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Derby Lane

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10490 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2395
+1 727-812-3339
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Still A Great Poker Room

Great room with a little wait, but staff is very friendly. Every one was very professional and had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
0ur_0pini0n
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Winter Garden, Florida
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Something different and fun to do!

We have been to the St. Petersburg area many times and decided to give the dog track a try. We had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathy G
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Auburn, New York
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Historic Derby Lane, the St. Petersburg Kennel Club, is the oldest continuously operating greyhound track in the world. We offer year-round greyhound racing with Matinees at 12:30pm and Evening performances at 7:30pm. Visit our website for our current Racing schedule. The Derby Lane Poker Room offers Live Action and Tournament play Monday through Thursday from 10am-4am, and 24 hours on weekends. We have many restaurants for you to enjoy some of the best food in St. Pete, including our famous buffet in Circa 1925. We also offer simulcast racing. Stop by for lunch and catch your favorite Thoroughbred or Harness race. You can even watch and wager on a Jai Alai game.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“dog track” (29 reviews)
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10490 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2395
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+1 727-812-3339
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great room with a little wait, but staff is very friendly. Every one was very professional and had no problem getting drinks or food. Little bit more laid back than the Hard Rock. Will come again when in the area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the St. Petersburg area many times and decided to give the dog track a try. We had passed by it several times in the past and were curious. Turned out to be a pretty fun experience. We wanted to be entertained...More

Thank Kathy G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wow talk about a place to lose your money fast....this place is fast and furious...I lost 100 in about 20 mins I liked the place it is clean and all that but you could actually lose your shirt here

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free parking and admission. Went for the dog races and had a good time. not crowded plenty of seating and we had a good time. Took my wife and 10 year old daughter and they had a good time picking their dogs. Races every 15...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

And who cares about PETA? Get a life and don't worry about what other people think. Peta doesn't care that it slaps it's beliefs on you whenever it wants so slap them. Friggin sheep

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

I am a local resident and have been to the card room to play poker and had come a couple times to watch the dogs. While this place was fun 20 years ago it gets more depressing every year. It is dark and dirty and...More

Thank caseymorgan
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DerbyLaneFL, Manager at Derby Lane, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Hi, caseymorgan! We try our best to please customers even on the busiest day of the year. We have over 6,000 people at Derby Lane that day, and in no way do we wish for our customers to have an unpleasant experience. I have forwarded...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Contrary to every PETA member and the Florida Legislature, you're not evil if you have a little fun sipping beer and betting $2 on a dog. I don't think they'll be cancelling the Kentucky Derby anytime soon. It's a must-see while it lasts (don't cry...More

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DerbyLaneFL, Manager at Derby Lane, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Hey, angelahawkes! Those animal extremists are the worst! These athletes love to run, and will keep doing just that for as long as possible! Come back and see us again soon! -Alexis Winning

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Derby lane is a good little poker room with both low and medium stake cash games. I play here once every few months. Drinks are plentiful, atmosphere is clean, waiting time is relatively fast and the food is cheap. However: There are about 30 guys...More

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DerbyLaneFL, Manager at Derby Lane, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Hi Tim, Thank you for all the kind words you’ve used to describe our poker room! We take customer service issues as a top priority. Every experience at Derby Lane is meant to be an enjoyable one. As in any poker room, we have regulars...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

in a word depressing. The decor is dated and unkempt. There is an unpleasant odor and the clientele, are sad to look at.More

Thank Buddy S
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DerbyLaneFL, Manager at Derby Lane, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Buddy, Your review makes me wonder if you were talking about historic Derby Lane or somewhere else...? The track on Gandy Blvd in St. Pete? I have horrible allergies so maybe I am missing the smell but usually I smell bacon from the kitchen. Could...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Love to play holdem and plo great place for both. Pleanty of games to choose from with all kinds of buy ins something for everyone. just remodeled the poker room. Great place to go and relax.

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DerbyLaneFL, Manager at Derby Lane, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Hi, scotfoster11275! Thanks for the great review! Come back and play again soon! -Alexis Winning

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jhsg71661
31 May 2018|
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Response from scotfoster11275 | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen anything like that.
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pappybright1960
18 January 2018|
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Response from DerbyLaneFL | Property representative |
Trifecta: You must select the three greyhounds that finish first, second, and third in exact order. $1 minimum. $1 Trifecta Box: You must select three (or more) greyhounds you think have the best chance of finishing first... More
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Ruth B
20 December 2017|
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Response from DerbyLaneFL | Property representative |
We do not have slot machines.
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