Hotel & Casino is gambling that
-edged political commentary can draw patrons that slot machines and poker tables can't.
From the left,
Live is offering comedian and HBO personality
Maher. From the right, it's serving up commentator and
There's even someone for people who event promoters see as appealing to folks who are in between the two:
anchor and daytime talk show host.
Live, a 5,500-seat indoor concert arena, typically showcases a different kind of entertainment. Performers including
have appeared there.
Phil Madow, president of the Seminole
Hotel & Casino, said
Live has "dabbled" in political presentations in the past, but this election season presents an opportunity to do something different.
"This was an incredible opportunity for us to entertain and help South Floridians and visiting guests make an educated election decision, regardless of whether they are on the left, right or smack dab in the center of the political landscape," Madow said in a statement.
The liberal view is up first, with Maher appearing on Sept. 2. Maher has pushed the boundaries of political talk on TV for 18 years, first on the show "Politically Incorrect" and more recently on the HBO program "Real Time."
Next up, in what the
said is "conveniently scheduled between liberal and conservative discussions," is Cooper, who appears on Sept. 20. He's one of the CNN's top personalities, and recently generated headlines by coming out as gay.