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Jonathan Gordon wins first Wednesday Night $15K GTD of 2023 in a 6-Handed Deal!

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, Florida
$130 Buy-in No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$15,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 157
Prize Pool: $15,386
January 4, 2023

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
*denotes 6-handed deal

Ron Arena ($2,193) wins Charity Event as Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Irreverent Warriors Raise Over $35,000

Charity Event Final Table. Winner, Ron Arena (pictured front row, center)
PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount

*Release below was provided courtesy of Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

Photo Credit Ralph Notaro

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (September 14, 2022) – Seminole Casino Coconut Creek recently teamed with Irreverent Warriors, a military veterans organization, to raise more than $35,000 following a charity poker tournament.

Held in Coco Poker, the tournament hosted 224 players and featured $10,000 in prizes as well as surprise bounties awarding $250 to $500 NYY Steak certificates.

“It was our honor to partner with Irreverent Warriors for this tournament,” said Larry Buck, President, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. “Irreverent Warriors is a terrific organization that supports our veterans every day. It is our sincere hope that the money raised will assist with their important mission, which is to improve mental health and prevent suicide.”

Special guest appearances at the tournament included local artist Dennis Friel, Coconut Creek Mayor Joshua Rydell, Commissioner Randy Strauss, former University of Florida running back Eric Rhett, owner of Bonefish Mac’s, Chuck McLaughlin, former Miami Dolphins linebacker and owner of Bru’s Room Sports Grill, Bob “Bru” Brudzinski, and Florida Panthers announcer Randy Moeller.

“We are thankful that Seminole Gaming and Seminole Casino Coconut Creek partnered with us to create an amazing poker tournament where past and present service members as well as supporters came together to further our mission. That mission provides a ‘safe’ place for veterans to let their walls down, connect with warriors who have had similar experiences, and enjoy a day of camaraderie and laughter without feeling like they have to perform or be judged,” said Cindy McNally, President/CEO, Irreverent Warriors.

Coco Poker is a smoke-free location, complete with 29 tables, tableside dining, a dedicated bar, and South Florida’s only private luxury poker salon.

About Seminole Casino Coconut Creek 

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek offers an energized and upscale local’s casino experience featuring over 2,100 Las Vegas-style slot machines and 75 live Table Games with real dealers and real cards, including Blackjack, Baccarat, 3-card Poker and more, along with 29 tables of live Poker. For guests who prefer a non-smoking environment, Coco’s Smoke-Free Pavilion offers over 250 Slots as well as eight live Table Games with convenient access via the West Lot entrance. High Limit areas offer over 130 slots and over 12 live Table Games for guests who prefer a premium gaming experience. Coco also offers world-class dining, including its award-winning steakhouse, NYY Steak, as well as a variety of other dining options, such as the New York-style 1st Street Deli, Italian bistro-inspired Sorrisi, and breezy Sunset Grill. Live entertainment can be found several nights a week at Sunset Grill, Legends Lounge, and Nectar. Open 24/7, 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located at the corner of U.S. 441 (State Road 7) and Sample Road in Coconut Creek, Florida. For more information, call (954) 977-6700 or visit Like us on Facebook at, follow us on Twitter @CasinoCoco and Instagram @seminolecasinocococreek, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at


Manuel Miranda ($2,500) wins NFL Alumni Charity Event!

On Sunday, June 5th, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek hosted a $200 Buy-in charity event with the NFL Alumni. 125 entries would attend including members of the NFL Alumni including:

OJ McDuffie
Shawn Wooden
Lamar Thomas
Brian O’Neal
Larry Ball
Errict Rhett
Troy Drayton
Lorenzo Hampton
Bennie Blades
Tony Nathan

In the end, $25,000 would be raised and Manuel Miranda won the event for $2,500 and a ball signed by all 10 NFL Alumni attendees!

1st: Manuel Miranda – $2,500 + Signed Football
2nd: Robert Schafer – $2,500
3rd: David Albertson – $1,500
4th: Randy Moller – $1,000
5th: Jason Casten – $750
6th: Jenny Taskin – $500
7th: Norman Silverman – $250
8th: Richard Baker – $250
9th: Jerry Solov – $250
10th: Jon Stonger – $250
11th: Rebekka Sakkas – $250

Mertens and Dupree Win May 2022 Team Member Tournaments!

