Gaming

The PlayStation 4 was unveiled at a Sony press event in New York City on February 21, 2013. (Source: CNET)

Sony Takes Aim At Microsoft With PlayStation 4

Sony broke out the heavy ammunition Monday against Microsoft, announcing its forthcoming PlayStation 4 will cost $399 — $100 less than the competing Xbox One.

CBS Miami–06/11/2013

Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado asks people not to fire off guns on New Year's Eve.  (Source: CBS4)

Mayor Looks On As County Begins Destroying Internet Cafe Machines

At a solid waste center in Miami Thursday heavy equipment went about the business of destroying illegal equipment – electronic gambling machines, or, as they’re known in South Florida, maquinitas.

CBS4–04/18/2013

(Source: Genting) The Hotel and Restaurant will include 50 restaurants and 4 hotels

Genting Group Withdraws Push For Gambling Initiative On Ballot

In a surprising move, Casino giant Genting is backing off its efforts to get statewide gambling legalization initiative on the ballot to focus on offering support to legislators as they effort tomake a broad examination of gaming in the state.

CBS4–12/06/2012

Powerball

Powerball Jackpot Hits Half Billion; Florida Leads Sales

Doesn’t it make you proud? As a Floridian, Florida Lottery officials say you stand the best chance of anyone in the nation to win Wednesday’s record drawing. But don’t start counting that money yet.

CBS4–11/27/2012

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Best Ways To Save During The Holiday Sales Rush

The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts: Black Friday is almost here. Every year, the stores open earlier in the wee hours of the morning, some even open at midnight after Thanksgiving Day, while other stores start the Black Friday sales on Turkey Day itself. If you’re going to get up that early (on a day off, no less), it is important to be prepared.

11/13/2012

37th Miccosukee Indian Arts Festival

IRS Amps Up Miccosukee Tribe Tax Probe

Bungled in an intense IRS investigation, the Miccosukee Indians’ luck is running out faster than that of its casinos’ gamblers.

CBS Miami–08/01/2012

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Hialeah Park Wins Slot Machines, Supreme Court Expands Slots Statewide

The Florida Supreme Court has cleared the way for the landmark Hialeah Park to install slot machines alongside it’s slate of quarter-horse racing, and in the process cleared the way for slot machines to be permitted anywhere in the state.

04/27/2012

(Source: Genting) When complete, a huge lagoon will stretch from Biscayne Boulevard to the Bay, with beaches and more

DeFede: Why Genting’s Casino Pitch Failed

After spending half a billion dollars on South Florida real estate, as well as hiring an army of lobbyists, why did the Malaysian gambling giant Genting fail in their bid to get casino gambling approved in the Legislature this year?

CBS4–02/06/2012

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New House Gambling Bill Emerges For Friday Hearing

In a key test for casino gambling in Florida, a House subcommittee Friday will take up a revised bill that would allow up to three destination resort casinos in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

CBS4–02/02/2012

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Anti-Casino Group Study: Mega Casinos Will Cause Crime Spike

If craps tables and roulette wheels come to South Florida crime will spin out of control. That was the claims of casino opponents who released a scientific study Wednesday, showing that casinos will boost burglary, car theft, robbery, rape, prostitution and political payoffs.

CBS4–02/01/2012

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