New Cardroom and Sports Bar Opening in St. Augustine August 29th

  • by 904 Newsroom
  • August 24, 2022

Today bestbet announced that their new Cardroom and Sports Bar in St. Augustine, FL is opening on Monday, August 29th!

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL. (August 24, 2022) – bestbet, Florida’s top poker, simulcast, and gaming operator, today announced August 29, 2022 at 10 a.m. as the official public opening date for its third location in North Florida. The new 40,673-sqaure foot facility marks bestbet’s return to St. Johns County after previously opening Northeast Florida’s first cardroom on Race Track Road in 2004.

“We are very excited to return to St. Johns County with the newest addition to the bestbet portfolio,” said Jamie Shelton, bestbet President. “Our Team has done an outstanding job in bringing this project to completion and we couldn’t be more proud. We would like to thank St. Johns County for its support and for working with us to bring this project home.”

The new cardroom broke ground in July 2021 and will boast 49 gaming tables, a state-of-the-art sport bar, over 70 flat screen TVs, a sushi bar, simulcast wagering, and tableside service. The facility will feature card games of all limits, One Card Poker, Three Card Poker, Fortune Pai Gow, Ultimate Texas Hold’em and more, as well as a large simulcast area with private carrel seating. The sports bar will broadcast the top sporting events and feature game day favorite food and a full bar.

bestbet hired hundreds of local residents to staff the new cardroom and company officials believe the economic impact is going to be very positive for the area.

“Our new facility will employ over two hundred employees day one, including but not limited, information technology, accounting and finance, cardroom operations, servers, dealers, security and surveillance, and other senior management positions,” said Shelton. “While the economic impact can never be precisely calculated in connection with a new or relocating business to a community, we are very confident, along with county officials, the positive impact is going to be very significant.”

bestbet St. Augustine is located at 800 Marketplace Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32084. For more information, visit

About bestbet
bestbet features three locations in North Florida and is the state’s top poker, simulcast and gaming operator. The Jacksonville poker room, the largest in Florida, features over 80 tables of all limits, an expansive simulcast wagering facility, and an array of food-and-beverage service that includes sushi. The Orange Park location offers over 30 tables, simulcast wagering, and food-and-beverage service. The St. Augustine location includes 49 tables with a sports bar, sushi bar, and simulcast wagering. The cardrooms are open 24 hours Saturday and Sunday, and from 10am to 4am Monday through Friday.



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