February 20
Coconut Creek

The Price Is Right Live at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Pavilion!

COCONUT CREEK, FL – Fans can “come on down” to The Price Is Right Live™ in The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on Thursday, March 1 where it was announced it will begin an eight-week run. The acclaimed live version of America’s favorite and longest-running TV game show will be hosted by TV personality Todd Newton.

February 20, 2012

Britta Schlager
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
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Dan Mackey
Bitner Goodman
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Coming for a Limited Engagement at The Pavilion


By the producers of the TV show, The Price Is Right Live™offers more audience participation with the identical excitement, games, cash, and prizes, with those fabulous showcases

COCONUT CREEK, FL – Fans can “come on down” to The Price Is Right Live™ inThe Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on Thursday, March 1 where it was announced it will begin an eight-week run. The acclaimed live version of America’s favorite and longest-running TV game show will be hosted by TV personality Todd Newton.

Through Thursday, April 29 matinees will be held on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., with 7 p.m. shows on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. There is no age requirement for ticketholders, though contestants must be 21 or older.  General admission tickets can be purchased starting at $25 at www.ticketmaster.com.

The traveling show by FremantleMedia, which also produces The Price Is Right, The X Factor and other TV shows, features classic fan-favorite games including Plinko, Cliff Hangers, The Big Wheel, and Showcase Showdown. Since 2004, one million fans have seen The Price Is Right Live, during which time more than $10 million in cash and prizes have been given away. The show recently completed two successful runs at The Palace Theater at Bally’s Atlantic City. 

“We’re psyched to be hosting what is probably the most entertaining and iconic TV game show in history, and to bring out guests the opportunity to win those amazing showcase prizes,” said Seminole Casino Coconut Creek President Steve Bonner.

The Pavilion is a 1,200-seat entertainment venue that opened on Feb. 2 as part of the casino’s $150 million expansion. Numerous concerts have already been held in it, including Foreigner, Blue Oyster Cult and The Orchestra.

The Price Is Right Live host, Todd Newton, is well-known to television audiences for his work as host on E! Entertainment Television. For nearly a decade, he provided an all-access pass to red carpet events, movie premieres, behind-the-scenes of TV shows and celebrity interviews.  Newton has hosted “Hollywood Showdown,” “Whammy!: The All-New Press Your Luck,” “Gameshow Marathon,” and “Instant Millionaire,” and is currently the host of “Family Game Night” on The Hub, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host.  Todd Newton has won over fans everywhere with his exuberant personality and high-quality showmanship as host of The Price is Right Live.

As host of TV’s “Supermarket Sweep” for more than a decade, The Price Is Right Live announcer, David Ruprecht, is a familiar face to all who is instantly recognized and warmly received wherever he goes. He’s been seen in the more than 50 sitcoms and dramas in which he has guest starred, including “Cold Case,” “Joan of Arcadia,” “Days of Our Lives” and “Three’s Company.”

About FremantleMedia North America
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia. Based in Burbank, California, FMNA produces entertaining and innovative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms, including the Emmy-nominated musical/reality phenomenon “American Idol” (FOX), “America’s Got Talent” (NBC), “Hole in the Wall” (Cartoon Network), “Let’s Make a Deal” (CBS), “Family Feud”, “The Price Is Right” (CBS) and The X Factor (FOX).

About FremantleMedia Enterprises & FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of the RTL Group, Europe's largest television and radio broadcast company, which is in turn 90 percent owned by Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's major media and entertainment companies. FremantleMedia’s worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the world’s highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programmes. FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment around the world. The FremantleMedia Group (which includes FremantleMedia North America, UFA, talkbackTHAMES, FremantleMedia Australia and Original Productions amongst others) has operations in 22 countries, one of the most comprehensive global networks, creating nearly 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 300 individual titles. FremantleMedia has some of the world’s most sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally, produces such programmes as: Idols (co-produced with 19 Productions in the US), Hole In The Wall, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK), Take Me Out, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, and Neighbours.

