One ticket sold in Florida has matched all six numbers for a record Powerball jackpot of more than $590 million, according to the Powerball website.
It's now the largest amount of money any Floridian has had a chance to win: the Powerball jackpot rose to at least $600 million, lottery officials said this afternoon. The drawing is Saturday night.
Isle Casino and Racing continues its 1,001 Winners campaign from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
OK, we're at that time when the jackpot grows exponentially: The jackpot for Powerball has soared more than $200 million since Wednesday night's drawing -- and it's approaching the all-time record.
Teen heartthrob and pop sensation Aaron Carter will perform live at Secada’s Lounge at 9 p.m. Saturday at Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave. in Miami.
World Series of Poker officials conducted their annual pre-series news conference on Wednesday, for the 62 events that will run from May 29 to July 15 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Errol Aris, 55, of Delray Beach, claimed the $277,613.68 Fantasy 5 top prize from the May 11 drawing at Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
The poker room at the Isle Casino and Racing in Pompano Beach already has the reputation as one of the state’s best, but Stan Strickland wants to make it even better.
It's a great time to be a lottery player in Florida: Powerball is at $360 million and rising, the highest it has been since last year’s record $587 million. Meanwhile, at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Mega Millions tickets will go on sale in Florida for the first time. The multistate jackpot is...
Mardi Gras Casino hosts a 1960s costume contest Tuesday, followed by a concert by the Lovin’ Spoonful. The prize for best costume is $1,000 cash, with the runner-up receiving $500 in bonus play.
A new era for lottery players begins Wednesday, May 15, as Florida adds Mega Millions, yet another game to inspire dreams of cashing in and checking out.
The World Poker Tour Regional Summer Slam begins Tuesday at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, and it includes 11 events.
One singer will be crowned the “Senior Idol” 2 p.m. Saturday at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.
Mardi Gras Casino’s May Promotions include a shot at $1 million:
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek promotions in May include slot tournaments, Memorial Day giveaways and a weekly Mini Cooper giveaway.
He can pass "Go" as much as he wants with this loot, and forget about that $200: Cesar Mendez, 38, of Hialeah, claimed the top prize in the Monopoly Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida announced earlier this week that it secured a new seven-year, $750 million loan. They'll use the money to pay off an existing loan that was set to mature in 2014.
So my latest media endeavor came Saturday when the folks at Calder Casino and Race Course organized their second annual Media Footrace for Charity.
A judge's ruling released Monday has put the future of barrel racing in Florida in jeopardy, although those at Gretna say it requires only technical changes.
If watching the Miami Heat play in Game One of the Eastern Conference semifinals isn't enough, there's this from the Florida Lottery: Fans will receive a buy-one, get-one coupon for scratch-off tickets Monday -- and possibly a lot more.
The menu has changed at the French Quarter Restaurant & Bar at Mardi Gras Casino.
Jon Lovitz will perform at 9 p.m. Friday as part of the Ultimate Miami Comedian finals competition at Magic City Casino and Rob Schneider takes the stage at 9 p.m. Saturday to highlight the Ultimate Miami Dessert finals.
Horseracing’s biggest day means festivities at South Florida pari-mutuels Saturday.
If you want to see possibly the slowest 100-yard dash ever, come out Saturday to Calder Casino and Race Course.
The Seminole Casino Coconut Creek has added Mississippi Stud poker to its table games. Players’ hands win or lose against a pay table, rather than other players or a dealer.
Jacqueline Palmer, 42, of Okeechobee, claimed the first $3 million top prize in the $3,000,000 Flamingo Fortune Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Now that every has filed their income taxes, casinos realize it’s a good time for cash giveaways.
"Just put your heels out over the ledge," says the woman, reminding me that I have ropes attached to me in six -- six! -- different places.
Here come Peter, Lois and Stewie: A “Family Guy” slot machine is rolling out in casinos across the country, including the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood.
Casino Miami Jai-Alai announced that it will be expanding its food truck offerings -- by quite a bit.
The ninth annual poker tournament to benefit Scheck Hillel Community School is set for 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Mardi Gras Casino, 831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach.
Almost $18,000. That's how much Seminole Casino Coconut Creek officials said is going to victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy.
Jeremy Weinstein has been named vice president of marketing at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood.
So the Heat really is a lottery team…
A South Florida player who has been at the tables since even before the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino opened finished fifth in the World Poker Tour Hard Rock Poker Showdown Tuesday, earning $122,275.
