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Florida Gaming

article Seminoles, Disney support Fla. amendment
(Florida) -- Voters in Charge, the Florida political committee behind the Voter Control of Gambling amendment set to appear on the November ballot, received $700,000 in...
article Florida Legislature Closes Door to Expansion of Gambling for at Least the Remainder of 2018
(Florida) -- With a referendum regarding gambling in the state being held during the 2018 midterm elections, the Florida Legislature had a final shot to make any moves...
article Florida voters may get control over future changes to state gambling laws
(Florida) -- Despite early optimism for the passage of gaming reform in the state, lawmakers ultimately folded on the last day of their annual session. The failure means...
article Disney and Seminole Tribe Pour $700,000 into Florida Casino Amendment Initiative in February
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida and Disney Worldwide Services, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, contributed collectively the amount of $700,000 in...
article Florida lawmakers pull the plug (again) on gambling bill
(Florida) -- The bills that would have paved the way for gambling expansion in the state of Florida died on Friday after a long bout with legislative impasse. The bills...
article Florida Gambling Legislation Dead for 2018, Power Might Soon Be Delivered to the People
(Florida) -- Florida gambling legislation is once again being shelved after Sunshine State lawmakers failed to come to new terms with the Seminole Tribe. Hundreds of...
article Gambling bill talks collapse, leaving Florida without a gaming pact with Seminoles
(Florida) -- While lawmakers are expected to return to the capital Sunday to adopt a new budget, any hopes of forging an agreement on a gambling appear dead for now.
article Tribe, Disney ante up for gambling amendment
(Florida) -- Gearing up for the November election, the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. contributed $700,000 in February to a proposed...
article Lawmakers: Florida gambling bill dead for 2018 session
(Florida) -- Despite the looming threat of a constitutional amendment and a potential $300 million annual hit to state coffers, Florida lawmakers abandoned an effort to...
article Florida Lawmakers Fail To Pass New Gambling Legislation
(Florida) -- With time running out on the 2018 legislative session, Florida's Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran issued a statement late...
article Folded: Gambling legislation dies yet again in Florida
(Florida) -- Florida legislators are failing yet again to reach an agreement on a comprehensive gambling bill. Legislative leaders announced late Friday that the House...
article House, Senate throw in towel on gambling talks
(Florida) -- Despite the looming threat of a constitutional amendment and a potential $300 million annual hit to state coffers, Florida lawmakers abandoned an effort to...
article Negron, Corcoran: Florida gambling bill dead for session
(Florida) -- Despite the looming threat of a constitutional amendment and a potential $300 million annual hit to state coffers, Florida lawmakers abandoned an effort to...
article Snake eyes: Gambling bill dies for 2018
(Florida) -- The Florida Legislature’s last best chance to pass comprehensive legislation on gambling came up a bad beat on Friday, with a conference committee...
article Sunshine State gambling #fails: A short history (updated for 2018)
(Florida) -- Just as it always does in recent years, a legislative effort to revisit the state’s gambling laws tanked in the last week of this year’s...
article Lawmakers revive gambling talks with proposal to allow slot machines in more counties
(Florida) -- With time running out on the annual legislative session, the Florida House ended the stalemate on a gaming bill late Thursday, offering to allow three...
article Florida Parimutuels Plan to Match Seminole Cash in Slots Deal with State
(Florida) -- A consortium of Florida parimutuels is seeking to challenge the Seminoles tribe’s stranglehold on casino gaming in the state by offering lawmakers the...
article House makes modest offer toward gambling compromise
(Florida) -- The House’s first stab on comprehensive gambling legislation this year includes a spartan offer to the Senate of only three new slot machine licenses...
article On tap Wednesday: Gaming pact in Senate
(Florida) -- The Senate’s gaming bill – Senate Bill 840 – will be introduced onto the Senate floor Wednesday. The House bill gives the tribe the...
article House approves unplugging 'pre-veal' games
(Florida) -- After a debate about the definition of slot machines, the House on Monday passed a bill that would make clear that “pre-reveal” games are not...
article Florida Lawmakers Debate Two Gambling Bills as Session Draws to a Close
(Florida) -- Two separate gambling bills were heard and voted in the Florida Legislature on Friday, one in the House and the other in the Senate, as this year’s...
article State Legislature continues push for new gambling legislation
(Florida) -- The Florida Legislature is continuing its push for what could be its last shot at passing new gambling legislation without voter approval, but the odds of...
article Florida House tees up gambling bill for vote
(Florida) -- The state House could vote as soon as Monday on a wide-ranging gambling bill that includes ratification of a 20-year agreement with the Seminole Tribe of...
article ‘Pre-reveal’: Entertainment or gambling? Legislature may decide
(Florida) -- The House on Friday briefly discussed a measure that would ban video game consoles found in bars that look and play like slot machines. The bill (HB 1367)...
article Reanimated: Senate gambling bill, with changes, back in play
(Florida) -- A strike-all amendment planned for the Senate’s 2018 gambling bill will add an authorization for slot machines in counties where voters OK’d...
article Florida gaming bill: one step for House approval, one giant leap for Senate consensus
(Florida) -- A renewed gambling compact with the Seminole Tribe is one step closer to reality, but it will need to be a mighty leap if the House and Senate are to bridge...
article It lives: House gambling bill back for Monday
(Florida) -- One gaming lobbyist still isn’t convinced the Legislature will pass comprehensive legislation this year, texting in response to our story, “...
article Florida Gambling Deal Appears ‘Dead On Arrival,’ Analyst Says [sub req]
(Florida) -- A veteran observer of the negotiations between the state legislature and the Seminole Tribe of Florida does not expect a deal to be reached on a package of...
article José Oliva’s hopes for gambling resolution plummet
(Florida) -- House Speaker-designate José Oliva on Tuesday didn’t quite put the nail in the coffin for a gambling bill this Session—but he’s holding...
29 Total Articles on this Issue

