Miami, FL – February 2, 2024 – Imagine a rest stop with a bonus: a 150-slot machine casino with a bar! That’s precisely what the Miccosukee Tribe envisioned, and on February 14, this idea will come to fruition.
The Little Trail Casino, located at the Miccosukee Service Plaza on Exit 49 along Interstate 75 in Ochopee, Florida, is set to open on Wednesday, February 14, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 AM. The 8,500-square-foot venue is just steps from the service plaza, offering travelers, locals, and gaming enthusiasts a chance to gas up and experience the thrill of hitting the jackpot. The new casino will be open daily from 8 AM – 12 AM, with a bar offering a selection of beer and wine.
Six months after beginning construction on Little Trail Casino in partnership with national architecture and engineering design firm CPH and Florida-based construction company 2 Brothers Contracting LLC, the Miccosukee Tribe is proud to offer visitors an unrivaled, cutting-edge entertainment space. The Miccosukee Service Plaza is the only rest stop on the 80-mile stretch of I-75 that connects Naples to Miami, running through a section of the Miccosukee reservation on Alligator Alley. The property includes a fuel station, 12 Tesla charging stations, a convenience store, restrooms, Dunkin’ Donuts, Glades Café, and the newest addition, the Little Trail Casino.
“We are excited to celebrate this significant milestone alongside our Tribal members and numerous key stakeholders who have played a crucial role in our journey. This marks an exhilarating start to our next phase, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone to this unique experience,” said Talbert Cypress, Chairman of the Miccosukee Tribe.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 14 will feature presentations by the Miccosukee Tribal Business Council and casino executives. Attendees will enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to shop authentic Miccosukee arts & crafts from Tribal vendors.
For more information, visit miccosukee.com and follow us on social media @miccosukee.casino.resort.
The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida first ventured into the gaming industry when they opened the Miccosukee Indian Bingo Hall in 1990. Nine years later, after much success and high demand, they established a complete resort and gaming facility boasting over 1,800 slot machines, 20 live-action Poker tables, Bingo, and entertainment, 24/7. Located at the edge of the Everglades at 500 SW 177 Ave, Miccosukee Casino & Resort is a world-class hotel with modernized suites, ancillary amenities, and excellent eateries ranging from deli favorites to fine dining. For reservations and information, call 1-877-242-6464 or visit Miccosukee.com.