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Orlando Casinos and Horse Racing
Florida Horse Racing and Casinos Near Orlando
Casinos in Orlando
First, there are no casinos or casino hotels in Orlando. The nearest casino hotel to Orlando is located in Tampa, Florida, about a 45 minute drive west on I-4 from Orlando. This is the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Tampa and is located right on I-4. You can make reservations for rooms at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel here
If you prefer, there are charter buses to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa leaving Orlando every hour or so. More information about the Tampa Seminole Hard Rock Casino bound buses here.
Horse Racing in Orlando
There is no horse racing in Orlando. Tampa has the closest live thoroughbred horse racing to Orlando at Tampa Bay Downs which offers live Thoroughbred horse racing, simulcast racing, and a card room featuring poker games. Tampa Bay Downs live racing dates are limited to four days a week in late November to early May each year. Simulcast racing and the poker rooms operate all year.
The premier race track in Florida is Gulfstream Park Racetrack and Casino, located in Hallandale, between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. This is the only race track in Florida that combines live horse racing with a full Las Vegas style casino. The Gulfstream Park Casino has the latest slots and electronic table games, plus a fantastic poker room featuring all poker games. Hotels near Gulfstream Park.
Hotel deals in the Tampa Bay area and near the Tampa Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Hotels Near Tampa Bay Downs.
Additionally there is a harness racing track and casino in Pompano Beach now called Harrah's Pompano Beach.
All three tracks offer simulcast betting on races throughout the country.
Florida's Casino Cruise Ship Victory Near Orlando
In addition to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, there is a casino cruise ship that sails from Port Canaveral twice daily, with afternoon and evening sailings. Port Canaveral, is about a fifty minute drive east from Orlando on 528. The casino cruise ship Victory offers the only live craps and roulette tables in Florida as well as slots, Blackjack and Poker tables.
Victory Casino Cruise Ship has its own parking and debarkation area and you will sail out past the fantastic Disney Cruise Ships, including the new Disney Wish, if they are in port. You might even catch a glimpse of a Falcon 9 first stage that has been returned from sea capture aboard a SpaceX drone ship. Hotels near Port Canaveral cruise ships.
Port Canaveral is located on Florida's Space Coast, home of the Kennedy Space Center and Patrick Space Force Base. You might want to plan your trip around a scheduled launch from SpaceX, United Launch Alliance, Boeing, or Blue Origin.
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There are several nice hotels located in Port Canaveral and convenient to the Cruise Ship Port.
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Make reservations at the Seminole Hardrock Hotel & Casino, Tampa, FL. here. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, right on I-4.