Sherman Alexie

article BANCROFT: How do we process #MeToo allegations against author Sherman Alexie?
(Florida) -- On Feb. 11, Sherman Alexie was named winner of the prestigious Carnegie Award for nonfiction for his bestselling, critically acclaimed 2017 memoir, You Don...
1 Article on this Issue

Seminole Tribe

article Pow Wow Festival & Parade fun: Seminole's annual event turns 50
(Florida) -- The Pow Wow Festival & Parade, the city of Seminole’s oldest and largest event, celebrated its 50th anniversary March 9-11. Over three days,...
article Deal or no deal? Florida House passes gambling bill
(Florida) -- The Florida House is signing off on a 20-year gambling deal between the state and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, but it's unclear if the legislation...
article House approves proposed Seminole gambling deal
(Florida) -- Though it remains unclear whether a deal can be reached with the Senate, the House on Monday approved a gambling bill that includes ratifying a long-term...
article Diver Finds Ancient Native American Burial Site On Sea Floor
(Florida) -- A diver in the Gulf of Mexico stumbled upon a 7,000-year-old underwater burial site off the coast of Florida. Archaeologists call the discovery...
article SORTAL: Seminoles branch out into social gaming
(Florida) -- A powerful guitar riff blasts out of my laptop shortly after I enter the Hard Rock Social Casino website. Then background chatter, like you’d hear at...
article REVIEW: The Rez Grill Plays A Winning Hand At The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel And Casino
(Florida) -- A safe bet at Tampa’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the quality of the restaurants and cocktail lounges. The hotel's newest...
article All or nothing: House gambling bill moves to floor
(Florida) -- A House panel on Monday cleared the chamber’s gambling legislation for 2018, making it available for the floor. But the bill (HB 7067) still is far...
article Gambling agreement with the Seminoles ready to go to House floor
(Florida) -- A key House committee Monday approved an 83-page gambling bill that includes ratifying a 20-year agreement with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. With the vote...
article Florida Seminole Tribe Broadcasts Commercial Promoting New Gambling Compact
(Florida) -- The Florida’s Seminole Tribe is broadcasting a commercial which promotes a new gambling deal between the state and the Indian Nation. Local lawmakers...
article Seminole Tribe ad is a Hail Mary for a gambling deal
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida is airing an ad in the Tallahassee market urging passage of a new gambling deal between the Tribe and the state.
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Hard Rock International lays off 184 in Orlando
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International filed a notice with the state saying it is laying off 184 people at its Orlando headquarters – the vast majority of its staff...
article Hard Rock International HQ moving to South Florida from Orlando
(Florida) -- South Florida is about to get another headquarters. Hard Rock International’s headquarters is slated to move operations to Hollywood from Orlando by...
article Hard Rock's Orlando HQ to close by April
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International should be done moving its headquarters out of Orlando by the end of April, company officials confirmed, a little ahead of schedule....
article Daytona Hard Rock Hotel opens
(Florida) -- The long-awaited Hard Rock Hotel in Daytona Beach is finally open.“So this happened yesterday ... we are open,” the hotel stated on its Facebook...
article Rock on: Amplified Florida project reaches halfway point
(Florida) -- Construction on a much-anticipated building in the Miami area has passed the halfway point. Located in Hollywood, Florida, the guitar-shaped hotel is part...
article Hard Rock Names New SVP for Global Sales and Marketing
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International has announced the appointment of a new senior vice president of global sales and marketing for the fast-growing Hard Rock Hotels and...
article Hard Rock Hotel rolls out Future Rock Star Suites
(Florida) -- Two-room suites tricked out for inner rock stars are being introduced at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando. Visitors can secure Future Rock Star...
article Personnel note: Danielle Babilino joins Hard Rock in Florida
(Florida) -- Danielle Babilino will become senior vice president of global sales and marketing for Seminole Tribe-controlled Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, the company...
article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino To Hold James Beard Benefit Dinner At Kuro
(Florida) -- In partnership with the James Beard Foundation, Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will host its third annual Friends of James Beard Benefit on...
article Anna Nicole Smith Died From the Same Drug That Killed Her Idol Marilyn Monroe