About Seminole Casino Coconut Creek 

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek has completed a $150 million expansion with a 100,000-square-foot gaming floor, the non-smoking, well-appointed Stax Poker Lounge located on the second floor, and three new restaurants, the upscale NYY Steak, the spectacular flavors of Italy in Sorrisi Italian Restaurant, and the New York-style 1st Street Deli. NYY Steak is open daily 5 p.m.-11 p.m. (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays). Sorrisi Italian Restaurant is open daily 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. (closed Sundays and Mondays). 1st Street Deli is open every day from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

5,700 square feet of retail shops are located on the first floor courtyard of the new 2,400-space LEED Silver Certification-registered parking garage. On the south side of the state-of-the-art green garage there is a convenient transportation hub consisting of a large charter bus service lounge for the comfort of guests, a valet station, and a guest vestibule. Other amenities in the expanded casino include a new Player’s Club and a High-Limit gaming area. The new Player’s Club features revolutionary electronic guest interaction technology that eliminates guest waiting lines and immediately immerses players in the casino’s action. Conveniently located just inside the new northwest area of the casino, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Player’s Club is the very first of its kind in the United States and is expected to completely change the guest service experience as the casino industry knows it today. The upscale High-Limit action area with its own bar/lounge is located in the center of the greatly-enlarged casino, containing 12 high-limit table games and more than 60 high-limit slot machines. Adjacent to the High-Limit, there is an attractive new casino promotions staging area. As part of the expansion project, The Site casino sprung structure building was converted into an intimate, new 1,200-seat show venue. Casino Coconut Creek development plans are being coordinated with, and incorporated in, the city of Coconut Creek’s MainStreet development.

Named the “Best Place to Gamble” by Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek currently offers more than 2,300 of the latest and greatest slot machines including Las Vegas-style slots. The casino now has a non-smoking area as a result of its recent floor expansion. Two of the most popular games are The Hangover and Leprechaun Gold. Some of the most popular progressive slot machine titles areGhost Busters, Diamond Jackpots, Vegas Paradise, Monopoly Big Event, Wizard of Oz and Slingo Bonus.Denominations range from one cent to $100. The casino now offers 65 table games including live blackjack, baccarat, and popular novelty games such as pai gow poker. It features 24/7 high stakes no-limit action in its Stax Poker Lounge, with a wide array of tournaments for all types of players. Live poker games include Texas Hold ’em, 7-Card Stud, and Omaha tournaments with buy-ins from $85 to more than $1,000.

In 2007, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek underwent its first major expansion of approximately $32 million, which added the marketplace-style Fresh Harvest restaurant, named “Best Buffet By Far” in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, as well as the Nectar lounge and outdoor Sunset Grill, both with live nightly entertainment. Fresh Harvest is open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily (closes only at 8 p.m. on Sunday). Sunset Grill is open 24/7 365 days a year. The Sushi Bar in Nectar Lounge is open 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located just east of State Road 7 (U.S. 441) and north of Sample Road at 5550 NW 40th Street.  For more information call 954-977-6700, visit online at www.seminolecasinococonutcreek.com. Follow on Twitter: @SCCoconutCreek, #funyou, #CocoGO2012, or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/seminolecasinococonutcreek

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July 28

“Hippiefest,” a Concert for Peace & Love, Celebrates Its Sixth Anniversary

“Hippiefest,” a Concert for Peace & Love, Celebrates Its Sixth Anniversary with Dave Mason, Mark Farner, Rick Derringer, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals and Gary Wright at Hard Rock Live on August 28; Enjoy “Hippie Happy Hour” Fridays in August at Seminole Paradise. Tickets on Sale Friday, July 29 at Noon.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – “Hippiefest,” a Concert for Peace and Love, will celebrate its sixth anniversary with Dave Mason, Mark Farner, Rick Derringer, Felix Cavaliere's Rascals and Gary Wright at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sunday, August 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 29 at noon. Plus, take part in the sweet, soulful and psychedelic vibe of the ‘60s as Seminole Paradise presents “Hippie Happy Hour” every Friday in August from 5 – 7 p.m.

Dave Mason will perform hits from Traffic along with those from his impressive solo career. As the guitarist, a vocalist and one of the principal songwriters for Traffic, Mason penned one of the band's first and biggest hits in 1967, "Hole in My Shoe." The following year, the band would release their self-titled second album that would contain another classic hit by Mason, "Feelin' Alright," that would eventually be covered by several artists including Grand Funk Railroad, Joe Cocker and Three Dog Night, among others. In 1970, Mason tasted solo success with the song, "Only You Know and I Know" and in 1977, he went on to have his biggest hit with "We Just Disagree," which reached #12 on the Billboard charts. Over the years, Mason has performed and recorded with some of rock's greatest musicians including Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones (Beggars Banquet), Eric Clapton, George Harrison (All Things Must Pass), Paul McCartney ("Listen to What the Man Said"), Fleetwood Mac, Cass Elliot and Jimi Hendrix. Mason was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a co-founder and original member of Traffic in 2004

