Amid the Florida Legislature’s debate over if and how gambling should expand in the state, Florida Lottery officials are boasting about record increases in sales.
A new proposal pitched to the Senate Gaming Committee Monday may make the Florida Panthers the first major-league sports team linked with a casino.
When you take into account casinos operated by the Seminole and Miccosukee tribes, the numerous pari-mutuel facilities, day-cruise and cruise ships who call the state their home port, Florida is considered one of the nation’s top spots for gamblers.
With an ominous voice over a bed of scary music, the announcer says, “Big gambling…they say Florida’s the next Vegas…”
A Senate bill that would clear the way for resort casinos in Florida will be revamped, after lawmakers raised a flurry of questions Wednesday about issues such as the impact on longstanding pari-mutuel facilities.