On each Saturday in March, Hialeah Park Racing and Casino (2200 E. Fourth Ave., 305-885-8000, HialeahPark.com) is having drawings to give away $10,000 in a mix of cash and free play. Players club members receive a free entry and get one more for every 25 points they earn on their card. Hourly from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 9 to 11 p.m., drawings are held for $1,000 in free play. At 5 p.m. and at midnight, the prize is $2,000 in cash.
On Mondays in March, Mardi Gras Casino (831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-924-3200, MardiGrasCasinoFL.com) has a “Porthole Punch Out” promotion. Each hour from 5 to 9 p.m., a randomly chosen Krewe Card member gets the chance to punch a hole in a “porthole” and receive the prize inside, up to $2,000 in cash. You get one entry into the drawings for every 25 points on your card.
Seminole Classic Casino (4150 N. State Road 7, Hollywood, 954-961-3220, SeminoleClassicCasino.com) will give away six Samsung 40-inch LED TVs on Saturday, March 11 — one per hour from 2 to 7 p.m. At 8 p.m., someone will win a 75-inch Samsung. Winners will be electronically selected. Platinum Players receive one virtual entry for every comp dollar they earn on their cards from now until then. For Elite Players it’s double that, and for Xcard Players it’s triple.
The Casino at Dania Beach (301 E. Dania Beach Blvd., 954-920-1511, CasinoDaniaBeach.com) has “The Pauly Man Handicapping Contest” every Sunday in March. Pick winning horses in races 2 to 9 at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino (901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-454-7000, GulfstreamPark.com) to receive prizes like a buffet at Luxe and a $50 win bet in the Florida Derby on April 1. Free to participate. You need to fill out an entry sheet between noon and 1 p.m. on contest days and be present after the ninth race, when staff will tally your points and determine your prizes.