Author: Nick Sortal

Calder’s big Saturday giveaway; Burgers at Magic City

Calder free play giveaway; Burger ‘house party’ at Magic City Calder Casino gives away up to $1,000 free play to two patrons every 30 minutes from 6-9 p.m. Saturdays this month. If no one hits the $1,000 on a particular night, the prize rolls over into the next week. Earn entries daily with every 10 points, plus each entry can be multiplied by up to eight times on Thursdays. Burger Beast at Magic City Casino has a burger house party from 7-10 Friday. For $45 (in advance) patrons can sample all of 20 of the of the Hamburger House...

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Need a new ride? Casinos giving them away

Like auto dealers, casinos look to move cars at the end of the month. Many South Florida venues use earning entries to a car giveaway as a means to attract patrons throughout the month. So a three-day weekend such as the one coming up gives them even more opportunities: Seminole Classic in Hollywood awards an Infiniti QX50 at 11 p.m. Friday. Players have had all month to earn one drawing entry for every one comp dollar earned or for every $200 wagered on table games. Miccosukee Resort & Gaming gives away a GMC truck at midnight Friday. Slot players...

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Orange Bear Grill opens at Dania

Orange Bear Grill opens at Dania casino A popular Bonita Springs restaurant has relocated to South Florida and is now on the first floor of The Casino @ Dania Beach. Called the Orange Bear Grill, the sandwich and burger restaurant, amassed a large following of hungry devotees at his previous location. Favorites included biscuits and gravy, a bourbon cheddar burger, Hennessy wings and mini doughnuts. The restaurant replaces Roasters ‘n’ Toasters, which closed last month. Scott Savin, chief executive officer of The Casino @ Dania Beach, says he already is a fan. “It’s soon to be your favorite new...

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No more ‘November Nine’ as WSOP climaxes in July

Poker viewing changes, so WSOP to conclude in July World Series of Poker officials announced a format change last week. The era of playing down to the final nine in July, then waiting until November to complete the tournament, is over. The change comes partially because of changing media culture, which provides followers with instantaneous coverage. The live-to-tape shows used to have a continuing storyline feel similar to live-to-tape Olympics telecasts. But with livestreaming and other immediate coverage, poker fans have begun to watch the action live. “We used to cover it like The Bachelor,” tournament spokesman Seth Palansky...

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Hard Rock busy with slot tourney, promotions

Gift card giveaways, slot tournaments at Hard Rock The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has backed off of promotions for rank-and-file gamblers in recent years – instead focusing on bigger players — but in the next few days they have plenty of promotions. Those who earn 10 comp dollars before 3 p.m. on Sunday can win $30 to $1,000 in gift cards or free slot play via drawings conducted in the ballrooms from 1-4 p.m. Gift card brands include Total Wine & More, Bed Bath & Beyond and Publix. Then Monday, May 22, and Tuesday, May 23, players...

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