Mardi Gras Casino's Big Easy Poker room has gone to $500 high hands daily, as well as other enticements:
- $500 high hand jackpot every half hour 7 days a week from noon to 10 p.m. $750 if won in $3-6 limit or higher or $2-5 no limit or higher. High hands now qualify with 0, 1 or 2 cards in hand.
- $50 for any full house (2 cards in hand) 10am –noon 7 days a week.
- Late Night Madness 10 p.m.- 4 a.m., 7 days a week. (2 cards in hand) $50 for a full house, $100 for quads, $250 for a straight flush and $500 for a royal.
The casino also has five free-rolls, all at 7 p.m.: On Sunday's it's a Texas Hold 'em Shootout; on Mondays and Thursdays it's straight Hold 'em and on Wednesdays, it's Pot-Limit Omaha. Each guarantees $1,500 in prize money, with at least $500 to the winner. The new (and big) one is Saturday: $2,500 guarantee, with $1,000 to the winner.