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A Trendy Miami Neighborhood Is Getting ... Jai Alai?

Miami's trendy, and largely residential, Edgewater neighborhood could soon be home to a new gambling facility with poker and jai alai. Operators of Miami's Magic City Casino won state approval last week to run "summer jai alai" on a site at 3030 Biscayne Blvd.

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11/19/2018

article Incoming Florida Senate President Says Lawmakers Won’t ‘Slow Walk’ Amendments
(Florida) -- Tallahassee is looking to run like a freshly oiled engine when new lawmakers take office. Incoming Senate President Bill Galvano is promising that lawmakers...
article ‘The will of the people’: The coming brouhaha over sports betting in Florida
(Florida) -- The next big debate over gambling in Florida could be on sports betting — with one top lawmaker already flexing his muscle regarding lawmakers’...
article The slow death of US greyhound racing
(Florida) -- Way back in 1919, the Blue Star Amusement Company built an oval track in Emeryville, California, so a mechanical lure invented by Owen Patrick Smith could...
article OPINION: Recount Needed: Florida Gambling Amendment Does Not Cover Sports Betting
(Florida) -- Florida’s gubernatorial and senate races are not the only ballot items from Election Day that are undergoing reexamination. It also turns out that the...

11/16/2018

article ANALYSIS: Florida voters made right choices
(Florida) -- It has become obvious during the past couple of weeks that Florida voters faced a daunting task when they cast their ballots in this year’s general...

11/11/2018

article South Florida Casino Recommendations
(Florida) -- South Florida has been rated as one of the most popular tourist destinations based on its atmosphere, attractions and holiday spirit. The resorts are...

11/10/2018

article STUTZ: Florida Amendment 3 – backed by Disney, Seminoles – approved and gives voters control of gambling expansion
(Florida) -- Florida voters approve constitutional amendment measure limiting future casinos outside Indian reservations. The amendment achieved at least 60 percent of...

11/9/2018

article Tribe Lawyer: Legal Sports Betting Still Possible In Florida
(Florida) -- Seminole Gaming could still eventually offer legal sports betting in Florida despite the passage this week of an amendment that put any expansion of...
article Florida voters approve legislation to limit casinos
(Florida) -- The voters in Florida have approved constitutional amendment legislation that limits future casinos outside Indian reservations. The amendment received 60...
article Bigger casinos, more nightlife options: What constitutional amendments could mean for South Florida
(Florida) -- A big rise in eligible voters. Bigger casinos or more entertainment options at mothballed dog tracks. That’s the profound effect we could see in South...
article Two Amendments Pass in Florida Affecting the Gambling Industry
(Florida) -- Summary: Amendment 3 and Amendment 13 were passed in Florida, making major changes to the gambling industry of the state. This week, the mid-term elections...
article Florida's Dog Racing Ban Means Thousands of Greyhounds Will Be Put Up for Adoption
(Florida) -- Amendment 13, which bans dog racing in Florida, may seem like a win for animal rights, but now greyhounds in the state are facing a new set of challenges....

11/8/2018

article Florida Gambling Amendment Might Push Jacksonville Jaguars Owner to Relocate Team to London
(Florida) -- The Florida gambling amendment that voters backed this week to take control of casino measures and strip state lawmakers of the power might have the...

11/7/2018

article Disney and Seminole tribe score big win in Florida on Election Day as voters approve gambling amendment
(Florida) -- The midterm election produced a big win for Disney and The Seminole tribe of Florida which owns the Hard Rock brand. According to Ballotopedia, Disney spent...
article Florida Voters Take Control Of Casino Expansion, End Dog Racing
(Florida) -- Florida voters took control of casino legislation on Tuesday, giving residents the exclusive right to authorize future casino expansion in the state....
article OPR: Florida Voters Close The Door On Gambling Opportunity Via Midterm Referendum
(Florida) -- Florida voters have approved a constitutional amendment that hands them control over future gambling expansion in the state. Listed as Amendment 3, the...
article Will Florida’s Sports Betting Roadblock Pave Way For Jaguars’ Move To London?
(Florida) -- The future of legalized sports betting in Florida looks bleak at best, and one prominent NFL reporter thinks that could significantly alter the league...
article Derby Lane on greyhound racing ban, casino vote: 'Hard blows'
(Florida) -- The results were overwhelming: Florida voters approved changes to the state's constitution on the issues of gambling and dog racing. Approval of two...
article Florida votes to end greyhound racing; fate uncertain for more than 6,000 dogs
(Florida) -- Florida voters on Tuesday approved Amendment 13, ending live greyhound racing in the state by 2021. With nearly all votes counted statewide, about 5.3...

