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Million Dollar Risotto Dive Kicks off 31st Annual Eldorado Great Italian Festival

Some bob for apples, others pan for gold, but the Eldorado Hotel Casino is looking for their next millionaire at the bottom of a huge vat of risotto! For the sixth year in a row, the Eldorado is teaming up with Alice 96.5 FM to host the 2012 Million Dollar Risotto Dive!

As a kickoff to the 31st Annual Eldorado Great Italian Festival, three lucky contestants will take to Virginia Street on Friday, October 5 between 6:30 and 7 a.m. for a chance to win millions. Eldorado coins worth cash and prizes  are floating in 300 gallons of rich, creamy risotto.

The person to collect the most coins during the dive will win 96 Max Bet pulls on the Eldorado’s MegaBucks machine, which currently holds a jackpot of over $14,700,000! Listen to Bill and Connie in the Morning on Alice 96.5 FM for more details on how to become a contestant. A live broadcast will begin at the risotto cooker on the corner of 4th and Virginia Streets at 6 a.m.

Come out Friday morning, October 5 to see this year’s three crazy contestants in the 6th Annual Million Dollar Risotto Dive! For more information on the dive or the 31st Annual Eldorado Great Italian Festival, visit our website at or call 775-786-5700. Details are also available on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and the Eldorado’s iPhone and Android Apps.