Panhandle residents sounded off Thursday against the state expanding gambling.
Officials in Tallahassee are pushing against legislative changes that could expand gambling in Florida telling members of the Senate Gaming Committee that any expansion would alter the state’s image as a family friendly destination.
As lawmakers continue to debate a possible expansion of gambling in Florida; a major study has found that a gambling expansion wouldn’t have much of an impact on the economy or Florida society.
Will the Sunshine State take a gamble on gaming?
With the expiration of a gambling deal with the Seminole Indians on the horizon, the tribe for the first time has raked in so much money that it sent an extra $4.3 million to the state.
State senators are set to hold the first of four public hearings about gambling’s future in Florida. The first hearing will come at the north campus of Broward College on Wednesday.
If the state leaders approve changes to the gambling laws, nearly every Floridian could soon be within a two-hour drive of a casino that contains slot machines.
Gambling facilities in Florida could be in for some changes as the state considers a possible overhaul of the rules.
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.
en. Gwen Margolis, D-Miami, wants to make Florida Lottery tickets just a click or two away.