Shortly after its formation in 1969, Grand Funk Railroad lead singer and guitarist Mark Farner took his American band to the heights of success. They released their first album, On Time, in August of that year and followed it four months later with the release of their second album, Grand Funk. In 1970, Closer to Home -- featuring Farner’s song, "I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home) went on to sell more albums that year than any other American band. As the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter, Farner and company sold out New York's Shea Stadium faster than the Beatles in 1971. From 1969 to 1974, the band would release nine consecutive studio albums that would go gold or better (five reaching platinum status). With hits such as "We're An American Band" (which would hit #1 on the Billboard charts on Mark's 25th birthday in September, 1973), "Walk Like A Man," "The Loco-Motion," "Shinin' On," "Some Kind of Wonderful" and "Bad Time" among others, the band fortified itself in rock history. Farner continues to perform solo and in the mid-90s, joined Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band for two consecutive tours. He rejoined Grand Funk for a brief stint in the late 90s.

It's doubtful that anyone will be sitting in their seats when Rick Derringer breaks into his well-known rock anthem, "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo." The song continues to be a staple on rock radio and was featured in several movies including The Spirit of '76, Rush, Stag, What a Girl Wants and the cult classic, Dazed and Confused. Prior to his success as a solo artist, a 17-year-old Derringer and his band The McCoys had a #1 hit in 1965 called "Hang on Sloopy." A year after its release, The McCoys would find themselves as the openers for the entire Rolling Stones American tour. In 1977, Derringer appeared on the last Led Zeppelin North American Tour and has since performed with Alice Cooper ("Under My Wheels"), Steely Dan ("Show Biz Kids" and "Chained Lightning"), KISS, Todd Rundgren, Edgar Winter, Johnny Winter and Weird Al Yankovic, among others. From 1986 to 1992, Derringer toured with Cindy Lauper and co-wrote a song from her True Colors album entitled, "Calm Inside the Storm." Before embarking on this year's “Hippiefest” tour, Derringer will be in Europe with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.

As the vocalist and keyboard player for the group Steven Van Zandt called, "the first rock band in the world" (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in May of 1997), Felix Cavaliere and the (Young) Rascals had three number one hits -- "Good Lovin'," "Groovin'" and "People Got To Be Free." Several  other Top 20 classics include "A Girl Like You," "I've Been Lonely Too Long," "You Better Run," "It's Wonderful," "A Beautiful Morning" and "How Can I Be Sure" (the latter two of which were Top 5).  Throughout the ‘70s, Cavaliere released a handful of solo albums and, in 1980, would score a Top 40 solo hit with "Only a Lonely Heart Sees." In June 2009, Cavaliere was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame with former writing partner and Rascals bandmate Eddie Brigati.

Although he's probably best known for his massive hit, "Dream Weaver," Gary Wright originally entered the pop music scene as the singer and keyboard player for the band Spooky Tooth in 1967. In 1970, he would perform at the famous Isle of Wight festival as a member of another band called Howl the Good. Prior to the breakup of Spooky Tooth in 1974, Gary was invited to perform piano on George Harrison's solo classic, All Things Must Pass. In 1975, Gary released his first solo album The Dream Weaver featuring the title single and "Love is Alive" - both of which would hit the #2 position on the Billboard charts and remain classic rock radio mainstays. "Dream Weaver" would sell over a million copies shortly after its release and go on to be prominently featured in three major movies includingWayne's World, The People vs. Larry Flynt and Toy Story 3. In 1981, Gary achieved his third big hit with the release of "Really Wanna Know You." Since 2008, Gary has toured with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. His most recent release is Connected featuring Starr, Joe Walsh and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter.

In celebration of all that is groovy, Seminole Paradise invites you to don your most colorful tie-dyed tees, hop in your VW Van and head to “Hippie Happy Hour” from 5 – 7 p.m. every Friday in August to enjoy the swingin’ sounds of the era and enter to win tickets to the show and other far-out prizes courtesy of Majic 102.7 FM.  On August 26, one lucky guest will win front row tickets to the “Hippiefest”concert.

While at Seminole Paradise, guests can also enjoy ‘60s themed specials from restaurants and retailers including “Surfer on Acid Shots” for $4 and $5 drinks from Knighttime Billiards, $6 “Grateful Dead Cocktails” from Bluepoint Ocean Grill, a psychedelic cocktail list, beer specials and a "Grateful Dead California Cocktail" from Murphy’s Law Irish Pub, a 10% off discount at Rare Footage (code: GROOVY) and a 15% discount off of any item at Sinbad Sports (code: Sinbad Sports is Groovy).

