Florida casinosTYPES OF CASINOS IN FLORIDA

Florida is home to three types of casinos: Native American Casinos, Casino boats, and gaming machines located at pari-mutuels.

Florida casino boats let gamblers board the ships and set sail to international waters, where gambling is legal. West coast boats travel more than nine miles out into the Gulf of Mexico. East coast boats travel more than three miles out into the Atlantic Ocean.

All Florida casino boats offer such games as: slots, craps, blackjack, roulette, and video poker. Some casino boats also offer: poker, three-card poker, pai gow poker, Caribbean stud poker, mini-baccarat, big 6 wheel, bingo, let it ride, and sportsbook.

The minimum drinking age on all Florida casino boats is 21. Keep in mind to board the boat you must present a valid photo ID.

NATIVE AMERICAN CASINOS IN FLORIDA

Florida has seven casinos located on Native American reservations. Six Florida casinos are owned by the Seminole Tribe, and one is owned by the Miccosukee Tribe.

The state of Florida and the Seminole Tribe signed a compact that allows their casinos to offer traditional Class III gaming machines. Part of their compact states that five Seminole casinos are also allowed to offer baccarat, mini-baccarat, blackjack, let it ride, three card poker, pai gow poker and some other novelty table games, such as war.

On the other hand, the Miccosukee Tribe has not yet signed a compact with the state. This allows them to only offer Class II gaming machines at their casino. Class II video gaming devices have the appearance of slot machines, but in reality, are bingo games. The spinning reels on Class II gaming devices are for entertainment purposes only. Florida state gaming does not require Native American casinos to make the payback percentages on any gaming machines public.

Other games offered in Floridian Native American casinos are: poker, video pull tabs, and high-stakes bingo. All of the Florida casinos are open 24 hours and all casinos offer bingo, except for both of the Seminole Hard Rock Casinos, and the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. The minimum gambling age for poker and bingo is 18, and 21 for electronic gaming machines, as well as for table games.

PARI-MUTUEL CASINOS IN FLORIDA

Florida is home to eight pari-mutuel casinos, four of these are located in Broward County. In 2005 voters passed a referendum to allow slot machines in the Broward county pari-mutuel casinos. Later in 2008 voters passed a similar referendum permitting slot machines at four pari-mutual locations in Miami-Dade County.

Though Native American casinos in Florida are not required to share payback percentages on any gaming machines, other casinos in Florida are required to do so. Click this link to see a full list of slot machine payback statistics at Florida casinos.

Most pari-mutuels throughout the state of Florida (and all the South Florida’s pari-mutuel facilities), offer live table poker. There is no admission charge and all of these casinos are allowed to be open a maximum of 18 hours a day during the week, and 24 hours a day on the weekends (and some holidays).

Keep in mind, gaming regulations in Florida do not allow pari-mutuel casinos to provide free alcoholic beverages to their guests.

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

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TOP THINGS TO DO IN FLORIDA

Walt Disney World Resort

This is a great place to go if you want to enjoy the ultimate amusement park experience and it can be found in Orlando. The Disney World amusement park attracts millions of tourists every year and is filled with a wide variety of things to do. Some of the top things to do here are to visit the water parks like Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, see exotic animals at Animal Kingdom or visit the Disney Hollywood Studios. Disney World is a family-friendly attraction and is filled with numerous shopping areas, dining experiences, and shows to enjoy.

The closest casino to this attraction is Victory Casino Cruises – Port Canaveral.

Miami Beach and the Art Deco Historic District

Miami Beach is a magnificent wide stretch of golden sands which lines the Atlantic. The beach is an iconic destination to visit while in Florida and is more popular because of the Art Deco Historic District. This district features magnificently restored buildings which are mainly from the 1930s and early 1940s and it is a perfect place to go if you want to get an insight into the history of the city. One of the best things to do in Miami Beach is to drive along Ocean Drive which is the legendary oceanfront street that overlooks the South Beach. On the drive, you are going to find several magnificent Art Deco buildings like Hotel Breakwater South Beach, the Park Central Hotel, and The Carlyle. You should also stroll along the Collins Avenue which features numerous classic buildings like National Hotel Miami Beach, and the Delano South Beach.

The closest casino to this attraction is Magic City Casino

Daytona International Speedway

Every February, this iconic track hosts The Daytona 500 among the most popular and the most crucial races in the NASCAR Cup Series. Other major events include Speedweek – the official kick off for the NASCAR season, and Fall Cycle Season which coincides with Daytona’s Bike Week. The speedway was constructed in 1959 so as to move the racing off the beach. Even if you can’t make the race, you can also come here and explore the speedway. 

The closest casino to this attraction is Victory Casino Cruises – Port Canaveral.

SeaWorld Orlando

 SeaWorld, like Disney World, is a mega amusement park and is a great place to go for a family vacation in Florida. The highlight of the complex is the classic dolphin and whale shows and you will also get to meet other animals like ducks, sea lions, and otters. Some of the highlights here are Antarctica: The Empire of the Penguin display and lots of aquarium exhibits where you will see many varieties of marine life. There are also thrilling roller coaster rides that you can enjoy here.

The closest casino to this attraction is Victory Casino Cruises – Port Canaveral.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park includes a small group of islands in the Gulf of Mexico. Located about 67 miles west of Key West, the park is accessible only by boat or plane. The park is home to Fort Jefferson which was constructed by the US Government in the 1800s. The Fort is surrounded by a magnificent coral reef. The best thing to do here is to tour the fort and then enjoy the rest of the day relaxing on the soft-sandy beaches or snorkeling in the shallow waters.

The closest casinos to this attraction are Miccosukee Resort & Gaming and Magic City Casino

Everglades National Park

This national park protects 1.5 million acres of marsh and swamp and it is filled with a plethora of animals like alligators, Florida Panthers, turtles, deer, American crocodiles, egrets, river otters, manatees, and numerous other species. This park is a great place to go if you want to see some of the wild creatures and it is also a great place to go bird watching.  The best way to get around the park is by taking an airboat ride where you might also see alligators and other wildlife.

The closest casinos to this attraction are Miccosukee Resort & Gaming and Magic City Casino

 

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