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The Big Easy Casino

The Big Easy Casino, 831 North Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, Florida  [view mapview map]   

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Casino opened:January 1, 2006
Gaming machines:1150
Poker tables: 30
Minimum Bet:$0.01
Self parking:Yes
Casino sq/ft:70,000 sq/ft


Poker Room: The Big Easy Poker Room
Hotels: Hallandale Beach Hotels
Venues: Mardi Gras Casino Grandstand
Attractions: The Racetrack at Mardis Gras Casino


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The Big Easy Casino Review

The Big Easy Casino formerly Mardi Gras Casino and Hollywood Greyhound Track & Card Club, is a casino, poker and greyhound racing facility located at 831 North Federal Highway, in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Dogs first ran at the dirt track in 1934, three years after parimutuel betting was legalized in the state.. The venue was extensively remodeled and debuted with The Mardi Gras Casino over 1,000 slot machines, a poker room, simulcasting facilities, and the racetrack in 2006. The poker room was relocated to more lush surroundings and renamed The Big Easy in 2009.

In addition to betting, the newly renovated venue offers several restaurants, an entertainment venue and flea market, a gift shop and several bars.

The casino is open 9am to 3am weekdays and 24 hours on weekends.

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Gaming at The Big Easy Casino

The casino and poker room, as well as the simulcast betting center are open year round at The Big Easy Casino. Live greyhound racing takes place on the track December through April.

In addition to well over 1,000 slots and video poker machines you can bet on the video blackjack and video roulette games. There's a high roller area and various slots from 3-reel classics to state-of-the-art video bonus slots with denominations ranging from a penny to $20.

The Big Easy Casino is a non-smoking casino but smokers have a 1,000 square foot enclosed are called the Dog Pound with 16 machines from pennies to progressives.

In the simulcast center you can watch and bet on over 30 different greyhound, harness and thoroughbred races on large screen TVs from around the country, Canada, and even Australia.

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Poker at The Big Easy Casino

The Big Easy Poker Room

The Hollywood Greyhound Park (aka Mardi Gras Casino) Big Easy Poker Room features 30-tables and is open daily, Mon-Thu 10am-4am and 24 hours on the weekend.  You must be 18 or older to play in the room. Please check the website for current promotions.

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Dining & Restaurants

The French Quarter

  • Serving: Steak, Seafood, American

The French Quarter at The Big Easy Casino offers fine dining in a great venue over looking the Racetrack. This is the premiere place to dine in the area with an innovative menu featuring everything from ahi tartar and sesame crusted salmon to juicy steaks. The traditional choices will please any palate and the exquisitely nuanced twists to steakhouse fare will please the most discerning.

  • Price range: Upscale
  • Reservations: (954) 924-3200
  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Takes reservations


Sunday11:00am / 10:00pm
Monday11:00am / 10:00pm
Tuesday11:00am / 10:00pm
Wednesday11:00am / 10:00pm
Thursday11:00am / 10:00pm
Friday11:00am / 11:00pm
Saturday11:00am / 11:00pm

Cafe Orleans

  • Serving: American, Snacks, Cafe/Variety

Cafe Orleans is a casual dining venue at The Big Easy Casino convenient to the Big Easy Poker Room as well as the main casino area. The menu offers lunch and dinner choices as well as quick grab and go snacks for the hungry gambler.  Soups, salads, sandwiches and decadent desserts grace the menu pages and deli counters. If you are tired of the same old Miami Fort Lauderdale eateries, come on in and try the fare, maybe get in on a game of poker and spin a few slots.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (954) 924-3200;

The Mezz

  • Serving: Bar/Pub, American, Snacks / Hotdogs

Whether you just want to grab a pack of smokes and a glass of wine, or have a desire for the perfect grilled cheese, salad, and soup you'll find everything you need at The Mezz, Open extended hours daily it's the place to grab a burger, a heaping plate of hot wings, some pizza, a philly cheese steak, fish sandwich, just about anything your heart desires. The fare is fresh, the service quick and friendly, and the slots are just a few steps away!

  • Price range: Budget


Sunday11:30am / 1:00am
Monday11:30am / 1:00am
Tuesday11:30am / 1:00am
Wednesday11:30am / 1:00am
Thursday11:30am / 1:00am
Friday11:30am / 1:00am
Saturday11:30am / 1:00am

Louie's Lounge at The Big Easy Poker Room

  • Serving: Cafe/Variety

Louie's Lounge is most convenient to The Big Easy poker room and offers everything a hungry card player needs to stay on top of his game.  Souped up griddle cheese sandwiches are a popular choice as are any of the all day appetizers like fried chicken pot stickers and crispy fried ravioli.  How about a complete NY strip steak dinner for about twelve bucks or a ten dollar pizza? If you like fish try the grouper po-boy!

  • Price range: Budget

The Big Easy Casino Venues & Hotspots

Mardi Gras Casino Grandstand

The Mardi Gras Casino features top name artists every month of the year. Have a quick glance at the Entertainment page on their website and you will see who is playing next. Top name stars in all musical genres, comedy, and sports - you name the style, Mardi Gras Casino brings in the best.

But there is also ongoing entertainment from local and regional bands, DJs and, oh yeah, the Mardi Gras Showgirls!

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The Racetrack at Mardis Gras Casino

Race Track

The Racetrack at Mardis Gras Casino is a historic South Florida greyhound racing venue dating back to 1934. Today you can still experience the thrill of live dog racing that can reach speeds of 45 miles per hour! The dogs run December through April at the only dog track in Broward County. Enjoy the races from your seats in the largest operating dog track grandstand in the world!

Daily simulcasts of greyhound, harness and thoroughbred races from top tracks all around the world give you plenty of live race betting action when the track itself is dark.

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Contact information


Address: 831 N Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009, USA

Phone: (954) 924-3200

Toll-free: (877) 557-5687

Fax: (954) 457-2497


Email: Email

Facebook: Facebook page

Twitter: @thebigeasyfl


Phone: (304) 776-1000

Website: Website

Facebook: Facebook page

Twitter: @MardiGrasFL

Casino hours

Monday 9:00am to 3:00am
Tuesday 9:00am to 3:00am
Wednesday 9:00am to 3:00am
Thursday 9:00am to 3:00am
Friday 9:00am to 12:00am
Saturday 12:00am to 12:00am
Sunday 12:00am to 3:00am


Monday 10:00am to 4:00am
Tuesday 10:00am to 4:00am
Wednesday 10:00am to 4:00am
Thursday 10:00am to 4:00am
Friday 10:00am to 5:00am
Saturday 9:00am to 5:00am
Sunday 9:00am to 4:00am

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