Author: Nick Sortal

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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How’s it look for compact? Gaming Congress to discuss

Florida Gaming Congress meets this week As Tallahassee gears up to discuss the upcoming Seminole compact, and the collateral effects, here’s a way to get a head start on things: Top casino legislators, operators and other experts will be discussing the possibilities at the annual Florida Gaming Congress. The conference is usually held in South Florida, but this year, it’s in Orlando Jan. 6-7 (about the time this site goes public). Speakers this year include Maureen Adams, president and general manager of Calder Race Course, Inc.; Marc Dunbar, a partner in Jones Walker legal firm; Steve Geller, former president of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States; Izzy Havenick, Vice President of Political Affairs for Magic City Casino, Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Racing and Poker, and Dania Jai-Alai; Dave Jonas, CEO, Casino Miami and Donn Mitchell, chief administrative officer for Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. Get more info at...

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Seminole Coconut Creek promotions for January

Seminole Coconut Creek promotions for January Seminole Casino Coconut Creek has a varied list of promotions in January, including four slot tournaments, its popular Coco’s Lucky 5’s promotion (twice) and a doo-wop concert. Here’s their list, with light editing by me: $15,000 Slot Tournament: Tuesday, Jan. 5, from 2 to 8 p.m. – Casino Floor – Tournament Area by CenterStage The top 75 players will be awarded their share of the $10,000 prize pool. Earn $5 Comp Dollars on tournament day to be eligible to play. $20,000 Jackpot Party Payout: Wednesday, Jan. 6, from 8 to 10 p.m. –...

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