Gambling Gambling

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."

 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. 

 

 

Copyright © 2015, South Florida
Related Content
  • Big events at Hard Rock, Isle; Free-roll at Mardi Gras

    Big events at Hard Rock, Isle; Free-roll at Mardi Gras

    The two largest poker rooms in South Florida will have 11 a.m. tournaments on Memorial Day and then there's a free event at Mardi Gras Casino.

  • Five chances to drive away

    Five chances to drive away

    Memorial Day weekend is a time to reflect, grill with friends and, apparently, give away cars, trucks and cash. Five South Florida casinos have car or truck promotions this weekend, while two others have big loot going out.

  • Fitch forecaster: Young people gamble, just differently

    Fitch forecaster: Young people gamble, just differently

     Younger people are visiting casinos, but their focus is less on slots. And that's going to require some adjustment for the industry, notes Alex Bumazhny, director of gambling, lodging and leisure at Fitch Ratings.

  • My moment on TV: Some slot reminders

    My moment on TV: Some slot reminders

    WPLG-Ch. 10 interviewed our gambling reporter on how to help inexperienced gamblers.

  • Interactive guide to South Florida casinos

    Interactive guide to South Florida casinos

    You hear an advertisement for a new restaurant or a familiar entertainer at some casino you can’t quite place. Or maybe you want to play poker or blackjack, and want to make sure you’re hitting the right spot. That’s where this casino guide and map comes in. Click on the dots for the casinos’ addresses,...

  • Car buildup at Mardi Gras

    Car buildup at Mardi Gras

    Mardi Gras Casino (831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-924-3200, MardiGrasCasinoFL.com) will give away a Mustang on Memorial Day, but you need to qualify for the drawing by being selected in a preliminary drawing either Tuesday or May 25. It takes 50 slot points to be placed in the preliminary...

Comments
Loading