Thanksgiving promotions at casinos

Some people fill up on turkey and head to the mall. Others head to the casino. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 866-502-7529, SeminoleHardRockHollywood.com) caters to the latter, giving away $5,000 in free play every hour from 7 p.m. to midnight. One player will be randomly selected every hour, and must be playing slots with a Player’s Club card inserted to be eligible. The free play will be auto-loaded to the winning Player’s Club account, to avoid the temptation of taking the loot and spending it on electronics, trendy clothes or knickknacks.

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek (5550 NW 40th St., 954-977-6700, SeminoleCasinoCoconutCreek.com) will get ahead on the Thanksgiving promotions with Angry Turkeys Take Las Vegas from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Eight randomly selected winners will each select a turkey egg. Four eggs will contain an instant free-play prize. The remaining four will win up to $2,000. They can then leave the game or go for more prizes, but if they uncover the “farmer with the ax,” they will lose their accumulated prizes and leave with $250 in free play.

Mardi Gras Casino (831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-924-3200, MardiGrasCasinoFL.com) goes for the late-night Thanksgiving eve crowd with Late Night Hotseat starting at 12:30 a.m., with prizes escalating as the night progresses.

The Isle Casino and Racing (1800 SW Third St., Pompano Beach, 954-972-2000, TheIslePompanoPark.com) links football to November with Goal Line Gambles from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Five patrons will be picked every hour to play, and every football they select will offer free play. A fumble wins $100, an incomplete pass $200, pass interference $350 and a touchdown $500.


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Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino (901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-454-7000, GulfstreamPark.com) will continue the Stuff Your Bird Slot Tournament Thursday. It’s open to players who have 25 slot points. The top 20 will get free play, and the winner will receive $1,000.

Casino Miami Jai-Alai (3500 NW 37th Ave., Miami, 305-633-6400, CasinoMiamiJaiAlai.com) will host America at 9 p.m. Saturday. The band is best known for “A Horse With No Name,” “Sister Golden Hair” and “Ventura Highway.” Tickets start at $18.50 and are available at TicketWeb.com or the Casino Miami Jai-Alai box office.