The Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park is located in Pompano Beach, Florida and is a racino (combination race track and casino). With 1,500 slot machines, and featuring a live poker room, The Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park is also home to three restaurants.
Tallahassee--Three weeks before the Seminole Tribe is set to start operating blackjack and other card games at its Hard Rock Casino near Hollywood, Pompano Park's Isle Casino wants a federal judge to stop it, alleging the games are illegal.
In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Northern District of Florida against Gov. Charlie Crist and U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, the Pompano Beach casino claims the gambling compact signed by the governor and the tribe in November is invalid because it violates the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, which allows tribes to play only games already authorized in Florida.
The Isle Casino argues that blackjack and other so-called "banked card games" are not allowed in Florida, and the governor exceeded his authority by giving the tribe both Las Vegas-style slot machines and card games. Banked card games, such as blackjack and baccarat, allow players to play against the casino, rather than against other players.
If the tribe is allowed to open the blackjack games as planned later this month, the racetrack and casino "will suffer irreparable injury to its business, competitive standing and consumer base," the lawsuit alleges....read the rest
The Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park opened a new 34-table poker room at noon on Friday.
The Isle's new poker room is on the second floor of the Pompano Beach property's casino building. It replaces a poker room in the adjacent grandstand building.
On Monday, the Isle opened the restaurants and bars on the second floor of its casino, along with pari-mutuel betting windows and 650 stadium-style seats that face the harness racing track....read the rest
Pompano Park Harness Track will open its casino this morning, becoming the third of Broward County's pari-mutuels to feature Las Vegas-style slot machines.
Now called The Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park, the track will debut 1,500 slot machines -- the maximum allowed under state law -- in its new two-story, 157,000-square-foot building. Track officials announced the opening immediately after the casino passed its final state inspection Friday.
The casino's doors will open after a 10 a.m. ribbon cutting....read the rest