Hialeah poker and anniversary; Croquetapalooza at Magic City

Several casino promotions in South Florida

There’s still time to enter Hialeah Park’s big poker event of the month. All this week, players could enter at either 11 a.m. or 7 p.m. for $150. Then those surviving meet at noon on Sunday to finish the tournament. The casino guarantees $100,000 in prize money. The event is part of the third anniversary of the casino this weekend, featuring Willy Chirino and Johnny Ventura at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Big food weekend at Magic City Casino. Croquetapalooza runs from 7-10 p.m. Friday. Twenty restaurants compete for the title of “Best Croqueta” and “Best Frita.” Tickets are $35. Go to  croquetapalooza.com. Then Saturday, the Wheelin’ Dealin’ Food Festival makes its usual third Saturday of the month appearance.

Like other racetrack casinos, the Casino @ Dania Beach has only electronic blackjack, but they’re making the most of it. Friday nights are “Blackjack Blitz.” From 8-11 p.m., any player who gets a blackjack on one of the virtual machines is placed into an 11 p.m. drawing. Those selected at that time play one hand of virtual blackjack for $200 (provided by the casino).

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek has an Asura Wine & Gurkha Cigar Dinner Sunday. Cocktails start at 6:30 p.m. in Legends Lounge with a 7 p.m. dinner in NYY Steak. The night features a five-course dinner paired with a selection of Asura wines. After dinner, guests can sample select Gurkha cigars in the NYY Steak Dugout. Tickets are $199 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call 954-585-5379 or a Casino Host at 954-283-2726.

A $100,000 free play giveaway is from 3-7:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Five players will be selected every 30 minutes to win $2,000 Free Play. Guests may earn entries from 7 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.

It’s 2fer Thursdays this month at Mardi Gras Casino. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Players earn double points on slots and double entries into Record Breaker, which runs 5-9 p.m. hourly. Five players will be called for a chance play a game board and win up to $2,500 cash each hour.

Miccosukee Resort & Gaming has five free roll poker tournaments each week. Texas Hold ‘em is at 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Thursday. A bounty tournament is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Crazy Pineapple is at 7 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

See details on the gambling venues at  SouthFloridaGambling.com Follow Nick @NickSortal