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‘Get in the game’ at Lake Havasu City

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May 2023

LAKE HAVASU CITY – Located near Lake Havasu City’s northern city limits, The Win Win Bingo Casino is the latest place to press your luck in the region. Veteran-owned and operated, Win Win is Lake Havasu City’s only casino and supports a variety of local non-profits. Fans of bingo, slots or video poker can get in the game at 5601 Highway 95 North, next to Dillard’s at the Shops at Lake Havasu. Visitors can also play at Havasu Landing Resort and Casino, accessible by a scenic 17-minute, $4 roundtrip ferry ride from the London Bridge to the California side of the lake. The resort features an all-new casino, hotel, ferry dock and marina slips with a store. The casino has expanded the gaming floor, adding more of the favorite slots, blackjack tables and 3-card poker. Lake Havasu City has an offtrack horse race betting venue at Gallagher’s Dining & Pub Gaming (3524 McCulloch Blvd N). The Bluewater Resort and Casino in Parker is 37 miles south.

“Las Vegas casinos may get all the fame, but they’re not the only game in town,” says Terence Concannon, president and CEO of Go Lake Havasu. “Gaming is a fun and sometimes profitable diversion for thousands of Lake Havasu visitors year-round and without all the crowds and traffic-choked boulevards of our Sin City neighbors.” For more information:

The Gambler is Back: Speaking of gambling, Darrell Sheets of Storage Wars fame is opening a new business at 1545 Industrial Blvd.: Show Me Your Junk. Sheets will be displaying and selling a massive inventory of items he’s acquired at local garage and estate sales. He will also make cash offers for must-have items. Nicknamed “The Gambler” from his 13 years as a reality TV star on the A&E hit series, Sheets made high-risk bids on abandoned storage lockers without knowing their contents. Sheets scored the biggest profit ever recorded on Storage Wars when he paid $3,600 for a storage locker containing a million dollars in merchandise. Sheets tells the newspaper, “The amazing thing people don’t know is that if you get off your lazy butt and get out of bed in the morning on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you can get a lot of cool stuff. Then you can go the Swap Meet and sell it or sell it online.” Learn more on his Facebook page:

Don’t Miss These May Events: 41st Annual WON Striper Derby, May 5-7, 2023, Havasu Riviera Marina – Striped bass are one of North America’s most popular and desirable game fish, with hard hits and runs that’ll keep anglers on their toes. Sponsored by Western Outdoor News, the 2023 Lake Havasu Striper Derby has moved to a new location: the all-new Havasu Riviera Marina. The event includes a Big Fish High Roller option and General Big Fish payouts down to 5th place. The ever-popular Blind Bogey contest on Saturday and Sunday is a fun way to win random cash. For more information:

The Gathering Car Show and Swap Meet, May 13, 2023, Havasu 95 Speedway @ SARA Park – Classic car swap meets are like a treasure hunt. They’re great places to look for parts or accessories and connect with experts. On May 13, spectators have free access to this motorhead favorite: a swap meet in the pits and a car show on the track.

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The Arizona Youth Partnership (AZYP) has secured a significant financial boost in its mission to support homeless youth in Mohave County. The non-profit organization has been awarded a $307,000 grant from The Arizona Housing Coalition, part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation by the Arizona Department of Housing.

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The size of the university’s financial problems has become increasingly alarming in recent months. Initial reports of a multimillion-dollar shortfall have ballooned, with the latest estimates suggesting a deficit potentially exceeding $140 million. It appears this is not simply a one-time budget gap but a deep-seated structural problem with the university spending far more than it brings in each year.

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