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article Victims injured in Pasco casino boat fire hope to reach settlement
(9/18/2018)
(Florida) -- Robert Boose still has pain in his left heel. An injury that never completely healed after he jumped for his life off the Tropical Breeze Casino boat when...
article Guest Opinion: Expansion of Gambling a Bad Bet for Florida
(9/17/2018)
(Florida) -- When the current State Constitution was adopted the only gambling that was approved by the citizens of Florida were pari-mutuels — dog tracks, horse...
article Deputies: Gambling business manager shoots and kills nephew, who was called to calm him down
(9/16/2018)
(Florida) -- A manager at a gambling establishment shot and killed his nephew Saturday after a coworker called the victim to calm his uncle down, Hernando deputies...
article West Flager Associates wants a gambling venue in Edgewater, but the city wants
(9/15/2018)
(Florida) -- Miami officials moved closer to preventing owners of Magic City Casino from opening an Edgewater gambling venue that would include a jai alai court and...
article Casinos and pari-mutuels team up to fight gambling amendment backed by Seminoles and Disney
(9/14/2018)
(Florida) -- Faced with a proposed constitutional amendment that could make it harder to expand gambling in Florida, the gambling industry early this month put another $...
article Judge dismisses horse group’s challenge of Calder gambling permit
(9/14/2018)
(Florida) -- A Tallahassee administrative law judge has booted a Florida horsemen’s group challenge of a South Florida track’s gambling permit. The reason:...
article Miami moves to regulate gambling, likely derailing Magic City’s Edgewater poker room
(9/14/2018)
(Florida) -- A plan for a poker room and jai alai fronton in Edgewater may be hitting a snag after Miami commissioners moved to regulate gambling in the city — a...
article Do We Really Need All These Amendments To Florida’s Constitution?
(9/13/2018)
(Florida) -- As part of the 2018 midterm elections, Floridians will be asked to vote on thirteen amendments to the state’s constitution. Thirteen seems a lot, but...
article Carey Theil: Dog racers gaslight while greyhounds continue to die
(9/12/2018)
(Florida) -- In light of a recent industry guest column regarding state gambling data, voters should ask themselves whether they can believe anything the greyhound...
article Destin Council approves gambling ban
(9/9/2018)
(Florida) -- The City Council has unanimously approved an ordinance that prohibits most types of gambling in the city. The ban took effect last Wednesday, immediately...
article Off to the races: Supreme Court clears dog racing-ban for ballot
(9/7/2018)
(Florida) -- The Florida Supreme Court on Friday ordered a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban betting on live greyhound racing back on the ballot,...
article Florida Administrative Court Judge Allows Calder Race Course to Keep Slot-Machine Operating
(9/5/2018)
(Florida) -- Yesterday, an administrative law judge ruled against thoroughbred trainers and breeders by supporting the decision of Florida gambling regulators, under...
article Judge rejects challenge to racetrack slots license
(9/4/2018)
(Florida) -- Ruling against thoroughbred breeders and trainers, an administrative law judge Tuesday backed up a decision by Florida gambling regulators to allow Calder...
article 10 Casinos You Can Gamble at in South Florida
(9/4/2018)
(Florida) -- Seminole Coconut Creek Casino is South Florida slots players’ best spot for Class III or Vegas-style slot machines. Now the operation has 1500 Las...
article Florida voters support casino amendment
(9/3/2018)
(Florida) -- Approximately 71% of Florida voters would support Amendment 3, which would require voter approval of casino gambling decisions, according to a new poll. The...
article Florida court of appeal upholds ruling that Blue Sky Games are slot machines
(9/2/2018)
(Florida) -- The Florida First District Court of Appeal upheld a lower court ruling that two games of chance installed by Gator Coin at adult businesses are indeed slot...
article Poll Shows Florida Voters Want Gaming Control, Gubernatorial Candidates Mixed on Casino Amendment
(9/2/2018)
(Florida) -- A new poll shows that Florida voters overwhelmingly support stripping the state legislature of its power to dictate the future gaming industry. Voters in...
