Casinos and Gambling in South Beach

One very interesting aspect of South Beach Miami is gambling. Even though gambling is technically illegal in Miami, there are several loopholes that allow other options with all kinds of wagering such as bingo, Jai Alai, card rooms and horse tracks, among others. Unfortunately, South Beach doesn’t happen to have plenty of gambling facilities, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any. If you don’t know where to go, let us point you in the right direction.

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Hialeah Park Racing & Casino

Although there are no horse tracks within South Miami, there is one close by you definitely want to check out: Hialeah Park Racing & Casino. Hialeah Park offers everything you can wish for when it comes to gambling! Hialeah Park has been around for over 90 years, and is set within 200 acres of lush landscape, verdant gardens, and a 16th Century French Mediterranean architecture that makes it be commonly known as “The World’s Most Beautiful Race Course”. Distinguished by their Audubon Bird Sanctuary with Flamingos on site and being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Hialeah Park remains iconic and rich in tradition. In 2013 they added a Casino to the place, with 882 slot machines and the most elegant poker room in South Florida with 33 tables. Hialeah Park Racing & Casino is five minutes away from  Miami International Airport, and 10 minutes from South Beach and Downtown Miami.

South Beach Casino & Resort

However, if it’s just a casino experience you seek with slots and poker your best bet is South Beach Casino & Resort. It’s not only a place for pleasure, but also one for business and relaxation. Located only 30 minutes north of Winnipeg on Highway 59 (near the shores of Lake Winnipeg) South Beach Casino & Resort is the perfect location for planning a meeting, a conference, a special event, or even a social function. South Beach Casino & Resort has 600 slot machines, live poker, blackjack tables and  live entertainment. The casino  is open from Monday to Saturday from 10 A.M. To 3 A.M., and on Sundays from 12 P.M. to 3 A.M. The hotel, however, is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It also has some entertaining extras, like Mango’s Restaurant- also open all week until 11:00 PM- and Blue Dolphin Lounge, also open all week, closing at 2 A.M.

Casino Cruises

Until a few years ago there used to be Casino Cruises, but they have disappeared or moved elsewhere (Cape Canaveral for example). Small scale attempts of such cruises come and go every year as operations don’t seem to be as lucrative as entrepreneurs seem to think, but you may want to ask around when visiting. Just contact our concierge at our boutique hotel in South Beach and we’ll do our best to see if there are any during your stay!