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A gold mine and a gold ring for poker player in Coconut Creek

Correspondent

On Monday, Feb. 19, Kammar Andries won the $1,675 Main Event No-Limit Hold ’Em that was part of the 13-event World Series of Poker Circuit. The tournament was held Feb. 8-19 at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek (5550 NW 40th St., 954-977-6700, CasinoCoco.com).

Andries, of Ocoee, walked with $241,898 and a gold ring after defeating 826 entries.

The prize pool totaled $1,240,500. The second- and third-place finishers also earned six figures.

FOR THE DOGS

The 87th annual $50,000 James W. Paul 3/8ths Mile Derby will take place Saturday, Feb. 24, at Palm Beach Kennel Club (1111 N. Congress Ave., West Palm Beach, 561-683-2222, PBKennelClub.com). The fourth round of qualifying took place on Sunday.

The derby will be race 12, which has a post time of about 4 p.m.

Eight greyhounds will compete for the top prize of $25,000. Favorites are Barts Big Bang, who’s quick out of the gate, and Rcknative Spirit, who’s a better closer. Early odds weren’t known at presstime since post positions hadn’t been drawn yet.

The pick-4 has a guaranteed payout of $10,000, and there will be 15 superfecta races throughout the day.

This Saturday’s derby is the second of PBKC’s “Big 3” stakes. Top Notch, a 13-1 favorite at post time, won the $50,000 He’s My Man Classic on Jan. 27. And the $50,000 Arthur J. Rooney Sr. St. Patrick’s Invitational will be run on March 17, with qualifying rounds ahead of it.

THE ’90S ARE CALLING

Spin Doctors (“Two Princes,” “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong”) were added to Rock 2K Music Festival, which takes place this Saturday, Feb. 24, at Magic City Casino (450 NW 37th Ave., Miami, 305-649-3000, MagicCityCasino.com).

Uncle Kracker (“Follow Me,” “Drift Away”), Smash Mouth (“All Star,” “Walkin’ on the Sun”) and Fastball (“Out of My Head,” “The Way”) were already scheduled.

Floor tickets (standing-room only) cost $15. Lawn-area tickets cost $20, and other tickets cost from $25 to $125. The show starts at 6 p.m. Fastball opens and Smash Mouth closes.

Sophia Loren will regale visitors April 6 at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek with stories from her life.

According to organizers, the international model and actress, 83, “will share stories of her childhood in war-torn Italy, her family life and prolific career.”

Loren will be interviewed onstage by Hollywood reporter Bill Harris and answer questions from the audience. Tickets cost from $70 to $250.

RAINBOW CONNECTION

The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino (901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-454-7000, GulfstreamPark.com) has reached almost $1.2 million dollars for the Feb. 21 card. This means that for a 20-cent bet, you might become a millionaire.

The pick-6 went unsolved for the 16th consecutive program on Monday, leading to the huge jackpot. The last time it hit was Jan. 28. Only a unique ticket can win the jackpot, which means you must be the only bettor who chooses the first-place finisher in each of the final six races.

david@davidraterman.com

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