Land Based Gambling
Florida is a popular home and holiday destination for people who enjoy the sunshine, surf and the ocean. For those who find the great outdoors a bit too much, they can enjoy a respite in one of many casinos, poker rooms and racetracks where they can place their bets and take a chance with Lady Luck.
As one of the more liberal states, Florida offers something for everyone, and you don't have to look very far to find fun and entertainment whether you live there all year round or are just visiting while on vacation. The state provides extensive opportunities for gambling and rakes in record-breaking revenues like the $569,000,000 generated in 2018.
Ever since The Great Depression, attempts to expand on gambling referendums have failed several times before the bill to allow the Florida Lottery was passed in 1986. And despite the poker referendum only being passed, initially in one county, before being embraced by many in 1994, the state of Florida has become known as one of the healthiest poker markets in the world.
Aside from over 30 Florida casinos, there are also Native American casinos and poker rooms where you can play slots, table card games and electronic games. Outside of this, you can also enjoy horse racing and place bets off-track online. Placing bets on greyhound racing was also enjoyed by many over many years, however, since it was banned in 2018, all eleven tracks will be shut down by the end of 2020.
Since betting on Jai Alai games is still legal in Florida, it is a popular choice due to its style of scoring and player rotation as it makes it ideal for pari-mutuel betting, like you would in horse racing.
Florida is the one state that went out of their way to keep the exciting game that often brought in thousands of spectators each night, alive. This is why casinos are allowed to have various other forms of gambling, like horse racing simulcasts and poker, as long as they also offer Jai Alai.
There is something for everyone in Florida and you can be sure that you won't be bored with all the options on offer.