Magic City Jai Alai Reopens With Extreme Safety Protocols Due To The CoronavirusAt Magic City Jai Alai, opening day on Friday went off without a hitch and without any fans. The place was bound and determined to make it happen even if it meant implementing some extreme protocols due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Is Jai Alai Making A Resurgence In South Florida?Florida is one of the few places in the country where you can still watch and bet on jai alai in local casinos. The heyday of jai alai was decades ago, but there are signs of a resurgence.
State Appeals Court Sides With Calder On Slot Machine IssueA state appeals court Wednesday said Miami-Dade County’s Calder Race Course can continue operating slot machines if it discontinues horse racing and offers jai alai games.
State Approves Ending Dog Races At Miami TrackFlorida gambling regulators this week gave a Miami dog track permission to ditch greyhound races but keep more lucrative slot machines and card games, in a first-of-its-kind ruling.
Backroom Briefing: Gambling Foes At Odds Over PollFloridians overwhelmingly back the current Seminole gaming "compact" and support what they know of a bigger gambling deal Gov. Rick Scott has asked lawmakers to approve, according to a Florida Chamber of Commerce poll released Thursday.
Gambling Deal Could Be End Of Road For Dog, Horse RacingOnce posh destinations drawing A-list socialites, celebrities and gangsters, Florida's dog and horse tracks are now at the center of a dispute over whether they should be allowed to do away with live racing altogether.
Supreme Court To Decide On Slot MachinesThe Florida Supreme Court will decide whether a Gadsden County racetrack should be allowed to have slot machines without the express permission of the Legislature, in a case with widespread implications for gambling throughout the state.
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.
Proposed Gambling Rules Headed For A Showdown?At least two years in the making, proposed pari-mutuel regulations continue to leave industry operators divided, with some saying the rules don't go far enough and others complaining that the plan will put them out of business.
State Seeks Review Of Gretna Slots DecisionCalling it "a jaw-dropping gambling expansion," state officials asked Friday for a full-court rehearing of an appellate decision that ordered gambling regulators to allow a North Florida horse track to have slot machines.
Gambling Bill Remains A Long ShotDespite narrow approval by a House committee Tuesday, odds remain long that lawmakers will sign off on a gambling proposal that could do away with dog racing, pave the way for Las Vegas-style casinos in South Florida and open the door for slot machines in Lee and Palm Beach counties.
Florida Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Dog TracksTwo former jai alai fronton operators received from good news. The Supreme Court upheld a law that will allow them to convert their pari-mutuel licenses to dog racing.
Florida Court Voids Ex-FBI Agent's Murder Conviction A murder conviction against a former FBI agent linked to Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger was overturned on Wednesday.
Florida Gambling Rules Due For OverhaulGambling facilities in Florida could be in for some changes as the state considers a possible overhaul of the rules.