Author: Nick Sortal

Sax player at Casino Miami; GMC giveaway at Miccosukee

Noted sax player with Barbieri tribute; GMC at Miccosukee Sax player Ed Calle leads a tribute to Gato Barbieri at 4 p.m. Sunday at Casino Miami. Calle, a professor of music business and production at Miami-Dade College, is a five-time Grammy nominee and recorded with Frank Sinatra, Celia Cruz, Arturo Sandoval and Natalie Cole. Tropikalia, a variety show with music, dancing and comedy similar to the Tropicana Nightclub in Havana, Cuba, is at 10 p.m. Saturday at Magic City Casino. Admission is free. Comedian and radio personality Eddy Calderón, magician Omar Ferret, and The Miami Latin Power Band are...

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Seminoles’ Allen suggests putting Florida up for bid

Allen: For Florida to do it right, bid for licenses The Seminole Tribe of Florida was noticeably quiet during the state’s legislative session, which ended last week. But Jim Allen, Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment’s president and CEO, dropped quite the bombshell last Thursday at a conference in Miami. Allen suggested that any expansion of commercial casinos in Florida should involve a competitive bidding process, rather than simply adding slots at more racetracks, reported James Kilsby for Gambling Compliance, the only media covering the event. “In my opinion and on behalf of the tribe, if the state wants to enhance...

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Pac-Man slot chomping away

 Pac-Man chewing away at Seminole Hard Rock Casino slot floors provide a buffet of sounds, with machines dinging and music playing. But if you walk into the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino now, there’s one more: The crunch-crunch-crunch of Pac-Man. The iconic Pac-Man character, one of the most recognizable figures in arcade game history, is featured in four machines near the casino’s center bar. There have been Pac-Man games before, but this one is Pac-Man Wild Edition, with progressive jackpots. (That means a few cents from each spin feed into a larger jackpot.) As of Monday night, the...

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Abba tribute group at Mardi Gras; $1K high hands at Hard Rock

Abba tribute group at Mardi Gras; $1K high hands at Hard Rock ▪ Arrival, an ABBA tribute group from Sweden, plays at 8 p.m. Friday at Mardi Gras Casino. Tickets are $15 to $50 via mgfla.com. The group has exact copies of the original staging clothes of ABBA, a permission granted by the ABBA clothing designer. ▪ The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has $1,000 high hands with rollovers from 2 p.m. to midnight on Friday. At 11 a.m. Saturday is a $15,000 guarantee tournament. Entry is $150. ▪ Hialeah Park gives away $10,000 from 6 p.m. to...

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Casinos offer Mother’s Day dining options

There are plenty of choices – and price points – for those who want to take Mom to the casino Sunday. Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will feature unlimited Taittinger Brut La Francaise with upgraded menu items. Cost is $89, with seatings at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Call 954-327-7501 or visit opentable.com. Seminole Casino Coconut Creek has 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. seatings at its NYY Steak for $75. There are bottomless mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar (954-935-6699). Sorrisi entrées from noon to 8 p.m. include Veal Saltimbocca Florentine...

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