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Battles at the Beach ends in a chop at the Isle, and losing pays off at PBKC


The 2017
 Isle Battles at the Beach ended this week at Isle Casino Racing (777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach, 954-972-2000,

The main event, a no-limit hold ’em with a $1,500 buy-in and a guaranteed payout of $500,000, culminated on Monday, March 6, in a chop. Out of 482 entries, three people were left playing at the final break. They decided to split the pot, with Davie’s Uri Kadosh being declared the winner. He pocketed $120,035.

Joseph Couden earned $120,000, and Darryl Fish won $98,000.


It’s good to lose at Palm Beach Kennel Club (1111 N. Congress Ave., West Palm Beach, 561-683-2222, On Saturday, March 4, just six weeks after the last time it happened, a lucky loser won the bad beat jackpot.

Joseph Wheatley, of Royal Palm Beach, with four aces and a queen, took home $60,160 in a hand of $2-$4 limit hold ’em poker.

He was beaten by Texan Justin Huerta, who had royal spades. Huerta won $30,080.

Each of the other six players at the table walked with $5,015.

According to house rules, if a player has at least four 10s but loses the hand, he or she gets half the bad bead jackpot. The winner gets 25 percent, and the other players split the remaining 25 percent.

PBKC’s record bad beat jackpot, $504,833, was paid out on Sept. 23, 2012.


Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 800-937-0010, will host the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown from March 16 to April 9.

As with last year’s tournament, the casino is partnering with the World Poker Tour for the championship, which has a $3,500 buy-in and $2 million in guaranteed payouts, and for the finale, which will cost $10,000 to enter and has a prize purse of at least $2 million.

Other events include the $25,500 High Roller and the $50,000 Super High Roller, each with a minimum of $1 million being paid out.

The Showdown’s opener is a $350 buy-in with $500,000 guaranteed. The cheapest events have $150 buy-ins.

Series satellites are running now.


The Casino at Dania Beach (301 E. Dania Beach Blvd., 954-920-1511, just announced that comedian George Wallace will be onstage June 17. Wallace began his standup career in the 1970s, wrote for “The Redd Foxx Show” in the 1980s, headlined in Las Vegas for a decade and has appeared in a variety of TV shows and movies. Tickets cost from $20 to $75.

Air Supply (“All Out of Love,” “Making Love Out of Nothing at All”) will perform at the casino March 23-24. Tickets go for $35-$90.

The next night, the Australian soft rockers will play Magic City Casino (450 NW 37th Ave., Miami, 305-649-3000,

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