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GDL Italian by Giada Recipe Contest Official Rules

01 May 2018
by LDC Admin

GDL Italian by Giada Recipe Contest Official Rules

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NO PURCHASE OR PLAY NECESSARY TO ENTER. Promotion period ("Promotion Period") begins on May 3, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET and ends on May 10, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET. All times referred to in these Official Rules are Eastern Time ("ET"). As used herein, "Casino" means CBAC Borrower, LLC d/b/a Horseshoe Baltimore Casino, and "Promotion Entities" means Casino, Casino's parent and each of Casino's affiliated and subsidiary companies. All references to the GDL Italian by Giada Recipe Contest shall be referred to as "Promotion" throughout these Official Rules. Promotion is sponsored by Casino, located at 1525 Russell Street Baltimore, MD 21230.

General Rules:

  • To be eligible to enter this Promotion, participants ("Participants") must be:
    • At least 21 years of age; and
    • A legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and other United States territories).
  • Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  • This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, including gaming regulations, and all aspects of the Promotion are subject to the approval of appropriate regulatory authorities.
  • All Participants must have an active Facebook account. Go to for instructions on how to create an account.
  • All entries are subject to review and verification.
  • Casino reserves the right to distribute additional entries via advertising, direct mail, or other promotional means.
  • Except where prohibited by law, Participants agree to allow Casino the unconditional use of their name and likeness for promotions/advertising and announcements without compensation, consideration, notice, review, or consent.
  • Winners are responsible for any and all taxes, licenses, registrations and other fees, as applicable.
  • Promotion times are approximate. Casino reserves the right to change Promotion times due to unforeseen or extenuating circumstances.
  • All decisions regarding the interpretation of the Official Rules, eligibility, etc. for this Promotion lie solely with Casino whose decisions are final.
  • Casino reserves the right to modify or cancel this Promotion at any time, for any reason, subject to any applicable regulatory approval, provided that such modification shall not, as of the date of such modification, materially alter or change any Participant's prize already awarded. Notice of any such modification is sufficient if posted on the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino Facebook page, located at
  • Casino may disqualify any Participant for any prize based upon fraud, dishonesty, violation of these Official Rules or other misconduct whether or not related to this Promotion.
  • Casino is not liable for injuries or losses arising or resulting from participation in the Promotion and is not liable for any acts or omissions by employees, whether negligent or willful, in the conduct of the Promotion and is not liable in the event of any equipment or software malfunction.
  • Casino is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, or illegible entries nor for electronic transmission errors or delays resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, hardware, software, or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by Casino, users, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions which may limit, restrict, or prevent a Participant's ability to participate in the Promotion.
  • If for any reason the Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes within or beyond the control of Casino which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Promotion, Casino reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion.
  • Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any program or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Casino reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent of the law.
  • Prizes and entries are non-transferable.
  • Entries will be retained for record keeping purposes in accordance with local legal requirements.
  • Need not be present to win.
  • A copy of these Official Rules and any changes will be available on the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino Facebook page ( throughout the duration of this Promotion.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to enter the Promotion:
    • Employees of Casino or any of its subsidiaries, affiliates or parent companies who are (i) director level or above or (ii) involved in coordinating or executing promotions on behalf of Casino;
    • Employees of any advertising agency or marketing services firm that is providing any services to Casino in connection with the Promotion;
    • The spouse, parent or child of an employee described in (a) or (b) above;
    • Anyone sharing the same primary residence as an employee described in (a) or (b) above; or
    • Individuals who are excluded from Casino facilities, including through a government program, at Casino's discretion, or by their own request.
  • By entering the Promotion, you agree on behalf of yourself and your heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Promotion Entities, Facebook, Inc. ("Facebook") and each of their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, "Released Parties") from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from your participation in the Promotion and/or your acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of a prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from your failure to comply with these Official Rules or a breach of any of your representations and warranties; (c) to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by a prize supplier that are sent along with such prize; (d) if selected as a winner, to the posting of your name on Casino's websites and the use by the Promotion Entities of your name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (e) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Promotion itself, and to be bound by all decisions of Casino, which are binding and final.
  • Casino reserves the right to substitute prizes that have or have not been awarded as long as the value is substantially the same as the original prize offered in the event that the original prize becomes unavailable. In no event will Casino be obligated to award more prizes than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules.
  • Odds of winning dependent upon number of entries received.
  • If by reason of a print or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number set forth in these Official Rules, all prizes will be awarded on a "first-come, first-served" basis until the advertised number of prizes available in each prize category are distributed. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded.

