Miccosukee Resort and Gaming
|Miccosukee Resort and Gaming|
|Type||Hotel and casino|
|Address||Miami, Florida, USA|
Miccosukee Resort & Gaming is a resort and casino on the western outskirts of Miami, Florida, off 500 Southwest 177th Avenue on the edge of the Everglades. Located in a 9-story pink and white building, it has a colored statue of a young Miccosukee boy outside the front entrance. It has been cited as "one of the most unusual resort destinations in Florida" due to the contrast between the Native American village surroundings and the casino. Established in 1999 at a reported cost of $45 million, it is operated by about 400 members of the Miccosukee Tribe.
The resort has 256 deluxe guest rooms, 56 suites and conference and banquet facilities. 2009 estimates claim the Miccosukee Resort to earn an estimated $75 million a year. The gaming centre includes slot machines, video machines, and casino tables, and in 2010 launched the New Bally TV in-room video technology at the resort. The casino, with over 1,000 Video Pull-Tab Machines and 58 Poker Tables, Texas Hold'Em etc. regularly hosts Poker tournaments.
Nearby is the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club. On September 29, 2011, Miccosukee Resort, along with Romance 106.7FM, Budweiser, 411 pain and Walgreens, organized a Latin music concert in Miami named "Una Copa con Romance", attended by some 1500 people and artists such as Charlie Zaa. The resort is a setting in the 2010 Jonathan King novel Acts of Nature.
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