11/6/2018

article Amendment 3 backers pour late money into ads
(Florida) -- A political committee leading efforts to pass Amendment 3 on Tuesday’s ballot spent nearly $13.6 million from Oct. 23 through Thursday, with almost...
article Amendment 3: Voters approve voter control of casino gambling
(Florida) -- Floridians will retain exclusive rights to authorize and potentially expand casino gambling in the state, including slot machines and electronic betting...
article Florida gambling amendment opposed by Dolphins passes
(Florida) -- Florida voters on Tuesday approved an amendment that strips the state legislature of the power to expand gambling, including sports betting. Amendment 3...
article Florida Voters Approve Amendment Seen as Limiting Casino Growth
(Florida) -- Florida voters approved Amendment 3 to the state’s constitution, giving themselves power to block any expansion of casino gambling. The ballot...
article Florida votes yes on Amendment 3, putting casinos in the hands of voters
(Florida) -- On Tuesday night, voters decided to keep the exclusive right to decide to authorize expansions of casino gambling in Florida. Amendment 3, which was...
article Greyhound racing ends in Florida
(Florida) -- Greyhound racing will end in Lee County after voters overwhelmingly approved an amendment stopping the 100-year-old sport statewide. Naples-Fort Myers...
article Voters OK ‘historic’ ban on dog racing in Florida
(Florida) -- As some hoped, others feared, and few expected, a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at ending live dog racing in Florida has won at the ballot box....
article New permits signal work at future Swan & Dolphin 349-room hotel
(Florida) -- Progress on the third property at Walt Disney World's (NYSE: DIS) Swan & Dolphin Resort appears to be heating up. New state permits filed on Nov. 5 hint...

11/5/2018

article Amendment 3: Passage of Amendment 3 could influence the future of gambling in Florida
(Florida) -- The future of casino gambling in Florida will be placed in the hands of the electorate if Constitutional Amendment 3 passes in November. The amendment...
article NO ON 3: Miami Dolphins step into politics, encourage fans to vote on gambling amendment
(Florida) -- The whole “keep politics out of sports” routine is getting trickier by the day, particularly when teams themselves are leaping wholesale into...
article Florida dog racing would be finished under Amendment 13
(Florida) -- There are no bundled issues in Florida Amendment 13. The anti-dog racing amendment would prohibit one thing: Wagering on all live dog races in Florida...

11/3/2018

article Seminole Tribe Gives $1M More to Committee Urging Floridians to Approve Casino Ballot Question Next Week
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe in Florida has given another $1 million to Voters in Charge, a committee that’s hoping voters will back a casino ballot referendum...

11/2/2018

article Cerabino: Gaming the Florida casino ballot question
(Florida) -- There are so many awful questions on this month’s ballot that singling out one for abuse seems almost unfair. But no constitutional measure in Tuesday...
article Seminole Tribe of Florida puts more cash into gambling ballot proposal
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida this week put another $4.285 million into a gambling ballot proposal, bringing its overall contributions to nearly $24.65...
article Two heavily-financed amendments poised for passage, all others face uncertain prospects
(Florida) -- Constitutional amendments that would give state voters the exclusive authority to authorize casinos and would restore voting rights to many of Florida...
article Gaming the Florida casino ballot question
(Florida) -- There are so many awful questions on this month’s ballot that singling out one for abuse seems almost unfair. But no constitutional measure in Tuesday...

11/1/2018

article Seminole Tribe puts another $1M behind Amendment 3 push
(Florida) -- The political committee behind a proposed constitutional amendment to let voters decide on future gambling expansions in the Sunshine State picked up...
article Seminole Tribe puts more cash into ballot measure
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida this week put another $4.285 million into a gambling ballot proposal, bringing its overall contributions to nearly $24.65...