article Corporations, interest groups spend fortunes on ballot measures
(9/1/2018)
(Florida) -- Some of the most expensive campaigns this fall will be waged between the wealthiest corporations and best-funded interest groups in America, as those groups...
article Floridians favour voter approval for casino gambling decisions
(8/31/2018)
(Florida) -- Florida’s politicians could be set to require voter approval of casino gambling decisions after a new poll suggests 71% of residents are in favour of...
article Florida Court Says ‘Pre-Reveal’ Games Are Illegal Slot Machines
(8/31/2018)
(Florida) -- Siding with state regulators, an appeals court Thursday ruled that controversial electronic games played in bars and other establishments are illegal slot...
article 71% of Florida Voters Support Amendment 3 Voter Control of Gambling Amendment unites Floridians
(8/30/2018)
(Florida) -- A new poll shows that 71 percent of likely Florida voters support Amendment 3, which would require voter approval of casino gambling decisions. Only 18...
article New polling shows most Floridians want veto power over gambling expansion
(8/30/2018)
(Florida) -- A Florida constitutional amendment giving voters the final say over any gambling expansion in the state is running far ahead of the 60 percent threshold...
article Court says 'pre-reveal' games are illegal slot machines
(8/30/2018)
(Florida) -- Siding with state regulators, an appeals court Thursday ruled that controversial electronic games played in bars and other establishments are illegal slot...
article Court says ‘pre-reveal’ games that play like slots are illegal
(8/30/2018)
(Florida) -- If a video game looks, plays and pays out like a slot machine, it’s a slot machine — even if you know whether you’re going to win or lose...
article Churchill Downs Inc. seeks to drop racing for jai alai at Calder
(8/30/2018)
(Florida) -- Churchill Downs Inc. has asked Florida gambling regulators to determine how many jai alai performances it would need to conduct in order to retain its...
article High court hears argument on dog racing ban
(8/29/2018)
(Florida) -- The Florida Supreme Court will now consider whether general election voters will get to see a constitutional amendment ending live greyhound racing.
article Gambling opposition group spends $15 million on ads
(8/28/2018)
(Florida) -- A political committee leading a drive to pass a ballot proposal that could make it harder to expand gambling in Florida spent $15 million on advertising...
article What is the Gambling Control Amendment and How Will It Work In Florida?
(8/28/2018)
(Florida) -- Of interest to Nova Scotia snowbirds who go South to gamble is a new amendment in the gambling regulation of the state of Florida that aims to control the...
article A Casino is Approved in Edgewater. All Heck is About to Break Loose.
(8/28/2018)
(Florida) -- A new casino license has just been granted to the operators of Magic City Casino to bring a jai-alai fronton and poker room to Edgewater, on 30th Street and...
article FTBOA statement on Churchill Down's attempt to abandon live thoroughbred racing in Florida
(8/27/2018)
(Florida) -- On Aug. 23, the leading representatives of Florida’s Thoroughbred industry -- the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association (...
article FTBOA statement on Churchill Down's attempt to abandon live thoroughbred racing in Florida
(8/27/2018)
(Florida) -- On Aug. 23, the leading representatives of Florida’s Thoroughbred industry -- the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association (...
article Money flows to fight gambling amendment
(8/24/2018)
(Florida) -- Gambling interests have sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to political committees that are expected to fight a proposed constitutional amendment on the...
article Churchill Downs Inc. Hopes to End Racing at Calder
(8/24/2018)
(Florida) -- Florida industry groups have lined up to oppose a plan by Churchill Downs Inc. to end Thoroughbred racing at its Calder property, a move that could cost...
article In Florida, a fight over dog racing pits a waning generation of gamblers and trainers against animal rights advocates
(8/19/2018)
(Florida) -- The greyhound race has followed the same pattern for almost a century. With a metallic screech the lure sets off, and eight dogs burst onto the track in...
article Committee raises $1.25M to fight Florida gambling measure
(8/17/2018)
(Florida) -- A political committee formed last month has raised $1.25 million to help fight a proposed constitutional amendment that could make it harder to expand...
article Disney Spends $15 Million to Keep Casinos Away from Walt Disney World
(8/17/2018)
(Florida) -- The Walt Disney Company and the Seminole Tribe of Florida have teamed up in support of an anti-casino initiative, Amendment 3. This bill would only allow...
