If you hit a jackpot of $1,200 or more at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, you may not be done winning. The casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 866-502-7529, SeminoleHardRockHollywood.com) gives away $10,000 in cash Monday. Every jackpot won in February earns slot players a...
The slots were kind to a woman identified as Denise B. on Wednesday.
To attract entries, charity poker tournaments often are low-stakes affairs. But an event Sunday for the Galbut Family Miami Beach Jewish Community Center carries a $10,000 buy-in.
Our sister paper, the Orlando Sentinel, hosted a debate Tuesday on gambling in Florida. My thinking is the destination casino issue is way dead going into the legislative session next week. Too many anti-gambling interests, too much opposition from...
They're known as Randy and Randee, and recently the female Potter saw an extra-large slot payoff come in.
Hialeah isn't known for country music, but one of their own will take center stage on Saturday. Country singer-songwriter Ricky Valido and the Hialeah Hillbillies will play a free concert at 5 p.m. at the Paddock Garden at Hialeah Park (2200 E. Fourth Ave., HialeahPark.com, 305-885-...
The main event of the PPC Poker Tour (PPC) has begun at the Isle Casino and Racing Pompano Beach, but there’s still time to enter. The tournament features a $350 buy-in, $250,000 guarantee that began Wednesday, but has eight Day 1 flights, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. through Saturday.
He wore a shirt that said "People over Politics" but this week it was Darryll Fish over everybody else at the poker table. Fish, a part-time South Floridian, won the WSOP Circuit main event Monday at the Palm Beach Kennel Club, the first tournament win for a popular player.
After scouring South Florida for women with a flair for modeling, Seminole Coconut Creek rolls out new dealers. Casino patrons saw the new outfits during a fashion show Friday, Feb. 13.
The American Gaming Association is digging deeper into politics, with eyes toward lobbying 2016 presidential candidates and working key states -- including Florida.
If you combine Valentine's Day and a three-day weekend, you'll potentially have some free time. Seminole Casino Coconut Creek (5550 NW 40th St., SeminoleCasinoCoconutCreek.com) has put it all together in its $275,000 Presidents' Day Weekend. First off is the $75,000 Tunnel of Love...
It was the holidays and Greg Rosen's security alarm and fire alarm business was slow.
It's that time of year in New Orleans, and it's that time of year again at Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach.
The Seminoles don't want the majority of the dollars, they want EVERY dollar.
Palm Beach Kennel Club poker players are getting pretty familiar with World Seris of Poker Circuit Events. Another 12 tournaments are running from Feb. 4-16.
Isle Casino and Racing (777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach, 954-972-2000, TheIslePompanoPark.com) is giving away two Acura ILX Sedans this month. The giveaways will take place 6 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 22. Casino patrons get free entries daily with bonus entries on the day of...
What slot machine hit the first major jackpot at Calder Casino?
The $3 million guaranteed World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship kicks off on Thursday at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, capping off the 21-event poker series.
Mardi Gras Casino has upped its usual high-hand payouts to $1,000 every 30 minutes -- if you're playing a bigger game.
Arnie Wexler placed his last bet 47 years ago, but he remembers all the pain he caused his wife, by lying about money and where he was. He was often unreachable, once while his wife was suffering a miscarriage.
It's a small tweak to the World Series of Poker main event, but it's meaningful to those players who ways to say for a lifetime "I cashed at the WSOP main event."
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood is offering special hotel packages, and a prix fix menu at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood linked to the three concerts by Andrea Bocelli Feb. 12, 14 and 15.
We're not inviting you to this game. We're just telling you it's going on.
It may be too late to plan to attend this year's Super Bowl, but Mardi Gras Casino (831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-924-3200, MardiGrasCasinoFL.com) is looking toward 2016. The casino's Big Game 2016 promotion provides a trip for two to next year's game in Santa Clara,...
The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling is asking friends, family and coworkers to be sensitive to the temptation and needs of the compulsive gamblers this week. They expect a spike in calls on Monday after the Super Bowl.
Will New England score first or will Seattle? Will the first score be a touchdown or a field goal?
The Palm Beach Kennel Club and the West Palm Beach ESPN radio affiliate (106.3 FM) are offering a trip for two to the Super Bowl.
