Author: Nick Sortal

Powerball primer: Questions you’ve likely asked

Powerball Q-and-A (other than winning numbers) You’ve likely invoked the word “Powerball” many more times in the past week that you likely have in your lifetime. The $1.4 billion jackpot ($1.5B as of 11 a.m. now) is on all the newscasts, and I don’t know about you, but I’m burned out on live shots of breathless patrons holding up tickets saying “This is the winner!” Meanwhile, casual players have all kinds of things they’ve been wondering. Where does the money go? Can’t I win just a little something? Since I’ve been covering Powerball since it came to Florida in 2009,...

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World still spinning VERY quickly

Hey, I’ll get to it (whatever it is) So this vision of a multi-media gambling empire is coming together way quicker than I thought, thanks partially to Powerball. The Miami Herald is taking another story from me, this time about interesting tidbits about Powerball, which I have been following since the game came here  Jan. 4, 2009. (Can’t help but think of the late, great Gary Taylor .) Next, I’ll be on with Manny Munoz and Jimmy Cephalo on WIOD 610 at 7:22 a.m. Wednesday, talking about Powerball. I’m also putting together an article on how Powerball is declining,...

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Mardi Gras Casino promotions for January

Mardi Gras promotions for January Mardi Gras Casino has a car giveaway, a homebrew competition and a $2,500 shopping spree in January. The details: Monday Cash Frenzy: Purple Krewe Club members who earn 20 points get a chance to win $100 at 4 p.m., Gold Krewe Club Members who earn 25 points can win $250 at 7 p.m., Black Krewe Club Members who earn 35 points can win $500 at 8 p.m., and Platinum Krewe Club Members with 50 points have a chance to win $750 at 9 p.m. New Year New Ride  runs from noon to 8 p.m....

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Poker in Hialeah, Hard Rock, Coconut Creek

Lots of poker events upcoming in South Florida Hialeah Park has tournaments with $5,000, $10,000 and $15,000 guarantees to start the month, then finishes with a $75,000 big event Jan. 26-31. The $5,000 guarantees cost $75 and are at 7 p.m. Monday and Jan. 25. The $10K costs $100 and one was today, with others Jan. 16 and 23. The $15K costs $125 and is at 6 p.m. Wednesday and Jan. 20. The $75K is $100 and players can enter Jan. 26-30. Go to HialeahPark.com.  The Lucky Hearts Poker Open, a series of 15 tournaments, began Thursday at the...

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