|831 N Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL
|9am-4am (weekdays), 24hrs (Fri 9am-Mon 4am)
|70,000 square feet
|Slots, Texas Hold‘em, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud, High/Low Omaha, Omaha High/Low
Highlights: 500 slots, vast poker room, dining, and more
Situated off Hollandale Beach, the Big Easy Casino ranks as one of Tripadvisor’s top things to do in this bustling corner of Miami. While it lacks the novelty of some of the other gambling establishments in Florida, such as the ship-based Victory Cruises Casino at Cape Canaveral (below), the Big Easy is still a haven for fun of all kinds. Check out 500+ slot machines and 30 poker tables in an establishment that has a nearly one-hundred-year reign as an entertainment and racing venue.
The new moniker for the Mardi Gras Casino, which was destroyed by Hurricane Irma (the Big Easy was originally just a poker room), this Miami casino is also surrounded by hotels and eateries and offers a raft of promotions to visitors. These range from huge giveaways to special deals for the over 55s. The Big Easy’s history of combined entertainment means that it also provides dining (casual, pizza, and restaurant food) and regular live bands.
The Big Easy Casino is a 12 mile drive to Ft Lauderdale. Grab a towel, and head off to Hallandale Beach, which is a mile walk from the casino. The beach is a great place to stay, offering a number of hotels with beautiful views of the Atlantic. If you won big, Gulfstream Park shopping is just a short distance away as well, where you’ll find clothing stores along with home furnishing options.