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Mardi Gras' Big Easy continues Instant Win promotion

The Big Easy Poker Room at Mardi Gras Casino continues its instant win promotion, meaning players who hit monster hands get paid on the spot, rather than wait to see if their hand is the best of the hour.

The promotion runs from 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Monday through Saturday and from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. Sunday. Players get $50 for a full house of 10s or better, $100 for a quad, $250 for a straight flush and $500 for a royal flush. The straight flush doubles to $500 in speed no-limit or $2-$4 limit or higher.

The traditional hourly high hands — in which a great hand at the top of the hour makes for the longest 60 minutes of your life as you wait to see if it holds up — runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Winners get $500 every 30 minutes.

There are also four $1,500-guarantee free-roll events: Texas hold 'em at 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday, pot-limit Omaha on Wednesday and a shootout format on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the third annual tournament to benefit the Hallandale Beach Police Athletic League is set for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24. First prize is $3,000. Buy-in is $100 with a free dinner beforehand. Call 954-457-1466 or go to

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