This new increase brings Calder’s average daily purses, including stakes, to $230,000 in 2011, up from $209,000 in 2010 and $187,000 in 2009. Calder’s annual Meet began on April 25 and will close on Sept. 30. The Tropical Meet will be held from Oct. 1 through Dec. 2.
“Purse contributions from slot machine gaming offered through the Calder Casino have been better than expected. As always, we’ll continue to manage the purse account responsibly.” said Calder Vice President & General Manager John Marshall.
Located on South Florida’s Miami-Dade / Broward county line, Calder Casino and Race Course offers players over 1,200 slot machines, Thoroughbred horse racing during two consecutive meets, year-round simulcasting, and live poker games in Studz Poker Club.