(Florida) -- Despite her fame, Anna Nicole Smith's final days were anything but glamorous. She had been suffering from a stomach flu and a 105-degree fever, the...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article Hialeah track and casino owner Brunetti gets a big send-off
(Florida) -- Business leaders come and go, but very few had the influence of John Brunetti. Long-time Hialeah Park track announcer Tom Durkin likely phrased it best:...
article Freeing Lolita from Seaquarium is ‘sacred obligation’ for Lummis
(Florida) -- Supporters of releasing the Miami Seaquarium’s killer whale, Lolita, have a message for the theme park: We aren’t going anywhere. They now count...
article Lummi Indian nation of Washington state calls for release of Tokitae (“Lolita”)
(Florida) -- Representatives from the Lummi Nation of Washington State will join Florida gubernatorial candidate and former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and other...
article Native American Burial Site Found In Gulf Waters
(Florida) -- A 7,000-year-old indigenous burial site was discovered in the Gulf of Mexico near Venice. The finding shows this kind of preservation can exist on the...
article GiGse to focus on US gaming issues
(Florida) -- "Putting North American gambling, gaming and betting under the microscope" is the theme of Clarion Gaming's campaign in support of the 2018...
article Hialeah Park Owner And Breeder John Brunetti Dies At 87
(Florida) -- A longtime South Florida icon has passed away. John Brunetti, a horse breeder and the owner of historic Hialeah Park since 1977, has died at 87.
article Meeting of minds as Clarion Gaming co-locate two major brands in Miami
(Florida) -- Fresh from another successful ICE London, Kate Chambers and her team at Clarion Gaming will be shifting focus from the cold climes of the UK in February to...
article 7,000-year-old Native American burial site found off Florida
(Florida) -- Archaeologists have uncovered a Native American burial site dating back 7,000 years off the coast of Florida. The site was found by an amateur diver in 2016...
article 7,000-Year-Old Native American Burial Site Found Underwater
(Florida) -- Venice is Florida's unofficial capital of fossil hunting. Divers and beachcombers flock to this city on the Gulf Coast, mostly seeking palm-sized teeth...
article Florida Has Archaeological Evidence of 7,000-Year-Old Site in the Gulf of Mexico
(Florida) -- Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced Wednesday that archaeological investigations located a 7,000-year-old Native American ancestral burial site in the...
article Seminole Tribe ad is a Hail Mary for a gambling deal
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida is airing an ad in the Tallahassee market urging passage of a new gambling deal between the Tribe and the state.
article Panhandle Residents Worry About Losing Florida's History
(Florida) -- Most people know St. Augustine is the oldest city in the United States. But a lot of the state's history is still a mystery, waiting to be discovered.
article The sport of jai-alai is nearly extinct. It’s up to these former Hurricanes to revive it
(Florida) -- It’s a Wednesday morning, and one by one, the familiar Hurricane faces make their way into the nondescript North Miami warehouse near the corner of...
article Taboo, Jamey Johnson lead free Seminole Tribal Fair and Pow Wow in Hollywood
(Florida) -- The Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo and Mag 7, featuring Hollywood brothers Spencer and Doc Battiest, are part of the entertainment lineup during the 47th...
article Casino restaurants share the love for Valentine's Day
(Florida) -- On Wednesday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, romance will be in the air at South Florida casinos.
article Family of woman who died in Port Richey casino shuttle boat fire break their silence
(Florida) -- Megan and Chad Dempsey adored their mom, Carrie. She was their world. They loved everything about their mother. They loved her hearty laugh, her cooking and...
article Hard Rock International announce online casino plans
(Florida) -- On Monday, Malta-based Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) announced that it has entered into a five-yar agreement with Hard Rock International to be the company'...
article Company wants to limit damages in casino boat fire to $27,300 — total
(Florida) -- The legal maneuvering in last month’s boat fire has begun: Tropical Breeze Casino Cruz, which owns the boat that caught fire and forced 50 people to...
article Man robs cashier in poker room at casino
(Florida) -- Authorities have released surveillance photos of a man who robbed a poker room cashier at a Florida casino. The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s police...
article Robber holds up cashier in Seminole Hard Rock Casino cashier
(Florida) -- Casino police at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa are looking for a man who held up the poker room early Friday. At around 2 a.m., police say a man pointed a...

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