| May 28, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Charlotte Fraeman won $10,000 Tuesday at Mardi Gras Casino. That was the top prize in the May "Candy Machine of Cash" promotions.
Players who earned 10 points had a chance to dispense the Candy Machine. Ten players were selected at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p....
| May 29, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Out of the frying pan and into the fire, I'm switching from one dance show to another, with barely a week between the "Dancing with the Stars" finale and the "So You Think You Can Dance "premiere.
Audition episodes are often my least favorite, primarily...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:08 AM
They say to buy cars at the end of the month, when salesmen are trying to reach a quota. Whether that's true or not, it's certainly valid for casinos. That's the time reserved for people to drive off in new wheels, and three South Florida casinos will rev...
| May 15, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Talk about a promotion that will keep a person coming back: Isle Casino and Racing (1800 SW Third St., Pompano Beach, 954-972-2000, TheIslePompanoPark.com) awards free play for a year to four people every Saturday in May. Drawings are every hour from 6 to...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Ten years ago, few South Floridians thought of driving down State Road 7 in Hollywood in search of drinks and live music. The only legal blackjack games were found on cruise ships. The name "Martorano" was uttered mostly in east Fort Lauderdale. And not a...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Dania Casino and Jai-Alai (301 E. Dania Beach Blvd., 954-927-2841, DaniaCasino.com) offers Scratch, Match and Win from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Players receive a scratch card for every 200 points they earn. If they scratch off six stacks of bills in...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Before Bruce Springsteen shifted into high gear on Thursday in Tampa, he offered a holiday greeting:
“Happy May Day,” Springsteen told the crowd at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, after strolling to the spotlight with his guitar....
| May 6, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Mardi Gras Casino is known for its Fat Tuesday promotions with large cash prizes. And this May, players can win up to $10,000 every Tuesday playing Candy Machine of Cash.
Earn 10 points for a chance to dispense the Candy Machine at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p....
| Apr 18, 2014
| 8:01 AM
Even though people play solitaire on their phones, their computers and with real cards on their kitchen tables, it's not usually found in casinos.
That is changing: A solitaire machine created by a Boca Raton company debuted last month at Mardi Gras...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Before you focus on the cards or the slots at Mardi Gras Casino, take a look at the poker-themed paintings in the entryway.
They're the creations of Robby Becker, one of the Hallandale Beach casino's dealers.
The Hollywood artist, 42, combines...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 10:23 AM
Tuesday is Earth Day, and Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino (901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-454-7000, GulfstreamPark.com) is trying to make the world better by giving away an environmentally friendly car, a Nissan Leaf. The promotion runs...