The Hard Rock Cafe - Hollywood inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will also be paying tribute to the era of peace, love and happiness with a special $5.95 “Hippie Drink Menu” featuring  the “Yellow Submarine with peach and banana Liquor mixed with orange and pineapple juice, the “Purple Haze” with a blend of vodka, Razz rum, gin, sweet and sour mix and a float of Chambord, “Riders on the Storm” with Citron vodka, peach and banana liquor, orange and pineapple juice and a breeze of cranberry and the “Groupie Grind,” a non-alcoholic frozen blend of mango and pina colada mix with a swirl of strawberry.

Tickets cost $69, $54 and $39*. All seats are available at the Hard Rock Live Box Office, Tuesday – Saturday from noon – 6 p.m. and Sunday – Monday only open on event days at noon. Tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.

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July 19
Coconut Creek

80s Weekend - August 12th-14th

Break out your jumpsuit because it’ll be “80s WEEKEND” August 12-14 at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek! Asia Featuring John Payne, Expose’, Lisa Lisa, Guns 4 Roses to appear in the intimate Nectar lounge.

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – Asia featuring John Payne (“Heat of the Moment”), Expose (“Seasons Change ”),  Lisa Lisa (“Lost in Emotion”) and Guns 4 Roses (“The Ultimate Guns N Roses Experience”) plus an 80s Costume Contest for  $1,000 in cash will bring back the 80sin August at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek’s Nectar lounge.

The weekend-long event starts Fri., Aug. 12 at 9:30 p.m. with Asia featuring John Payne.

On Sat. Aug. 13 at 9:30 p.m. Expose’ will perform, followed by Lisa Lisaat 10:30 p.m.

And on Sun., Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. there’ll be a Free show by Guns 4 Roses– the ultimate Guns N’ Roses rock and roll experience. Arrive early in your shoulder pads and big hair because you could win up to $1,000 in the casino’s 80s Costume Contest!Registration is from at 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Judging will take place at 6 p.m.

Special guest DJ Roonie G(www.djroonieg.com/) will play mash-ups until 2:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and until midnight on Sunday.

On the casino floor at various times throughout the weekend, there’ll be an 80s Parade of dancers with a mix of the decades’ greatest hits, including “Mickey” by Toni Basil and Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.”

Tickets for each concert are only $20; standing room only, while supplies last, and available through www.brownpapertickets.com and the casino’s cashier’s cage.

ASIA Featuring John Payne
John Payne became the frontman of the supergroup ASIA in 1992 at the invitation of keyboardist Geoff Downes, replacing vocalist/bassist John Wetton. With John Payne fronting the band, ASIA released eight stunning studio albums, several live albums, a live DVD and toured the world extensively for 14 years.

In 2006, Geoff Downes left the band to reform the 1982 line-up for their 25th anniversary. Subsequently John Payne, Geoff Downes, John Wetton, Carl Palmer and Steve Howe contractually agreed that John Payne would continue his 14 year legacy with ASIA as “ASIA Featuring John Payne”. The group has been touring North America since 2008. In 2009, they released an EP entitled Military Man. A new studio album entitled Americana is planned for release in 2011.

Ann Curless, Jeanette Jurado, and Gioia Bruno have re-united to return to the stage after almost 15 years. The record-breaking dance/pop trio generated 10 top 10 Billboard Chart hits like, “Let Me Be the One,” “Point of No Return,” “What You Don’t Know,” along with their number one smash hit, “Seasons Change.” They were the first girl group to have seven back-to-back top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Even more significantly, the sexy three-some were the first group to have four top 10 hits on their debut album, surpassing the Beatles and the Supremes.

Lisa Lisa
Lisa Lisa (Lisa Velez) and her band Cult Jam were an urban contemporary band and one of first freestyle music groups to emerge from New York City in the 1980s. She attended North Miami Senior High School, where she was raised by her father, Will Garcia and her step mother. Her number one hits include: “Head to Toe,” “Lost in Emotion,” – from the hugely successful Spanish Fly album -- and “I Wonder If I Take You Home (with Full Force), and “Can You Feel the Beat”: both big clubs hits. As a solo artist, she recorded another club hit, “When I fell In Love,” and the single, “Skip To My Lu” that hit number 38 on the R&B chart. In 2009 she released the Life ‘n Love album on the Mass Appeal label.

