Author: Nick Sortal

Special Deepstacker tourney Sunday at Gulfstream Park

$80, 16K chips Sunday at Gulfstream Park Gulfstream Park has a poker tournament it is calling the Deepstacker at 2 p.m. Sunday. Entry is $80 and players receive 16,000 chips. There is a $5,000 prize money guarantee. The poker room also has $500 high hands every 30 minutes from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It’s $300 from 1-10 p.m. Sundays through Wednesday. Miccosukee Resort & Casino gives away a new GMC SUV at midnight on Friday and on June 30. Those who don’t want the ride can take $12,000 plus a stay at the resort....

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Conine poker is Aug. 7 at Hard Rock

Conine poker event set for Aug. 7 at Seminole Hard Rock The Jeff Conine Celebrity Poker Classic has a new home: The event is at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 this year at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. The tournament started at Calder Casino in 2012, then moved to the Isle Casino and Racing for two years when Calder closed its poker room. First prize has usually been an entry into the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas (or the $10,000 cash equivalent), but because the Seminole Hard Rock has a big event...

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$5K tourney seats on top of $1K high hands at Hard Rock

The high hand war escalates another step Saturday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The room will have $1,000 high hands, with rollovers, every 30 minutes from 4 p.m. to midnight. But on top of that, the high hand winner at 6, 8, 10 p.m. and midnight will have a seat in the $5,250 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open main event added to their prize. So if you have a straight flush draw, you’re priced in, even if your opponent shoves. Meanwhile, the poker room, previously situated outside in Seminole Paradise, is now in the ballrooms inside...

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Isle Casino gives away MLB All-Star tickets

Want to go to MLB All-Star game? Isle Casino has tickets The Isle Casino gives away tickets to this summer’s MLB All-Star Game (held in Miami) each Friday. Every 30 minutes from 4-10 p.m. is a top prize of $500 free play. The main drawing is at 11 p.m. and requires 100 tier points to enter. Slot players who accrue 250 tier points (except for June 26-27) receive 10 times their normal amount of entries on Mondays and Tuesdays. The Kings Court jai-alai fronton in Florida City opens at 11:30 a.m. Friday. Jai-alai must run for one day before...

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Brunetti gambles with Florida City project

Brunetti takes another risk with Florida City jai-alai, poker Back in 2009, John Brunetti Sr. took a risk. He invested in refurbishing a decayed Hialeah Park race track, with the goal of getting a slot license. Today, Brunetti’s race track is averaging $6 million a month in revenues from slot play. In 2004, while the Hialeah Park race track was out of business, Florida voters had approved a constitutional amendment to let Broward and Miami-Dade voters decide on slots –– but influential Hialeah legislators eventually persuaded the state to write in their venue, too. Court rulings upheld the legislature’s...

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