36 Total Articles on this Issue

Seminole Tribe

article Tampa police officer arrested at Seminole Hard Rock on disorderly conduct charge
(9/10/2018)
(Florida) -- A Tampa police officer was arrested Monday morning at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. Anthony...
article Seminole Tribe and Disney spend $15 million on anti-gaming campaign
(9/1/2018)
(Florida) -- A political committee backed by the Seminole Tribe and The Walt Disney Company continues to spend big in an effort to limit new casinos in Florida. A group...
article Man threatens to shoot up casino
(8/30/2018)
(Florida) -- Leland Thomas is accused of making threats to shoot up the Immokalee Seminole Casino with a machine gun and blow up a police car. Seminole Police arrested...
article Man threatens to shoot up casino in Immokalee
(8/28/2018)
(Florida) -- Just days after the video game tournament shooting in Jacksonville, a man is accused of making threats to shoot up a popular Southwest Florida casino with a...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Flint Casino

article Judge rejects challenge to racetrack slots license
(9/5/2018)
(Florida) -- Ruling against thoroughbred breeders and trainers, an administrative law judge Tuesday backed up a decision by Florida gambling regulators to allow Calder...
1 Article on this Issue

eSports

article Jacksonville shooting survivor files lawsuit: 'We shouldn't have to worry'
(8/30/2018)
(Florida) -- Jacob Mitich had made it to Round Two of the Madden NFL 19 tournament in Jacksonville, and had almost scored a touchdown when the shots rang out. Vaulting...
article Esports Organizers Criticize USA Gun Laws After Shooting at Madden 19 Tournament
(8/29/2018)
(Florida) -- Esports executives criticized United States gun laws following Sunday's shooting in Jacksonville during a Madden 19 tournament. Per John Pye of the...
article Electronic Arts Cancels Remaining Madden Qualifiers After Shooting Tragedy
(8/28/2018)
(Florida) -- Madden NFL developer Electronic Arts has cancelled the three remaining Madden NFL 19 Classic qualifiers, following a mass shooting that occurred during the...
article Jacksonville shooting prompts cancellation of three remaining Madden Classic events
(8/28/2018)
(Florida) -- Software publisher Electronic Arts has canceled the remaining three qualifying events for its Madden Classic esports tournament following the deaths of two...
article Shooting in Jacksonville unnerves the close-knit 'Madden' community
(8/27/2018)
(Florida) -- “Madden NFL” is a popular video game series, but its hardcore devotees are more than just gamers. It was the close-knit online community of...
article 4 dead, 11 shot in mass shooting at Florida video game tournament, reports say
(8/26/2018)
(Florida) -- Four people are dead and 11 wounded after a shooting Sunday morning at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, according to reports. The Jacksonville...
article Jacksonville shooting suspect identified as David Katz, gamer who had lost in Madden NFL tournament
(8/26/2018)
(Florida) -- The gunman who opened fire at a busy Jacksonville, Fla., pizzeria during a video game competition — killing two gamers and wounding up to nine others...
article Shooting suspect at Fla. video-game event killed at least 2 people before taking his own life. He’s believed to be from Baltimore.
(8/26/2018)
(Florida) -- At least three people are dead and 11 are injured after a gunman opened fire Sunday afternoon during a video game tournament in Florida that drew...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Colleges mull pushing for share of legal wagering proceeds
(8/19/2018)
(Florida) -- Concerned that expanded sports gambling will bring additional costs for ensuring their games are on the up-and-up, college athletic departments are looking...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Toxic red tide algae moves north near Tampa Bay, killing hundreds of thousands of fish
(9/9/2018)
(Florida) -- The toxic algae bloom that has carved a trail of dead animals and triggered a putrid stench along western Florida's coastline has drifted further north...
article After Geronimo surrendered Sept. 4, 1886, the U.S. imprisoned 100s of Apaches as POWs for 27 years
(9/4/2018)
(Florida) -- He became a legend in his own time. Courageous, ruthless, stubborn, brilliant, and brutal, he became an icon of resistance whose aura has faded but...
