Florida Poker Room and Greyhound track to reopen

Derby Lane will reopen to the public this Friday.
Derby Lane will reopen to the public this Friday.

A 52-table Poker Room and Greyhound track in Florida will reopen next week, with lockdown measures being partially lifted in the state.

US.- A 52-table Poker Room and Greyhound track in Florida will reopen next week, with lockdown measures being partially lifted in the state.

Derby Lane in St Petersburg, FL has been closed since March 20 but yesterday announced plans to open its doors.

Greyhound racing will be up and running from this Friday (May 8) at 12.30pm, but business will still be limited to daytime operations.

The track, formerly known as the St. Petersburg Kennel Club, is the oldest continuously operating greyhound track in the US.

Meanwhile, Derby Lane’s Poker Room will be operational from Monday (May 11), albeit in a limited capacity.

Only 13 of the 52 available tables will be open with a maximum of six players per table to maintain social distancing protocols in an attempt to prevent the further spread of Coronavirus.

Elsewhere in Florida, Tampa Bay Downs recently applied for a meet extension to allow it to continue to host races in the city.

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