The Big Easy Poker Room at Mardi Gras Casino Now Offering Guaranteed Tournaments

Hallandale Beach, FL, April 28, 2010 --( The Big Easy Poker Room at Mardi Gras Casino introduces a $3,000 Guarantee Deep Stack Tournament on Thursday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. A minimum of 20 players are required to start the Deep Stack Tournament, which will continue to run every Thursday throughout May 2010. Also starting in May, the Ante Up Series Event will offer a $5,000 guarantee.

In addition, the Big Easy Poker Room will increase high hand incentives featuring 2 (two) High Hand Jackpots* every hour between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. The highest hand in limit wins $75 and the highest hand in no limit wins $150 every hour on the hour. Between 3:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., Late Night High Hand* will win $75 for the overall highest hand of the hour. (*Note: excludes $500 Big Easy Bonus Hours at noon, 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and midnight.)

“Excellent guest service drives the Big Easy Poker Room,” said Wil Herrera, Director of Poker Operations at Mardi Gras Casino. “Guest feedback indicated to us that player incentives needed to be revised and enhanced. We expect these changes to increase our success in the South Florida market elevating the level of play at the Big Easy Poker Room.”

Revised schedule for May 2010:

Omaha Hi/Lo Tournament every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
$5,000 Guarantee Ante Up Series Event Thursday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m.
High Hand Jackpots - offered daily (Note: Omaha is excluded from the High Hand promo)
No Limit High Hand wins $150 every hour on the hour from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Limit High Hand wins $75 every hour on the hour from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Between 3:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. the overall High Hand wins $75 every hour on the hour
Big Easy Bonus Hours: High Hand wins $500 at noon, 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and midnight 7-days a week
Omaha players win $50 for Four Tens or better everyday

$3,000 Guarantee Deep Stack Tournament starting May 13, every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Royal Flush wins $599 daily
Bad Beat Jackpot - lose (to four of a kind or better) with Aces Full of Jacks or better in Hold’em, Four Jacks or better in Omaha, or Aces Full of Kings or better in Stud, and win a share of the Bad Beat Jackpot
Louie’s Lounge offers players $1 domestic draft beer and $1 hotdogs while at the table

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.

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.

Mardi Gras Casino
Vanessa Lopez