Author: Nick Sortal

$32 meal at Isle’s Farraddays (July only)

The Isle Casino has Summer Season menus from 5-7 p.m. at its two fine dining restaurants. For $32 at Farraddays or $30 at Bragozzo the offer includes one of five starters, one of six main entrees and one of five desserts. Farraddays is closed Monday-Tuesday and Bragozzo is closed Wednesday-Thursday. The Andy Slater “See You Later” poker tournament is usually held the second Tuesday of the month at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. But this month, that’s the same date as the MLB All-Star Game, staged this year in Miami. So the tournament moves to Wednesday, July 13. Buy-in is...

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Online, land-based casinos can help each other

Casino, online gambling converging, as Spectrum forecast 15 years ago Land-based casino operators are embracing online gambling, learning that it will help attract a different audience and not cannibalize their existing business. We’ve kind of known that from revenue figures compiled in recent months – especially in Atlantic City – but Spectrum Gaming, an independent research and professional services firm, spelled out the specifics in a recent white paper presented at the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States summer meeting in Denver. Spectrum was providing an update from a report created 15 years ago – in the infant...

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The Bol grand opening at Creek Friday

Big party at The Bol Friday at Coconut Creek The BŌL, an authentic Asian-cuisine restaurant at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, will celebrate its grand opening on Friday. The restaurant had opened on May 26 but wanted to have a larger event now that things are rolling. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., the celebration will feature all-day festivities and entertainment, including dragon dancers, stilt walkers and live music. “We’re excited about opening our eighth dining venue here at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek,” said Bonner. “We’re confident our guests will really enjoy The BŌL experience.” Open daily for lunch and dinner, the...

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Makeup show at Hialeah Park Friday

Valdes at Hialeah; Tracy Lawrence at Miccosukee Cuban entertainer Alexis Valdés gives a free show at 9 p.m. Friday in the Paddock Garden at Hialeah Park. Valdés, whose repertoire includes singing, comedy, monologues, screenwriting, and producing, is best known for TV comedy shows Seguro Que Yes on America Teve and Ésta Es Tu Noche on Mega TV. The show is a makeup from the scheduled June 9, which was rained out. My apologies for not putting you two as the lead item, but the Valdes show is more imminent. Anyway, country singers Tracy Lawrence (“Alibis,” “Time Marches On”) and...

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Look for growth of electronic table games

That busty video blackjack dealer is here to stay It’s difficult to find someone who has negative things to say about electronic table games nowadays, with casino officials and financial experts pointing out their value and the innovative uses on the horizon. As casinos try to control their manpower costs while growing a new player base, many are saying that versions of blackjack, roulette, and craps that operate without the dealer can be one way to accomplish both goals. ETGs first hit the market in Asia in about 2000, and have since spread to other parts of the world....

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