While Palm Beach in Florida may be better known for its sandy beaches and year-round sunshine, greyhound racing and poker have both been favoured pastimes in the region for generations. The Palm Beach Kennel Club has been a popular destination for fans of both racing and poker, taking advantage of the facilities and enjoying a betting fan’s perfect evening.
Born in 1932, the Palm Beach Kennel Club is still going strong among greyhound racing fans, and now with poker fans after opening their poker rooms in 1997. Combining the thrill of live greyhound racing at the recently renovated facility along with the fantastic 64-table Poker room with regular tournaments. With millions of dollars won by gamblers last year at the club, it’s no surprise the Palm Beach Kennel Club has been a hit with betting fans for so long.
Now in it’s 82nd year, an estimated 36 million people have come through the turnstiles to try their luck on the dog track or in the poker rooms. While in the first year of the club there were 38 racing dates, with 72,585 visitors and the parimutuel handle of $614,538. Those numbers had significantly increased by 2012, during a year in which there were 363 racing days ‐ 463 live performances and over $104 million bet on track, with over 600,000 visitors to the track.
If you can’t get to Palm Beach, however, you can still get to enjoy betting on the greyhound racing or playing a hand of poker with Betfair. While a trip to Florida would be high on many people’s list, visitors to Betfair can enjoy even more betting options there than in Palm Beach and maybe a trip to the Kennel Club could be something to spend your potential winnings on.