In spite of the fact that betting is actually illicit in Casino Miami, there are a lot of provisos that permit a wide range of betting. Players can take a shot at seaward club or on shore at bingo, jai alai, card rooms, horse tracks, canine races, and Native American reservations. The recently returned Hialeah Park Racing has thoroughbred and quarter horse hustling and at some point soon, on the grounds that no course in Florida is finished without it, poker and gambling machines. For openings and poker, you can look at the Magic City Casino, a short ways from the air terminal and downtown Miami at 450 NW 37th Ave (tel. 888/56-MAGIC [566-2442];), yet we suggest you stay with the pristine club at Calder Casino and Race Course, situated by Sun Life Stadium at 21001 NW 27th Ave. in Miami Gardens (tel. 305/625-1311;), including 1,200 gaming machines, poker, and pony dashing. You can likewise drive up to Broward County, where the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino ), Seminole Casino Coconut Creek (), Mardi Gras Racetrack and Gaming, Isle Casino and Racing and the new and as yet extending Gulfstream Park Casino and Racing in Hallandale offer openings, poker, and in the instances of Hard Rock and Gulfstream, blackjack as well.
Notwithstanding the Hard Rock in Hollywood’s behemoth presence on the betting circuit (and its numerous imitators), a few group favor the less gaudy Miccosukee Indian Gaming, 500 SW 177th Ave. (off S.R. 41, in West Miami, on the edges of the Everglades; tel. 800/741-4600 or 305/222-4600), where a bit of Vegas meets west Miami. This crude gambling club isn’t Caesar’s Palace, yet you can play tab spaces, high velocity bingo (look out for the genuine blue-haired players who will jeer in the event that you make an excess of commotion or on the off chance that you win before they do), and even poker (with more tables added since they’re rivaling Seminole Hard Rock). With in excess of 85,000 square feet of playing space, the complex even gives for the time being facilities to the individuals who can’t get enough of the rush and don’t have any desire to make the roughly 1-hour trip back to downtown Miami. Take the Florida Turnpike south toward Florida City/Key West. Take the SW Eighth Street leave (no. 25) and take a left hand turn onto SW Eighth Street. Drive for around 3 ½ miles and afterward take a left hand turn onto Krome Avenue, and left again at 177th Street; you can’t miss it.