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You still have time to register to play in two big-time poker tournaments coming up. Entries range from $125 to $50,000.

Palm Beach Kennel Club (1111 N. Congress Ave., West Palm Beach, 561-683-2222, PBKennelClub.com) is hosting the World Series of Poker Circuit Nov. 10-21. The 12-event tournament starts with a $365 buy-in, no-limit hold 'em monster stack and is followed by no-limit hold 'em reentries over the next several days. Buy-ins cost $125 at a few events, and the main event, Nov. 19-21, costs $1,675. Payout amounts are not guaranteed, although poker room manager Tim Wright says the main event might reach $1 million. All 12 winners will take home gold rings in addition to cash.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 800-937-0010, SeminoleHardRockHollywood.com) is hosting the Rock 'N' Roll Poker Open Nov. 16-30. The 14 tournaments start with a deep-stack, no-limit hold 'em reentry that has a $360 buy-in and $1 million in guaranteed payouts. And the championship features a $3,500 buy-in with a $2 million guarantee.

The high roller tournament on Nov. 22 costs a whopping $50,000 to play. But the Nov. 28 no-limit hold 'em reentry is only $150 and has $100,000 guaranteed.

Shows about something

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino continues to provide South Florida's biggest casino entertainment. It recently announced comedic legend Jerry Seinfeld will perform a standup routine Feb. 24-25. Tickets ($80-$180) go on sale Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

Other recently announced acts are Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons ("Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry") Jan. 27-28 ($40-$80), comic Lisa Lampanelli, the "Queen of Mean," on Feb. 4 ($40-$60) and classic rock bands America ("A Horse With No Name," "You Can Do Magic") and Three Dog Night ("Mama Told Me Not To Come," "Shambala") on Feb. 18 ($50-$75).

Closer up are Donny and Marie on Dec. 5, Pitbull on Dec. 9, "Dancing With the Stars" on Dec. 29 and Don Henley on Jan. 25.

Betting on Trump

Anyone wager on the presidential election? Of course, that's illegal in the United States, but it's allowed in other countries. Even until the morning of Election Day, Trump was a heavy underdog.

CNN Money, referencing a British gambling company, reported, "Two gamblers at Ladbrokes each placed £200 ($248) bets on Donald Trump back in the early days when the odds were stacked against him. If Trump wins now, these bettors stand to make a £30,000 profit each."

david@davidraterman.com

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