10/31/2018

article Casinos & curse words: 2 of the most ridiculous ad campaigns this season
(Florida) -- We’ve seen a lot of lies this campaign season. But we’ve also seen some ads that are just eye-rolling ridiculous. Here are two of the leaders in...
article Florida Amendment 3 Vote Could End Hopes Of Gambling Expansion
(Florida) -- This November, Florida voters have a constitutional amendment on the ballot–Amendment 3. The issue is “voter control of gambling in Florida....
article Jacksonville-Based Gator Coin Wants Fla. Supreme Court To Hear Its Case
(Florida) -- A dispute about the legality of certain electronic games played in bars and other establishments is headed to the Florida Supreme Court. The 1st District...

10/30/2018

article Amendment 3 Puts Future Of Florida Gambling On Midterm Ballot
(Florida) -- Midterm elections are upon the US, and gambling issues will appear on the ballot in two states. Arkansas is making a move toward legal sports betting under...
article EDITORIAL: Just vote No (except for Amendment 4)
(Florida) -- Of the 12 amendments to the Florida Constitution on Tuesday’s ballot, only Amendment 4 deserves your vote. It would automatically restore voting...
article New poll shows strong support for Florida's Amendment 4, which would allow felon voting
(Florida) -- A Suffolk University poll released Tuesday offers an encouraging sign for those in favor of allowing Florida's convicted felons the right to vote.
article Shelton: Amendment 3 is a shameless attempt to dupe voters
(Florida) -- This year’s ballot is full of proposed Constitutional amendments — some arguably good, and some bad. A contender for the worst among the bunch:...
article Vote no on Amendment 3: This loser slams the door on new revenue
(Florida) -- In 1996 the game of poker changed my life. Overworked and stressed out, I needed a mental and social outlet. I walked into the Seminole Bingo Hall in...

10/29/2018

article Amendment 3 Foes Pour Money Into Ballot Fight
(Florida) -- A political committee raised $7.75 million during a week-long period as it tries to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment that could make it harder to...
article Direct mail round-up: Gambling amendment all ‘Tricks, no treat’
(Florida) -- A Halloween-themed anti-Amendment 3 flier hit mailboxes this weekend warning voters to not be tricked by the ballot measure giving voters the exclusive...
article Slot machine dispute heads to Florida Supreme Court
(Florida) -- A dispute about the legality of certain electronic games played in bars and other establishments is headed to the Florida Supreme Court. The 1st District...

10/28/2018

article Amendment 3 To Decide Who Can Approve Casinos In Florida
(Florida) -- On Nov. 6, Florida voters will decide a crucial gambling fight. Amendment 3, the Voter Approval of Casino Gambling Initiative, would give voters the "...
article Fifteen Jacksonville City Council members oppose Amendment 3
(Florida) -- This year’s ballot is full of proposed Constitutional amendments — some arguably good, and some bad. A contender for the worst among the bunch:...

10/27/2018

article CEO of Florida Chamber supports Amendment 3
(Florida) -- The Florida Chamber of Commerce has long advocated for restraint in amending Florida’s Constitution. We believe our constitution should only be...
article COMMENTARY: Don’t fall for it: Casinos are not good for children, education
(Florida) -- Did you know gambling casinos are good for children? Spoiler alert: They’re not. Yet that is the exact claim casino operators are making in an attempt...

10/26/2018

article Latest poll shows gambling Amendment 3 is still poised to pass
(Florida) -- The constitutional amendment to let voters have a say in future gambling expansions in the state saw a slight dip in support over the past week, but it...

10/25/2018

article Scratched: State says track can stop racing horses, keep slots
(Florida) -- It’s big news in Florida’s gambling world: The pari-mutuel formerly known as Calder Race Course has gotten the OK from state gambling regulators...
article CLOWN CAR: Poker Alliance Comes Out Against Florida’s Amendment 3
(Florida) -- Ever since it took over the Poker Players Alliance, Poker Central has been extremely quiet. The organization was rebranded at the time of the takeover, with...

