May 23, 2024 3 min read


Miccosukee Casino & Resort to Open Smoking Room and Bar

The larger, exclusive smoking area is expected to open for visitors this summer, offering slots and bar-top games, along with a dedicated upscale bar

Currently, there are two federally recognized Native American Tribes in Florida, the Seminole Tribe and the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians. Back in 1990, the Miccosukee Tribe entered the gambling sector after opening the Miccosukee Indian Bingo Hall. Several years later, the Tribe opened Miccosukee Casino & Resort, a premium gaming, entertainment and hospitality venue located in Miami.

Smokers at the hotel-casino previously enjoyed a separate space that allowed them to engage in the activity indoors. Earlier this month, the Miccosukee Tribe announced its plans to expand the exclusive smoking area within the casino. The extension of the section of the casino will enable more smokers to light up a cigarette indoors while enjoying gambling activities.

Visitors who like to smoke will be able to enjoy a contemporary full bar that features four 75-inch HD TVs. Eight bar-top slot machines will be available, while another 117 slots will ensure exceptional gambling entertainment for clients of the new and exclusive smoking area.

Thanks to a state-of-the-art air filtration system, the new smoking area will ensure the comfort of the guests. This equipment will help preserve the quality of the air within the area and in the nearby non-smoking sections, guaranteeing equally delightful experiences for smokers and non-smokers alike.

The extended smoking section of the casino will offer 20-foot-tall ceilings and will be located in the northwest corner of the Miccosukee Casino & Resort. New restrooms will be open for the enlarged smoking area and the non-smoking corridor that is nearby.

The Smoking Lounge Is Expected to Open This Summer

The Miccosukee Casino & Resort offers 20 live-action poker tables, as well as more than 1,800 contemporary slots. The casino resort also offers a bingo area and 24/7 entertainment. In addition to gaming amenities, the venue features a wide range of fine dining options, as well as luxury hotel suites. The Miccosukee Tribe’s hotel casino is located at 500 SW 177 Ave.

Many of our guests have requested a new, indoor, dedicated smoking section, and I am proud that we will be unveiling this unique attraction to them very soon.

Brad Rhines, general manager at Miccosukee Casino & Resort

Brad Rhines, Miccosukee Casino & Resort’s general manager, explained that the venue remains focused on meeting customer demands and enjoys collecting feedback from its guests. He said that many visitors of the casino resort highlighted the need for a new indoor smoking area.

Rhines said that he is proud to confirm that the new exclusive smoking casino area will soon open. Finally, he spoke about the unique design of the lounge that offers an upscale bar among other amenities.

The opening of the larger smoking area is expected at some point this summer.


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