When the sun goes down in Greater Fort Lauderdale, the gaming tables heat up. From blackjack and poker to thoroughbred racetracks and jai-alai courts, Greater Fort Lauderdale offers high-stakes, high-energy action 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Add in slots, harness racing, baccarat, pai gow, and dozens of other table games—as well as drinks, dancing, and entertainment—and it’s clear that Greater Fort Lauderdale’s casinos are a can’t-lose proposition.
Action is Always Close at Hand
Seminole Casino offers three convenient locations where the gaming floor rings nightly with jackpots. Greater Fort Lauderdale’s original home for gaming, the Seminole Classic Casino, is still one of the best. Open 24/7, Seminole Classic Casino features blackjack, poker, and more than 1,000 state-of-the-art slot machines, including local favorites such as Diamond Lotto and Pirate’s Loot. An in-house restaurant and two full-service bars mean never having to stray from the action for a drink or a bite.
Featuring more than 2,500 Vegas-style and bingo-style machines, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is another sure bet for slots players. Card players won’t be disappointed either: the poker room offers seven-card stud, Texas Hold ‘em, and Omaha Hi-Lo. Those looking to simply soak up the neon and watch the winners collect can enjoy crafted cocktails and live entertainment at Nectar and choose from three on-site restaurants.
Greater Fort Lauderdale’s premier full-service hotel, casino, and entertainment venue is Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. With 89 tables offering games from baccarat to pai gow and everything in between, players can carry their chips to whichever table is running hot. The slots area features more than 2,500 machines, including progressive slots and mega-jackpots, and the casino also houses a high-limit room for slots and poker. Surrounded by restaurants and lounges, this casino is a sure bet for a fun night out.
To enjoy Greater Fort Lauderdale’s newest addition to the gaming scene, let it ride down the Florida coast to Dania to enjoy The Casino @ Dania Beach. In addition to slots and a 24-table card room, this casino also features live jai-alai games. The world’s fastest sport, jai-alai is an action-packed contest to see which team is most capable of handling the “pelota,” a ball that caroms off the arena’s walls at speeds approaching 200 miles per hour.
Play to Win
Anyone not taking advantage of player rewards when gaming in Greater Fort Lauderdale is leaving money on the table. Take, for example, the Krewe Club at The Big Easy Casino and the Good Luck Player’s Club at Gulfstream Park Casino. Both casinos feature hundreds of slot machines and their rewards programs offer players the opportunity to earn credits toward giveaways and prizes as they play. With an easygoing New Orleans atmosphere, The Big Easy is a great place for beginners, while Gulfstream’s live-action poker room and tournaments draw competitive players from around Greater Fort Lauderdale.
A Night at the Races
Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park presents live horse racing on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Add in 1,500 Vegas-style slots, a poker room, electronic blackjack, and restaurants and a bar overlooking the racetrack and you don’t have to be a handicapper to see that the odds are good for an incredible night out.