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Hialeah names poker director

Hialeah Park Casino announced Nelson Costa as the Director of Poker Operations

Costa, of Hialeah, began his career as a dealer at Miccosukee Indian Gaming in 2002, then became poker room director of the Crystal Card Room at Miami Jai-Alai and later Casino Miami Jai-Alai.

President of Hialeah Park John Brunetti Jr., said via a press release: “We feel that we scored a big win as we welcome Nelson Costa to Hialeah Park Casino. The Brunetti family has always taken pride in the Hialeah community and it is of great importance to us that Nelson is not only a top professional in his craft but also a long time resident of the city of Hialeah. His customer- centric approach fits in perfectly with our vision of the casino, and we look forward to him using his expertise to help us present the best poker room experience in South Florida.”

 Nelson Costa said in the release: “Hialeah Park Casino is the pinnacle of my career and I am excited to be part of this beautiful facility. As a resident of Hialeah for 15 years, I am proud to represent a location that has such a rich tradition in the South Florida community as well as being a National Historic Landmark known to people worldwide. Our focus will be nothing less than to provide flawless operations execution and unmatched customer service. Hialeah Park Casino WILL be the destination of choice for all South Florida poker players and tourists alike!”

 The casino will open in the summer with 882 slots, 20 poker tables, electronic blackjack, electronic roulette, and 3 domino tables along with a variety of lounges, cafes and restaurants.

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