12/15/2014 12:32PM

Wagering comes to Gulfstream mall

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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – For the first time since the Village at Gulfstream Park opened adjacent to the racetrack five years ago, wagering will become available inside the mall with the opening of Frankey’s Sports Bar on Tuesday night.

Frankey’s was designed and is owned by track owner Frank Stronach and is the first of the three establishments he’ll operate at the mall, along with Adena Springs Steakhouse and a gourmet market.

“Before the mall was built, this property was all one simulcast site,” said Stronach. “Although we met with some resistance at first to offering wagering inside the mall, all we’ve really done is resurrect that concept by offering the same wagering product from the same wagering machines that we have inside the racetrack. This is one way we hope to educate the industry as a way to develop new fans. Ultimately, our goal is to have every restaurant facility in the Village showing the races and taking wagers on our product.”