Delaware North Gaming Facility has best week ever in Poker Play
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 19, 2009) - With Poker quickly becoming the hot new game for many people in the Central Florida area, Daytona Beach Kennel Club and Poker Room has quickly gained the reputation as one of the leading Poker Rooms in the State of Florida.
For the week ending January 18th, the Daytona Beach Kennel Club Poker Room set a new record reaching $181,500 in revenue and breaking the last record set in July 2008.
Mark Hayes, The Poker Room Manager said, “ The dealers, the jackpots, our creative tournaments as well as the professional World Series of Poker qualifying Tournament, came together perfectly to give us this record setting week.”
“The World Series of Poker qualifying tournaments have been steadily increasing with new players. On Sunday January 18, 2009, the Poker Room had its best Sunday ever hosting a record number 521 players,” Hayes also said.
In May 2008, Daytona Beach Kennel Club and Poker Room moved to a new facility after sixty years in the same location. “The Poker Room in our new facility has 50 tables and more of a Las Vegas feel”, said Dan Francati, General Manager. “We have also realigned our Marketing efforts to compliment our tournaments as well as provided a more relaxed, comfortable environment for the player,” Francati said.
“Not only are we pleased with the record in poker, but we saw a resurgence in the 50 Cent Day Racing Matinee on Monday January 19th. Our concession and dining areas set a new record by selling 1,650 hot dogs in 3 hours,” said Francati.
Daytona Beach Kennel Club and Poker Room is located at 960 S, Williamson Blvd. in Daytona Beach, Florida 32114. For more information on the Poker Tournaments and “live” or simulcast racing, please call 386-252-6484 or visit us online at www.daytonagreyhound.com.
About Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment
Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment is one of the most innovative gaming and racing operators in the country, specializing in racing venues with added amenities, including video gaming machines, poker rooms, full service restaurants, retail shops and lodging. The company oversees more than 5,500 video gaming machines across the country and operates at seven successful racing and gaming operations in New York, Arizona, Florida, West Virginia, Arkansas and Latin America. To date, Delaware North Companies is one of only five operators of video gaming machines at racetrack locations in New York State. The company is owned by Delaware North Companies, a global leader in hospitality and one of the largest privately held companies in the world. www.DelawareNorth.com.
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world's leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Banknorth Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.