Excitement is brewing quickly at Florida’s famous Palm Beach Kennel Club (PBKC). The New Year has brought several interesting stories, and when the calendar flips to February, cavities at the greyhound track will be highlighted by the coming of a 12-day World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) event.
WSOPC Coming to PBKC Feb 4-15
First up is the impending launch of the PKBC’s winter leg of the 2015/16 WSOP Circuit. This marks the sixth year running that PBKC has hosted the WSOPC.
From February 4th through the 15th, Palm Beach Kennel Club will host the “12 rings in 12 days” series, including a special Ladies event and Seniors event, along with the usual NLHE and PLO events, and of course the coup de grace – the PBKC Main Event.
Day 1A and 1B of the $1,675 WSOPC Main Event will kick off Friday and Saturday (February 12th and 13th) respectively. The tables will wind down over the next 3 days until a winner emerges, guaranteed a WSOPC Ring and a seat in the 2016 WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas this summer.
PBKC’s Bad Beat Jackpot tops $300k
The live poker room at PBKC is already brimming with activity, and the WSOPC isn’t even there yet. That’s because attentive poker players are all vying for a massive bad beat jackpot that has already exceeded $300k.
Last week, when the jackpot topped $275k, the racetrack’s Director of Poker, Noah Carbone, told Ante Up Magazine that due to the immense payout potential, “our numbers are way up so far this winter”. He added that PBKC is experiencing “some of the biggest games we have ever seen” taking place every day.
As exciting as that news is for the Florida poker room, Carbone did have one concern, and that’s where they’re going to put all of the poker players when the World Series comes to town.
“If [the bad beat jackpot] hasn’t been hit when the WSOP Circuit gets under way on Feb. 4,” Carbone said, “we may have a hard time finding a place at the tables for everyone.”
The bad beat jackpot was close to surpassing $310k at the time of writing ($309,572.00).
Carbone said the poker room’s activity has been “just crazy”, noting a traditionally slow Monday afternoon recently saw “31 tables going at one time”. But he doesn’t think the bad beat jackpot is the only thing bringing in so many poker players these days.
PBKC is also delivering more generous High-Hand Giveaways lately, including $200 every 20 minutes from noon-10pm (Mon-Fri), increasing to $400 at the top of each hour. On weekends, the High-Hand Giveaways double to $400 and $800 respectively.
Slot Machines Coming to PBKC?
Last but not least PBKC may find itself hosting slot machines in the near future.
Carbone isn’t celebrating this possibility yet, but there are documents working their way through the State Legislature right now that could see PBKC eligible to install slot machines onsite in the next year or two.
If the renewed Seminole Compact signed by Gov. Scott in December is ratified by Florida’s legislators, Palm Beach residents who voted for slots in a 2012 referendum could finally see that come to fruition.