Saint Patrick’s Weekend Raffle

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Saint Patrick’s Day is approaching and of course, at Slots of Vegas we are planning to celebrate it with you. Besides attending the St. Patrick’s parade and wearing green, we are going to launch a special weekend raffle. The prize for the first place will be one $500 Free Chip and for the two runner ups two $250 Free Chips each.

How to Play?

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  1. Write in the comment’s area below this post, a short fact about St. Patrick’s Day.
  2. Make sure you include your username.
  3. We will announce the winner and the two runner ups of the raffle via Facebook on St. Paddy’s Day (March 17th)

*Please remember that in order to participate; your comment and username have to be written in the comments below this post.

What can you write about or share?

You can send us any type of facts related to St. Patrick’s Day: a song, recipe, a fact about St. Patrick himself, his history, funny facts. You are all welcomed to send us any information related to this holiday.

As a way to get you into the St. Patrick’s spirit, enjoy this delicious Irish dish that is typical of this special day.

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Ingredients:

  • 8 allspice berries
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 2 medium bay leaves, crumbled
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs or about 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 1 corned beef, about 4 pounds
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • Water
  • 1 large onion, cut in 6 to 8 wedges
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 to 3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, washed and quartered (peel if desired)
  • 4 large carrots, halved and cut into 3-inch lengths
  • 1 small head Savoy cabbage or green cabbage, cored and cut into 6 to 8 wedges
  • 1 medium rutabaga, cut into 2-inch chunks, optional
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional

Preparation:

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Combine the allspice berries, peppercorns, bay leaves, and thyme in a bouquet garni bag, or fashion a small bag from a double piece of cheesecloth. Tie the bag tightly to keep the herbs and spices inside.

Put the corned beef in a 6- to 8-quart saucepan or Dutch oven; add beef broth and the bouquet garni bag. Add enough water to cover the corned beef brisket. Add garlic and onion. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 2 hours. Remove the corned beef to a platter, cover with foil, and keep warm in a very low oven or warming drawer.

Skim fat from the broth and add the potatoes and carrots to the broth (remove some of the broth if there is too much liquid). Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes. Add cabbage wedges and continue cooking for about 20 minutes, or until cabbage and vegetables are tender.

(If you add other vegetables, such as sliced or diced parsnips or rutabaga, add with the potatoes.)

Slice the corned beef and serve with the vegetables. Sprinkle parsley over the potatoes and cabbage, if desired.

Serves 6 hungry visitors who have been drinking Guiness. 🙂

So what are you waiting for? Start sharing your St. Patrick’s ideas with us! Remember to “Like” us on Facebook so you can find out who won!

Colin Jones

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  • Tamra Napolitano

    tamrac365……..Did you know that green was no the original color associated with St.
    Patrick? In Ireland, green was traditionally considered to be an unlucky
    color and the hue that was associated with St. Patrick was blue!

  • Deborah Poplin

    Popular St. Patrick’s Day toast, May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out……..nilpop21

  • Kim Axberg

    Irish coffee….Hot black coffee add one shot of Irish whiskey, stir coffee and whilst still ‘swirling’ turn teaspoon over and pour heavy cream onto top of coffee, add about an inch, YUM!!! AFwife, Happy ST Paddy’s Day xx

  • Claire Ryder

    st patrick’s day is to observe st patrick who drove the snakes out of ireland.
    user name is claireryder

  • Linda Iadonisi

    It’s a known fact – you do not have to be Irish to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day – so put on your green and have fun!!! iadonisi

  • Linda Iadonisi

    It’s a well known fact – you do not have to be Irish to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. So put on your green and enjoy!!! iadonisi

  • Deborah Poplin

    Need a toast for St. Patrick’s Day? A popular Irish one is: May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out………nilpop21

  • Tamra Napolitano

    tamrac365………Did you know that green was no the original color associated with St.
    Patrick? In Ireland, green was traditionally considered to be an unlucky
    color and the hue that was associated with St. Patrick was blue!

