South Florida is home to a number of land-based casinos, offering everything from slot machines to blackjack, poker, and other table games. Take a look at some of our favorite casinos in South Florida — a visit to one might just pay off!
The Seminole Hard Rock Casino, located in Hollywood (less than an hour drive north of Miami), is the area's top casino. Featuring a luxury hotel and fantastic pool/beach, this hotel is a magnet attracting tourists from around the country. With recent changes in gaming regulations, the casino now offers a variety of table games including Blackjack, Let it Ride, Baccarat, Three Card Poker, and Pai Gow Poker. Of course, they still have a wide variety of slot machines for those seeking electronic entertainment.
If you're willing to travel a little bit north of Miami, give Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach a try. The racetrack casino offers race wagering, Vegas slots, and video poker, in addition to dining and entertainment options. At Gulfstream, there are over 20 restaurants, bars, nightclubs, a bowling alley and even a private karaoke room! Go for oysters at Tito's Bar or Italian specialties at La Pizzeria. There is also plenty of shopping at Gulfstream, with stores like Crate & Barrel, West Elm, the Container Store and Pottery Barn for all your home and interior decorating needs.
This Indian casino is the original land-based gaming destination in Miami and it shows the signs of age. Unlike the flashier Seminole Casino, the Miccosukee Resort is a no-frills kind of place, but it's close to home, located on the edge of the Everglades, 30 minutes or so from Downtown Miami. The casino offers 1,700 slot machines, 58 poker tables, and high-stakes bingo. There are also an abundance of dining options and even a high-end hotel on the Miccosukee reservation.