‘Ultimate’ comedy @Dania, $1K high hands at Hard Rock, Nissan 370Z at Classic
Casino entertainment can cover a lot of ground — with everything from comedy competitions to old favorites to talented local performers — as evidenced by the next few days:
▪ Qualifying for the sixth annual The Ultimate Miami Comedian competition begins Tuesday, May 2, and continues through May 4. The qualifying is at 7 p.m. May 2 at The Casino @ Dania Beach, May 3 at Palm Beach Improv and May 4 at Magic City Casino. Admission to watch the qualifying competitions is free. Registrants must fill out the entry form at theultimatemiami.com. The winners go on to the finals at 8 p.m. June 8 at Magic City Casino and vie for $5,000. Carlos Mencia will headline that show.
▪ Meanwhile (pictured), The Four Tops (“Ain’t No Woman,” “I Can’t Help Myself,” “Are You Man Enough”) play at 8 p.m. Friday at Magic City Casino’s Stage 305. Tickets start at $25 via magiccitycasino.com.
▪ And at Casino Miami, Cuban musician Roberto Torres takes the stage at 10 p.m. Saturday. The show is free.
▪ Calder Casino gives away up to $1,000 in free play from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Two patrons will be selected every 30 minutes.
▪ Gulfstream Park’s $20,000 Grand Finale Giveaway runs from 3-9 p.m. Sunday, with the prizes increasing as the night goes on. Slot players must earn 20 points to be placed in the drawing.
▪ Mardi Gras Casino’s “$50,000 Money Tree” promotion wraps up this weekend, running from 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2-7 p.m. Sunday. Two players will be selected each hour.
▪ The Seminole Hard Rock also has $1,000 high hands, with rollovers, from 2 p.m. to midnight Friday and a 100,000 guarantee “Big Slick” tournament that players can enter at 11 a.m. Friday or Saturday. The tournament, which costs $1,100, concludes Sunday and also awards a seat in the August Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (worth $5,250) to the winner. The Hard Rock has “$50,000 Free Play Frenzy” from 4-8:30 p.m. Saturday, with 10 patrons every 30 minutes winning $500 in free slot play.
▪ Miccosukee Resort & Gaming gives away a new Infinity Friday night. Those who prefer cash can take $25,000.
▪ Seminole Classic gives away a Nissan 370Z as part of a promotion from 6-10 p.m. Saturday that includes $10,000 in free play. Players may earn entries through Saturday.
▪ Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will select 30 winners every two hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday for a piece of their “$150,000 Power Jackpot Giveaway.” There’s also a Ketel One Vodka (Arnold Palmer Edition) Giveaway from noon to 6 p.m. Guests can receive one bottle by earning $12 Comp Dollars starting at 7 a.m. on promotion day.
▪ Resorts World Bimini has powerboat racing Friday and Saturday. Go to rwbimini.com/powerboatgrandprix.