House and Senate leaders are taking divergent approaches to the perennially thorny issue of gambling, with the House vetting a soup-to-nuts gaming measure Thursday even as the Senate pursues negotiations with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Odds are getting longer against stand-alone casinos in Florida in the near future as a stalemate between Gov. Rick Scott and House Speaker Will Weatherford appears to deepen.
Slot machines, blackjack and roulette are back on the table as lawmakers prepare once again to tackle the high-stakes issue of gambling in a state that everyone agrees is already one of the industry’s biggest cash cows.
A new group with big-money funding is working to bring resort-style casinos to Florida’s poker players and slot slingers.
While lawmakers in Tallahassee battle over proposed plans to bring Las Vegas style megacasinos to South Florida, officials in Palm Beach County have given approval to a new casino ship.
Former Ocean Drive mogul Jerry Powers, now CEO of Plum TV, is heading to court to keep from losing his assets over a $1.2 million gambling debt he has refused to pay.
There is new proposed legislation Friday that aims to bring Las Vegas-style gambling hotels to Florida.