Action Gambling in South Florida with Nick Sortal
Laboring for a giveaway? South Florida casino promotions

It's Labor Day Weekend, and Seminole Classic Casino (4150 N. State Road 7, 954-961-3220, SeminoleClassicCasino.com) is working the giveaways. From 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, it's Classic's Charming Threes, with 75 patrons selected to win their share of more than $25,000 in free play. From 6 to 10:30 p.m. this Sunday, and all Sundays in September, it's the casino's $20,000 Helmet Pick.

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Calder crowns 2 TournEvent winners

After 12 weeks of weekly slot tournaments that began in June, Calder Casino crowed two winners Aug. 29, advancing them to the $1,000,000 TournEvent of Champions Finals in Las Vegas.

Calder partnered with Texas-based Multimedia Games as the only casino in South Florida to offer the opportunity to qualify for the tournament in Las Vegas.

Guillermo C.

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Bar poker arrests: I wanna hear the details

 I'm still waiting on the details of Wednesday's poker bust at a Weston smoke shop, and curious because the game was run by one of the most established bar poker leagues in South Florida.

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Britney Spears: Big star, big machine

You can't miss the Britney Spears slot machines. They're more than 10 feet tall, about three feet larger than standard machines. Created by Aristocrat Technologies, the machines are at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood and Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, and will be added in coming weeks to racetrack casinos.

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BMW giveaway at Isle Casino on Sunday

Isle Casino and Racing (777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach, 954-972-2000, TheIslePompanoPark.com) will wrap up a month-long promotion 6 p.m. Sunday, giving away a BMW 320i. Patrons have been able to earn drawing entries all month, and can continue to do so until 2 p.m. Sunday.

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Big day at Hard Rock

With TV cameras everywhere, final-table action from four tournaments and commentary by poker's most famous name, there were plenty of storylines Tuesday, Aug. 18, the climactic day of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.

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