The Fourth of July is nearly here. There’s going to be plenty of fireworks — literally and figuratively — at casinos across The Sunshine State.
Sports betting is still illegal in Florida, but you can gamble on pretty much everything else this weekend at Florida casinos. In doing so, you can participate in several promotions focused on the holiday.
Fireworks highlight Seminole Casino Coconut Creek’s festivities
Coconut Creek’s Coco’s Fireworks Extravaganza is the premier event among the Seminole network of casinos. The festivities take place from 8 to 11 p.m. on July 3 and include a fireworks show by the Grucci family, food trucks and a weekend full of entertainment.
The casino’s fireworks show will start after 8 p.m. on Sunday. The Gruccis are known as America’s first family of fireworks. The family at one time held Guinness World Records for the largest fireworks display and largest fireworks shell in the world. They coordinated fireworks displays at four different Olympic Games.
As part of the event, six food trucks will be serving grub:
- Captain Lobstar: Lobster rolls, seafood salads and a variety of fried seafood dishes.
- Crunly: Deserts that include sundaes, lollypops and churros.
- Inspir-Asian: Dim-sum-style appetizers, along with entrees such as orange chicken, bang-bang shrimp tacos and noodle bowls.
- Giovanni’s: Traditional Fourth fare, including chili dogs, ice cream, soda floats, shakes and sundaes.
- Meathead’s BBQ: Traditional barbecue dishes like brisket and pulled pork sandwiches and ribs.
- City Wings 305: Wings, burgers, fries, hot dogs and chicken sandwiches.
Popular South Florida rock band The Regs will perform at the event. Inside the casino, Seminole Wild Card members can earn up to a 100x multiplier on their comp dollars when they play slots and table games on July 4. The promotion starts at 7 a.m.
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa is giving away a motorcycle
Tampa’s flagship casino is running a $75,000 Harley-Davidson giveaway on July 4. The grand prize is a 2022 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Special. It will be awarded to one Seminole Wild Card member at 9:30 p.m.
Additionally, there is a drawing for a $5,000 cash winner at 5 p.m. and $1,000 free play giveaways every hour from noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.
The contests are open to all Seminole Wild Card members who insert their cards into any slot machine or are rated in table games within an hour of the drawings.
As for entertainment, a variety of musical acts are performing at the pool, L Bar, Hard Rock Cafe, The Rez Grill and Council Oak Lounge.
Cash is up for grabs at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee
Loyalty members have a chance at earning a $50,000 cash prize on July 3 at Seminole Immokalee. Wild Card members earn an entry into the drawing every time they play a slot machine.
The promo will award $1,000 in free play every half hour from 7 to 11:30 p.m. The $50,000 winner will be chosen at midnight.
Seminole Casino Brighton adds cash to bingo giveaways
Bingo is the big promo at Brighton this weekend. On July 3, there will be $70,000 in prizes available via multiple games starting at 2 p.m. The buy-in for the Independence Day-themed bingo session is $100.
Five early games will pay $200, 15 regular games will pay $1,000, and two special games will pay $2,000.
There will be two jackpot games with grand prizes of $25,000 and $5,000 consolations.
Seminole Classic Casino rewards card holders with free play
Seminole Classic Casino Hollywood features a $30,000 Independence Day free-play promotion. It takes place Saturday from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Any Seminole Wild Card member who wagers $25 will earn an entry. The casino will select 10 winners for $250 in free play every 15 minutes.
Steve Miller heads to Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood
The Steve Miller Band headlines the casino’s Fourth weekend. The iconic rock band will play a 7 p.m. show on Saturday at Hard Rock Live theater. Tickets for the show are still available and start at $100.
The hotel’s famed guitar light show will take place at the usual times this weekend: 9 and 9:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, 9 p.m. on Sunday and Monday.
Links to some events
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Events at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee
Seminole Classic Casino Hollywood