Author: Nick Sortal

Seminole casinos rake in big money

Hard Rock Hollywood collects $579 million, more than the 8 local racinos South Florida racetrack casino owners merely shake their head when they asked how they can compete with the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. My recent calculations illustrate why. The Seminole Hard Rock’s haul for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, totaled more than $579 million. That’s more than all eight pari-mutuel casinos earned combined. Talk about an uphill battle … The tribe is not required to release its per-casino revenue figures, but by using two state documents, I computed the figures. The starting...

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Conine has personal reason for clubhouse, poker event

For Jeff Conine, clubhouse and poker tournament are personal Jeff Conine’s interest in providing comfort to parents of hospitalized children is personal: He’s been there. In 2000, his son, Tucker, was born three months premature and contracted a virus. Conine, the former Marlins baseball player, and his wife, stayed in a facility on the grounds of the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, now known as Conine’s Clubhouse. “Cindy and I know firsthand the importance of being close to the hospital,” said Conine. “It provides all the amenities of a three-star hotel but, more importantly, gives families a temporary...

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Fifth Dimension at Dania; Ladies night at Calder

South Florida casino action for early August Gulfstream Park gives away up to $250 in free slot play to its most active patrons each Wednesday in August. It’s called “Progressive Power Play” because the prizes increase: You get $10 in free play for earning 30 points, then an additional $15 for 75 points, with prizes at 100 points ($30), 250 points ($70) and 500 points ($125). Mardi Gras Casino runs “Krewe Kash” from 2-7 p.m. Sundays. One person every 15 minutes wins $250 in free play. The prize rolls over if not claimed. The 5th Dimension performs at the...

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Soap stars to dish at Seminole Coconut Creek

‘Young and Restless’ cast members at Creek Aug. 12 I have my own set of daytime drama plot guidelines: 1.) If a person dies via accident, say a plane crash, and the body is not found, it’s very likely that actor will return to the show, with a stunning story of miraculous survival. 2.) If a man and a woman spend only one night making love, the woman will become pregnant. 3.) If a couple wants to have children and sleep together every night, the woman will never get pregnant. You probably have yours, too, and you can test...

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Current poker events prime pump for SHRPO

Hard Rock poker events include bonus shots at SHRPO  The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open continues to get love via the card room’s poker promotions. A $25,000 guaranteed, $350 buy-in tournament at 4 p.m. Friday, for example, also awards the top 10 finishers a spot in Step 2 main event satellite, set for 6 p.m. Monday. Those seats are normally worth $300. Hialeah Park has added $1-$3 no-limit hold ’em to its menu of poker games. I’m a normal $1-$2 no-limit player, and found that the pots build a little quicker, meaning that bets after the flop, turn and...

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