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Hard Rock

article Hard Rock International And Sony Music Entertainment Turn Up The Music With New, Reimagined Rock Star Suites
(9/19/2017)
(Florida) -- “We’re thrilled to be in alliance with one of the most highly regarded music companies in the world,” states Dale Hipsh, senior vice...
article Hard Rock moves headquarters
(9/11/2017)
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International will no longer run its operations through its Orlando’s headquarter. According to local press, the American hotel and casino...
article Hard Rock International to move Orlando headquarters
(9/6/2017)
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International is moving its corporate headquarters from Orlando to Hollywood in 2018. The casino, hotel and restaurant conglomerate made the...
article Hard Rock Expands Into Mobile Games with Puzzle Match
(9/6/2017)
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International and game studio Ilyon Dynamics have teamed up to create Hard Rock Puzzle Match, an official Hard Rock mobile game.
article Hard Rock to move corporate headquarters out of Orlando
(9/5/2017)
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International is planning to move its corporate headquarters out of Orlando in summer 2018. The company, which includes casinos, hotels and 160...
article Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Casino to host World Series of Poker for first time
(9/4/2017)
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Casino will play host to the World Series of Poker (WSOPC) for the very first time later this month.
article Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Room – The Next Big Florida Poker Destination?
(9/3/2017)
(Florida) -- Ever since the state legislature removed the limits imposed on its poker rooms, the poker industry in Florida has exploded. Those previous rules limited...
article WSOPC heads to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino of Hollywood
(9/3/2017)
(Florida) -- For the first time ever, the World Series of Poker Circuit and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida are teaming up for the very...
article Hard Rock International, in Collaboration with Game Developer Ilyon Dynamics, Launches Official Hard Rock Mobile Game on the App Store and Google Play
(8/31/2017)
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International, in collaboration with mobile gaming company Ilyon Dynamics, announced today the launch of Hard Rock Puzzle Match game. Together,...
article Hard Rock promotes Andrew Nasskau to VP of Operations Development
(8/30/2017)
(Florida) -- As the former Area Vice President of Operations, Nasskau was responsible for the management, operations and pre-opening of Hard Rock Hotels throughout...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article OP/ED: Marijuana Sales Can Make U.S. Tribes Richer and Poorer
(9/19/2017)
(Florida) -- "This is going to be bigger than bingo," James Billie told CNN over the summer. A former chief of the Seminole, whose company MCW gives financing...
1 Article on this Issue

Miccosukee Tribe

article Miccosukee Resort & Gaming Celebrates American Indian Day
(9/19/2017)
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida is proud to celebrate American Indian Day, the only event of its kind and magnitude in South Florida. This free...
1 Article on this Issue