article SCHUETZ: The True Meaning of Labor Day
(9/1/2018)
(Florida) -- Many years ago, I was minding my own business at my home on a lake in Minneapolis when I received a call from Lyle Berman, then chairman of the board of...
article How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions
(9/1/2018)
(Florida) -- On Aug. 3, 2001, a McDonald’s film crew arrived in the bustling beach town of Westerly, Rhode Island. They carried their cameras and a giant cashier...
article Disney and the Smithsonian collaborate on an exhibition of Native American art
(8/24/2018)
(Florida) -- The Smithsonian and Disney have teamed up for a cultural collaboration to bring Native American Art to Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida.
article Epcot Just Got a New Smithsonian Museum Exhibition
(8/22/2018)
(Florida) -- “Staid and stodgy.” “Essentially very dull.” Those are the phrases used to describe the Smithsonian museums in the 1960s by Secretary S. Dillon Ripley at...
article Our Voices, Our Story: Native Born
(8/17/2018)
(Florida) -- The Collier Museum at Government Center hosted its last presentation of “Our Stories, Our Voices: Native Born.” Seminole Tribe member and Tribal Judge, Tina...
article Clerk accused of stealing winning lottery ticket from undercover agent
(8/16/2018)
(Florida) -- Kaylin Leanne Roddenberry thought she found herself a winning lottery ticket. It turned out to be a ticket to jail. Roddenberry was arrested Wednesday...
article Florida gutted water quality monitoring – as killer algae increased
(8/7/2018)
(Florida) -- When Florida Sea Grant director Karl Havens, who is a well-regarded expert on water and has studied pollution all over the world, began hearing about a...
article Makers of Abilify Drug Have Until September to Settle Lawsuits
(8/6/2018)
(Florida) -- The makers of the drug Abilify have until September 1 to find a way to settle more than 800 lawsuits. Plaintiffs claim that the anti-depressant and anti-...
article Dead fish, birds, manatees, even a whale shark. Toll from worst red tide in decade grows.
(8/5/2018)
(Florida) -- Florida’s southwest coast, a ribbon of inlets and barrier islands normally brimming with wildlife, has become a red tide slaughterhouse this summer....
article Dead fish, red tide, plague Florida tourists, beaches
(8/3/2018)
(Florida) -- Tourists weren't scattered on beaches in southwest Florida on Thursday, but hundreds of dead fish were. The Herald-Tribune reports that visitors piled...
article Disney adds Native American artwork in new heritage display at Epcot
(8/3/2018)
(Florida) -- Epcot opened a new exhibit this week, honoring American Indian art and culture. The exhibit called “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American...
article American Indian art exhibit opens at Epcot: 'We are sharing it with the world'
(8/1/2018)
(Florida) -- Epcot opened a new exhibit this week, honoring American Indian art and culture. The exhibit called “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in...
article Disney World Opens American Indian Art Exhibit
(7/30/2018)
(Florida) -- The Walt Disney World Resort officially opened the Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art exhibition at Epcot Friday. The...
article First look: Disney's American Indian art exhibit
(7/30/2018)
(Florida) -- There’s a new art exhibit for Walt Disney World visitors to absorb. “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” is...
article Epcot’s new ‘Creating Tradition’ exhibit celebrates Native American culture
(7/29/2018)
(Florida) -- American Indian history and culture come to life in a new art exhibition at Walt Disney World Resort that debuted on July 27, 2018. “Creating...
article Walt Disney World Resort Celebrates American Indian Culture In New Gallery Exhibition
(7/29/2018)
(Florida) -- American Indian history and culture come to life in a new art exhibition at Walt Disney World Resort that debuted Friday. “Creating Tradition: Innovation...
article Epcot’s new ‘Creating Tradition’ exhibit celebrates Native American culture
(7/28/2018)
(Florida) -- Epcot’s American Adventure pavilion is now home to “Creating Tradition,” a brand-new exhibit honoring Native American culture.
article Big lotto jackpots total $640 million this week
(7/23/2018)
(Florida) -- Players have a chance to win big this week as America’s dueling jackpots, MEGA MILLIONS and POWERBALL, have continued to climb, reaching a combined...

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