Miccosukee Resort and Gaming, Florida
The Miccosukee Resort and Gaming is a hotel and casino situated in Florida, in the United States of America. This Miami attraction was completed in the year 1999, and opened that same year. It is a nine-story building, with a statue of a young boy from the Miccosukee tribe dominating its front entrance. It has been described as one of the most uncommon resort destinations in the state of Florida due to the contrast between the casino itself and the Native American village that surrounds it and it cost a purported $45 million in order to create. 400 members of the Miccosukee tribe are in charge of operating this destination.
The History of the Miccosukee Tribe
The Miccosukee are a proud Native American tribe who predate Columbus, with them migrating to this part of the country before Florida officially became part of the United States of America, separating from the Creek Nation in order to do so.
During the turbulent Indian Wars that governed the 1800s, around 100 Miccosukee Creeks made the Everglades their home, and, happily, have managed to extend their numbers to more than 600 members since, with this number continuing to grow apace.
Surviving life in the unfriendly Everglades required that the Miccosukee adapt to temporary, hammock-style camps made up of smaller groups of members, something which they managed to do for about a century, repeatedly resisting assimilation efforts until the 1928 inauguration of the Tamiami Trail. Buffalo Tiger led a group to Fidel Castro in Cuba in 1959 in order to discuss and obtain international recognition for the tribe as an independent country inside the United States of America, and, although ultimately unsuccessful, this did lead to the official recognition of the tribe by the US Secretary of the Interior in 1962.
Miccosukee Resort and Gaming Facilities
Miccosukee Resort and Gaming has more than 200 deluxe guest rooms alongside its 50+ suites and banquet and conference facilities, and its gaming services include a variety of slot machines; video machines and different casino table games. Miccosukee Resort and Gaming hosts Poker tournaments on a regular basis thanks to the fact that it provides more than 1 000 video pull-tab machines and over 50 poker tables with games like Texas hold ‘em provided for guests to enjoy.
Miccosukee Resort and Gaming also has a modern pool and fitness facilities available, along with a heated indoor pool; a sauna; a Jacuzzi and access to different types of equipment located on the resort’s first floor.
Miccosukee Resort and Gaming has six different dining options for its guests, with each providing different pricing options so as to ensure that everyone is able to find something to fit his or her budget. The Empeek-Cheke is more upscale, but there is a very popular buffet available as well, open for breakfast; lunch and dinner. The buffet’s meal options change as the day progresses, and guests are able to find something suitable no matter what time they may be heading over to it. 24-hour meal options are also provided for.