Spade Heart Las Vegas Bridge Unit 373 Diamond Club
Las Vegas Bridge Unit 373
Las Vegas Regional - June 19-25
Regional Event Schedule for June 19-25, 2017 - CLICK to view

FAST PAIRS - Last Minute Schedule Addition

Due to popular demand, we have added a two-session FAST PAIRS event to the Las Vegas Regional at Bally's Hotel on the final Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Please consider playing in the FAST PAIRS event. First session 10 AM on June 25 . . . Second session start time TBD by Directors.


For the 10 am session ONLY from Tuesday through Sunday:

  • Each 10 am Pair Entry will receive two $3 Concession Coupons.
  • Each 10 am Team Entry will receive four $3 Concession Coupons.
  • No coupons will be given out for 3 pm or 7:30 pm sessions.

$3 Concession Coupons are valid ONLY at the Bridge Concession Stand.

  • Concession Stand will be open Tuesday to Sunday only, from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm.
  • $3 Coupons valid to purchase coffee, tea, beverages, snacks, or lunch.
  • $3 Coupons can be saved & used together until the Regional ends on Sunday June 25th. 
  • $3 Coupons have no cash value. No change back if you use a $3 coupon for a $2 purchase.

For information on $3 Concession Coupons, contact George Vasilevsky (702) 349-8872 or Sandra Gagnon at

Online Daily Bulletin & Getting Your Results Immediately

For the June-2017 Regional, there will be no printed Daily Bulletins.
Online Daily Bulletins can be delivered daily between 4-6 AM, directly to your email address, with one simple step:

  • Send an email to - Type your ACBL_number in the subject line.
    Nothing else is needed. 
    Your ACBL_# is either 7 digits (if you are not a Life Master) or a single letter followed by 6 digits (if you are a Life Master).
    The original 7-digit number will work, even if you are already a Life Master.

If you prefer, you can use the Links below to view each day's Daily Bulletin.

For more information, contact Bob Lafleur at, or (702) 480-0490 

To get your results immediately EMAILed to your computer/tablet/phone or TEXTed to your cell phone:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on MyACBL Login (at the top of the web page)
  3. If you have never logged in before, you will have to key your ACBL # and select a PASSWORD (must be at least 8 characters, with at least 1 small letter, 1 CAPITAL LETTER, 1 number 0-9, and 1 special character)
  4. Once you successfully log in to MyACBL, click on PRIVACY SETTINGS (4th item below MEMBERSHIP)
    1. Click the Subscribe button to the right of General Email Communications (if you want tournament results emailed to you).
    2. Click the Subscribe button to the right of Cell Phone Text Communication (if you want tournaments results TEXTed to your cell).
    3. Click the Blue UPDATE button at the bottom. Make sure that your email address and/or cell phone number is correct on the Member Information screen.
Star Speakers Before Afternoon Sessions

The Tournament Team scheduled *Star Speakers* before afternoon sessions (Tuesday through Friday, 2:15 - 2:45 PM).

Check to see if the speakers, dates, or times have changed.

Day & Time - Main Playing Area *Star Speaker* TOPIC to be Presented
Tuesday June 20
@ 2:15-2:45 pm
Robert Todd

Problem Opening Bids

Weds. June 21
@ 2:15-2:45 pm
Bobby Wolff Unpopular Conventions (Simple to Play & Remember) You Should Definitely Play
Thursday June 22
@ 2:15-2:45 pm
Billy Miller Dear Billy Live
Friday June 23
@ 2:15-2:45 pm
Fred Hamilton Winning with Wild Distribution
(at both Matchpoints and IMPs)
Online Partnership Desk (click to REQUEST A PARTNER)

While you are playing at the June 19-25 Las Vegas Regional, your friendly Partnership coordinators will be Gary McGough and Karen Kimes.
You will often find Gary or Karen at the Partnership Desk, located in Palace 4, before the morning, afternoon, and evening sessions daily.

To help you find your own partners online, both before and during the Regional, please fill out a Partner Request Form.