10/24/2018

article Florida’s proposed amendments: Here’s a breakdown ahead of the midterms
(Florida) -- As Florida voters prepare to cast their ballots, you will see 12 proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution. Some voters say sometimes the amendments...
article What Florida Sports Bettors Need to Know About Amendment 3
(Florida) -- Florida, the third-most populous state in the U.S., has a little-known measure on its November ballot, which could shape the future of sports betting...
article Florida Ballot Measure to Ban Dog Racing Bites Off More Controversy Than It Can Chew
(Florida) -- Florida’s November ballot will ask voters whether commercial dog racing — and gambling on it — should be banned in the state. On the face...
article Former state director over Florida gambling wants greyhound racing banned
(Florida) -- Tony Glover regulated the majority of greyhound race tracks in the country in 2016 and 2017. He's opening up about what made him change his mind about...

10/23/2018

article Mayor: Don’t get snookered into voting for state amendments that take away Miami-Dade’s rights
(Florida) -- As Miami-Dade County voters weigh in on their preferred candidates in this midterm election, they will find a packed ballot with various amendments to their...

10/22/2018

article Gambling amendment fight has high stakes
(Florida) -- The words on the November ballot appear simple enough: “Voter Control of Gambling in Florida.” According to proponents of Amendment 3, it’...
article Another ugly Florida campaign — over dog racing
(Florida) -- A bitter Florida campaign featuring charges of lying, dirty tricks and bad faith is nearing an end. But this isn't the battle for governor or Senate: It...

10/21/2018

article Weatherford: Let voters decide on expanded gambling
(Florida) -- I am writing today to deal with unfinished business. After spending eight years in the Florida Legislature, the last two serving as speaker of the House, I...

10/20/2018

article Future of Florida Gaming Rests on Amendment 3
(Florida) -- A constitutional amendment on the Florida ballot Nov. 6 could dramatically change the pari-mutuel industry landscape by requiring statewide approval for any...

10/19/2018

article Don’t let the gambling industry confuse you on Amendment 3. It’s not about schools.
(Florida) -- Politicians count on voters having short memories: forgetting, and by proxy, forgiving the bad policy they championed, the bad votes they cast. I seldom...
article League Of Women Voters Says Yes To Gambling, Dog Racing Amendments; BestBet Says No
(Florida) -- When Florida voters head to the polls next month they’ll be faced with a slew of amendments, and two of them, three and 13, could determine the fate of...

10/18/2018

article Vote yes or no for Amendment 3? Here's what 6 Florida newspapers recommend
(Florida) -- This amendment gives voters the exclusive right to decide whether a new casino can open in the state. It takes that right away from the Florida Legislature...

10/17/2018

article Amendment 3: Here's what USA TODAY NETWORK's Florida newspapers recommend
(Florida) -- Voters will be faced with 12 constitutional amendment proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot. Each needs at least 60 percent of votes to be enshrined in the Florida...
article Disney Bets $20 Million To Ensure Florida Isn't The Next Vegas
(Florida) -- A Florida ballot initiative this November would give voters the power to block any expansion of casino gambling, a move some argue would effectively crush...
article Gambling Expansion in Florida Hinges on Amendment 3
(Florida) -- When the electorate heads to polls in Florida on Nov. 6, one measure they will be deciding is Amendment 3, AKA the “Voter Approval of Casino Gambling...
article Miami Dolphins Secretly Battling Florida’s Amendment 3
(Florida) -- The Miami Dolphins are quietly opposing a Florida ballot initiative that would hand voters the exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino...
article Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Bucs Fork Over $1 Million to Defeat Amendment 3
(Florida) -- Six months ago no National Football League team would be caught dead involving itself in a state election. But now look: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami...

10/16/2018

article Florida voters to decide on 12 amendments to state’s constitution
(Florida) -- Pinellas County voters will join the rest of the state to answer yes or no to 12 proposed amendments to Florida’s Constitution during the Nov. 6...
article The Miami Dolphins Seem to Be Quietly Fighting for Florida Gambling
(Florida) -- A Florida ballot initiative next month would give voters power to reject any expansion of casino gambling, and gaming companies have spent millions to...

