Halloween highjinks, giveaways

Mardi Gras Casino marks Halloween with a costume contest at 6 p.m. Saturday on The Veranda. The prize is $500 cash each for scariest, funniest, most original and casino theme. Participants must sign up at the player’s club by noon Saturday.

Gulfstream Park gives away a BMW X1 between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Sunday to wrap up its October promotion. Players who earn at least 100 slot points are placed into the drawing.

Casino Miami offers “Hallo-Cash,” hourly free play drawings from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, with an upgrade to $1,000 cash at 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. Then comes the big monthly giveaway, a Chevy Silverado, on Sunday. Hourly free play drawings lead up from 3-11 p.m., then the truck giveaway is at midnight.

Hialeah Park completes a $201,000 guaranteed poker tournament that players have could enter for $155 throughout the month. Final first-day times are 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The final day is Sunday.

Seminole Classic’s “His & Hers Harley Giveaway” climaxes from 6-10 p.m. Friday. One patron wins two Harley Davidson Dyna Street Bobs and 23 other players will win a share of more than $10,000 cash.

Calder Casino completes an October food drive. Those who donate at least $5 in canned or dry goods receive $5 in free slot play. (One per person.) If the donations are close to the $5 minimum, please bring a receipt to the player’s club.

The Casino @ Dania Beach has the Dania Poker Cup at 6 p.m. Friday and will continue the event each Friday in October. The $150 buy-in event carries a $10,000 guarantee, with $5K and a trophy going to the winner.

The Isle Casino’s big October promotion concludes with Dodge Challenger SXT drawings (one orange, one black) at 11 p.m. Saturday and 9 p.m. Sunday. To become a finalist, names are drawn every 15 minutes from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. The finalists also receive $250 in free play.

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