SOURCE: Seminole Casino Hollywood

Seminole Casino Hollywood

March 05, 2012 15:07 ET

Meet "King of the Swamp" Troy Landry of "Swamp People" on April 26

Free Public Meet-and-Greet Event to Culminate $40,000 Promotion Aptly Named Choot em' and Win

HOLLYWOOD, FL--(Marketwire - Mar 5, 2012) - A Cajun who takes great pride in his family's long history in Pierre Parte, Louisiana, Troy Landry has hunted alligators to support his family for 30 years, earning the Bayou reputation as "King of the Swamp."

But it's the "Swamp People" TV show on A&E's History channel that made him famous to the outside world, where he'll make a rare appearance at Seminole Casino Hollywood on Thursday, April 26 during a free public meet-and-greet culminating in a creative promotion aptly named, "Choot em' and Win."

Every half hour on Saturdays in April from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m., the luckiest casino players will draw to play the virtual "Choot em' and Win" game at the end of the evening for up to $10,000 in cash. Landry will visit Seminole Casino Hollywood on the last Thursday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. to meet, sign autographs and take photos with fans. A total of $40,000 in cash will be given away during the four-week "Choot em' and Win" promotion.

The virtual game players either hook their alligator prey to win cash or free play or get eaten, not unlike the TV show which profiles Louisiana hunters in their annual pursuit of alligators in a month-long season, frantically trying to "fill their tags" of the largest gators they can find.

"Our guests will win a pile of money in April but they won't have to risk their limbs, or their lives like Troy does, to get it," quipped Seminole Casino Hollywood director of marketing, Michael J. Broderick.

This season, the "King of the Swamp" is teaming with master hunter, Junior Edwards and his sons in running two boats to get the job done. Meanwhile, Joe LaFont and stepson Tommy are on track to make big bucks until Joe sustains a potentially season-ending injury. And with five tags in hand, Austyn and Blake want to prove to their buyer that they'll be the next swamp legends generation.

"We're creating entertainment along with our usual great casino action and it's attracting new players to our 32-year-old casino," explained general manager, Adrian Fox.

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