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.
South Florida’s Hialeah Park is betting on its new casino to bring back business to the historic racetrack, once known as “the world’s most beautiful race course.”
Whether you’re a high-roller or an occasional gambler looking to turn $10 into $20, South Florida has several table games, no-limit poker and, yes, the good old fashioned one-armed bandits.
Voters in two north Florida counties approved measures that may allow slot machine permits at pari-mutual facilities in the counties on Tuesday.
Attorney General Pam Bondi has issued an opinion against slot machines at pari-mutuels around the state except for Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
While lawmakers in Tallahassee battle over proposed plans to bring Las Vegas style megacasinos to South Florida, officials in Palm Beach County have given approval to a new casino ship.
A loophole first used in Hialeah to bring casino-style gambling to Hialeah Race Track has been used again in North Florida, meaning now, you can bet on Barrel Races in Gretna. The people who stage more traditional horse races are up in arms, but may not be able to put the genie back in the bottle.
On the same day state lawmakers start looking over a measure which would bring three destination resorts to south Florida, Miami Jai-Alai’s multi-million dollar casino-expansion took a huge step forward with the arrival of more than one thousand shiny, new slot machines.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida confirmed Thursday what those following the gaming debate already knew – it will fight efforts to expand non-tribal gaming outside of South Florida.
A Florida appeals court has upheld a decision that gives the Florida Legislature the authority to put slot machines anywhere in the state of Florida.