COCONUT CREEK, Fla. -- The Coconut Creek Casino, which opened here
last March west of Fort Lauderdale, plans a major expansion
including more gaming space and a convention hotel.
The casino is the fifth gambling operation in Florida overseen
by the Seminole tribe. The tribe's other sites are in Hollywood,
Immokalee, Brighton and Tampa.
Poker in a private room, bingo and video pull-tab slot machines
are offered, and there is a full-service cocktail bar and snack
For groups of 20 or more, $3 or $5 vouchers (depending on group
size) can be provided that are valued at $20 when exchanged for
gambling, food or beverages.
A continental buffet breakfast is provided at no cost to
visitors from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The casino also offers both Las Vegas-style and Native American
entertainment. The latter includes traditional tribal dancing,
alligator wrestling and prize giveaways.
By the fall, the casino will become a component in overnight
packages with area hotels. For large groups, hotel stays can be
arranged on request by Carmella Albert of the casino's staff.
During the second phase of the expansion, the casino will be
enlarged by 100,000 square feet.
This project will break ground this summer and yield more gaming
space, several restaurants, a show bar, a stage, a gift shop,
casino offices and more parking. Management anticipates completion
by the end of the year.
The third phase, to break ground in December 2002, calls for a
200-room hotel with a convention center. The completion date is
unknown at this time.
Coconut Creek Casino
Phone: (954) 977-6700