South Florida is home to a number of land-based and sea-based casinos, offering everything from slot machines to blackjack, poker and other table games. Take a look at some of my favorite casinos in South Florida!
Seminole Hard Rock Casino
The Seminole Hard Rock Casino, located in Hollywood, is the area's top casino. Featuring a luxury hotel and fantastic pool/beach, this hotel is a magnet attracting tourists from around the country. With recent changes in gaming regulations, the casino now offers a variety of table games including Blackjack, Let it Ride, Baccarat, Three Card Poker, and Pai Gow Poker. Of course, they still have a wide variety of slot machines for those seeking electronic entertainment.
If you're willing to travel a little bit north, give GulfStream Park in Hallandale Beach a try. The racetrack casino offers race wagering, Vegas slots and video poker, in addition to dining and entertainment options.
This Indian casino is the original land-based gaming destination in Miami and it shows the signs of age. Unlike the flashier Seminole Casino, the Miccosukee Resort is a no-frills kind of place, but it's close to home, located on the edge of the Everglades. The casino offers 1,700 slot machines, 58 poker tables and high stakes bingo.
Discovery Cruise Line is a traditional cruise line that offers Vegas-style gaming on board. This Bahamas day cruise sails daily (except Wednesdays) from Fort Lauderdale. Starting at $80 per couple, you'll get a free meal, sun deck and pool, live music and an arcade along with a casino featuring slot machines, craps, blackjack and roulette. If you'd like to make a weekend out of it, you can sail to the Bahamas on Thursday or Friday and return on Sunday.