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Sun Times Feature Story

The Casino @ Dania Beach continues to elevate the food, entertainment bar

Dania Beach - Catherine Sheffield was front and center last Saturday night when comedian Jon Lovitz took the stage at The Casino @ Dania Beach.

The Hallandale Beach resident & Hollywood native had been a fan of the funny man - way back to his Saturday Night Live Days. She was a fan of his movies as well.

“That was a great show,” she said. “It was like he was a regular guy like always. That is what I love about him. Just someone who likes to get people laughing.”

Having acts as prestigious as Lovitz has opened up yet another venue - where first class entertainment is available and has become very popular.

What has happened at these parimutuel establishments is that dining & entertainment have become paramount, and without them, things do not work.

With the summer upon us - the heat, humidity and thunderstorms drive many indoors - and that is exactly where everyone wants to show what they have - with food and entertainment leading the way.

“We got to the show a little early - just in case parking was going to be a problem,” Sheffield said. “We were going to eat after the show, but then stumbled upon The Orange Bear Grill. We had a smashed burger and fries. It was great.”

Whether it’s dogs, horses or Jai-Alai - the only thing keeping any of the facilities bringing people in are the restaurants they have & the entertainment they bring in.

The Casino @ Dania Beach has also had the very successful Luxe Dinner Buffet that continues to bring in new diners all the time.

What the entertainment is doing for this landmark facility reflects what is happening in the City of Dania Beach, where Mayor Tamara James and the many residents will see what positive growth will bring to them in the coming years.

The Casino @ Dania Beach and Stage 954 have already watched some of that change take place - and being so close to the airport, dozens of hotels and the beaches, they are indeed at the cutting edge of many positive changes ahead.

By having Lovitz, funny man Marvin Dixon (July 22) and Food Truck Saturday and the 5th Dimension (August 5), the stakes have been raised for a sizzling summer. Saturday night comedy continues into August with Norm MacDonald on the 12th with two shows.

The fall begins on September 2nd with Deon Cole & Tiffany Haddish, who will also have two shows in the evening.

On October 7th, as the weather begins to cool a little, the legendary Coasters come in for in all ages one night show.

As the holiday season approaches - November 4th is another date to mark your calendar. Johnny Rogers Band will take center stage to perform Buddy and Beyond - The History of Rock and Roll.

Plus, enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday at Bandstand with The Fabulons, Fusion and Kaché.

The Casino at Dania Beach
301 East Dania Beach Boulevard
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Hours: 9AM–3AM
Phone: (954) 920-1511