I'm trying to keep straight all the tournaments coming to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, and it's becoming more difficult.
Devoted slot players like to spend hour upon hour sitting at the machines, and regulars develop a camaraderie that often creates friendships and continued socializing after they’re done taking their spins.
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has a 12 Days of Christmas cash giveaway running.
The Little River Band plays the Mardi Gras Casino grandstand at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31. That's followed by fireworks and a champagne toast.
The World Poker Tour created the Alpha8 series to push the envelope of risk. Buy-in is $100,000. A hundred grand.
The Coco Poker Showdown will begin a 12-day run at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek at noon Wednesday, Jan. 7 in the STAX Poker Lounge.
The Isle Casino and Racing (1800 SW Third St., Pompano Beach, 954-972-2000, TheIslePompanoPark.com) will give away the first of two Dodge Chargers at 6 p.m. Sunday. The second one will be given away Dec. 28. Players can get free drawing entries daily, and triple entries from 9 a.m....
A group representing the commercial casino industry says gambling is big business in Florida, even though the state ranks in the lower half of 23 states documented.
Actor, author and TV personality John O’Hurley recently stopped at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek to dine at NYY Steak and play blackjack.
From Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, top poker players were at the Seminole Hard Rock to tape "Poker Night in America" for CBS Sports. The first two games were composed of men, and the third night was women-only. While women's tournaments have aired on TV, the event is believed to be the first time they played a...
There have been women-only poker tournaments in made-for-TV environments, but what's believed to be the first women's cash game looked to be a smash at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood.
Jason Mercier began raking in cash by playing poker seven years ago, and he still has the touch: Mercier, of Fort Lauderdale won World Poker Tour Alpha8 St. Kitts tournament Saturday, earning $727,500 for his stay in the west Indies.
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek promotions for December:
The most successful poker room in Miami-Dade County is expanding. Hialeah Park is adding 11 tables and tripling the size of its kitchen.
Coco’s Lucky 5’s, probably the most popular promotion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, will return from noon to midnight Saturday, when the casino (5550 NW 40th St.,...
The Bimini SuperFast will introduce a monthly Full Moon Party on Saturday. It will be similar to full moon parties in Thailand, promoters say. Patrons board the ship about 3:30 p.m., and the party revs up near 6, as the sun begins to set. (The moon will rise at 5:56 p.m. Saturday and set at 6:44 a....
It's not his nature, but Chris Bolek could make a claim for best South Florida poker player right now.
The holiday season is here, and four casinos have line up some beyond-the-norm holiday entertainment.
Poker Nights in America, a new poker-themed reality show, will film high-stakes action Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood's Paradise Live.
Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino (901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, GulfstreamPark.com) caps off November on Sunday with an Audi giveaway. Fifty names will be called: 10 every hour from 6 to 10 p.m. Those patrons will each win $200 in free play, but more important, their...
Fans of Ellen DeGeneres have a fresh reason to dance, as slot machines based on the comedian's daytime talk show are now playable in South Florida.
Ask any casino executive why gamblers choose their place rather than a competitor's, and they'll tell you the same thing: customer service.
It has been a few months now since the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and other Seminole properties have begun using new money redemption machines, the ATM-like devices you cash your slot tickets in on.
Isle Casino and Racing (1800 SW Third St., Pompano Beach, 954-972-2000, TheIslePompanoPark.com) gives away a Chevy Volt at 8 p.m. Sunday, wrapping up its big promotion for November. Slot players have been earning entries for the drawing all month. To warm things up, five patrons...
The Seminole Hard Rock will up its culinary game with the January opening of a $12 million Japanese restaurant, called Kuro.
The operator of the Island Breeze II day-casino boat out of Port of Palm Beach has filed for protection from its creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Ryan van Sanford's father lives in Colorado, but he happened to be in central Florida on business, with three days off.
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek (5550 NW 40th St., SeminoleCasinoCoconutCreek.com) will give away a Mercedes CLA at 11 p.m. Saturday, but the winner could be holding the goods as early as 7 p.m. That's when the casino will begin picking five hourly finalists, and give them a random...
Wall Street analysts fear the South Florida gambling market is saturated, and it's easy to see why: South Broward County has five casinos within 15 minutes of each other, and Miami-Dade has a pocket with three.
Martin Jacobson won $10 million at the World Series of Poker. His winning hand? Three 10s.
The question of who will govern Florida is settled and there's a consensus on the next step in planning Florida's gambling future.
Less than a month after cruising into Port Everglades as a midweek vacation option, the Bimini SuperFast is leaving Fort Lauderdale.
Headlining an eight-week-long comedy challenge is like coming full circle for John Heffron. He won NBC's "Last Comic Standing" in 2004.
Let's look at how TV poker has changed. First, there were telecasts without a hole-card camera, so we didn't know what cards were being played. And it was on tape. We might as well have been watching bowling, except with a big sheet blocking our view of the pins.
This isn't a grand prize. It's a 100 grand prize. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 866-502-7529, SeminoleHardRockHollywood.com) will hand out $100,000 to someone at 6 p.m. Nov. 16, via a drawing. You can start accumulating drawing entries now. As...
This November, Mardi Gras Casino offers cash and bonus play, and a share of $80,000.
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek's promotions for November:
Luke Brereton, of Manchester, England, took home the big loot in the Isle Poker Open on Monday.
A charity poker tournament to help provide legal aid for those who can't afford it is at noon Sunday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood.
You're not going to be able to avoid Halloween if you walk around the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 866-502-7529, SeminoleHardRockHollywood.com), with slot giveaways and more than one nightclub costume contest. Start in the casino, where Hard Rock...
The Bimini SuperFast is looking for gamblers, to the point that anyone with a casino player's club card gets a free cruise from Fort Lauderdale through Nov. 24.
An annual tournament for an autism charity has become a home game.
This will be in earnest. Not just a few guys hanging out, slapping some meat on a grill and leaving it while they throw a football around. I'm talking about the Inglorious Basters, Green Eggs and Bam, and the Isle Stud Porkers.
For one night, it will take only creativity — not the gambling gods — to produce some loot. Mardi Gras Casino's annual Halloween costume contest will take place at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, with a $1,000 cash prize for best couple ($500 per person), and a $500 free-...
The organization in charge of Indian gaming approves of the way the Seminoles are doing business.
There's now a prix fixe menu at Council Oak Steaks and Seafood at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood). It's now $19 for a two-course menu and $23 for a three-course lunch, which is offered only from noon to 3 p.m. Fridays. Appetizers include lobster...
The 560 WQAM Joe Rose poker tournament drew 170 entries at the Mardi Gras Casino Big Easy Poker Room on Friday.