By Barbara Von Pagel
Poker Promotions are ‘Spooktacular’ this October on Florida’s Suncoast! This October, there are a lot of treats to be had in the poker rooms of the Florida Suncoast! Seminole Hard Rock Tampa is offering a Visa Gift Card promotion for all 4 weeks of October. Qualify by accumulating 20 hours of live action poker play in one week, Monday through Thursday, and you will earn a $150 Visa Gift Card. That’s $600 for the month of October! You also have a chance to hit one of several Bad Beat Jackpots when playing live action Hold ‘Em, Omaha or Stud. The Hold ‘Em Jackpot was recently hit for $538,000!
The Silks at Tampa Bay Downs has a guaranteed $25,000 payout for first place in the Halloween tournament, their largest of the year. Preliminary events will be held on Friday, October 26th at 7:00 PM, and Saturday, October 27th at 1:00 PM, with the finals held on Sunday, October 28 at 4:00 PM. Buy in is $280, or win an entry in one of the Super Satellites on October 11th, 24th, and 25th.
Derby Lane Poker Room is offering a Trick or Treat Grab Bag, with gift certificates from $25 to $500, Halloween Horror Nights tickets, or entries to the $220 Halloween Megastack Tournament with $25,000 guaranteed. High hands starting with 4 of a Kind Deuces or greater get to pick from the grab bag, and the better your hand, the more grabs you get! They are also adding an additional treat to the popular Monte Carlo promotion Mondays through Thursdays from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. In addition to the normal high hand payouts ranging from $50 to $500, Monte Carlo winners will receive an entry into the Halloween Megastack Tournament, with preliminary events on October 26th and October 27th and finals on October 28th, all starting at 1:00 PM.
Lucky’s Card Room at the former Tampa Greyhound track has the Rise and Shine payout from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM most days starting at $500 for Aces full of Queens or better. This promotion is suspended during the Sunday Challenge Tournament on October 28th.
One Eyed Jacks Poker Room at the Sarasota Kennel Club offers High Hand giveaways on Fridays and Saturdays. The first winner each day wins $599, all high hand winners after that get $99.
Further south on the Paradise Coast, Seminole Immokalee has everyday bonus hands. Any straight flush pays $100, with progressive Royal Flush jackpots starting at $1,000 and going up every day. And Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Track has a daily early bird special for October, with $1,000 giveaway for high hand between 10:45 AM and 12:00 Noon.