Vincent Thompson returns to ring after long layoff
By Bob Sims
It has been an eventful past seven months in the world of sports.
The Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl, the Chicago Blackhawks took the Stanley Cup, the Miami Heat are NBA champs, and the Seattle Mariners are finishing up yet another losing season.
To the chagrin of many Pacific Northwest pro boxing fans, however, seven months is the length of time they’ve been hoping to see undefeated Federal Way heavyweight “Vicious” Vincent Thompson’s return to the ring.
The wait is over.
Thompson, who has had difficulty drawing quality opponents because of his southpaw style, will face another unbeaten left-handed fighter, Charles Martin, 27, of Los Angeles, in a six-round fight on Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Skookum Events Center in Shelton.
“It’s good to be back in the ring, said Thompson by phone today. “It’s been a rough, frustrating year.”
Some boxing pundits call Thompson, 30, one of the most avoided heavyweights in the game today. Thompson, for instance, was sent home early last summer after two days of sparring with heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko at his training camp in Austria. Apparently Klitschko wanted no part of Thompson’s punishing counter punches from the southpaw side.
“It’s been hit or miss,” Thompson said of trying to get a fight with a good foe. “I’m going like, wow, should I do this, should I do that, should I get another job? This is how I provide food for my family, how I make my living.
“A lot of people, my true fans, want to see me fight, see me get down,” said Thompson. “I want to provide that. I appreciate the support.”
The bout is part of a five-fight card as part of Roy Englebrecht Promotions Fight Club series at the Little Creek Casino Resort.
The main event features the return of former IBO heavyweight champ Tim “The Hebrew Hammer” Puller, 44, who will square off against Yohan Banks (6-8, 4 KOs). The 6-foot-6 Puller (20-6, 11 KOs) hasn’t fought in 13 years. The biggest win of his career was against James “Quick” Tillis in 1999. His other opponents have included Chris Byrd, Tim Witherspoon and Lou Savarese.
Thompson (13-0, 2 KOs), meanwhile, scored a surprisingly difficult six-round unanimous decision over former MMA fighter Geovanni Sarran (4-6, 1 KO) on Feb. 23, in his only fight this year.
Though ring rust can be a factor after such a long layoff, his coach and cut-man, Sam Ditusa of Normandy Park, said he is not overly concerned.
“Vince is prepared for the lefty,” he said. “When Vince is right, he can surprise you, and he has a way of rising to the occasion.”
Thompson said he looks at ring rust this way: “If my boxing skills are up to par that day, then they are up to par. If not, then we can talk about ring rust.”
Martin (9-0-1, 8 KOs) has been the far more active than Thompson in 2013, winning six of his seven fights, one of which was a draw.
“Vince is facing a big strong hard puncher who is going to come after him,” Ditusa said. “The strategy will be to make the fight slower-paced where Vince picks his spots to score and then slows the action.
“He needs to be first (score with the jab) all night against this guy. If he uses his speed and is first, he has a good chance.”
Both fighters are ranked among the top 50 heavyweights in the U.S., by BoxRec. Thompson is 35th and Martin 50th.
Thompson has been training at Vision Quest in Auburn and various gyms in the Seattle area.
“My dad (coach Calvin Thompson of Federal Way) has had me working on my jab, making it real, real strong and crisp.”
One of the more intriguing match-ups of the night will be between unbeaten Tacoman Mike Gavronski (12-0-1, 8 KOs) and Tristan Todd (8-3, 5 KOs) in an eight-round fight for the Pacific Northwest Middleweight Championship. Gavronski is the 26th-ranked middleweight on BoxRec.
“Mike has progressed better than anyone I have had in recent memory,” said Ditusa, who is Gavronski’s manager and trainer. “He is a very hard worker and a tough guy. I am very pleased where we are at and this is a tough test for the GBO belt against a very skilled and tough kid.”
Other bouts include a cruiserweight four-rounder between four-time Tacoma Golden Gloves champion Marquise Weston (1-0) and Richard Ballard (pro debut) of Los Angeles, and a four-round light-heavyweight bout between always-entertaining Eric Dahlberg (2-0, 1 KO), who likes to brawl, and Elliott Lemon (1-1) of Long Beach, Calif.
