In Miami, Florida the minimum gambling age is 18 for bingo, or poker, which means those under 21 can test their luck in the city's casinos. Although the legal gambling age is still 21 for all casino games, those over 18 can join in some of the fun at many local casinos. Be sure to follow all rules and bring a valid ID to prove your age.

Magic City Casino

Magic City Casino embraces the vibe of a Las Vegas gambling spot, with slot machines, electronic table games and a player's club. The centrally-located spot also hosts entertainment events like live music, and offers a free shuttle to and from Miami Beach's hotels. The Poker Room features 25 tables and is open daily until late into the night. Those under 21 can't enter the casino floor, but anyone over 18 can play a hand of poker or wager on the races. Smoking is not allowed inside the casino, so be sure to go outside if you want a cigarette. Enjoy live greyhound racing at the Fabulous Flagler Dog Track between June and October. Check the casino's website for an updated schedule of races.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hollywood, Florida, located north of Miami along the coast, is home to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The casino is open 24 hours every day with slots and table games available for visitors. Book a room at the hotel to make a weekend of it, or head in for a few hours. Frequent players can sign up for Seminole Wild Card, although it's not available for those under 21. The hotel also hosts tons of nightlife and live entertainment, so check the website for the calendar of events before visiting.

Seminole Classic Casino

Hollywood also features the Seminole Classic Casino, which offers over 1,000 slot machines, table games and high-stakes bingo. It's open 24 hours a day and easily accessed from Miami, and includes four restaurants and two bars. The casino first opened in 1979, so it has a vintage flair, and frequently hosts live entertainment. Those over 18 are allowed to participate in bingo and poker, making this an ideal spot to gamble if you're not quite 21. Check the casino's website for current promotions.

Victory Casino Cruises

Embark on a Victory Casino Cruise to gamble at sea. The cruises sail twice daily every day and guests must be at least 18 years old to gamble onboard. The boats leave from Port Canaveral in Cape Canaveral, which is approximately a three-hour drive, but the journey is worth the experience. Visitors should book a cruise online ahead of time. Consider making a weekend of it with a "Stay & Play" package, which include transportation and a room at a nearby four-star oceanfront hotel.