Florida Gambling Bill Could Turn Out Lights On Jai Alai, Harness RacingHarness racing, quarter-horse racing, and jai alai could become part of Florida's history after lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday that would make changes in the pari-mutuel industry.
Florida Gambling Deal Gets Final Approval From HouseThe Florida House has given final approval to a gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida that would include allowing sports betting in the state.
Florida Gambling Measures Emerge For Special SessionWith lawmakers preparing to gather Monday to start a special session, the Senate and House on Friday released bills that would overhaul Florida’s gambling industry, including joining other states in allowing sports betting.
Gambling Plans Melt Down In Florida SenateA proposal that would have ratified a $3 billion gambling deal between the state and the Seminole Tribe folded Tuesday in the Senate, indicating the bill is doomed for the legislative session that ends next week.
All Bets Off On Passage Of Gambling DealIt's a sure bet that lawmakers won't sign off on a $3 billion agreement with the Seminole Tribe that Gov. Rick Scott handed over last month.
State Asks Court To Dismiss Seminoles' LawsuitIn the latest twist in dueling lawsuits over blackjack in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott's administration is asking a federal court in Tallahassee to dismiss a legal challenge filed last month by the Seminole Tribe.
Tribe Goes To Court Amid Gambling TalksThe Seminole Tribe of Florida sued the state Monday, setting in motion what could be a protracted legal fight over the tribe's exclusive rights to offer "banked" card games like blackjack at most of its casinos.
Some Progress Made In New State Gambling DealSeminole casinos would get craps and roulette, a Palm Beach County dog track could have slot machines and the state could reap at least $3 billion over seven years, under a gambling deal being negotiated between state leaders and the tribe.
Slot Machines Could Be Coming To 2 Florida CountiesA new bill, moving in the state Senate, may be bringing slot machines to two Florida counties.
House Panel To Take Up Gambling Next WeekA Florida House panel is set to take up some major issues in Florida's gambling industry next week.
Study Finds Gambling Expansion Wouldn't Produce Major ImpactAs 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.
Senate Casino Plan Will See Some RevisionsA 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.
'Destination Resort' Gambling Bill Clears Fla. Senate CommitteeA bill paving the way for up to five "destination resort" casinos to open in Florida finally passed the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee on Tuesday.