Ticket prices for the show are $50 (first two front rows), $40 (floor) and $30 (bleachers. Tickets can be obtained by calling 1-800-667-7711, or visiting www.little-creek.com. Little Creek Casino is located at 91 W State Route 108, Shelton, Wa., 98684.
THE HEBREW HAMMER IS BACK
TIM PULLER MAKES RETURN ON FIGHT CLUB SHWO
AT LITTLE-CREEK CASINO SHOW IN WASHINGTON ON SEPTEMBER 21
Shelton, WA. – On Saturday, September 21, the wait is over, as “The Hebrew Hammer,” former IBC heavyweight champion Tim Puller, makes his return to the ring after nearly 13 years to face Yohan Banks on the latest hard-hitting edition of Roy Englebrecht Promotions’ Fight Club series at Little-Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington.
The six round heavyweight bout will mark the 44-year-old Puller’s first fight since his October 2000 match with Marvin Hunt.
Also on tap for what is shaping up to be the best pro boxing show to hit the Pacific Northwest in years is a Washington State Middleweight Championship bout between undefeated Tacoma prospect Mike Gavronski (12-0-1, 9 KOs) and Seattle’s Eddie Hunter (8-8-2, 2 KOs), and a clash of heavyweight unbeatens featuring Federal Way’s “Vicious” Vince Thompson (13-0, 2 KOs) against Los Angeles’ Charles Martin (9-0-1, 8 KOs).
Tickets to the 7:00pm, Saturday, September 21st Fight Club show in the Skookum Events Center at Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington can be purchased at www.little-creek.com.
One of the most popular big men of his era, the 6-foot-6 “Hebrew Hammer,” Tim Puller (20-6, 11 KOs), who was born in Israel, took on all comers over the course of his career, including Chris Byrd, Tim Witherspoon, and Lou Savarese, thrilling fight fans from coast to coast. On September 21, he will return to the state of his greatest victory – his 1999 win over longtime contender James “Quick” Tillis – to begin the comeback of a lifetime.
38-year-old Californian Yohan Banks (6-8-3, 4 KOs) may not have the best looking record, but he has had plenty of success taking down hot prospects over the years, with his knockouts of former University of Miami football star Quadtrine Hill and 16-1-1 Skyler Anderson being the most notable. Now he will set his sights on spoiling the return of Tim Puller.
In other undercard action…
Top cruiserweight prospect Marquise Weston, who, after a big amateur career won his pro debut in May at Little-Creek, will look to go to 2-0 against Richard Ballard a former Washington native now training in Los Angeles who will be making is pro debut. Also looking to stay perfect is Seattle’s Eric Dahlberg, who has won his two pro fights in the Skookum Event Center. He faces Long Beach’s Elliott Lemon (1-1).
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JOHN MOLINA, JR. BATTLES ANDREY KLIMOV LITTLE CREEK CASINO RESORT SHELTON, WA
ESPN “FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS” JUNE 7, 2013
Sherman Oaks, CA (May 7, 2013) – Goossen Tutor Promotions presents what is sure to be an explosive night of world-class lightweight contenders, where the “Lightweight International” main event features USA’s fast-talking, hard-hitting slugger, John Molina, Jr. from Covina, CA against Russia’s undefeated and dangerous Andrey Klimov engaging in a battle scheduled for ten rounds on June 7th at the Little Creek Casino and Resort in the town of Shelton, Washington and televised live on ESPN “Friday Night Fights” series.
This night will mark the second ESPN-Goossen Tutor Promotions world-class boxing event taking place at the Skookum Creek Event Center at Little Creek. Their first event drew a sold-out and enthusiastic crowd. Doors open at 6 PM with the first bout starting at 6:30 PM and the live ESPN2 broadcast beginning 7 PM Pacific Time (10 PM Eastern).
