Hialeah Park casino to open summer 2013

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Construction of a new casino at Hialeah Park is nearing completion, with the expected opening date sometime in June or July. Hialeah, which concludes its live Quarter Horse race meet this month, started the fight for slots in 2008. According to the Sun Sentinel, some estimates for monthly revenue for the track are as high as $2 million.

Once the $100 million overhaul is complete, attendees will enter the grandstand through the north entrance, and will be able to enjoy food at the facility’s Havana Cafe. Patrons who sign up for the player’s club on the casino’s website starting April 1 “will get a little extra bonus” according to general manager Steve Calabro. The casino plans to distinguish itself from neighboring Magic City Casino and Casino Miami Jai-Alai with higher slot payouts and better customer service.

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  • Marshall Cassidy

    Sorry to read this startling develop-”mint” about horse racing’s former “Saratoga of the south.” What a depressing shame that Hialeah can not be revived, and will only become useful as colorful window dressing for an ignoble business.

    Oh well, for NYMA’s Brunetti’s of 1948 and 1979: racing’s permanent Florida loss, and another blot upon that former New York school of distinction…. 

    • disqus_yiK9nfxbFq

      Well said Mr. Cassidy..Most of the “old timers” totally agree with you..We have all seen it’s best days.

      The new generation has no idea.

  • Marshall Cassidy

    Sorry to read this startling develop-”mint” about horse racing’s former “Saratoga of the south.” What a depressing shame that Hialeah can not be revived, and will only become useful as colorful window dressing for an ignoble business.

    Oh well, for NYMA’s Brunetti’s of 1948 and 1979: racing’s permanent Florida loss, and another blot upon that former New York school of distinction…. 

  • John Scheinman

    We visited Hialeah a couple weekends ago and the place is immaculate. They want the Thoroughbreds back after the casino opens. The people working there take great pride in the place. Don’t give up on it just yet. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/MyBig-Red/100000980578079 MyBig Red

      I hope Thoroughbred Racing returns to Hialeah. Hialeah has been my favorite track since I was a kid in the 1970′s. Keep the Faith :)

  • John Scheinman

    We visited Hialeah a couple weekends ago and the place is immaculate. They want the Thoroughbreds back after the casino opens. The people working there take great pride in the place. Don’t give up on it just yet. 

  • http://Bellwether4u.com James Staples

    Looks like South Florida is becomming another Las Vegas/Atlantic City…Will they ever race T-Breds there again???…Thats the 64,000 Dollar question!!!…ty…

  • http://Bellwether4u.com James Staples

    Looks like South Florida is becomming another Las Vegas/Atlantic City…Will they ever race T-Breds there again???…Thats the 64,000 Dollar question!!!…ty…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/MyBig-Red/100000980578079 MyBig Red

    I hope Thoroughbred Racing returns to Hialeah. Hialeah has been my favorite track since I was a kid in the 1970′s. Keep the Faith :)

  • disqus_yiK9nfxbFq

    Well said Mr. Cassidy..Most of the “old timers” totally agree with you..We have all seen it’s best days.

    The new generation has no idea.

  • Hialeah Native

    Not happy about the casino. Could have done better. But happy the park won’t be demolished to make room for some other form of concrete eyesore. Still…….sad!

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