Florida Casinos

Florida Casinos

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Florida has a number of casinos around the state that have many activities including gambling, music, nighlife, hotel rooms and shopping. South Florida has the largest concentration of casinos in the state. There are also many casino boats that allow you to take an ocean cruise while you gamble.

Below is a list of the casinos in Florida.

Click on a name to see a page of detailed information about that particular casino.

Big Cypress Casino

Big M Casino

Black Diamond Casino

Brighton Seminole Bingo and Casino

Calder Casino & Race Course

Casino Miami Jai Alai

Dania Jai-Alai

Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino

Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park

Jacks or Better Casino

Magic City Casino

Mardi Gras Racetrak and Gaming Center

Miccosukee Indian Gaming

Palm Beach Princess

Seminole Casino Hollywood

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

Seminole Casino Immokalee

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Tampa

SunCruz Casino – Port Richey – http://www.portricheycasino.com/

Victory Casino Cruises – http://victorycasinocruises.com/index.php

List of land-based Casinos in Florida

Seminole Coconut Creek Casino in Coconut Creek

Seminole Casino – Hollywood in Hollywood

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood in Hollywood

Seminole Casino Immokalee in Immokalee

Miccosukee Resort and Gaming Center in Miami

Seminole Casino – Brighton in Okeechobee

Big Easy Casino in Palm Beach

Big Easy Casino in Riviera Beach

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa in Tampa

 

Florida Casino Cruise List

Discovery Sun based out of port in Fort Lauderdale

SeaEscape – Island Escape based out of port in Fort Lauderdale

St. Tropez Casino Cruises based out of port in Fort Lauderdale

Big M Casino Leisure Lady Casino based in Fort Myers Beach

La Cruise Casino based out of port in Jacksonville

SunCruz Casino – Port Richey

Casino Princesa based out of port in Miami

Majesty Casino Cruises based out of port in Miami Beach

Sports Bar Gambling Cruise Ship – Pompano Beach

Palm Beach Princess based out of port in Riviera Beach

Victory Casino Cruises – http://victorycasinocruises.com/index.php

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Florida Casino Info

Florida has three forms of casino gambling: casino boats, Indian casinos and gaming machines at pari-mutuels in two south Florida counties.

The casino boats offer gamblers the opportunity to board ships that cruise offshore where casino gambling is legal. From the west coast the boats travel nine miles out into the Gulf of Mexico. From the East coast they travel 3 miles out into the Atlantic Ocean.

Unless otherwise noted, all Florida casino boats offer: blackjack, craps, roulette, slots and video poker. Some casinos also offer: mini-baccarat (MB), poker (P), pai gow poker (PGP), three-card poker (TCP), Caribbean stud poker (CSP), let it ride (LIR), big 6 wheel (B6) bingo (BG) and sports book (SB).

The minimum drinking age on all boats is 21. Due to security restrictions, you must present a photo ID at all casino boats or you will not be allowed to board.

INDIAN CASINOS

Florida has eight Indian gaming locations. The Seminole Tribe has seven and the eighth is on the Miccosukee Tribe’s reservation.

The Seminoles signed a compact with the state that allows them to offer both Class II and traditional Class III gaming machines. As part of their compact, five Seminole casinos are also allowed to offer blackjack (BJ), baccarat (B), mini-baccarat (MB), three card poker (TCP), let it ride (LIR) and pai gow poker (PGP).

The Miccosukee Tribe has not signed a compact and they only offer Class II gaming machines at their casino.

Class II video gaming devices look like slot machines, but are actually bingo games and the spinning reels are for “entertainment purposes only.” No public information is available concerning the payback percentages on any gaming machines in Florida’s Indian casinos.

The other games allowed in all Indian casinos are: high-stakes bingo, video pull tabs and poker. All of the casinos are open 24 hours (except Big Cypress) and all offer bingo except for both Seminole Hard Rock Casinos and the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. The minimum gambling age is 18 at all Indian casinos for bingo or poker and 21 for electronic gaming machines.

PARI-MUTUELS

In early 2005 voters in Broward County (home county of Fort Lauderdale) passed a referendum to allow slot machines at four pari-mutuel facilities within that county.

The first slot facility opened in late 2006 and two others followed within six months. The fourth facility, Dania Jai-Alai, has indefinitely postponed the installation of its slot machines.

In January 2008 voters in Miami-Dade County also passed a referendum permitting slot machines at three pari-mutuel facilities. Two facilities have opened and the third, Miami Jai-Alai and slots.

Florida gaming regulations require a minimum payback of 85% on all gaming machines. From July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, the gaming machines at Gulfstream returned 92.08%, the return was 91.76% at Mardi Gras Gaming, 92.70% at The Isle, 92.76% at Magic City and 91.20% at Calder.

South Florida’s pari-mutuel facilities (as well as most pari-mutuels throughout the state), also offer poker. Admission to all casinos is free and they are allowed to be open a maximum of 18 hours per day during the week and 24 hours on the weekends and some holidays.

If you want to order a drink while playing, be aware that Florida gaming regulations do not allow pari-mutuel casinos to provide free alcoholic beverages.

The minimum gambling age is 18 for pari-mutuel betting or poker and 21 for gaming machines.