Casinos and Gaming

casinosgaming11It’s the best of both worlds in Pompano Beach for those who want to take a chance on lady luck: your stay at a clean, comfortable Beach Vacation Rentals apartment or cottage, and a large variety of exciting casino and gaming venues close by. Enjoy the morning or afternoon at the beach, and then place your bets into the night at gaming machines, live or tournament poker, horse and dog racing, and one of the world’s fastest games — Jai Alai.

So who needs Vegas?  Pompano Beach and surrounding Greater Fort Lauderdale have the beach and a surprising number of casinos within a 15-30 minute drive of our Beach Vacation Rentals’ six nationally rated Superior Small Lodgings.  Even better, these gaming destinations offer much more than a slot machine and a card game.  Here’s the overview, from closest to farthest from our properties:

Isle Casino and Racing Pompano Park, Pompano Beach (all photos on this page are courtesy of Isle Casino and Racing-Pompano Beach)

The Isle Casino is SMOKE-FREE, and the newest gaming venue listed! Try your luck in the 38 table Poker Room, Video Poker rooms, racetrack with live Harness Racing and 1500 Vegas-style slots. Find your old favorite or discover the newest hottest slots and video poker games in denominations starting at 1¢, all with cashless convenience. Check out the floor plan. Play a hand of Texas Hold ‘em, Seven-Card Stud, Omaha High and Low, and
tournaments, plus many more of the most popular games in the 38-table poker room, voted Florida’s choice as best poker room in South Florida. Choose from four restaurants and two bars. Amenities include a high-tech sports bar and wagering area overlooking the track. Two bonuses: frequent promotions and live music at night. This smoke-free facility is recognized by the American Lung Association.

Coconut Creek Seminole Casino, Coconut Creek Open 24/7, Coconut Creek Seminole Casino gives you more than 1,500 Vegas-style and bingo-style slot machines, ranging from two cents to fifty dollars per play. The poker room includes 7 Card Stud, Texas Hold’em and Omaha Hi-Lo with betting levels starting at $1. The casino also features three restaurants and Nectar Lounge, which offers live entertainment six days a week.

Dania Jai-Alai, Dania Beach It’s the World’s Fastest Sport played at the “The Palace” of Jai-Alai,Dania Jai-Alai. A rock-hard ball that travels over 170 mph, lightning-fast athletes climbing the walls to make incredible catches… you’ve never seen anything like it.  At this self-styled home of “the world’s fastest game”,  Dania Jai-Alai in Dania Beach doesn’t need a casino to draw fans. But it certainly helps to have no-limit Texas Hold’em, 7 Card Stud and Omaha games, along with simulcast horses, harness and Jai-Alai.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood The granddaddy of them all, the Seminole Hard Rock goes far beyond gaming to offer a total entertainment experience. The three-acre casino floor includes over 2,300 Vegas-style slots, Blackjack, Baccarat, Mini Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold’em Poker and Let it Ride, with separate high-limit rooms.  Throw in 16 restaurants and A-List concerts and live acts, and you’ve got much more than a casino.

Seminole Indian Gaming Casino, Hollywood Predating the Hard Rock, the smaller Seminole Indian Casino has over 1,000 Vegas-style slots, 48 poker tables, a high stakes Bingo Hall, and Blackjack.

Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach Gulfstream Park combines a two-level casino with Vegas-style slots and video poker, thoroughbred racing, and top-class dining, shopping and nightlife in a huge, open, inviting space that has taken over Hallandale Beach.

Mardi Gras Casino, Hallandale Beach From Vegas-style showgirls to a Bourbon Street atmosphere, Mardi Gras Casino features a large 70,000 square foot gaming center with slots, poker tables with Texas Hold’em, Omaha, and 7 Card Stud games, simulcast greyhound, harness and thoroughbred racing, and live historic greyhound racing.