Guns 4 Roses
The total Guns N’ Roses rock and roll experience, Guns 4 Roses rocks songs from “Welcome to the Jungle” to “November Rain” and everything in between, with a full stage production bringing you back to the classic long hair, leather pants, sunglasses, bandanas, top hats, and Les Paul guitars. This talented band has performed on stages all across the United States and Mexico with artists including Vince Neil from Motley Crue and Bret Michaels from Poison, while playing for crowds of GN’R fans as large as 14,000 people.

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July 18

Unconquered Spirits

Sculpture honoring the Seminole Tribe of Florida's eight clans to be unveiled at Seminole Casino Immokalee, August 5.



Public is invited to the ceremony; private reception to follow debuting the new menu of the casino’s EE-TO-LEET-KE Grill

IMMOKALEE, Fla. – Seminole Casino Immokalee is pleased to announce the unveiling of a new sculpture by local artist Tim Parker, honoring the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s eight clans. The ceremony commence on Fri., Aug. 5 at 1:30 p.m.

 A private tasting reception will follow to debut the new fresh-from-scratch classic favorites menu of the casino’s EE-TO-LEET-KE Grill(“The Camp” in the Seminole language).

The permanent fixture, titled Unconquered Spirits,depicts the eight different clans within the Seminole Tribe of Florida, including Wind, Bird, Panther, Otter, Bear, Snake, Deer and Big Town, on several different levels in a semi-abstract style. The 3-D semi-abstract painting will be suspended from the ceiling inside the new Paradise Room high-limit area in Seminole Casino Immokalee.

“We are thrilled to recognize the immeasurable progress made by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, while showcasing artist Tim Parker’s extraordinary creative talents at Seminole Casino Immokalee,” said James Gibson, director of marketing at Seminole Casino Immokalee. “This sculpture will serve as a significant symbol of the Tribe’s heritage for our guests.”

Parker is a Naples-based artist who creates classical paintings, tropical themed pieces and contemporary abstract art. He received a degree in art from Parsons School of Design in New York City and a MFA at Adelphi University. His work has been featured at several galleries across South Florida and can be found in many luxury residences throughout the area.

 “It was an honor to create artwork for the Seminole Casino in Immokalee depicting the unconquered spirit of the Seminole Tribe clans which continue to thrive in the modern world. As an artist, a unique installation piece is a dream job and for me, the larger the better. This has 16 different sections, is more than 30 feet wide when all hung together, and two-sided. I am quite pleased with the final results and would like to thank the folks at the casino for giving me the creative freedom and opportunity” said Parker.
For more information about Tim Parker, please visit www.art2d.com.

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July 13

Jimmy Buffett-themed Summer Bash!

"Party in Paradise" at Seminole Casino Immokalee, Saturday August 6th, 2p.m. - 6 p.m.

Jimmy Buffett-themed Summer Bash!


SAT., AUG. 6, 2-6 p.m.

Tribute band, The Caribbean Chillers to perform; enter drawings to win your share of up to $100,000

IMMOKALEE, Fla.– It’s that time again! Seminole Casino Immokalee will be transformed into Margaritaville on Sat., Aug.  6 from  2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  So break out your Hawaiian print shirts and put on your flip-flops for their Jimmy Buffett-themed “Party in Paradise.” Admission is free, plus there’ll be a free Margarita to welcome all who attend (21 and over only, please). You could even win your share of up to $100,000 in special drawings from 10:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. (to participate must be a member of the Seminole Players Club that’s free, fast, and easy to join).

Back from last year by popular demand will be the Orlando-based Jimmy Buffett tribute band, The Caribbean Chillers. Complete with steel drums and a three-piece horn section, this group is known for recreating the look, exacting sound and energy of a real Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band concert .

 “It’s summer and the time is right to party Jimmy Buffett style with great music, delicious food, and  ice cold margaritas,”  said Tony Alves, vice president of operations at Seminole Casino Immokalee.

Free round-trip bus transportation to the “Party in Paradise” will be provided by Seminole Casino Immokalee for qualifying Parrot Head Clubs. For more information about Parrot Head chapters, please visit the Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc. website at www.phip.com.  Seminole Casino Immokalee is approximately 30 minutes from Naples and Fort Myers, and is a 90-minute drive from Miami and Fort Lauderdale.  For directions or other information call toll-free (800) 218-0007; fax (239) 658-0204 or write: 506 South 1st Street, Immokalee, Florida 34142.  Web site is www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com.

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