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Visitors to southeast Florida area should be sure to make a visit to one of the area’s largest gaming properties, the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.

The casino originally opened in March 2000 with 900 gaming machines and live poker in a comparatively plain 30,000-square-foot facility.

In 2012, the property underwent a $150 million expansion and the resort now features a 100,000-square-foot casino housing more than 2,300 of the latest slot machines, a very unique Players Club, six restaurants and a 2,400-space parking garage.

The Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

Besides slot machines, the casino also offers over 70 table games including blackjack and baccarat, along with popular novelty games such as Pai Gow Poker, Let It Ride, Casino War, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Spanish 21, Mississippi Stud and Three Card Poker. There is also high stakes no-limit action in the resort’s 24-hour, completely non-smoking, 23-table Stax Poker Lounge that offers players a wide variety of tournaments.

In early 2016 the property added a new Level2 area for a smoke-free gaming environment. Located on the second floor, Level2 features over 100 slots, along with live blackjack as well as a lounge/bar and dining.

The main focal point in the center of the regular casino is the plush High Limit gaming area complete with its own bar/lounge, high limit slots and 12 table games.

The casino also boasts a one-of-a-kind Players Club. Called “Players Club Xperience” which offers electronic guest interaction technology for visitors.

The Player’s Club at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

The Coconut Creek Casino is part of the Seminole Wild Card player’s club program as found at all Seminole casinos in Florida. 

The innovative player’s club is always running promotions and for first-time members the club offers either $25 in freeplay for gaming machines, or $100 in matchplay for its live blackjack games. Plus, if a new member presents another Florida casino player’s club card showing an upper tier membership, they can be upgraded to ELITE status and receive up to $200 in matchplay.

Vincent Pastore from The Sopranos playing at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

Dining choices at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek run the gamut and include: NYY Steak, which serves the best cuts of meat in an atmosphere chock full of NY Yankees photos and memorabilia (there is only one other, located at Yankee Stadium in NY); Sorrisi, (en italia, it means “Smiles”) an 11,000-square-foot Italian restaurant, plus The Bol, where diners can experience authentic Asian cuisine inspired by Chinese and Vietnamese recipes. There’s also the 1st Street Deli, a 7,000-square-foot New York-style eatery; The Sunset Grill, a casual outdoor sports bar and restaurant; and the always popular Fresh Harvest buffet restaurant which was named “Best Buffet By Far” in the local Sun-Sentinel newspaper.

NYY Steakhouse at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

For great cocktails there’s the Nectar lounge, which is one of the property’s two lounges that present the best locally touring bands nightly.

Another great entertainment option for casino visitors is The Pavilion, an intimate 1,200-seat, 16,200-square-foot entertainment venue that has featured reasonably priced shows by acts such as: Pat Benatar, Willie Nelson, Rick Sprignfield, Blue Oyster Cult, Ronnie Milsap, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Grass Roots and comedian Louie Anderson.

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located in south Florida, about 15 miles north of Fort Lauderdale, at 5550 NW 40th Street. For more information call them toll-free at (886) 222-7466, or directly at (954) 977-6700, or visit their web site at