Manhattans at Mardi Gras Dec. 31

 The Manhattans headline the New Year's Eve party at Mardi Gras Casino this year, with a free concert.

 Mardi Gras also will have food, live entertainment, party favors and, of course, the chance to win jackpots.

  For $65, patrons get a buffet in the French Quarter Restaurant with a glass of champagne. Then comes The Manhattans at 10:30 p.m., followed by a 15-minute fireworks display and more champagne. Guests can pick up complimentary tickets for reserved seating at will-call at 7 p.m. the night of the concert. Slot players who earn 14 points on a slot machine get an entry for a $2,014 cash giveaway at 1 a.m.

 The casino is at 831 N. Federal Highway. Call 954-924-3200 or visit; follow on Facebook at or Twitter at

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