Poker

There’s all kinds of poker news: What tournaments are coming up, what high hand and other promotions are going on, who won the big events … and, of course, those stories of that donkey who sucked out and hit a two-outer for all your chips. Here’s the spot.

SHRPO set for Aug. 3-15

Big Four format returns to SHRPO in August Details of this year’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open were released last week, and, like previous years, there are four big tournaments, which organizers call the Big Four. The overall series consists of 18 events and runs...

$5K tourney seats on top of $1K high hands at Hard Rock

The high hand war escalates another step Saturday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The room will have $1,000 high hands, with rollovers, every 30 minutes from 4 p.m. to midnight. But on top of that, the high hand winner at 6, 8, 10 p.m. and midnight will...

Florida City opening delayed until Friday

Weather delays Florida City opening The continuous rain has delayed the opening of Kings Court jai-alai and poker room in Florida City. The first jai-alai match was set for Sunday to meet a state deadline for activating a pari-mutuel permit but has now been...

Mardi Gras tries higher limit poker

Mardi Gras tries for bigger limit games Mardi Gras Casino is encouraging poker players to try new games, and is using large high hand jackpots as an incentive. “We are emphasizing larger limit Texas Hold ‘em games,” said David Litvin, the casino’s director of poker...

No more ‘November Nine’ as WSOP climaxes in July

Poker viewing changes, so WSOP to conclude in July World Series of Poker officials announced a format change last week. The era of playing down to the final nine in July, then waiting until November to complete the tournament, is over. The change comes partially...

Charity poker tourney honors heavy-metal guitarist

Play poker in Plantation, raise money for cancer Heavy metal and poker usually don’t go together, but friends of a bass player who died of cancer have arranged a charity poker tournament in his honor. The inaugural Heavy Hitter Poker Tournament will be at 6 p.m. Feb....

Gulfstream poker: Take a spin at the high hand

High hand wheel at Gulfstream Park It takes a significant event for everyone at the Gulfstream Park poker room to focus on the same thing, as patrons juggle their card-playing, horse betting and socializing. But in recent weeks, the room has come to a stop every 30...

Boca man wins $290K, Lucky Hearts main event

Michael Graffeo of Boca Raton walked away with $290,687 after winning the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open (LHPO) WPTDeepStacks Main Event on Tuesday at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. The series finale carried a $1,100 buy-in, $1 million...