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Memorial Day weekend: Casino giveaways abound

Memorial Day weekend is coming up, and while some folks like to hang out and grill by the pool, others like being inside -- and casinos know that. So there are some big giveaways in the next few days:

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek (5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek, 954-977-6700, will present the Quadski Land and Sea Giveaway from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday. Every hour, a drawing will give 25 players the chance to fish in a pod of boats for the “finalist” boat. Two players every hour will become finalists. After the 4 p.m. drawing, the eight finalists will compete for the grand prize: a Gibbs Quadski, an amphibious machine with four wheels that goes up to 45 mph on land, but can quickly convert to skim across water.

Isle Casino and Racing (1800 SW Third St., Pompano Beach, 954-972-2000, will give away Ford Mustangs at 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. The casino also will have carnival games, such as Plinko and ring toss, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Then, at 7 p.m. Sunday, a big-band concert will take place trackside, followed by fireworks at 9 p.m.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 866-502-7529,, meanwhile, will give away a Jaguar XK Coupe at 4 p.m. Monday during its Built for Speed promotion. As usual, more-active players will have a better shot at the prize. In this case, slot and table-game players can earn electronic entries from now until drawing time. Consolation prizes ($5,000 each in free play) will be awarded at 5, 6 and 7 p.m.

Mardi Gras Casino (831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-924-3200, will cap off its month with a Mercedes-Benz giveaway at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Since May 1, slot players have received one drawing entry for every 75 points earned.

Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino (901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-454-7000,, which has been ramping up its holiday celebrations, will host Party in the Park from 5 to 11 p.m. Monday. A live band, carnival foods, a mechanical bull and a laser show are among the attractions. Ten Palms will serve an All-American buffet for $24.95 from 4 to 8 p.m. Then, on Thursday, Gulfstream will give away an Audi A4 sedan. Drawings for $1,000 cash will be held at 10 and 10:30 p.m. The car will be given away at 11 p.m.

Casino Miami Jai-Alai (3500 NW 37th Ave., Miami, 305-633-6400 or will give away up to $250,000 cash with its May Money Madness promotion from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Fifteen contestants will have a shot at the big loot.

Seminole Classic Casino (4150 N. State Road 7, 954-961-3220, will throw a Classic Jackpot Party from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. For every taxable slot jackpot players have won from April 15 to May 15, they get 100 drawing entries. At 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, 10 guests will win $500 free play.

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