The Calder Casino and Race Course in Miami Gardens, Florida, has moved its poker room from the horseracing grandstand building to the casino.
“There’s just a whole lot more opportunity over here for (players), and it’s nicer if you have to wait,” said Calder President Maureen Adams.
To capture and keep players for longer periods, Calder has also added 42 flat-screen TVs around the 14 tables, the highest ratio in the highly competitive South Florida poker scene, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Calder, on the Broward-Miami-Dade county line, competes with three nearby parimutuel card rooms at Gulfstream Park, Mardi Gras Casino and the Seminole Hard Rock. It ranks last in year-to-date revenues among those casinos.
Gulfstream Park and Calder have sent the Florida’s Division of Parimutuel Wagering preliminary dates filings that would result in another 12 months of head-to-head weekend racing starting in July.