Florida's healthy gambling industry, which produces billions of dollars annually, will be getting a new addition in 2016 when Daytona Beach Kennel Club & Poker Room (DBKC) opens a location in nearby Orange City.
DKBC announced today they'll be opening a card room and sports bar in the city of about 11,000, which is roughly a half hour drive to the southwest of Daytona Beach.
"This is very exciting for both Orange City and Delaware North, and we look forward to extending the great relationship we have had in Daytona Beach to the Orange City community," said Fred Guzman, general manager of the DBKC.
The new establishment was first proposed in late 2015 and got first approval from city officials in February of this year. The DBKC has gotten the OK to go ahead and being its $5.6 million renovation of an abandoned theater.
The new card room and sports bar is expected to put more than $6 million per year back into the community via jobs and charity work, employing around 150 people, according to the DBKC.
"We're designing what is going to be a very classy card room and sports bar — an entertainment destination that people will be very proud to see here," Guzman said.