Andy Slater tourney expands -- and quickly

  Radio host Andy Slater's poker tournament has blown up, with prize money now 10 times what it was last month.

  Slater, whose show airs weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. on 640 WMEN, had hosted nice little $64 buy-in tournaments with $6,400 in prize money in recent months, called the "Andy Slater, See You Later" tournament at Stax Poker Lounge at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.

 This month, the prize money is $64,000, and there are seven Day Ones. For $64 players can compete at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday (Aug. 16) and Saturday (Aug. 17). Players can enter as many flights as they wish and take their largest chip stack into Day Two, which is at 2 p.m. Aug. 18.

"It's been great to see so many people come out, and we couldn't have teamed up with a better venue than the Stax Poker Lounge," Slater said. "My only issue is that I haven't won yet, but this will be the perfect month to change that."

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 Tournaments in the past have had celebrities and bounties, but now that it's serious, they've done away with that. Instead there are four drawings each flight for a free entry into next month's event.