Molina (25-2, 20 KOs) is looking to fight his way back to the top of the lightweight division taking on what many consider a fifty-fifty fight against the relatively unknown Klimov (15-0, 8 KOs). In the other high-profile bout on tap, super middleweight Farrah Ennis (20-1, 12 KOs) of Philadelphia, PA takes on former amateur sensation, Anthony Hanshaw (23-2-2, 14 KOs) of High Point, NC.
Just three months ago on ESPN, Molina stopped Dannie Williams (22-3) in Santa Fe, New Mexico and demonstrated in four rounds that he’s still among the strongest 135-pounders in the world in a performance that kept him among the elite lightweights. Last September, Molina was stopped in one round during his title challenge against then-world champion Antonio DeMarco in what he believed was a questionable stoppage. He insisted it was too quick and used his fight against the favored Williams to prove his point. It was an emphatic win and statement by Molina.
Now Molina, 30, seeks to prove that the very talented Klimov will not be able to beat him either.
Klimov, 30, was born and raised in the town of Klimovsk in Russia, but is no stranger to Southern California fight fans. His most impressive victory was two years ago when he knocked out the talented Ty Barnett at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA in three rounds. He’s also defeated a trio of hungry Mexican boxers in Southern California fight cards. But the question will be can the IBF Inter-Continental champion trade blows with Molina?
The winner will surely be in a position to demand a world title shot.
“Molina-Klimov is one of those fights that I believe won’t have a loser,” stated Promoter Dan Goossen. “Look at the Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado bouts as an example. The fans want exciting, competitive fights, and no matter who wins in that type of fight, both fighters come out on top and get other opportunities. This will be a fight for the fans.”
In the semi-main event 10-round Super Middleweight bout, Ennis will try again making his debut at Little Creek Casino after being denied last March when his opponent failed to make weight cancelling the bout. “I was ready for a great fight here in March,” the elated Ennis stated. “Now I can’t wait to show the fans and ESPN why I’m so excited about this opportunity.” Ennis, a former sparring partner of current world champions Sakio Bika and Gennady Golovkin, is dubbed ‘The Quiet Storm’ for his reserved demeanor, except when he steps into the ring where he looks to make some noise in the talent rich Super Middleweight division and becoming the next Philadelphia World Champion.
Anthony Hanshaw is primarily known for his stellar amateur career. Ring Magazine featured him early in his career as a rising star in boxing after going 11-0 in less than a year after turning professional. Hanshaw, who lost back-to-back fights to Roy Jones Jr. in 2007 and Andre Dirrell in 2008, endured personal problems and injuries costing him almost four years of his career. Anxious to get back to the rising star moniker given him a few years back, Hanshaw is focused now on the job at hand and believes he’s ready to take on the dangerous Ennis to do it. “The talent and solid amateur background has always been there, now it’s just a matter of putting it all together,” said Hanshaw.
Doug Loughrey, ESPN Director of Programming said, “We are pleased to return to Little Creek Casino for another ESPN FNF telecast. Michael Starr & his staff have a tremendous, intimate setting for boxing productions. The Little Creek Casino brings an enthusiastic and engaged boxing fan base and whether watching on ESPN2 or in attendance, fans will see a solid match between Molina & Klimov.
Tickets for the event are priced at $30 for bleachers, $40 for floor seats and $50 for the first two rows of the Skookum Creek Event Center and can be purchased by calling 800.667.7711 or online at www.little-creek.com.
Little Creek Casino Resort is home to the highly acclaimed Salish Cliffs Golf Club and also recently celebrated the opening of Seven Inlets Spa, Skookum Spirit Cigar and Wine Lounge and a state-of-the-art RV Park.
“We are delighted to have ESPN Friday Night Fights return to Little Creek Casino Resort so soon after our debut show,” said Little Creek CEO Michael Starr. “We know that with ESPN and promoter Goossen Tutor, the fans are guaranteed to see action-packed, competitive bouts on June 7th. The tremendous worldwide exposure we receive from ESPN is a benefit to Little Creek and the Squaxin Island Tribe and we look forward to another great evening of world-class boxing.”
