Department of Business and Professional Regulation

State Asks Court To Dismiss Seminoles' LawsuitIn the latest twist in dueling lawsuits over blackjack in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott's administration is asking a federal court in Tallahassee to dismiss a legal challenge filed last month by the Seminole Tribe.
Tribe Goes To Court Amid Gambling TalksThe Seminole Tribe of Florida sued the state Monday, setting in motion what could be a protracted legal fight over the tribe's exclusive rights to offer "banked" card games like blackjack at most of its casinos.
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.
Court Backs Slot Machines At North Florida RacetrackIn 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.
'Growlers' Going To The GovernorHalf-gallon "growlers" are closer to going under brewery taps across Florida.
Liquor Stores, Beer Distributors Challenge Brewery LicensesWith 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.
Scott Names Environmental Protection, Elder Affairs LeadersJonathan 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.
Man Charged With Moonshine Possession In Wilton ManorsAfter 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.
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.
State Employees Reach Out To Local Business Owners For FeedbackA 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.
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