Dania Jai-Alai is the lone Broward pari-mutuel not to add slot machines since county voters approved a referendum in 2005. Boyd has put off remodeling the 58-year-old fronton, citing  an unfavorable slot tax rate from the state, a poor economic climate as well as competition from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in nearby Hollywood, which offers live blackjack games.

The fronton used to draw in about 1,000 people a day and 10,000 on weekends throughout the 1970s and 1980s, but attendance is now below 100 people. Dania also has a poker room, but it was ranked 21st of 22 active card rooms in Florida for revenues in the month of October, bringing in only $44,281.


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