Little Creek Casino is located in the great Pacific Northwest at the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula in Shelton, Washington just minutes north of Olympia on Highway 101. For more information, visit www.little-creek.com
For press inquiries, please contact:
Rodney Hunt, Goossen Tutor Promotions – 818-817- 8001 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Little Creek Marketing Department – (360) 432-7051
Friday, May 3, 2013
Salish Cliffs Golf Club Hosting Squaxin Island Museum Tournament On June 3
12th annual event offers chance to play nationally acclaimed amenity course of Little Creek Casino Resort
(SHELTON, Wash.) – Salish Cliffs Golf Club at Little Creek Casino Resort – the Squaxin Island Tribe’s award-winning entertainment property located a convenient, scenic drive from Seattle and Olympia – is hosting the 12th Annual Squaxin Island Museum Tournament on Monday, June 3.
The scramble-format tournament includes 18 holes of golf, range balls, two drink tickets per player, tee gift, awards dinner and auction. Prizes will be awarded at a banquet following the tournament. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and there will be a 10 a.m. shotgun start on the Gene Bates-designed course that has garnered numerous national accolades since opening in 2011.
Proceeds from the tournament directly benefit the Squaxin Island Museum, Library & Learning Center, also known as “The Home of Our Sacred Belongings.” The tax deductible donation will be used to support mentorships, educational programs and job opportunities. Price is $800 per team, or $200 per player.
“This is a special event for the Squaxin Island Tribe and we’re excited it can once again be hosted on its home course here at Salish Cliffs,” said Salish Cliffs Head Golf Professional David Kass, PGA. “It’s truly a win-win for everyone involved. The players get to experience one of the top courses in the country and their donations go toward a great cause.”
To register, or for sponsorship details, call 360.462.3673 or visit www.salish-cliffs.com.
Salish Cliffs Golf Club features stunning, 360-degree views of the Kamilche Valley. In March, Golfweek ranked the course No. 3 on its 2013 “America’s Best Courses You Can Play” in Washington. It has also earned Top-10 status in Golf Digest’s biennial “2013-14 America’s Greatest Courses” by state list and Golfweek’s “Top-50 Best Casino Courses” list.
Daily fee rates are $89 (Monday-Thursday) and $99 (Friday-Sunday and holidays). Green fees include cart, range balls and tax. Tee times can be booked with a major credit card up to 30 days in advance at www.salish-cliffs.com. Advanced tee-time booking up to 60 days in advance is available for those with confirmed Little Creek Casino Resort hotel reservations by calling the golf shop at 360.462.3673.
In addition to Salish Cliffs, Little Creek Casino Resort recently celebrated the opening of Seven Inlets Spa, Skookum Spirit Cigar and Wine Lounge and a state-of-the-art RV Park. Stay-and-play packages are available by calling 1.800.667.7711 or visiting www.little-creek.com.
About Little Creek Casino Resort
Little Creek Casino Resort is best known for its wide array of games including a vast mix of state of the art slot machines, and all of your favorite table games. During your stay enjoy luxury resort accommodations, award-winning golf at the Salish Cliffs Golf Club, first class entertainment, delicious dining and all around customer service excellence. Little Creek Casino Resort is located in the great Pacific Northwest at the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula in Shelton, Washington just minutes north of Olympia on Highway 101.
For more information, visit www.little-creek.com
Little Creek Casino Resort’s New Amenity Course Offering Special Rates Through April; Rounds Played Increase by 21%
(SHELTON, Wash.) – Salish Cliffs Golf Club at Little Creek Casino Resort – located a scenic and easy drive from Olympia and Seattle – has again been honored by a national publication, earning the No. 3 spot in Golfweek’s 2013 “America’s Best Courses You Can Play” in Washington.
The rankings come after Salish Cliffs recently garnered Top-10 status in Golf Digest’s biennial “2013-14 America’s Greatest Courses” by state list and Golfweek’s“Top-50 Best Casino Courses” list. In addition, Salish Cliffs was named “Best New Course” byGolfweek and GOLF Magazine in 2011, just months after its grand opening.