During the Promotion Period, participants can enter the Sweepstakes through the Giadzy Sweepstakes Page on at

  • To enter, participants will follow the links and instructions to complete and submit the registration form to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. One (1) entry per participant.
  • Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.
  • In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant or player. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address.
  • Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.
  • Entries that do not meet all of the above requirements will not be valid and will not be considered as part of the Promotion.
  • Casino retains the right to disqualify any entry that doesn't comply with the Official Rules or is deemed inappropriate at the Casino's sole discretion, including, without limitation, any entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means or by any means that subverts the entry process.
  • Your use of Facebook to enter the Promotion is further subject to Facebook's terms and conditions. Casino is not responsible for any changes or unavailability of Facebook that may interfere with the Promotion (including any limitations, restrictions, or conditions on Casino's ability to use Facebook for the Promotion as set forth in these Official Rules) or ability of entrants to timely enter, receive notices or communicate with Casino via Facebook, in which case, Casino, in its sole discretion, may terminate or modify the Promotion. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Facebook. Facebook is not responsible for the administration of the Promotion and is not involved with the Promotion in any way. You are providing your information to Casino and not to Facebook. Do not contact Facebook for any information about this Promotion.
  • Casino's use of your personal information is governed by Casino's privacy policy, located at

7. No entry will be accepted after 11:59 p.m. ET on May 10, 2018.
8. All entries for the Promotion are in electronic format.
9. Potential winning entries will be selected by random selection process (through any reasonably secure means to be determined by Casino) from all eligible entries.
Prizes and Winner Selection:

  • Casino will select one (1) potential Grand Prize winner and two (2) potential Runner-up winners on or about May 13, 2018. Participants may win only once per random selection.
  • Total Prize Package for the Promotion is valued up to $3,000 (redemption value may vary).
  • Prize breakdown as follows:
  • Grand Prize Winner:

a. Grand Prize Winner will have their recipe featured for one (1) week at GDL Italian by Giada Restaurant.
b. Two (2) admission tickets into the Grand Opening of GDL Italian by Giada Restaurant. (Estimated Value: $800)
c. $100 Gift Certificate to the GDL Italian by Giada Restaurant. (Estimated Value: $100)
d. Complimentary one (1) night's Hotel stay. (Estimated Value: $100)

  • Runner-up Prize:

a. Two (2) admission tickets into the Grand Opening of GDL Italian by Giada Restaurant. (Estimated Value: $800)
b. $100 Gift Certificate to the GDL Italian by Giada Restaurant. (Estimated Value: $100)
c. Complimentary one (1) night's Hotel stay. (Estimated Value: $100)

  • No cash redemptions.
  • Limit one prize per Participant.
  • Only the Participant who submitted the winning entry will receive the prize. In case of a dispute over the identity of the individual who made a winning entry, Casino reserves the right to determine the potential winner in its sole discretion. Without limiting the foregoing, Casino may deem that an entry was made by the authorized account holder of the primary email address associated with the Facebook account used to enter. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to the email account by the company or organization responsible for assigning such accounts.
  • Hotel prize is subject to availability. The hotel reservation will be booked for a Standard Room, based on availability. Certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply. All other charges and fees incurred shall be the sole responsibility of winner. Winner must provide valid credit card for hotel incidentals.
  • All expenses and travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, transportation, incidentals, personal charges at lodging, are the sole responsibility of winner. Winner must travel on the dates specified by Casino in its sole discretion or forfeit the prize.
  • Winner will have until May 16, 2018 to reserve their hotel stay, with lodging completed by May 17, 2018.
  • Tickets to the GDL Italian by Giada Restaurant Grand Opening must be used on May 16, 2018 (date subject to change). Casino is not responsible if the event is delayed, postponed or cancelled for any reason and winner will not be reimbursed for tickets. Seating and timing to be determined in the sole discretion of Casino. Tickets may be subject to Casino's standard rain-check policies and procedures. By accepting ticket prize, winner agrees to abide by any terms, conditions and restrictions provided on the ticket. Casino is not responsible if winner does not use ticket on day of event.
  • Winner's guest(s) must be at least 21, unless Sponsor otherwise approves in its sole discretion.
  • Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at Casino's sole discretion.
  • The prize package expires on May 17, 2018.
  • Potential winner will be contacted by Facebook message and, once winner is confirmed, will be announced on the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino Facebook page (
  • Potential winner must reply within 24 hours of being contacted to claim their prize. Notice to potential winner may include instructions on how to confirm eligibility, which may require potential winner to email or otherwise deliver to Casino potential winner's full name, date of birth, phone number, email address, and/or mailing address.
  • If a winner does not claim his or her prize in the allotted time, Casino will, time permitting, select a new potential winner.
  • Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited. Invalid or incorrect contact information (Total Rewards Number, telephone number, email address or mailing address) may result in prize forfeiture.
  • Potential winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release.
  • For a copy of these Official Rules or the names of the winners (available after May 28, 2018), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received no later than July 23, 2018 to The LINQ Casino & Hotel, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 7th Floor, Verge Tower, Las Vegas, NV 89109, Attn: National Promotions Manager (GDL Italian by Giada Recipe Contest).


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