Casinos draw full house of fun
With downtime between major poker tournaments and limited horseracing in the summer, local casinos are amping up their entertainment schedules to draw visitors.
Comedians Jo Koy and Anjelah Johnson will perform standup at Hard Rock Live at
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
(1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 800- 937- 0010, SeminoleHardRock Hollywood.com) at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost from $45 to $85.
Next up is comedian Chris Tucker on Sept. 9 ($30-$115). He’ll be followed by singer Luis Fonsi on Sept. 22 ($30-$105), Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes on Oct. 13 ($30-$50) and Latin rockers Santana on Oct. 28 ($50-$230).
With tourist season kicking in around November, the Who’s Roger Daltrey will play on Nov. 1 ($55-$155), as will comedian Tracy Morgan on Nov. 4 ($40-$70). Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie will perform together on Nov. 11 ($40-$155).
Lynda Carter, star of the 1970s TV series “Wonder Woman,” will sing with her All-Star Band at
( 5550 NW 40th St., 954-977-6700, CasinoCoco.com) on Sept. 23 ($40-$60). Comedians Artie Lange and Richard Lewis will tell jokes there on Oct. 7 ($35-$55).
Just announced is a performance by comedian Carlos Mencia on Oct. 20 ($40-$80). And not officially announced yet is singer Neil Sedaka on Oct. 27 ($50-$80). Tickets go on sale on Sunday.
Comic Marlon Wayans will be onstage at Magic 450 NW37thAve., Miami, 305- 649- 3000, MagicCity Casino.com) on Oct. 7 ($40).
Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil will star at Magic City’s Wiener Bash Music and
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Food Fest on Nov. 4 ($60-$100, which includes all the hot dogs and sausages you can eat). 98 Degrees will play the casino on Dec. 9 ($35-$100).
Boston comics Lenny Clarke and Christine Hurley will perform at
(301 E. Dania Beach Blvd., 954- 920-1511, CasinoDania Beach.com) on Dec. 9 ($15-20).
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Visit a local casino if you want to watch the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor fight on Saturday. The pay-per-view event will be shown at Frankey’s Sports Bar at
(901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954- 454-7000, Gulfstream Park.com), with admission costing $25. Several other casinos are showing it, as well. Undercard coverage starts at 6 p.m.
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Comedians Jo Koy and Anjelah Johnson will perform Saturday at Hard Rock Live. Isle Casino Pompano Park (777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach, 954-972-2000, TheIslePompanoPark.com) has a “$275,000 Take It or Leave It” promotion on Saturday,. Between 6 and 11 p.m., one visitor each hour will win up to $10,000 in free play. And each half-hour, 10 random people will win $200 in free play. You get one free entry on your player’s card and one more for every 100 tier points you earn that day.
(21001 NW 27th Ave., Miami Gardens, 305-625-1311, CalderCasino.com) has an “Over 55” promotion on Tuesdays. Players Club members 55 and older get $10 in free play after earning 20 points on their card. Fridays are “Teacher’s Day.” Educators with a valid school ID receive $10 in free play after earning 20 points. Same goes on Thursdays, “Hero Day,” for military, public safety and medical professionals. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1 to 10 p.m.,
(901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-454-7000, GulfstreamPark.com) has $500 high hands every half-hour. From Sunday to Wednesday, it’s $300. At 7 p.m. Monday, the poker room has a Texas Hold ’em tournament with a $70 buy-in and purse guaranteed at $1,500. On Wednesday, at 6 p.m.,
(5550 NW 40th St., 954-977-6700, CasinoCoco.com) will have a $20,000 poker tournament with buy-ins at $130.