It's show time: The World Poker Tour main event being played in Hollywood is down to the final six players, meaning the bright lights really get cranked up, Mike Sexton will be breaking down every hand and the Royal Flush Girls will be in their best outfits.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is going all-in with poker, announcing Monday it will launch a $10 million guaranteed tournament. That's the largest guaranteed tournament anywhere.
Income taxes are due Monday, and while this will be a dark day for some, three casinos are trying to ease the pain.
A new charity poker tournament linking a retired Miami Dolphin, the Hard Rock and World Poker Tour is set for Monday.
Donald Hawkins, 54, of Fort Lauderdale, claimed a top prize in the $1 Scratch-Off game, $500 A Week for Life at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
Now, this is what a good daughter does: Magali Prins Nogueira, of Miami Beach, claimed the $16 million Florida Lotto jackpot from the drawing held on March 30.
The Andy Slater “See You Later” Poker Tournament is at Stax Poker Lounge at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
A 10-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot of $1,961,806.16 has been carried over to Friday's closing-day program at Gulfstream Park, and it all has to go.
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek has two weekly slot tournaments and cash giveaways in April. The details:
Casino Miami Jai-Alai offers a World Class Boxing event called “The Homecoming” at 8 p.m. Saturday.
The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling will hold its 25th Anniversary Conference, Problem Gambling in Florida: Past, Present and Future, Thursday and Friday at the DoubleTree Hilton Orlando, Florida at SeaWorld.
The Palm Beach Kennel Club calls it the "Cruise Into Spring" promotion, and the prize each day is ... yes, a cruise.
Personally, I think the date is just a coincidence, but it's certainly going to be a wild tournament: Mardi Gras Casino's Big Easy Poker Room offers an "All In or Fold" free roll at 7 p.m. April 1.
Players hate long lines, bad service and losing. But which do they dislike the most?
Exposé, Taylor Dayne and Tiffany come to Magic City Casino for an 8 p.m. show Saturday.
Those of you in the industry already knew this, but I'm a few days behind: Mike Smith has left the Isle Casino and Racing to open a new 55-table poker room at Maryland Live! Casino. He'll reunite with his friend Rob Norton, who is Maryland Live! president.
The World Poker Tour Showdown returns April 1-16 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, with a nine-flight opening tournament, the televised $5,000 buy-in WPT Main Event and a $20,000 high roller event.
Laurie Finkelstein Reader asked the Mobil gas station clerk for 120 Powerball tickets. The cashier, thinking she meant $120 worth of Powerball tickets, forked over 60 tickets. Powerball costs $2 per play.
Maybe he came here for the sunshine: Stephen Bokor of Astoria, Ore., won the main event last week at the Isle Casino and Racing's Battles at the Beach.
A long dry spell -- and a big jackpot runup -- ended Saturday night, when Powerball hit for $320 million.
The three Seminole casinos in Broward County are giving away $500 in free play every five minutes from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays in March.
The slots were spinning and the cards were flying and Michele Blanco was taking me to work on a casino story.
The High Heels Poker Tour’s “Poker in Paradise Ladies Weekend” returns to The Poker Room in Seminole Paradise at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from Friday through Sunday
Sports gambling expert Marc Lawrence of Weston, who runs Playbook.com, put out these thoughts as we approach the NCAA tournament. I could pretend like I do this much studying, but it would be really faking it. So I'm just going to hand him the platform here.
The Florida Derby is still more than a week away, but there's all kinds of activities leading up to it at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino.
The David Posnack Jewish Community Center will host a Spring Poker Charity Classic at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Poker Room at Seminole Paradise, 1 Seminole Way.
My story about the effect of closing Internet cafes and senior arcades ran today, and with it was this primer:
The third annual Tyler’s Team Charity Poker Classic, which benefits The Tyler McLellan Foundation, will be at 1 p.m. March 24 at Palm Beach Kennel Club.
With the legislation proposed to eliminate Internet cafes and senior arcades, I thought I'd spend the weekend getting to know these places better. I visited about 10, and when time permitted, I tossed a little bit of coin in.
As gambling expert, lawyer and lobbyist Marc Dunbar notes, this is a busy time of year anyway, with regular legislative matters going on. Now, pile on the resignation of our lieutenant governor, linked to Internet cafes, and he's on the phone nonstop.
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek presents The Knockouts Burlesque Show at The Pavilion every Friday at 9 p.m. through March 29.
Two big events at the Isle Casino and Racing Friday:
Teagan Presley, who Maxim magazine listed as one of the 12 hottest women in the adult film industry, will host a charity poker tournament at 7 p.m. Friday at Goldfinger, 3801 University Drive, Sunrise.