Seminole Tribe

article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to hire 50 for fine dining restaurant
(9/19/2017)
(Florida) -- If you have friends who work in the restaurant industry, you might want to let them know about a new restaurant that will be hiring 50 people. The Seminole...
article Country star Lee Greenwood to perform at Seminole Casino Hotel in Immokalee
(9/19/2017)
(Florida) -- He's proud to be an American and he's happy to be coming to Collier County: Country star Lee Greenwood performs at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee...
article Seminole Tribe reports little damage to casinos after Hurricane Irma hits Florida
(9/16/2017)
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe has emerged mostly unscathed from Hurricane Irma. The tribe closed some of its gaming facilities and limited operations at others as the...
article Seminole Tribe reports little damage to casinos after Hurricane Irma hits Florida
(9/14/2017)
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe has emerged mostly unscathed from Hurricane Irma. The tribe closed some of its gaming facilities and limited operations at others as the...
article Hurricane Irma: President Trumps signs Emergency Declaration for Seminole Tribe of Florida
(9/9/2017)
(Florida) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to...
article Seminole Tribe Member Motlow Makes Strides With Receivers
(9/7/2017)
(Florida) -- More than anyone who has ever played football at Florida State, Justin Motlow is a Seminole. No, really. Motlow’s grandmother, Louise, is 100-percent...
article Florida Launches Aggressive Crackdown on Designated Player Games at Pari-mutuel Venues
(8/30/2017)
(Florida) -- Florida gambling chiefs have launched legal action against two pari-mutuel venues, the Sarasota Kennel Club and Pensacola Greyhound Racing, for their...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article Disney contributes another $600k to restrict Fla. gambling expansion
(9/18/2017)
(Florida) -- Disney Worldwide Services, part of the Disney entertainment empire, contributed another $600,000 in August into a Florida ballot initiative that could make...
article Disney Pours More Money Into Ant-Gambling Initiative
(9/16/2017)
(Florida) -- Disney Worldwide Services plowed another $600,000 in August into a ballot initiative that could make it harder to expand gambling in Florida, according to a...
article With Hurricane Irma Now History, Florida Casinos Offer Locals Somewhere to Cool Off
(9/14/2017)
(Florida) -- With five million southwest Florida residents still without power following the weekend ravages of Hurricane Irma, the state’s casinos may have a new...
article With Irma gone, most South Florida casinos are ready to roll
(9/13/2017)
(Florida) -- Hurricane Irma was brutal, but the odds of us getting hit were good. I reached out to executives with local casinos to get a sense of the damage at their...
article These Racing Greyhounds Were Left in Irma’s Path
(9/13/2017)
(Florida) -- As if you needed another reason to believe that greyhound racing is unspeakably cruel and inhumane, dogs right in the path of Hurricane Irma were left...
article SORTAL: When gambling is more than a game: my Hurricane Irma decisions
(9/12/2017)
(Florida) -- Odds. Percentages. Risk vs. reward. Those are things I usually ponder at the poker table, but I employed them in more critical issues in recent days as...
article Cat 4 Hurricane Irma Threatens to “Devastate” Florida, (Most of) State’s Gambling Industry Battens Down the Hatches
(9/8/2017)
(Florida) -- As superstorm Hurricane Irma continues its deadly path towards Florida, it’s expected to hit the southern tip of the state on by Saturday night in the...
article Cat 5 Hurricane Irma Bringing 175 MPH Winds, Threatens Devastation to Puerto Rico and Florida Casinos
(9/7/2017)
(Florida) -- Hurricane Irma, which is being deemed the most powerful hurricane ever recorded outside of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, is expected to hit the...
article Hurricane Irma Won’t Stop Florida College Football Games, Despite Impending 185 MPH Wind Warnings
(9/7/2017)
(Florida) -- Hurricane Irma may have all but flattened several Caribbean islands this week with her 185 mile per hour wind gusts, but that’s not enough to shut...
article Gambling ballot initiative tops 200,000 signatures
