The Creek Entertainment Gretna is a fairly new gaming venue that was created to a cater for the vast gambling market in the Sunshine State. This attractive and large venue has simulcasting racing facilities, poker rooms, a casino floor and more, providing a rich and exciting experience for high and low stakes players across the state.
Located in the northwest region of the state, the Creek Entertainment Gretna was built with a view to expand the racing and equestrian facilities in the area. Horse racing and horses in general are very big here, and whilst there are plenty of racing venues across the state, few of them cater for other aspects of equine fancy. Creek Entertainment Gretna is perfect for horse lovers —a great place to show your skills or to learn more about the many aspects of horse racing and equestrianism.
If you want to stay abreast of all the latest happenings in the world of horse racing and greyhound racing, then head for the Creek Entertainment Gretna Simulcasting rooms. Here you can bet on a vast array of races from across the country, including some of the biggest events taking place here in Florida, where both horse racing and greyhound racing have been two of the state’s most popular past-times for many decades now. There are regular races from Jacksonville, Daytona Beach Kennel Club, Flagler and more.
These rooms all have banks of televisions so you can watch the races unfold and betting terminals so you can gamble a few bucks on each of them. The races shown depend on the season and on what’s available, but there are races here for most days of the year, ensuring that you will never be short of action.
Jai Alai, known as the “fastest game in the world”, is also shown here. This game is hugely popular in Florida and wherever you go you’re sure to run into someone playing it, talking about it or betting on it. These rooms have a minimum bet of just $2, and as well as superfectas and trifecta variants (such as trifecta key and trifecta wheel) there are also quinellas and daily doubles, all of which serve to increase your winning potential with a bet of just a few dollars.
Poker is huge in Florida and it is one of the most popular games at Creek Entertainment Gretna, and one of the games in which this venue truly excels. There are a number of variants here, including Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Badugi, 2-7 Triple Draw and Seven Card Stud, and the poker room is open for most of the day. Some of the most popular tournaments here include the $10.000 guarantee tournament for no-limit Hold’em, which has a buy-in of $250. There is also a $20.000 guarantee tournament, several bounty hunter tournaments and more. Many of the big tournaments have cheap satellites so that you can win yourself a seat for a fraction of the cost and there are also free-rolls available, offering a great alternative for those who have the time and the skills but don’t have the money to spend on expensive buy-ins.
If you’re new to poker then you can take advantage of the free poker lessons and group sessions, which teach you everything that you need to know about the game, from blinds and starting hands to the rules of betting. There is also a Bad Beat Jackpot at the Creek Entertainment Gretna poker room, but if that’s not enough to drown your sorrows then the table-side drinks will.
Dinner and Entertainment
The Stables Restaurant at the Creek Entertainment Gretna is one of the best places to eat in the region. Here you can feast on some fine, affordably priced Southern cooking, cooked fresh everyday. If you want to keep it simple then you can pickup a hotdog —an all-American favorite —for just $2, the same price as a plate of nacho chips coated in melted American cheese. If you have a big hole to fill and a gaping appetite to satisfy, then try the quarter pound hot dog which costs twice the size of the regular hotdog, is more than twice as big and comes with lashings of chili and cheese. From beer batted rings and grilled chicken quesadillas, to Philly beef steaks and Buffalo wings, there are also plenty of meals on offer for someone looking for something a little more substantial.
There is also a large selection of sandwiches here and if you have kids with you then you can keep them quiet and happy with an assortment of chips and candy. The restaurant is open throughout most of the day, 7 days a week, and there is also a bar where you can grab some refreshing drinks to wash it all down.
Although it is fairly new to the scene, and a long way from shouldering in on the likes of Hialeah Park and Tampa Bay Downs, which have become Florida institutions, Creek Entertainment Gretna is an entertaining and exciting venue in its own right, providing a great day out for all gamblers, poker fans and race fanatics in the north west of Florida.