Florida Million Poker Tournament Takes Over The Big Easy Poker Room

Last Sunday, the Big Easy Poker Room at Mardi Gras Casino hosted its first of two ‘Day One’ events for the Florida Million Poker Tournament. The event sold out so quickly that Mardi Gras Casino added a third ‘Day One’ event date on March 21, 2010. Tickets for the March 21st event are now on sale and the Big Easy Poker Room continues to host daily satellites.

Hallandale Beach, FL, March 12, 2010 --(PR.com)-- “The first Florida Million ‘Day One’ event at The Big Easy Poker Room was an incredible success,” said Wil Herrera Director of Poker Operations at Mardi Gras Casino’s Big Easy Poker Room. “It was the first sold out field for any ‘Day One’ event in the entire state and 15 players advanced to ‘Day Two’ at Derby Lane. Unfortunately, we had to turn away a few players on March 7th, but many pre-registered for the March 14th event. Response was so overwhelming that we have added a third ‘Day One’ event on Sunday, March 21st, giving South Floridians another chance at this unprecedented opportunity at a half a million dollar prize pool. The Florida Million Poker Tournament is opening the door to a new more vibrant tournament schedule at the Big Easy Poker Room.”

Florida Million Poker Tournament is a unique tournament that will feature the largest overall player pool and the largest prize pool that Florida poker players have ever experienced. The Big Easy Poker Room is the only Miami-Dade/Broward location for “Day One” events (150 players each) set for Sunday, March 7, 14, and 21, 2010, at 12:00 p.m. The top 10% of each “Day One” event will advance to the finals scheduled for April 10, 2010 at the inaugural host location, Derby Lane in St. Petersburg.

About The Big Easy Poker Room
The Big Easy Poker Room is open 24-hours a day and hosts 30 action packed tables featuring Texas Hold'em, Omaha & Omaha Hi-Lo, and 7 Card Stud with Bad Beat Jackpots and Royal Jackpots. High Hand promotions are offered daily, The Deep Stack Tournament is held every Thursday, and once a month, the Big Easy Poker room hosts an official Ante Up Poker Tour event. Additional upgrades to the room include a private entrance with easy access to the Poker Players parking area, video poker bar tops, and Louie’s Lounge, a full service bar and restaurant dedicated to the Poker Room. As part of the redesign, the Bravo System was installed on all poker tables and new Shuffle Master Automatic Shufflers are being utilized on a majority of the tables. For more information, please call 954-924-3200 ext. 3167.

About Mardi Gras Casino
Mardi Gras Casino is located at 831 North Federal Highway on the corner of US-1 and Pembroke Road. The casino offers over 70,000 square feet of casino excitement featuring 1,300 Las Vegas-style slot machines including new linked Progressive slots, video roulette, and virtual blackjack; 24-hour action packed poker; simulcast and greyhound racing; and various dining options. For more information, call 954-924-3200.

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Vanessa Lopez