(9/7/2017)
(Florida) -- Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment that could limit the expansion of gambling in Florida have submitted more than 200,000 petition signatures to...
article Personnel note: Top gambling regulator quits to open own firm
(9/6/2017)
(Florida) -- Anthony Glover, director of the state’s Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering (DPMW), resigned his post Tuesday to start a boutique law firm specializing...
article Court overrules regulators regarding ‘flag drop’ races
(9/5/2017)
(Florida) -- An appellate court on Tuesday unanimously reversed state regulators in favor of a ragtag north Florida horse track looking to become a “first-class (...
article Fla. Justices Won't Rethink Slot Machine Permit Denial [sub req]
(9/5/2017)
(Florida) -- The Florida Supreme Court has declined to reconsider its denial of a slot machine permit for a Native American-operated racetrack, refusing to wade back...
article Sides seek more time in $700M Lottery lawsuit
(9/5/2017)
(Florida) -- The Florida Lottery and the House of Representatives are seeking an extension in which to settle a pending lawsuit over a $700 million contract for new...
article Push made for Florida Lottery to share proceeds with veterans groups
(9/4/2017)
(Florida) -- Twenty-eight cents of every dollar spent on the Florida Lottery goes to education -- more than $1 billion each year. Veterans groups are now looking to tap...
article Florida cracks down on “designated player games”
(9/2/2017)
(Florida) -- Officials from Florida’s gaming regulator have launched legal proceedings against two pari-mutuel venues following their alleged failure to remove so...
article Push made for Florida Lottery to share proceeds with veterans groups
(8/30/2017)
(Florida) -- Twenty-eight cents of every dollar spent on the Florida Lottery goes to education -- more than $1 billion each year. Veterans groups are now looking to tap...
article Florida goes after cardrooms’ designated-player games
(8/29/2017)
(Florida) -- Two Florida pari-mutuel cardrooms are in hot water with state gaming regulators for continuing to offer ‘designated player’ card games in...
article Florida regulators crack down on pari-mutuel cardrooms
(8/29/2017)
(Florida) -- Gambling authorities in Florida have reportedly taken action to clamp down on pari-mutuel cardrooms. Two such rooms in the Sunshine State in particular have...
article New ideas floated to save retired race horses
(8/29/2017)
(Florida) -- Mandatory fees, help from the state Legislature or even tapping video lottery "racinos" or casinos were all trotted out Tuesday as potential ideas...
article Pari-Mutuels Targeted over Controversial Games
(8/28/2017)
(Florida) -- Gambling regulators have filed complaints alleging two pari-mutuel cardrooms failed to comply with requirements for “designated player games,”...
article State files illegal card game complaints in Pensacola, Sarasota
(8/28/2017)
(Florida) -- State gambling regulators have filed administrative complaints against two racetracks in recent weeks, alleging that they’ve been offering illegal...
article Fate of gambling expansion in Florida
(8/28/2017)
(Florida) -- Florida lawmakers can add whatever gambling that gets a majority vote. Proposals earlier this year included a new casino in south Florida and more gambling...
article State alleges illegal card games held at Pensacola Greyhound Track
(8/28/2017)
(Florida) -- State regulators are alleging illegal card games were held at the Pensacola Greyhound Track and Poker Room. The Florida Department of Business and...
article Ebro greyhound injuries, deaths, up in 2017
(8/27/2017)
(Florida) -- More dogs perished this year in a single month of racing at Ebro Greyhound Park than died during the entire 2016 racing season. A rare “snapshot...
article A Gambling Tale: The History of Galveston’s Underground Casinos
(8/25/2017)
(Florida) -- Sheriff’s deputies were not invited. They weren’t there for the gambling – they were there to close down the Lucky 7 and R&N game...
26 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article PGA Tour to expand gambling ban starting in 2018
(9/18/2017)
(Florida) -- The PGA Tour has taken its battle against gambling beyond Tour pro themselves. Starting in 2018, it will implement a new Integrity Program to “protect...
1 Article on this Issue