The owner of The Village at Gulfstream Park and of a 90,000-acre farm in Ocala has opened a sports bar in Hallandale Beach called Frankey's.
Cameras are banned in most casinos, because many patrons like to keep their privacy (although the selfie craze has allowed for some rules relaxation among willing friends). But a camera is the prize Friday at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek (5550 NW 40th St.,...
Miss Universe, Gabriela Isler of Venezuela, and 29 contestants in the upcoming pageant were featured during a $50,000 blackjack tournament at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Friday.
Paradise Live was full of activity over the weekend, with a half-dozen security guards, a handful of camera operators, a couple of poker dealers, countless TV technical crew, a station of reporters writing for online and updating via social media, local and national poker directors, all...
Casinos like to put out the glamorous vibe as much as possible, and beautiful women are often a welcome accessory.
Al Capone would be 115 years old on Saturday, a fact not lost upon those at NYY Steak at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.
The Eclipse Awards Charity Poker tournament, held Wednesday evening at Gulfstream Park, raised more than $8,500 for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).
We all know Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. And we all know Monday commemorates the man. So Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino (901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, GulfstreamPark.com), playing off the "dream" line, is giving away … pillows. The promotion will begin...
South Florida poker pro Chance Kornuth registered the biggest score of his career Wednesday, earning $641,140 for finishing third in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
The PPC Poker Tour (PPC), which hosts U.S. and destination poker events, is heading to the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park for the 2015 PPC Isle Casino Winter Series Feb. 16-22.
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will hold a recruiting event Wednesday, Jan. 14, to hire "Coco Girls" for the casino.
South Florida poker players are fickle. They'll choose the card room with the best tournament, the most generous promotions or some perk they like.
Seminole Classic Casino (4150 N. State Road 7, 954-961-3220, SeminoleClassicCasino.com) will host Latin night at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Hollywood Hall (the tent next to the casino). The casino's very own host, Jose "El Zorro," will emcee, with the Puerto Rican band Son D' Panderos...
Well, this stops high hands from rolling over.
The Isle Classic, a series of nine poker tournaments, starts today and runs through Jan. 27.
I love to talk poker, and because I play in all the South Florida rooms, I love to compare notes about where I can make the most money.
You know, we haven't had a good movie featuring an RV lately. And I get too sad thinking of Robin Williams in "RV" and "Meet the Fockers" is tainted by "Little Fockers."
The first big poker series of the year in South Florida begins at noon Wednesday, Jan. 7. It's the Coco Poker Showdown, and it'll be a 12-day run at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek in the STAX Poker Lounge.
Mardi Gras Casino has launched "Blinko Drop Zone," which runs through Feb. 11. It's very much like the Plinko game you'll see on "The Price is Right," with winners along the way at Mardi Gras (831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-924-3200, MardiGrasCasinoFL.com). Daily...
Some people frequent casinos to live large, and casino gaming doesn't get much larger than the Colossal Diamonds slot machine.
Lessons from 2014: A guarantee is a guarantee, the tournament isn't always over even after the last card has been played and other things we learned this year.
Seminole Classic Casino (4150 N. State Road 7, 954-961-3220, SeminoleClassicCasino.com) celebrates New Year's Eve with promotions and music. At 8 p.m., the giveaway is free play for a year ($26,000 in 2015). Afterward, five players will receive $2,015 in free play at midnight. Steph...
Sorrisi Italian restaurant at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and will feature several specials, notably a seven-fish seafood salad (scallop, shrimp, calamari, mussels, clams, lump crab, octopus if you're counting) for $19. They’ll also serve...
“A Bronx Tale,” starring actor Chazz Palminteri, is coming to The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26.
Magic City Casino welcomes back All You Need is Love: A Beatles Tribute Concert for four performances, including a New Year’s Eve edition concert.
David Cassidy, now 64 and a Fort Lauderdale resident, will sing some Christmas favorites and his hits 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Isle Casino and Racing (1800 SW Third St., Pompano Beach). Back when he was a teenager, Cassidy starred on the TV show "The Partridge Family," and launched his...
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 first big poker series of the year in South Florida begins Wednesday. It's the Coco Poker Showdown, and it'll be a 12-day run at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek at noon Wednesday 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.