Golfweek annually sends approximately 400 “America’s Best” raters in search of the country’s finest golf courses, based on strength of routing, natural setting, conditioning, feature shaping, greens, variety and memorability of holes, maintenance and landscape management.
“We are honored to continually be recognized as one of the top courses in the state and across the U.S.,” said Salish Cliffs Head Golf Professional David Kass, PGA. “As we gear up for just our second full season, it’s rewarding to see Salish Cliffs and Little Creek Casino Resort maintain its status as a destination leader in the Pacific Northwest.”
Contributing to Salish Cliffs’ success is the price point and value it affords players, with a peak-season green fee rate of under $100. The course has seen a 21% increase in rounds played in the first six months of the current fiscal year and golf retails sales are up 114%.
“Shoulder season” rates of $69 (Monday-Thursday) and $79 (Friday-Sunday) are available through the end of April. Little Creek Casino Resort and RV Park guests receive an additional 10% off, while MVP Player Card holders, Primetime Players (ages 50 and older), non-Squaxin Island Tribal and military personnel receive 5% off. Rates include greens fee, cart, range balls and tax.
Tee times can be booked with a major credit card up to 30 days in advance at www.salish-cliffs.com. Advanced tee-time booking up to 60 days in advance is available for those with confirmed Little Creek Casino Resort hotel reservations by calling the golf shop at 360.462.3673.
Owned and operated by the Squaxin Island Tribe, Little Creek Casino Resort boasts a variety of amenities, including the recently unveiled Seven Inlets Spa and the Skookum Spirit Cigar and Wine Lounge. The resort regularly attracts headline acts and entertainment at the Skookum Creek Event Center, including ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” on April 12. The headline match pits former World Boxing Association champion Rico Ramos against Oscar Gonzalez in a featherweight bout.
For more information, visit www.little-creek.com or call 1.800.667.7711.
ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” Comes To Little Creek Casino Resort; Ramos-Gonzalez Featherweight Brawl Tops Live April 12th Telecast
Several Washington-based Fighters Slated to Appear on the Card Including Super Featherweight Prospect Andres Ramos From Eltopia
SHELTON, WA. – (March 27, 2013) – ESPN’s popular “Friday Night Fights” series makes an overdue appearance in the Pacific Northwest with a live airing at Little Creek Casino Resort’s Skookum Event Center, Friday, April 12th. Former World Boxing Association (WBA) champion Rico Ramos (21-2, 11 KOs), of Los Angeles, clashes with rugged Oscar Gonzalez (17-2, 13 KOs) of Veracruz, Mexico in an intriguing featherweight matchup. In a highly-anticipated super middleweight battle, Farah “Quiet Storm” Ennis (20-1, 12 KOs) travels east from Philadelphia to meet fiery Mexican knockout artist Francisco Sierra (25-7-1, 22 KOs) in the co-feature event.
Both fights are scheduled for 10 rounds, presented by Goossen-Tutor Promotions and will be shown live on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling (800) 667-7711 or online at www.little-creek.com. Doors open at 6 p.m.
“Little Creek Casino Resort and the Squaxin Island Tribe are honored and excited to welcome ESPN’s Friday Night Fights,” said Little Creek Chief Executive Officer, Michael Starr. “It’s nice to be working with Dan Goossen again, who specializes in putting on quality, professional shows that are competitive and crowd-pleasing. While this is our first nationally televised boxing event, it certainly won’t be our last.”
The undercard features some promising Washington-state prospects including electrifying super featherweight Andres Ramos, who hails from Eltopia, near Pasco, an area originally inhabited by Native Americans who traded with Lewis & Clark back in 1805. Ramos scored an impressive third-round TKO over Frank Mendez in his pro debut last August and will take on stubborn Sammy Perez (1-1-1) of Vancouver, WA. in a four-rounder. Also, someone’s unblemished record will fall when Landon Horseman (1-0), takes on Ray Lampkin (2-0) of Vancouver, WA. In a lightweight bout slated for four rounds.
