Department of Business and Professional Regulation

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - NOVEMBER 15:  Patrons test their luck with slot machines at the renovated Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino  November 15, 2006 in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The slot machines are the state of Florida's first Las Vegas-style slot machines.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Proposed Gambling Rules Headed For A Showdown?

At least two years in the making, proposed pari-mutuel regulations continue to leave industry operators divided, with some saying the rules don’t go far enough and others complaining that the plan will put them out of business.

07/20/2015

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - NOVEMBER 15:  Patrons test their luck with slot machines at the renovated Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino  November 15, 2006 in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The slot machines are the state of Florida's first Las Vegas-style slot machines.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Court Backs Slot Machines At North Florida Racetrack

In what could be a game changer in Florida’s gambling arena, an appeals court Friday ordered state regulators to allow slot machines at a Gadsden County racetrack.

05/29/2015

A growler of beer is poured at Wynwood Brewing Company on April 25, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Earlier this week Floridas Senate Rules Committee voted 9-4 for a bill that would heavily restrict the states craft breweries such as the Wynwood Brewing Company and is supported by the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association, which has controlled beer distribution in the state for decades.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

‘Growlers’ Going To The Governor

Half-gallon “growlers” are closer to going under brewery taps across Florida.

04/24/2015

A growler of beer is poured at Wynwood Brewing Company on April 25, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Earlier this week Floridas Senate Rules Committee voted 9-4 for a bill that would heavily restrict the states craft breweries such as the Wynwood Brewing Company and is supported by the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association, which has controlled beer distribution in the state for decades.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Liquor Stores, Beer Distributors Challenge Brewery Licenses

With the craft beer industry booming, Florida liquor stores and beer distributors are teaming up in hopes that they can get the state to stop craft breweries from selling their product in tasting rooms.

01/12/2015

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Scott Names Environmental Protection, Elder Affairs Leaders

Jonathan Steverson, who for the past two years has overseen one of the state’s five water-management districts, will head the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as Gov. Rick Scott begins a second term.

12/11/2014

Marek Christopher Amann (Source: BSO)

Man Charged With Moonshine Possession In Wilton Manors

After receiving a tip, state agents say they found more than a gallon of moonshine, a high-proof distilled spirits which is illegal in Florida, inside the home of a 32-year-old man.

08/05/2014

A greyhound used for racing.  (Source: CBS4)

Dog Racing Controversy: New Allegations Against Greyhound Trainer

James “Barney” O’Donnell is one of the legendary dog men of Florida. For nearly 60 years he has owned, trained, and raced greyhounds.

02/03/2014

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State Employees Reach Out To Local Business Owners For Feedback

A bank of 20 phones have been set up in the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Northwood Centre in Tallahassee in order for state employees to call local business owners and find out how legislators can improve Florida’s economy in 2014.

12/05/2013