South Florida's appeal isn't limited to sunshine and beaches: Gaming is a big draw, whether you want to play poker, slip a coin in a slot machine, pick a pony, bet on bingo, wager on jai-alai or take a shot at other games of chance. Bank on your luck at these casinos and gambling establishments.
Opened in 1971, Calder offers daily thoroughbred horse racing from Oct. - Jan., as well as a summer schedule beginning April and running through October. Full-card simulcasting is offered every day.
Watch the fast-paced action of jai-alai at this 220,000-square-foot fronton, opened in 1953. Only the second fronton in the U.S., Dania Jai-Alai contains a sports bar, simulcast betting facility, restaurants, banquet facilities, bars and snack bars.
Live greyhound racing from June through Nov. Simulcast of harness, thoroughbred and greyhound racing is offered daily. Flagler hosts an adopt-a-greyhound program where fans can adopt retired dogs.
Live thoroughbred horse racing from Jan.-April, as well as simulcasts of thoroughbred racing elsewhere during the park's season.
Opened in 1974, the track features live dog racing with a 14-race program from Dec.-May. Simulcasts of greyhound, thoroughbred and harness races from around the country year-round. Poker room and sports bar also onsite.
Miami Jai-Alai's 75-year history makes it the nation's oldest fronton; open year-round, nightly matches begin at 7 p.m. The fronton also offers simulcast wagering on thoroughbred, harness and jai-alai every day.
Located along the southeastern edge of the Everglades, Miccosukee Resort & Gaming features thrilling 24-hour gaming with over 1,900 gaming machines, high stakes poker and bingo, luxury rooms, and five dining areas including an international buffet and fine dining restaurant. Miccosukee.com.
Opened in 1932, the kennel club offers greyhound racing year-round, as well as a poker room. Simulcasts of thoroughbred, greyhound, harness and jai-alai take place twice a day.
Harness horse racing selected days year-round, as well as simulcasts of harness, thoroughbred and jai-alai year-round. Poker room is open every live race day. The park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, and Easter Sunday.
This 30,000-square-foot American Indian casino features more than 1,500 slots, 15 poker tables in a separate, non-smoking room, two restaurants and two bars, including one in the newly opened ultra lounge.
This 86-acre resort features a 130,000-square-foot casino, and a 500-room hotel, chock-full of amenities. The adjoining Seminole Paradise, an entertainment and shopping complex, features retail stores, restaurants, and bars and clubs.
This 73,500-square-foot casino features 1,000 slots, 48 poker tables, 800 bingo seats, 413 video lotto machines and video pull tabs.