Gambling in Miami doesn’t have to be high-stakes, but the fun always is. World-class horse racing, gaming and parimutuels are good times just waiting to be had at Miami’s facilities. You can bet it will be a trip you won’t soon forget.
Gulfstream Park Racetrack & Casino in Aventura is one of the nation’s premier thoroughbred racetracks offering year-round championship racing. Experience heart-pounding action from the grandstands or be pampered like royalty while enjoying the Sport of Kings from a private luxury suite. Ideal for a corporate outing or an afternoon with family and friends, Gulfstream Park also offers live casino action open 365 days a year as well as shopping and fine dining.
You can also head over to Calder Casino and Race Course, a thoroughbred horse racing track in Miami Gardens where many a famous jockey has launched his career. Calder Casino and Race Course is within walking distance from the football stadium where the Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami’s football team the Miami Hurricanes play, so it’s popular with locals as a post-game hang out for a celebration or a way to blow off some steam after a tough loss. The casino is relatively small, but don’t consider that a draw-back the intimate atmosphere and wide array of tables and slots are enough to keep anyone busy.
Place your wagers or just sit back and enjoy a horserace at the tracks. The season runs from April-August and there are races almost every Thursday-Sunday including special races like the Juvenile Showcase or the Summit of Speed.
The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida has a quality gaming and resort facility located in the Everglades and is a unique way to experience American Indian culture. At Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, there’s poker, bingo, machines and high-limit gaming available in the casino. Make a night of it and stay in the nearby, recently renovated resort and indulge in the breakfast buffet. Take some time to explore the Miccosukee heritage and sign up for an airboat ride, alligator demonstration and the Indian Village.
At Magic City Casino, the only casino in Miami where you can play roulette and craps, you’ll find 800 Vegas-style slot machines, poker tables and dog racing. For over half a century Magic City Casino’s Flagler Dog Track has been Miami’s premier greyhound racing facility. Today, you can catch eight races a week and place bets on automated betting machines. Other events of interest are the food truck rallies in the parking lots, featuring Miami’s best and tastiest food trucks – consider it a giant gourmet outdoor mobile food court, live performances in the amphitheater and dining at their two restaurants.
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