Coconut Creek, FL — On Tuesday, May 31st, Coco Poker team members were treated to the second round of team member tournaments of 2022. The buzz in the room was bigger than ever as senior leaders of Seminole Gaming joined the fun including David Hoenemeyer (COO), Jim Korona (SVP of Casino Marketing), and Joe Schatz (CMO). Their already lucrative bounty was heightened by a $200 gift certificate to NYY Steakhouse!

Additional bounties were up for grabs including Seminole Casino Coconut Creek President, Larry Buck, VP of HR Aniel Bonachea, VP of F&B Brent Colston, VP of Marketing Ryan Maskiell, Director of Table Games Matt Lowry, and Seminole Hard Rock Support Services Director of Poker Marketing, Tony Burns. In the end, David Mertens and Jacorey Dupree won the two events for $1,000 each and a beautiful trophy to put on the mantle!

SGA COO David Hoenemeyer takes down a pot; property President Larry Buck and shift manager Pete Fisher look on
A straight on the turn for Jim Korona, Seminole Gaming SVP of Casino Marketing
Seminole Gaming CMO Joe Schatz watches 5 way ALL-IN!
David Mertens is all smiles as he wins the 10am tournament for $1,000 + Trophy!
Jacorey Dupree flexes for the win of the 6pm tournament!
Team members enjoy the catered spread during the morning session
Ronald Campillo shows off the spread including chicken wings, deli sandwiches, cookies and more!
Daniel Dorf relaxes with a massage after his 2nd place finish in the morning tournament
Seminole Casino Coco VP of HR Aniel Bonachea awards his bounty to Christina Vega
Seminole Casino Coco VP of F&B Brent Colston with dealer Karl Heine
Seminole Casino Coco Director of Table Games Matt Lowry awards his bounty to Juan Rincon!
SHRSS Director of Poker Marketing, Tony Burns awards his bounty to Daniel Dorf!
Coco Poker Supervisor Joe Santana sits in for a photo with the 10am Final Table

10am Tournament Results

1st: David Mertens – $1,000 plus Trophy
2nd: Daniel Doft – $500
3rd: Travis Lewis – $250

6pm Final Table

6pm Tournament Results

1st: Jacorey Dupree – $1,000 plus Trophy
2nd: Peter Cardinale – $500
3rd – Kevin Sahagun – $250

Thank you again to all our team members for making this another great event! Your hard work is truly appreciated and hope you enjoyed the delicious food, complimentary massages, and good times!

Coco Poker Hosts First Team Member Tournaments of 2022

On Tuesday, March 1st, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Poker hosted their first team member tournaments of 2022 at 10am and 6pm. The tournaments were welcomed and well deserved as the last two years have been challenging to say the least. Special thanks to Director of Poker Operations Kelly Mautner, property leadership, and management bounties for putting on a memorable one for the team. A total of (6) Apple Watches, (5) $200 NYY Certificates, (4) Ring Doorbells, $4,000 in gift cards, and 1,000 chicken wings equaled one great day at Coco Poker!

10am Tournament Results

1             Ben Cross

2             Giovanni Sotomayor

3             Dennis Abi-Abdallah

4             Brandon Woodburn

5             Brian Cross

6pm Tournament Results

1             David Medina

2             Alan Wantroba

3             Anna Wollk

4             Steven Jusino

5             Dan Lugo

Poker Showdown High Roller Step Satellite Program

Click on Image Above for Structure Sheet

On Sunday March 13th at 6pm, Coco Poker will host a $2,650 Buy-in Mega Satellite for players to earn their way into the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Poker Showdown High Roller on April 11th. The satellite on March 13th hosted at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will guarantee TWO $25,500 seats into the High Roller Event hosted at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood.

Players have inquired “How can I win my way into the above listed $2,650 Mega Satellite at Coco Poker?” There are three answers:

      1. Finish in 2nd or 3rd place in the Coco Poker February Tournament Leaderboard
      2. Participate and win a $2,650 seat via Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s $300 Buy-in Step Satellite on Sunday, February 27th at 4pm
      3. Participate and win a $2,650 seat via Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s $300 Buy-in Step Satellite on Thursday, March 10th at 11am

    Click on Hyperlinks above for more information and structure sheets.

    We wish all of you the best of luck in your quest to earn the $25,500 High Roller Seat!

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