Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 0

Boyd Gaming's Florida Play
Last week, Boyd Gaming became the third publicly traded casino operator to make a play at the South Florida gaming market with the $152.5 million acquisition of the Dania Jai Alai. Despite tough competition and Florida's high gaming tax rate, Jeff Hwang thinks the acquisition should pay off.

By Jeff Hwang
June 6, 2006

The last time I was at the Dania Jai Alai, I was playing 7-Card Stud in a card room for maybe the third time in my life at the exact moment that Florida gaming officials simultaneously shut down the poker tournaments that were running somewhat illegally at all of the pari-mutuel gaming facilities around the state. The poker tournaments were a neat way around the state's $2 betting limit for poker and were the only way that this particular Jai Alai facility could compete with the massive Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino resort nearby......
Print the post  


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.