Two popular Miami ships have ceased operations now that local officials have negotiated with existing dog and horse racing tracks to permit them to open on-shore casinos rather than sailing three miles out into international waters where the law allowed unrestricted casino gambling.
And now the Seminole Tribe of Florida has expanded the Hard Rock Casino operation in Broward countyAquasino and Horizon’s Edge are back in dry dock now that casino gamblers often choose land-based casinos offering unlimited access to restaurants, bars, nightclubs and the chance to come and go much more quickly than it takes to dock and disembark.Investors are currently pouring millions of dollars into the expansion of the Gulfstream Racetrack and Mardi Gras Dog Track Casino properties to create near-Vegas casino experiences. In a matter of days, card games like Blackjackand Baccarat will be added to the very lucrative poker rooms in the city.
On 22 June, The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino opened 71 new card tables including 55 card tables dedicated to Blackjack. The rest are distributed among mini-baccarat, pai gow, Let It Ride and Three Card Poker.With millions of dollars pouring into lotto games, parimutuel betting and legalized games of chance, limited interest in gambling vessels shipwrecked the business.