Gulfstream Now Has 1,221 Slot Machines Operating

Gulfstream Park has installed an additional 705 slot machines on the first floor of its grandstand/clubhouse facility to bring the total number of machines to 1,221.

The first slots were placed on the second floor of the three-story building. They began operating last fall.

“We are very excited to open the second phase of our casino operation ahead of schedule,” Gulfstream president Bill Murphy said in a statement. “This is the culmination of a great effort from many of our dedicated employees. We are delighted to be able to offer our guests an expanded casino facility, which we believe will improve our operational efficiency and enhance our customers’ experience.”

Changes at the South Florida racetrack owned by Magna Entertainment Corp. continue. A second-floor room that housed a nightclub is being converted to a permanent poker and simulcast room. The poker room has been temporarily located in tent that serves as an outdoor wagering area fronted by bleacher seating that overlooks the racetrack.

About a mile north of Gulfstream, renovations also continue at Mardi Gras Gaming, the new name for the Hollywood Greyhound Track. Slots are housed on the first floor of the facility, with a poker room located on the second floor, where pari-mutuel wagering now takes place.