Despite narrow approval by a House committee Tuesday, odds remain long that lawmakers will sign off on a gambling proposal that could do away with dog racing, pave the way for Las Vegas-style casinos in South Florida and open the door for slot machines in Lee and Palm Beach counties.
Gambling facilities in Florida could be in for some changes as the state considers a possible overhaul of the rules.
A pair of state legislators are trying to drum up support for their bills which would eliminate the requirement that dog tracks off live racing.
While forces are rallying to support or oppose a proposal to build three destination resort casinos in South Florida, a new report indicates the state is spending less on gambling addiction programs.
An appeals court ruling in Tallahassee could open the door to more casino resorts in Florida.
A measure that could hasten the end of greyhound racing in Florida passed the Senate on Friday after a clash over amendments and the chamber’s process.