WSOPC history is made at the first non-casino circuit event. Over 8K participants, $3.7 million in payouts, and the first ever $1 Million Guarantee. Over 2K hotel nights are booked creating close to $1M in local economic impact.
Posted: Jan 03, 2017


Poker is introduced to Palm Beach County at the Palm Beach Kennel Club with the opening of a state-of-the-art 64 table Poker Room.
Posted: Jan 03, 1997


Simulcast greyhound, horse, harness and jai alai wagering are introduced, featuring races at top tracks from all over the United States and abroad.
Posted: Jan 03, 1991


Due to popular demand, year-round racing is granted in a bill passed by the Florida Legislature. Hailed as one of the nation’s finest entertainment complexes, nearly a million patrons visit the Club during the 1980’s.
Posted: Jan 03, 1987


The Rooney Family has owned and operated the Club since this time and has introduced many new entertainment options and received numerous community awards and honors.
Posted: Jan 03, 1972


Boggiano sells the track to Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. and his five sons — Dan, Art Jr., Tim, John and Pat. The Rooney Family also owns the Pittsburgh Steelers, Yonkers Raceway & Empire Casino in NY.
Posted: Jan 03, 1970


The original grandstand was replaced with a steel and concrete structure in 1962. The Paddock Room building was added in 1969 as a Private Club.
Posted: Jan 03, 1960


John Boggiano purchases the track and runs it for 18 years from 1953 to 1970. The facility is refurbished boasting 5 televisions in the grandstand.
Posted: Jan 03, 1953


The O.M. Carmichael Family, builders of the original facility, sell the track to a group headed by Phil Bryan. It is later sold to a group headed by Bernie Griffin.
Posted: Jan 03, 1940


The racing “season” that year lasted only 38 racing days with a total year attendance of 72,585 and bets totaling $614,538 (That’s $10,826,320.43 in 2016 dollars).
Posted: Oct 12, 1932