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Visitors to southeast Florida area should be sure to make a visit to one of the area’s largest gaming properties, the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.
The casino originally opened in March 2000 with 900 gaming machines and live poker in a comparatively plain 30,000-square-foot facility.
In 2012, the property underwent a $150 million expansion with the resort now offering a 100,000-square-foot casino housing more than 2,300 of the latest slot machines, a very unique Players Club, six restaurants and a 2,400-space parking garage.
The Newly remodeled Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
The casino also offers over 70 table games including blackjack and baccarat, along with popular novelty games such as Pai Gow Poker, Let It Ride, Casino War and Three Card Poker. There is also high stakes no-limit action in the resort’s 24-hour, completely non-smoking, Stax Poker Lounge that offers players a wide variety of tournaments.
In ealry 2016 the property added a new Level2 area for a smoke-free gaming environment. Located on the second floor, Level2 features over 100 slots, along with live blackjack as well as a lounge/bar and dining.
The main focal point in the center of the regular casino is the plush High Limit gaming area complete with its own bar/lounge, high limit slots and 12 table games.
The casino also boasts a one-of-a-kind Players Club. Called “Players Club Xperience” which is the first club to offer electronic guest interaction technology for visitors.
The Innovative new Player’s Club at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
“The new Players Club Experience interface is like what travelers encounter in airport terminals, except we don’t have lines and our machines are more fun,” said Steve Bonner, the property’s general manager.
The club doesn’t have a typical hotel-like front desk. Instead it’s replaced by easy-to-use touch-screen kiosks and guest service reps who provide one-one-one interaction for faster service.
Guests with minor questions or issues such as a lost Players Club card, are brought to one of six express service kiosks – similar to self-help airport check-in — where they are shown, for instance, how to reprint their member card or reset their pin number.
For more time-consuming issues, a guest can sit with a service person at a laptop station (again without any physical barrier between people) where they can quickly access the player’s information through the tracking system software.
For extra fun, the “Players Club Xperience” also houses a Monster Wall — essentially a gigantic video slot machine – that offers select players the chance to win extra cash or prizes.
Vincent Pastore from The Sopranos playing at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Dining choices at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek run the gamut and include: NYY Steak, which serves the best cuts of meat in an atmosphere chock full of NY Yankees photos and memorabilia (there is only one other, located at Yankee Stadium in NY); Sorrisi, (en italia, it means “Smiles”) an 11,000-square-foot Italian restaurant; the 1st Street Deli, a 7,000-square-foot New York-style eatery; The Sunset Grill, a casual outdoor sports bar and restaurant; and the always popular Fresh Harvest buffet restaurant which was named “Best Buffet By Far” in the local Sun-Sentinel newspaper.
NYY Steakhouse at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
There’s also The Sushi Bar, located outside the Nectar lounge, which is one of the property’s two lounges that present the best locally touring bands nightly.
Another great entertainment option for casino visitors is The Pavilion, an intimate 1,200-seat, 16,200-square-foot entertainment venue that has featured reasonably priced shows by acts such as: Grand Funk Railroad, Blue Oyster Cult, Ronnie Milsap, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Grass Roots and comedian Louie Anderson.
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located in south Florida, about 15 miles north of Fort Lauderdale, at 5550 NW 40th Street. For more information call them toll-free at (886) 222-7466, directly at (954) 977-6700, or visit their web site at www.seminolecasinococonutcreek.com.