exactly? Glad you asked. Caroline will be letting you know about all of the happenings on the Facebook Page, tweeting away a storm on Twitter, answering your questions on Trip Advisor and starring in Riverwind&r...

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$2 Million MegaKeno

Remember Keno? It’s that bingo/lottery hybrid that the Griswolds won their fortune on in National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation. They played their last $2 on a game of Keno and drove away much richer than they arrived. You’re picturing it now, aren’t you? Now, picture it a little differently, and you don’t even have to go all the way to Vegas. It’s YOU who walks into Riverwind Casino, puts $2 toward your favorite 10 numbers and walks away with over $2 million. Let me tell you about our MegaKeno Progressive. First thing to note, you only have the chance to win it at R...

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MMA for Beginners

I know a lot about a lot of random things: I know that the Statue of Liberty was modeled after the sculptor’s mother, that the amount of bubbles in a glass of Champagne is directly related to how clean the glass is, and that in 1984 Red Dawn was the first movie to be rated PG-13.  But I know exactly nothing about MMA. Or I didn’t until about a month ago.   When I found out I would be covering the Battlegrounds MMA event on January 18, I immediately ran a Google search and started reading. So whether you’re a seasoned MMA veteran, an occasional fan or a com...

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Marek & Rachel Wrap Up 2013

Marek Started Things Off 2013 began with a bang. In January, we saw the talents of Travis LeDoyt, Stoney LaRue, Sara Evans, and several MMA fighters in the King of the Cage. Throughout the year, the concerts kept on rolling through the Showplace. In September alone, we had six. SIX. That’s a lot of late night dance parties for this gal. And, of course, that was only what Riverwind Casino had to offer in the Showplace Theatre. 2013 also brought several jackpots (and hilarious pictures that accompanied some of them), a change in the menu line-up at Wil...

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