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Betting on Dania Beach

Betting on Dania Beach

On Feb. 19, I visited the Casino at Dania Beach (301 E. Dania Beach Blvd., 954-920-1511, DaniaCasino.com). An hour after arriving, I walked out with $61.38 in winnings off $6 in bets.

I'd been wanting to visit Broward County's newest casino — and only jai alai fronton — since it reopened Jan. 13 following a $60 million makeover. The 62-year-old property, which had been closed since October 2014, is owned by a partnership, with Argentinean investors having a majority interest and Magic City Casino in Miami having a minority.

The only other time I'd been here was on a weekend night about 12 years ago, when the place was a crumbling has-been with a confusing...

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