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Whether you’re winning hands, cheering on your favorite team, or participating in the match, you’re always part of the action at Greater Fort Lauderdale’s arenas and casinos.

Football, Baseball, Basketball, and, Yes, Even Hockey

panthersThink hockey’s just for snowy states? Think again! The Florida Panthers are South Florida’s go-to team for those craving the physical, fast-paced thrill of hockey. Tickets are available from October through April, so grab your spot, and head to the rink to watch the rubber pucks fly.

Professional sports fans in the area will also find opportunities to catch games from the NFL, MLB, and NBA.

Poker, Ponies, and Pottery

Boasting the largest number of video poker machines in the state, The Big Easy Casino is your go-to spot for gambling and gaming. Restaurants items include American staples like pizza and burgers or Cajun-style options to match the New Orleans theme.

For entertainment beyond the slots, The Casino @ Dania Beach hosts a variety of live performers including competitions, musical acts, and comedians. Catch a game and a bite at the sports bar. Or, for a truly unique experience, spectators of all ages can watch live jai-alai games and those over 18 can even wager on the action!

Get up close to the horses and jockeys at Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. For gambling and gaming alongside family fun, Gulfstream Park Racing provides a bowling alley, pottery and painting studio, and even meet-and-greets with favorite kiddie characters. Plus, with more than a dozen eateries from several continents, menus are sure to satisfy every taste bud and budget.

Swim, Skate, or Serve

Gain access to the world’s largest collection of water-themed memorabilia at the International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum. Learn about synchronized swimming, water safety, olympic diving, and so much more at this tribute to all things aquatic. While there, pick up buoys, books, and bistro mugs at the gift shop.

Founded just over a decade ago, the nationally ranked Gold Coast Derby Grrls are Florida’s fun-to-watch fearless females. Check out a match at Xtreme Action Park—or rent your own skates for a few hours.

With 16 tabletop courts, Broward Table Tennis Club is one of the most impressive places in the nation to try out your serve. Novices and professionals can be found blocking and spinning here daily. Sign up to work one-on-one with a coach, or rent a table to play a few friendly rounds. When you’re not serving or slamming the ball, relax in the lounge area, take on the Robo-Pong machine, or purchase your own paddles and gear in the gift shop.


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