About Little Creek Casino Resort: Little Creek Casino Resort is located on Highway 101, a few minutes west of Olympia, WA., near Shelton. It is owned and operated by the Squaxin Island Tribe and features smoking and non-smoking casino space with over 1,000 slots and a variety of table games, including blackjack, roulette, craps and poker. Little Creek is a prime resort destination with a 192-room lodge, Salish Cliffs Golf Club, a multiple award-winning 18-hole championship golf course, Seven Inlets Spa, a full-service relaxation facility where you can spend an hour or the whole day, indoor pool and exercise room, several dining options including a seafood bar, buffet and the Island Grill, Skookum Events Center and an upstairs cigar lounge. Little Creek also has an RV parking area with full hookups.
(SHELTON, Wash.) – For the first time, Little Creek Casino Resort – located a short drive from Seattle and Olympia – will host ESPN’s popular “Friday Night Fights” series at Skookum Creek Event Center with a live airing on Friday, April 12th.
Former World Boxing Association (WBA) champion Rico Ramos (21-2, 11 KOs), of Los Angeles, clashes with Oscar Gonzalez (17-2, 13 KOs) of Veracruz, Mexico in a featherweight matchup.
In the highly-anticipated super middleweight battle, Farah “Quiet Storm” Ennis (20-1, 12 KOs) of Philadelphia travels to meet Francisco Sierra of Mexico (25-7-1, 22 KOs) in the co-feature event.
“Little Creek Casino Resort and the Squaxin Island Tribe are honored and excited to welcome ESPN’s Friday Night Fights,” said Little Creek CEO, Michael Starr. “It’s nice to be working with Dan Goossen again, who specializes in putting on quality, professional shows that are competitive and crowd-pleasing. While this is our first nationally televised boxing event, it certainly won’t be our last.”
Both fights are scheduled for 10 rounds, presented by Goossen-Tutor Promotions, and will be shown live on ESPN2. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling 800.667.7711 or online at www.little- creek.com. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
The undercard features some promising Washington-state prospects including super featherweight Andres Ramos, of Eltopia who will take on Sammy Perez (1-1-1) of Vancouver, Wash. in a four-round match. Someone’s unblemished record will fall when Landon Horseman (1-0), takes on Ray Lampkin (2- 0) of Vancouver, Wash. in a lightweight bout slated for four rounds.
Little Creek Casino Resort is the home of the highly acclaimed Salish Cliffs Golf Club and also recently celebrated the opening of Seven Inlets Spa, Skookum Spirit Cigar and Wine Lounge and a state-of-the- art RV Park.
For more information please visit www.little-creek.com or call 800.667.7711.
(SHELTON, Washington) – Little Creek Casino Resort –Announces visit by former Seattle Supersonics basketball player, Gary Payton this Thursday, May 31, 2012. Gary will take in the Olympia Reign, International Basketball League game against Japan’s Nippon Tornadoes in the Skookum Creek Event Center at Little Creek Casino Resort. Game time is 7pm.
The Olympia Reign Basketball team is owned by Mark Felton and sponsored by Little Creek Casino Resort and the Kamilche Trading Post.
(SHELTON, Washington) – Squaxin Island Tribe has named Michael Starr the new CEO of Little Creek Casino Resort, the tribe’s award-winning entertainment property in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle and Olympia.
With 30-plus years of experience in the gaming industry, Starr comes to Little Creek Casino Resort from Primm Valley Casino Resorts in Nevada, where he managed three hotel-casinos as executive vice president and general manager.
“Michael’s experience, knowledge and successful performance guiding casino resorts to elite stature and quantifiable results appealed to tribal leadership and aligns well with our resort vision and objectives,” said Squaxin Island Tribal Chairman Dave Lopeman.
Starr joins Little Creek Casino Resort during a dynamic time of significant growth. The tribally owned and operated resort – located 20 minutes from Olympia and 75 from Seattle – recently began construction on a full-service spa and unveiled the Skookum Spirit Cigar Lounge last month. It also opened the new Salish Cliffs Golf Club in September, 2011, to best-new-course acclaim from national golf magazines.