Then click HERE to view the list of Bridge Players who are seeking partners.

If you find your own partner online, please notify Partnership Chair Gary McGough by email to

Special Program for Newer Players (0-299 ACBL Masterpoints)

Stop by the I/N (Intermediate/Novice) 0-299 Information & Registration Desk, located in the main corridor..

  • Friendly, knowledgeable local players can answer your questions.
  • 0-299 players will receive a "goodie bag."
  • I/N Desk hours are:
    • Monday 12:00-1:00 PM
    • Tuesday to Friday 9:15-10:00 AM and 1:15 to 2:30 PM
    • Saturday 9:15-10:00 AM

DON'T MISS THE I/N 0-299'er RECEPTION on Tuesday from 1:30 to 2:15 pm, on the 26th floor, in the Skyview 5 Ballroom

  • For 0-299'ers ONLY
  • Well-known player Drew Casen will entertain 0-299er players at the Tuesday 1:30-2:15 Reception. Drew's topic will be Humor in Bridge.

Check back on, or contact Annette Lucas at or call 304-444-7570

Educational Opportunities for 299'ers During the Lunch Break

There will be short presentations from popular local teachers, aimed at I/N intermediate/novice players (299'ers).
I/N lectures will be given from 1:45 - 2:15 pm, in the Skyview 5 Ballroom (26th floor), near the 299'er playing area.

Day & Date Presenter Topic
Weds. June-21 Daniel Korbel How to Respond to a Takeout Double
Thursday June-22 Karen Kimes Different Meanings for 2NT Bids
Friday June-23 Darryl Depew Negative Doubles

For latest information, check, or contact Annette Lucas at (304) 444-7570 or Bert Kulic at  

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Parking At Bally's


Nevada Residents

Residents of the state of Nevada can park at Bally’s for free, up to 24 hours, by scanning the barcode on their driver’s license.  After 24 hours guests will be required to pay the regular daily fee to exit the self-parking garage.

Rewards Cards 

Self parking will be free for anyone who has a Total Rewards card at the Platinum, Diamond, or Seven Stars level.

Non-Nevada Resident Guests

Parking Rates for Non-Nevada Resident Guests (includes guests staying overnight at Bally’s):

  • 0 to 60 minutes: Free
  • 1 to 4 Hours: $7
  • 4 to 24 Hours: $10
  • Over 24 Hours: $10 per day



All Guests

Valet parking is free for anyone at the Platinum, Diamond, or Seven Stars status on their Total Rewards players card.

Bally’s Valet Parking Fees:

  • Up to 4 Hours: $13
  • 4 to 24 Hours: $18
  • Over 24 Hours: $18 for each additional day.

Bally's overnight guests will have in-and-out valet parking privileges, however non-hotel guests will have to pay a new valet parking fee each time they arrive at Bally’s (even on the same day).

Note that there are times when Valet Parking may be full and unable to accept additional valet parking.

Scanning Your Nevada Driver's License:

You scan the bar code on the back of your driver's license at the ticket machine / gate when you enter and exit the garage.

When you enter the self-park garage and get to the ticket machine, DO NOT press the button to get a ticket and DO NOT insert your license in the credit card insert.

On the machine located below the button you push to get a ticket is a bar code reader (approximately 3x3 inches) .  It’s bright red and angled downward somewhat.  You have to look down but you can’t miss it.  Hold your driver’s license right side up, photo facing you, barcode facing the barcode reader.  You will hear a ‘beep’, the gate will lift and you can go in.

Book Now for Exciting Las Vegas Regional

Bally's Hotel rooms are no longer available at fixed prices, because it is less than 3 weeks before the Regional.

To get the lowest room price, click HERE to book the room online at Bally's web site.

Recent online quotes for 6/19 to 6/23 have ranged from $59 - $68 (plus a mandatory $30 Resort Fee).

Prices change daily, based on supply & demand for Bally's hotel rooms for a particular date.

If you see a price that fits your budget, reserve immediately to avoid higher prices later.