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Horseshoe Casino hosts "Rock Band" competition

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    The winning band will open for the B52's in Atlantic City. No, that was not a misprint.

    Playing the video game "Rock Band 2" is kind of like fantasy baseball -- it's not exactly the real thing, but judging by the passion of the people who participate, it may as well be. All that's missing is the multi-million dollar salaries and the groupies.

    That's why we weren't surprised to learn that the newly-revamped Horseshoe Casino is hosting a series of Rock Band competitions for fans of the popular interactive video game.

    Six weekly competitions will be held between March 6 and April 17. Prizes include tickets to concerts at The Venue and an opportunity to advance to the regional finals which will be hosted by an MTV personality on April 24.

    The national finals, which brings together the winners from competitions at 17 Harrah's Entertainment properties throughout the country, will be held in May in Atlantic City.

    The top dogs will win $10,000 and the opportunity to open for the B52's at the House of Blues. And that's when the groupies will start rolling in.

    Click here for more information about the contest.