“The Squaxin Island Tribe is committed to honoring Mother Earth and the respect and protection of all people,” said Starr. “Tribal members do this exceptionally well, which is evident in their commitment to excellence. Little Creek Casino guests find this dedication throughout the resort with our superb amenities, attention to detail, customer service and commitment to supreme hospitality. It’s an extreme honor to lead Little Creek during its journey as a premier resort destination.”
Starr was previously Senior Vice President and COO of Fontainebleau Resorts-Las Vegas and Miami Beach, Florida. Before joining Fontainebleau, Michael was with the Mandalay Resort Group for 15 years, where he opened Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition, the 1980 graduate of University of Las Vegas Nevada played an instrumental role in the expansion and renovation of Circus Circus Las Vegas and Luxor Las Vegas.
For more information on Little Creek Casino Resort please visit www.little-creek.com or call 1-800-667-7711.
SHELTON SLOT PLAYER WINS A MILLION DOLLAR PLUS JACKPOT
Local casino/resort awards local man their largest slot jackpot in history!
For Immediate Release l Shelton, WA
September 26, 2011 “Little Creek Casino Resort proudly announces their largest slot machine jackpot ever with a $1,031,668.98 payout. Â On September 4th, Marty of Puyallup won his massive million dollar plus jackpot on the progressive slot â€œGolden SunriseÂ®â€ video game by Rocket Games. This win marks Little Creek Casino Resortâ€™s largest jackpot to date from their expansive collection of progressive machines, a group of networked machines that offer higher payouts and bigger rewards.
For most progressive players the huge jackpots, engaging themes, entertaining graphics and wide range of bonus rounds makes for a great combination. When Marty sat down at Golden Sunrise, this beach themed Class II game, he had no idea he was about to win over $1 million dollars from one of the most popular games in the industry. Marty’s smile said it all as Little Creek Casino Resort presented him with a jumbo check showing his winnings.
Owned and operated by the Squaxin Island Tribe, Little Creek Casino Resort features nearly 190 luxurious, well-appointed rooms. The Indian-style gaming casino showcases more than 1,000 slot machines and table games, including poker, blackjack, craps, roulette and Texas Hold-Em. Top-quality, live entertainment comedy, music and other shows perform , in the Skookum Creek Event Center that hosts business and other events for up to 2,000 guests. The recently celebrated Grand Opening of Salish Cliffs Golf Club, their par 72 champion golf course combined with six on site dining choices, live entertainment, luxury resort accommodations and various other amenities makes Little Creek an unmatched destination casino resort.
September 8, 2011
Fred Couples Headlines Golf Event, Open to the Public on a First-Come, First-Served Basis
TOUR Star and Fan Favorite to Participate During Salish Cliffs Golf Clubâ€™s (Shelton, WA) Grand Opening Weekend, Sept. 16-18
(SHELTON, WA) â€“ Golf superstar Fred Couples will make an all-day appearance at the brand-new Salish Cliffs Golf Club at Little Creek Casino Resort during Grand Opening Weekend, Sept. 16-18. Couples â€“ a former Masters champion, and PGA TOUR and Champions TOUR standout — will headline an all-day, pay-to-participate event open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 17.
â€œIâ€™ve known and worked with Gene Bates for many years designing courses, and he thinks the Salish Cliffs layout is exceptional,â€ said Couples. â€œI canâ€™t wait to see it and look forward to meeting the players who will participate in the day and hear what they think about it, too.â€
The native of nearby Seattle and captain of this yearâ€™s U.S. Presidents Cup team will be stationed on one of the holes, where he will meet and greet all 128 players during a â€œshotgunâ€ format event. The cost for participating in the event â€“ which also includes lunch and a clinic given by the 15-time PGA TOUR winner â€“ is $500 per twosome, $1,000 per foursome.
â€œFred Couples is arguably the most popular golfer in the world and weâ€™re thrilled to have him join a fun, exciting event for players during Salish Cliffsâ€™ Grand Opening Weekend,â€ said Head Professional David Kass, PGA.
For more details, or to reserve a spot in the event with Couples, call Takara Thale at 360.432.7043. Limit of two foursomes per person.
