Mariah and Michael Connell play bagpipes together in his living room. Michael Connell will retire from the military soon and hand off the job of Nevada's only military piper to Mariah.


Discounted slot tourney entry for veterans at Grand Sierra

A $35,000 Veterans Day Slot Tournament takes place Nov. 9-11 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. Entry costs $49 for club members and $25 for veterans with military ID. Sign-ups take place from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 9 and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at the registration desk near LEX Nightclub.

First through third places win $7,777, $5,777 and $1,777 respectively. Fourth through 200th places win prizes starting at $777 free play. Results will be available at 4 p.m. Nov. 11.

Visit or call 775-789-2000 for details.

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American Heroes tourney at Peppermill

A $40,000 American Heroes Slot Tournament takes place Nov. 11 and 12 at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. Entry costs $199, and sign-ups take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Naples Welcome Center.

First through fourth places win $10,000, $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 respectively. Fifth through 450th win free play starting at $1,000.

Visit or call 775-826-2121 for details.

Bucks and Benz Giveaway at Eldorado

A Bucks and Benz Giveaway takes place Nov. 8-11 at the Eldorado Resort Casino. Seventy prizes include televisions, iPads, PlayStations, gift cards, cash and free play. The top prize is a Mercedes Benz CLA 250 Sedan.

Club members qualify by gaming and earn 10X entries starting Nov. 8. The final giveaway party takes place at 7 p.m. Nov. 11.

Visit or call 775-786-5700 for details.

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