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Mardi Gras

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  • Mardi Gras 'Candy Machine' has $10K winner

    Mardi Gras 'Candy Machine' has $10K winner
    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....
  • Why 55? Casinos just shrug

    Why 55? Casinos just shrug
    I am the youngest person in line at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, and among the men, I probably have the most hair. That's because this line is for a Monday-morning slot tournament restricted to those age 55 and older, and I just reached that milestone...
  • Louisiana comes to Chicago for Mardi Gras week

    Louisiana comes to Chicago for Mardi Gras week
    Lovers of gumbos, jambalayas and po' boys rejoice: Local restaurants are celebrating Mardi Gras with Cajun and Creole-inspired food specials. Here's a roundup of what chefs are cooking up. Big Jones: James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist Paul...
  • Mardi Gras books Shoemaker to headline Comedy Challenge

    Mardi Gras books Shoemaker to headline Comedy Challenge
    The third annual Mardi Gras Comedy Challenge kicks off Thursday as the field begins to narrow.  They are vying for the chance to open for Craig Shoemaker and win $5K during the casino's Grandstand Finale in November. The 40 funniest contestants from the...
  • Mardi Gras' Big Easy continues Instant Win promotion

    Mardi Gras' Big Easy continues Instant Win promotion
    The Big Easy Poker Room at Mardi Gras Casino continues its instant win promotion, meaning players who hit monster hands get paid on the spot, rather than wait to see if their hand is the best of the hour. The promotion runs from 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Monday...
  • Fake chef fools local news, gets anchors to make gravy smoothies

    Fake chef fools local news, gets anchors to make gravy smoothies
    A man pretending to be a chef specializing in Thanksgiving leftovers made his way on to morning news programs in the Midwest. He knocked over tables, made anchors eat mashed potato ice cream cones and even got one woman to drink a pink, pumpkin pie...
  • 2 charity events at Mardi Gras

    2 charity events at Mardi Gras
     The Hollywood Women's Club is holding "A Night at Mardi Gras" from 6-9 p.m. Friday.  The night begins with a prime rib and fish dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a slot tournament and a poker tournament at 7:15 p.m. Entry to either is $100.  The fund-...
  • Mardi Gras expands to big free-roll Saturday

    Mardi Gras expands to big free-roll Saturday
     The Big Easy Poker Room at Mardi Gras Casino has established a nice base with free tournaments. Now it's ramping things up a bit.   At 7 p.m. Saturday is a soup-ed up version of the tournaments, with $2,500 guaranteed prize money and $1,000...
  • Mardi Gras books psychic for Tuesday

    Mardi Gras books psychic for Tuesday
      International Psychic Medium Joseph LoBrutto III comes to Mardi Gras Casino Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday for a two-hour demonstration in The Venue on Two. Tickets can be purchased for only $15 from the Coffee Cart inside Mardi Gras Casino. LoBrutto...
  • To Paris via Gulfstream

    To Paris via Gulfstream
    With Valentine's Day approaching, romance is in the air. Well, for some people. So a trip to Paris may make for a pretty darned good present, especially if it comes from someone who hangs out at a casino. Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino (901 S....
  • Jay and the Americans at Mardi Gras Tuesday

    Jay and the Americans at Mardi Gras Tuesday
    Jay and the Americans will perform 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mardi Gras Casino grandstand. Cost is $10 for general admission, $20 for premium seating or $40 for VIPs. A fireworks show follows. Among the band's hits are “She Cried,” “Cara...