Leonard Peltier

article Native American Leader Leonard Peltier Undergoes Triple Bypass Surgery
(9/3/2017)
(Florida) -- “My chest was opened and they took arteries from my legs and placed them in the blocked arteries. I had to be given a liter of blood,” Peltier...
1 Article on this Issue

Seminole Mascot

article With new restaurants, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino wants to become a "culinary destination"
(9/1/2017)
(Florida) -- New Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino president Joe Lupo has big plans. This was evident in April when the complex unveiled its 700-space Orient Road...
1 Article on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Tribal Council candidates speak: Eight incumbents face 16 challengers Sept. 7
(8/30/2017)
(Florida) -- With the election for Cherokee Tribal Council just one week away, The Smoky Mountain News continues its series profiling the 24 candidates running for...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article More charges against three men in Pine Ridge fatal shooting
(8/29/2017)
(Florida) -- The three defendants in a fatal shooting on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in May are now facing additional federal charges.
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article If a storm knocks down a rival casino, are customers in play?
(9/19/2017)
(Florida) -- Natural disaster recovery brings out the best in people, we like to think. Neighbors work together to clear fallen trees. Rival companies team up to help...
article After Irma, a Mystery: Where Did This Canoe Come From?
(9/17/2017)
(Florida) -- While Hurricane Irma devastated parts of Florida, it may have inadvertently unearthed a hidden treasure potentially centuries old: a wooden canoe that could...
article Nation's smallest post office survives Hurricane Irma
(9/17/2017)
(Florida) -- Hurricane Irma’s Category 3 winds were no match for the 61-square-foot post office, the smallest in the nation. The Ochopee Post Office in rural...
article Will Spanish conquest statues be the next to come down?
(9/16/2017)
(Florida) -- Yes, the Robert E. Lee statue in Dallas is down! But Confederate monuments aren't the only ones raising questions. Now that Hispanic Heritage month is...
article Hurricane Irma unearths 'centuries-old' Native American canoe from the depths of a Florida river after the megastorm battered the Sunshine State
(9/16/2017)
(Florida) -- A Native American canoe believed to be centuries-old has been found after it was unearthed along the Indian River in Florida following Hurricane Irma,...
article How Florida's Native Americans Predicted and Survived Hurricanes
(9/14/2017)
(Florida) -- Osceola drove the point that Native Americans' experiences and responses to hurricanes and other natural disasters stem from a deep connection and...
article How Florida's Native Americans Predicted and Survived Hurricanes
(9/13/2017)
(Florida) -- Osceola drove the point that Native Americans' experiences and responses to hurricanes and other natural disasters stem from a deep connection and...
article Did local Indian mounds save Tampa Bay from Irma's worst? Some say yes
(9/12/2017)
(Florida) -- The Tampa Bay area hasn’t suffered a direct hit from a hurricane since 1929. Did American Indians who roamed the land centuries ago protect Pinellas...
article Leading animal protection groups criticize greyhound racing industry for lack of preparedness for major hurricane
(9/9/2017)
(Florida) -- The Humane Society of the United States has been doing preparedness work and animal transports and evacuations in Florida, and is preparing for search-and-...
article MacDill, tribes taking closer look at base's archeological heritage
(9/4/2017)
(Florida) -- Sweat drips down Tabor Vess' face as he drives a shovel into the soggy ground near the eighth tee at the Bay Palms golf course on MacDill Air Force Base....
article South Florida casinos catch jackpot fever
(9/1/2017)
(Florida) -- They’re not the Powerball lottery, which awarded a Massachusetts woman $758.7 million last week — leading her to quit her job and get police...
article New lottery game, Cornhole Cash, goes on sale Friday
(8/31/2017)
(Florida) -- The Florida Lottery’s new Fast Play game, Cornhole Cash, goes on sale Friday, Sept. 1. At just $2 per ticket, Cornhole Cash offers top prizes of $10,...
article ACAMS 16th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference
(8/31/2017)
(Florida) -- For more than a decade, the connections made at the ACAMS ANNUAL AML & FINANCIAL CRIME CONFERENCE have been crucial for bridging the communications gap...
article Magic City Casino gets OK to add jai alai, end dog racing
(8/25/2017)
(Florida) -- Magic City Casino (450 NW 37th Ave., Miami, 305-649-3000, MagicCityCasino.com) recently received state regulators’ permission to replace its greyhound...
article Dealer-less poker tables? Electronic alternative is faster — and you don’t need to tip
(8/22/2017)
(Florida) -- A Vancouver company has developed what could be a game-changer: poker tables with virtual cards — and lots of action. The tables can also be...
article Report documents negative effects of proposed EPA cuts on Florida environment
(8/22/2017)
(Florida) -- Delayed cleanups of toxic waste sites. The elimination of programs that test water quality off beaches and in the Everglades. Deep cuts in programs that...
article Police: Man goes on rampage at casino after losing money
(8/17/2017)
(Florida) -- A man is accused of going on a rampage at the Seminole Casino in Immokalee. Officials in Collier County say Steven Scott lost all his money while gambling...
article Santa Rosa Creek Indian Tribe breaks ground on Native American Cultural Center
(8/4/2017)
(Florida) -- The center will house a genealogy resource area, which will contain books, documents and other information the tribe has gained over the years, assisting...
article Groundbreaking of Creek Indian tribe Cultural Center
(8/1/2017)
(Florida) -- The Santa Rosa County Creek Indian tribe celebrated a 30-year-old dream come true on Tuesday. The tribe broke ground on what will become a 4,000 square foot...
article Abilify gambling addiction cases to be heard in north Florida
(8/1/2017)
(Florida) -- In 2009 Rita Perez started taking Abilify — an antipsychotic drug meant to help people with depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Instead,...

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