Senate Gaming Committee
outh Florida legislators are pushing to end a requirement which says greyhound dog-tracks must have on-site races if they want to keep card and betting games.
The chairman of the Senate Gaming Committee turned off the lights on a comprehensive gambling measure that could have allowed resort casinos in South Florida, telling the chamber that he lacked the votes to advance it and is instead deferring to Gov. Rick Scott.
The rollout of a comprehensive gambling bill for the state has been delayed.
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.
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.
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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.
Florida gambling establishments, commonly known as Internet cafes, took another hit in the Florida Legislature Monday.
The Florida legislature will take up a bill Friday that aims to knock Internet cafes offline.