Step into Mardi Gras and step into craps

Craps are illegal in Florida, but “crappy” promotions aren’t. For years, Mardi Gras Casino has poked fun at itself, and at craps, with its “Crappiest Promotion.”

Slot players are selected to roll large dice and win free play. The latest incarnation of the Hallandale Beach casino’s promotion runs every two hours from 1-9 p.m. on Tuesdays in April.

Slot players can earn extra drawing entries from 9 a.m. to midnight on Mondays.

From 2-8 p.m. Wednesdays is “Picnic Play & Win.” Play and win a different picnic item every Wednesday in April.

Spring Fling Hot Seat runs every two hours from noon to midnight on Thursdays. Top prize is $500.

Fridays is Spring Clean House of Cash  hourly from 6 p.m. to midnight, with a total of $35,000 cash.

Golden Jesters runs from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. Sundays. Players 55 and older play to earn $10 Bonus Play. Plus, earn additional points to receive an entry into the $100 cash drawing every two hours.

The French Quarter Restaurant has a seafood  and prime rib buffet from 5-10 p.m. Saturdays, The $5 Drink of the Month reminds visitors to “Save the Earth.” It’s rum, pineapple juice, sour mix and a splash of blue curacao garnished with a cherry.

The Big Easy Poker Room has a $10,000 guaranteed free roll at 1 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are available at 10 a.m. on the day of the event.

Mardi Gras Casino is located at 831 North Federal Highway. Call 954-924-3200 or visit www.mardigrascasinofl.com.