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Race to Stratosphere for Kentucky Derby Party and $20,000 Derby Day Tournament May 1

Casual race fans and expert horseplayers alike will be gathering at the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino Theater of the Stars on Saturday May 1 to celebrate the biggest horseracing extravaganza of the year. It’s a Kentucky Derby Party and a Derby Day Tournament rolled into one exciting event.

Still one of the best kept secrets on the Strip, Stratosphere’s Theater of the Stars is quickly developing a reputation as the best venue to watch and bet major sporting events. Rather than sitting in cramped stadium seats like in competitive venues, guests enjoy the comfort and elbow room of table seating while viewing spectacular horseracing action, surrounded on three sides by nine 8 ft. x 12 ft. big screens.

Inclusive packages offer delicious food and drink (including traditional mint juleps) throughout the day. To enhance the experience, Stratosphere has added six betting stations and live blackjack dealt by beautiful “Double Down” girls.

“The Derby is known as the ‘Fastest Two Minutes in Sports’ and the Theater of the Stars is the next best thing to being there,” said Ed Malinowski, Stratosphere Hotel & Casino Director of Race & Sports/Poker.

The Kentucky Derby Party package is available for $289, which includes a two-night stay at Stratosphere and two entries to the party with complimentary open bar and food. Book early by calling 1-800-99-TOWER, call code DERBY5.

The $20,000 Derby Day Tournament is a $1,000 bankroll contest in which $100 is wagered per race on 10 races throughout the day. Players keep everything they win, plus a $12,000 first prize for highest score, $5,000 to second and $3,000 to third. The Derby Day Tournament is limited to the first 200 players. Complimentary food and drinks are included. To register, call 1-800-99-TOWER, call code HSP1. Special room rates are also available to registered Derby Day Tournament players.

The Stratosphere Hotel & Casino is located at 2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South. For more information, call 702-380-7777 or toll free at 1-800-99-TOWER (998-6937) or visit