Dania Casino and Jai-Alai (301 E. Dania Beach Blvd., 954-927-2841, DaniaCasino.com) offers Scratch, Match and Win from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Players receive a scratch card for every 200 points they earn. If they scratch off six stacks of bills in a row, they win $100,000.
Mardi Gras Casino (831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-924-3200, MardiGrasCasinoFL.com) has its big $20,000 cash drawing Tuesday. Finalists have been qualifying every Tuesday in April, and can do so this Tuesday, with drawings every 30 minutes from 12:30 to 10 p.m. for those who earn at least 20 slot points. Then, the big money for the month goes at 10:30 p.m.
The ongoing weekday promotions at Calder Casino and Race Course (21001 NW 27th Ave., Miami Gardens, 305-625-1311, CalderRaceCourse.com) give select groups of guests the opportunity to receive $10 in free play after earning 20 points: Tuesdays are for guests 55 or older; Thursdays are for military, medical, law enforcement and EMT professionals; and Fridays are for teachers and educators. On Mondays, hospitality, restaurant and casino workers can win up to $500 in free play after earning 20 points.
Wanda Williams will perform a free Donna Summer tribute 10 p.m. Friday at Casino Miami Jai-Alai (3500 NW 37th Ave., Miami, 305-633-6400, CasinoMiamiJaiAlai.com). The casino will give away a Nissan Juke at 2 a.m. Sunday. New VIVA Club members will receive a free entry to the drawing.
Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino (901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-454-7000, GulfstreamPark.com) will give away an Audi at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Player's Club cardholders earn a drawing entry for every 250 slot points they attain from now until 8:45 p.m. Wednesday. There's also a $1,500 cash prize and 14 other awards of at least $300 in free play.
Casino promotions exist to get people to come in and gamble. Well, the requirement at Hialeah Park (2200 E. Fourth Ave., HialeahPark.com, 305-885-8000) is about as minimal as you can get. Players who earn just one slot point on Thursday will receive a lunch-box-sized cooler. On May 8, the reward will be a necklace.
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