TYPES OF CASINOS IN MIAMI
There are two types of casinos in Miami and its surrounding areas: pari-mutuel casinos and Indian casinos.
Pari-mutuel casinos in Miami
In early 2005 voters in Broward County (home county of Fort Lauderdale) passed a referendum to allow slot machines at four pari-mutuel facilities. In January 2008 voters in Miami-Dade County also passed a referendum permitting slot machines at three pari-mutuel facilities. Another pari-mutuel casino was added later and there are now four Miami casinos and four Broward County casinos, all located at racetracks.
All four Miami casinos, as well as the four in Broward, only offer electronic gaming machines. There are no table games at Miami casinos, except for poker. However, electronic versions of table games are allowed.
Florida gaming regulations require a minimum payback of 85% on all gaming machines.The payback percentages for slot machines at all casinos in Miami and Broward, are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for all casinos in Miami and Broward.
All pari-mutuel casinos in Miami and Broward are open a maximum of 18 hours per day, except on weekends and some holidays, when they can be open on a 24-hour basis.
There are no Miami Beach casinos. The closest casino would Magic City Casino which is about 10 miles west.
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.
Miami casinos on Indian reservations
There are four Indian casinos in Miami and its surrounding areas. The Seminole Tribe has three and the fourth is on the Miccosukee Tribe’s reservation.
The Seminoles signed a compact with the state that allows them to offer electronic gaming machines, as well as live table games, such as blackjack, baccarat, mini-baccarat, three card poker, let it ride, pai gow poker, three card poker and more.
The Miccosukee Tribe has not signed a compact and they only offer Class II gaming machines at their Miami casino, plus poker and bingo. The class II video gaming machines they offer at the Miccosukee casino look like slots, but are really bingo games and the spinning reels are for “entertainment purposes only.”
No public information is available concerning the payback percentages on gaming machines at any Indian casinos in Miami or Broward.
All Miami casinos on Indian reservations are open 24 hours. The minimum gambling age is 18 for bingo, or poker, and 21 for all casino games.
For more information on visiting casinos in Miami, or for general tourism information, call the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 933-8448 or visit their website at: http://www.miamiandbeaches.com
Shown below is a list of all casinos in Miami and its surrounding areas. Click on a name to see a page of detailed information about that particular casino.
- Big Easy Casino
- Calder Casino & Race Course
- Casino Miami
- Dania Casino & Jai-Alai
- Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino
- Hialeah Park and Race Course
- Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park
- Magic City Casino
- Miccosukee Indian Gaming
- Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
- Seminole Casino Hollywood
- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood
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