Casinos, too, move cars at the end of the month

Miccosukee Resort & Gaming gives away a GMC truck on Friday.
Miccosukee Resort & Gaming gives away a GMC truck on Friday.

Like auto dealers, casinos look to move cars at the end of the month. Many South Florida venues use earning entries to a car giveaway as a means to attract patrons throughout the month. So a three-day weekend such as the one coming up gives them even more opportunities:

▪ Seminole Classic in Hollywood awards an Infiniti QX50 at 11 p.m. Friday. Players have had all month to earn one drawing entry for every one comp dollar earned or for every $200 wagered on table games.

▪ Miccosukee Resort & Gaming gives away a GMC truck at midnight Friday. Slot players who hit a jackpot of $1,200 or more are eligible for the drawing, as well as poker players actively playing on Fridays.

▪ Seminole Casino Coconut Creek gives away a Range Rover Evoque both Saturday and Sunday. Eight patrons will be called hourly from 5-9 p.m. and two will make the final drawing. Guests may insert their Seminole Wild Card into any slot machine daily for one free entry and receive an additional entry for every $4 Comp Dollars earned or $800 wagered on table games.

▪ The Isle Casino gives away a Maserati at 11 p.m. Saturday. The casino has been drawing two finalists every 20 minutes from 4-10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the month. The patrons also receive $200 in free play.

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Circuit Series

Seminole Gaming announced its partnership with the World Series of Poker to host two events during the upcoming WSOP Circuit season.

The WSOPC will be at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Sept. 21-Oct. 2 and at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Feb. 8-19, 2018.

It is the only two Florida tour stops booked this season by the WSOPC, which had regularly conducted two series at the Palm Beach Kennel Club.

“The Seminole group has been very committed to their poker offerings, have a multitude of properties throughout Florida and we found them to the best fit for us moving forward,” WSOPC spokesman Seth Palansky said. “We have a chance to visit multiple properties of theirs in Florida, with the chance to add more in the future and to spread the WSOP brand more broadly throughout the Sunshine State.”

The WSOPC is connected to the World Series of Poker, which has a main event shown by ESPN.

Allen suggests bid process

The Seminole Tribe of Florida was noticeably quiet during the state’s legislative session, which ended earlier this month. But Jim Allen, Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment’s president and CEO, suggested at a conference in Miami that any expansion of commercial casinos in Florida should involve a competitive bidding process.

“In my opinion and on behalf of the tribe, if the state wants to enhance revenue from gaming, then run a process … and attract great companies like Steve Wynn’s, like MGM, like Station [Casinos], Penn National Gaming, like LVS,” Allen told delegates at the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) spring conference. “If we’re going to do it, then let’s do it right.”

Just a week earlier, the state had once again failed at attempting to pass a comprehensive gambling bill. The blackjack portion of a five-year agreement between the Seminoles and the state expired in 2015.

Coming up

▪ Cuban singer Carlos Manuel performs a free show at 10 p.m. Saturday at Casino Miami. He joined the Mayohaucan Band and then later became director of the Grammy Award winning band Irakere.

▪ Burger Beast at Magic City Casino has a burger house party from 7-10 Friday. For $45 (in advance) patrons can sample all of 20 of the of the Hamburger House Party competitors plus desserts, cocktail and beer sample and soft drinks.

▪ Gulfstream Park Casino has its grand finale drawing for $15,000 on Sunday. On Monday earn 20 points and get $10 in free play from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

▪ Calder Casino gives away up to $1,000 free play to two patrons every 30 minutes from 6-9 p.m. Saturdays this month. If no one hits the $1,000 on a particular night, the prize rolls over into the next week. Earn entries daily with every 10 points, plus each entry can be multiplied by up to eight times on Thursdays.

▪ Luxe at the Casino @ Dania Beach offers bottomless mimosas as part of its Sunday brunch. Dining runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $21. The mimosa add-on is $9.

▪ Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will have a ribbon-cutting at noon Friday for its new restaurant, called The Bol. The Seminoles also have The Bol at their Hard Rock Hollywood site. The 61-seat dining venue is situated near the main valet entrance and in close proximity to the Player’s Club Xperience. It will offer a menu of authentic Vietnamese and Chinese specialty dishes. The Bol is the eighth dining venue at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek joining NYY Steak, Sorrisi, Fresh Harvest, 1st Street Deli, Sunset Grill, Nectar and the level2 bar.

▪ Mardi Gras Casino specials this month include a $5 “Voulez-Vous.” That’s rum, triple sec, a dash of lime juice, ginger ale and a splash of strawberry mix. The Big Easy Poker room has $1 draft beer, $2 well drinks and $3 for two hot dogs to those seated at the tables or the bar.