Stax links high hand with NCAA basketball; Mardi Gras specials

Here are two quick options for sports fans who like to play poker:

Instead of offering the standard high hand promotion, Stax Poker Lounge at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is giving patrons a chance to make a little more money.

From 7 p.m. Sunday (that’s just after the brackets come out) through noon Tuesday, poker players with the high hand select a college basketball team. If that team wins a game in the NCAA tournament, they line up and collect $100 (must be present to win). If their team goes all the way, they will collect $500 on April 3.

The Big Easy Poker Room at Mardi Gras Casino continues its food and beverage specials during special game days, and that includes all of the NCAA action.

Draft beers are $1, well drinks are $2 and chicken wings and loaded potato skins are $3.

The specials also are available during home-team sports events and others designated on the monthly calendar. For example, this week the Panthers play Tuesday and Thursday, while the Miami Heat plays  Sunday and Wednesday.

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