The continuous rain has delayed the opening of Kings Court jai-alai and poker room in Florida City. The first jai-alai match was set for Sunday to meet a state deadline for activating a pari-mutuel permit, but has now been rescheduled for 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 16.
Jai-alai must run for one day before the poker room opens, so the card room debut is pushed back from Monday to June 17.
Kings Court director of pari-mutuel operations Milt Roth said the state is “very understanding” and the challenge is finishing parking lot paving.
Kings Court, at the intersection of South Miami-Dade and the Florida Keys, is owned by the Brunetti family, which also owns Hialeah Park.
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