Couples â€“ whose father worked in the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department and introduced his son to the game â€“ is making his second stint as captain of the U.S. Presidentâ€™s Cup team, which will travel to Melbourne, Australia to play the International squad, Nov. 14-20, at Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Couples played on four Presidentâ€™s Cup teams â€“ 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2005. His 12-man U.S. team will include two Captainâ€™s Selections, which he will make Sept. 27, just 10 days after his visit to Salish Cliffs Golf Club.
Besides his PGA TOUR accomplishments, Couples also has five Champions Tour victories, five International triumphs and 27 â€œunofficialâ€ wins to his credit, including eight Skins Games titles. His much-anticipated appearance at Salish Cliffs comes just one day after the clubâ€™s official opening day on Friday, Sept. 16. Tee-time reservations are now being accepted at www.salish-cliffs,com.
Located 20 minutes from Olympia and 75 from Seattle, Salish Cliffs is an amenity of the award-winning Little Creek Casino Resort, which is owned and operated by the Squaxin Island Tribe. Designed by renowned architect Gene Bates, the course is the latest high-quality amenity offered by Little Creek Casino Resort, a destination leader in the region, offering upscale lodging, top entertainment acts, museum-like atriums with priceless, authentic Indian artwork, and much more.
Public rates through September are $89 for 18 holes and $50 for nine, including green fees and cart (but not applicable tax). MVP Playerâ€™s Card Holders will pay $84. The newest-model Titleist rental clubs will be available for $50 (18 holes) and $30 (nine holes).
Tee times can be booked up with a major credit card up to 10 days in advance at www.salish-cliffs.com. Advanced tee-time booking up to 60 days in advance is available for those with confirmed Little Creek Casino Resort hotel reservations by calling the golf shop at 360.462.3673.
About Little Creek Casino Resort
Owned and operated by the Squaxin Island Tribe, Little Creek Casino Resort features nearly 190 luxurious, well-appointed rooms.Â The Indian-style gaming casino showcases more than 1,000 slots and table games, including poker, blackjack, craps, roulette and Texas Hold-Em. Top-quality, live entertainment — comedy, music and other shows — perform in the new, onsite Skookum Creek Event Center that hosts business and other events for up to 2,000 guests.
Getting there: Little Creek Casino Resort and Salish Cliffs Golf Club are conveniently located 20 and 75 minutes from Olympia and Seattle, WA, respectively.Â It is also a quick ride from Yakima, WA as well as Portland, Salem and Eugene, OR. For more information:Â www.salish-cliffs.com, 800.667.7711.
December 4th, 2009Â 1:30pm
LITTLE CREEK CASINO RESORT STARLIGHT LOUNGE ENTERTAINMENT
(Shelton, WA) Little Creek Casino Resortâ€™s Starlight Lounge is introducing fresh and exciting acts to the stage in 2010! Each weekend Starlight will feature free entertainment ranging from stand up comics, magicians to live bands. Also in store for 2010, a more diverse variety of live music ranging from local Latino acts, country and classic rock bands covering sounds of the 50â€™s, 60â€™s, 70â€™s and 80â€™s. Feeling like a rock star and need a place to shine? Come sing your heart out on stage with DJ Chrissy Williams starting at 8 pm for Karaoke Wednesdays. For more information, visit our website at www.little-creek.com or call 800.667.7711.
SHELTON PLAYER WINS $100,000 IN FIRST NORTHWEST POKER TOURNAMENT
(SHELTON, Washington) â€“ They came from as far as Florida, Alaska and California, but in the end it was the local hometown favorite besting a field of 200, taking home the first-place prize of $100,000 in the first Northwest Poker Tournament last weekend at Little Creek Casino Resort.
Bill Wilson of Shelton, WA, complete with a cheering section, defeated Tim Weekley of Spokane, WA, heads up to finish the nine-hour tournament. Weekley was rewarded the second-place prize of $45,000 for his dayâ€™s work. The $100,000 to first place was the largest ever awarded in Northwest poker history.