Dania Casino is ready for the big reopening, after the first phase of the venue’s renovation is completed.
Broward County’s Dania Casino is all set for its grand reopening. The old venue just got an additional 550 slot machines, 12 poker tables, as well as a bar and deli area, after the first phase of the renovation works has been completed.
The casino operator will now move on to the project’s second phase, which includes a complete renovation of the 61-year-old jai-alai fronton. It should take another year until the auditorium opens, but for now there are three rows available for visitors who want to watch the game.
According to local gambling news, the gambling venue should have a total of 1,400 slot machines by the end of 2015.
Boosting the local economy
American gambling laws give states the power to decide whether they want to allow online gambling or not and Florida hasn’t opted for the legalization of internet sportsbooks. Local pari-mutuel wagering venues don’t have to deal with much competition, but America’s interest for betting on jai-alai has decreased. Ten years ago there were 14 such venues across the country and now there are only six.
Walter Duke, the mayor of Dania Beach, believes that reopening the casino will help reinvigorate the local economy. “Given the current economic recovery and expansion of the nearby seaport and airport, their timing couldn’t be better,” he told reporters.
At the moment, the Dania Casino offers about 300 jobs.