  • Karen Edgerson

    Boda915: St.Patrick was actually born in Britain. He achieved sainthood by supposedly driving the serpents out of Ireland, but skeptics argue that there were no serpents in post-glacial Ireland. There are 5.5 million pints of Guinness sold around the world on a daily basis, BUT on St. Patrick’s Day this number soars to 13 million pints! The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was in 1762 in New York City.

  • Jason Axberg

    St Patrick chased all the snakes out of Ireland…..wouldn’t you love someone that could get rid of snakes? lol AFwife.

  • 5.5 million pints of Guinness are sold around the world each day, but on St. Patrick’s Day, that number jumps to 13 million pints. And if you’re trying to make green beer, know that Guinness is the worst choice, as the dark ale is hard to color….cchris2045

  • Karen Edgerson

    Boda915- St. Patrick was actually born in Britain not Ireland. About 5.5 million pints of Guinness are should around the world every day, but on St. Patrick’s Day this number zooms up to about 13 million pints!!

  • Jennifer Miller Mwaniki

    i didn’t but here is some facts about the guy behind st patrick day

    “The modern celebration of St. Patrick’s Day really has almost nothing to do with the real man,” classics professor Philip Freeman, of Luther College in Iowa, said in 2009.

    For starters, the real St. Patrick wasn’t even Irish. He was born in Britain around A.D. 390 to an aristocratic Christian family that owned a townhouse, a country villa, and plenty of slaves.

    At 16, Patrick’s world was turned upside down: He was kidnapped and sent overseas to tend sheep as a slave for seven years in the chilly, mountainous countryside of Ireland. (See Ireland pictures.)

    “It was just horrible for him,” Freeman said. “But he got a religious conversion while he was there and became a very deeply believing Christian.”

    St. Patrick’s Disembodied Voices

    According to folklore, a voice came to Patrick in his dreams, telling him to escape. He found passage on a pirate ship back to Britain, where he was reunited with his family.

    The voice then told him to go back to Ireland.

    “He gets ordained as a priest from a bishop, and goes back and spends the rest of his life trying to convert the Irish to Christianity,” Freeman said.

    Patrick’s work in Ireland was tough—he was constantly being beaten by thugs, harassed by Irish royalty, and admonished by his British superiors. After he died on March 17, 461, Patrick was largely forgotten.

    But slowly, mythology grew around Patrick, and centuries later he was honored as the patron saint of Ireland, Freeman noted. (Related: “St. Patrick’s Day Fast Facts: Beyond the Blarney.”)

    ok thats what i have learned a little bit about saint partricks day username mwaniki83z

  • Julie Sanchez

    Legend says that each leaf of a four-leaf clover means something; the first is for hope, the second is for faith, the third is for love, and the fourth is for LUCK! JCSanc

  • Julie Sanchez

    Legends says that each leaf of a four-leaf clover means something; the first is for hope, the second is for faith, the third is for love, and the fourth is for LUCK! JCSanc

  • cchris2045….The global corporate-relations director of Guinness says 5.5 million pints of Guinness are sold on any given day but this figure rises to an astounding 13 million on St. Patrick’s Day. IBISWorld also reports that Saint Patrick’s Day 2012 brought in $245 million in beer sales. Who’s up for making March 18 into International Hangover Day?

  • Debra S Kane

    Debra S Kane The actual color of St. Patrick is blue. Green became associated with St. Patrick’s Day during the 19th century. Green, in Irish legends, was worn by fairies and immortals, and also by people to encourage their crops to grow.
    Dsk96

  • Julie Sanchez

    Legend says that each leaf of a four-leaf clover means something; the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth is for LUCK! JCSanc

  • Laurie Girard

    Laurie Girard My parents were a little strange as they somehow timed the birth of their children to be on holidays. My sis is Christmas Eve, brother is Valentines, brother on Easter and they were 3 days off for St. Patricks Day for me as tomorrow is my birthday! My father nicknamed me “Irish” …. Pjurplayer

  • Traci Tucker

    traci1961 St. Patrick’s true given name was Maewyn Succat

  • Karen Edgerson

    Boda915- St. Patrick was not born in Ireland , he was born in Britain !

  • r. verga

    russia4love…

    contrary to everything your intuition has taught you, St. Patrick was
    actually English. He was born in Britain around 350 A.D. and probably
    lived in Wales.

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