Author: Nick Sortal

Powerball at $400 million — and growing!

Powerball at $400 million — and rising! We’re now into some really big money for Powerball: we’re talking $400 million-plus. Powerball, which has rolled over since Nov. 7 (that’s 17 times) is at the seventh-highest lottery jackpot total ever. The record is $656 million in March 2012, when three players split the top prize in Mega Millions. The next Powerball drawing is at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday. The exact grand prize won’t be computed until Thursday morning, and generally during these big run-ups, there’s a rush of ticket sales the day of the drawing.  (Sales cut off at 10 p.m....

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Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Jan. 7-20

Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open Kicks Off Soon The first major South Florida poker series in 2016 is the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open, which runs Jan. 7-20 and consists of 15 events. The main event is the WPT DeepStacks tournament Jan. 14-18, which consists of $1 million in guaranteed prize money. The total payout likely will be more, as players’ entry fees have surpassed (well, actually smashed) the total promised in most of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood’s poker events in 2015. This one costs $1,100 to enter, but there...

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Dania Casino eyes mid-January opening

The revamped casino at Dania Beach is looking at a mid-January opening, CEO Scott Savin said Thursday. The Dania Beach jai-alai fronton will have a renewed emphasis on the game, as well as 884 slots machines, 23 poker tables and a lot of entertainment. Shows will be on the second-floor concert area Stage 954. Savin also manages Magic City Casino in Miami, whose owners bought one-fourth of Dania and will run it. Stage 954 is modeled after Magic City’s Stage 305 in Miami-Dade and will be located in the area that had been used for slots during Dania’s brief 2014...

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