10/15/2018

article Disney-backed gambling opponents unleash $8.5 million ad blitz in just 1 week
(Florida) -- The ad blitz is on for Disney-backed Amendment 3, which would put the expansion of casino gambling into the hands of the people. The political committee...
article Florida Amendment 3 Voting Guide: ‘Public Gambling Control‘
(Florida) -- Florida Amendment 3, known as the “Voter Approval of Casino Gambling Initiative,” purports to be a way for Sunshine State voters to better take...
article Gambling amendment will pass, AIF poll suggests
(Florida) -- The constitutional amendment to limit gambling expansion in the Sunshine State has the support of a supermajority of voters, according to a new poll...
article Voters to decide expansion of Florida gaming industry
(Florida) -- Disney and the Seminole Tribe have teamed up to push a ballot question aimed at slowing the expansion of gambling in the state, but opponents warn the...
article Palm Beach leadership committee announced for gambling amendment
(Florida) -- Voters in Charge, the political committee supporting the “Voter Control of Gambling” amendment (Amendment 3), has named the members of its Palm...

10/14/2018

article A breakdown of Florida's proposed Constitutional Amendments
(Florida) -- Early voting in Sarasota County begins on Monday, October 22, and voters in Manatee County can cast their ballots early starting on Wednesday, October 24....
article Romanik: Amendment 3 could destroy horse racing in Florida
(Florida) -- There is no way to look at Amendment 3 on the upcoming ballot as anything but an anti-gambling measure. Yet, a main financial supporter of the amendment...
article Greyhound trainers, animal rights activists fight to sway voters in battle over dog racing in Florida
(Florida) -- The future of live dog racing in Florida rests in the hands of voters, pitting greyhound trainers against animal rights activists for the survival of a...

10/13/2018

article Gambling divides the politics of the family behind the Fontainebleau and Aventura Mall
(Florida) -- In Miami Beach, Mayor Dan Gelber is campaigning for a referendum to approve an 800-room, city-owned hotel that Turnberry partner Jackie Soffer wants to...

10/12/2018

article Editorial: In support of Amendments 3, 4
(Florida) -- Two of the 12 proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution on general election ballots statewide are the results of intensive petition drives. The...

10/11/2018

article Florida ballot measure for gambling expansion facing challenges
(Florida) -- In the U.S., midterm elections are going to be held in November in a number of states. There is a wide range of topics to be covered, but one of the most...

10/10/2018

article Florida Amendment 3: Polls Swing Against Gambling Measure as Opposition Steps Up Fight
(Florida) -- Supporters of Florida’s Amendment 3 ballot measure are not assured victory, despite a $40 million war chest financed by the mighty Disney Corporation...

10/8/2018

article Vi at Aventura is ALL ACES The Great Debate
(Florida) -- Who should authorize the expansion of casino gambling in our state – the legislature or voters? Floridians will decide that in November by casting...

10/7/2018

article MIAMI HERALD: Learn how 12 Florida amendments affect your life, and your wallet, before you vote
(Florida) -- So why are there so many amendments on the ballot this November? Here’s the explanation: Once every 20 years, Florida’s Constitution provides...
article OP/ED: Florida's constitutional amendments: Vote 'yes' on 4 and 11, 'no' on rest
(Florida) -- When he was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, North Carolina’s folksy “country lawyer” Sen. Sam Ervin used to cite an adage he...
article What is Amendment 3 on the Florida ballot? It affects gambling expansion
(Florida) -- Amendment 3, proposed by Voters in Charge — a political committee largely financed by the Seminole Tribe and Disney — would give voters the...

10/5/2018

article Amendment 13: Dog racing
(Florida) -- An amendment on the ballot in November could spell the end of the nearly 90-year-old greyhound racing industry. It's Amendment 13. If approved by voters...
article FanDuel Urges Florida Players to Vote ‘No’ on Amendment 3, Claims Ballot Measure Threatens DFS, Sports Betting
(Florida) -- DFS and sports betting operator FanDuel has joined the fight against Amendment 3 in Florida, a ballot measure that if approved would place all future...
article Amendment 3: Voter Control of Gambling in Florida
(Florida) -- Ballot Language: This amendment ensures that Florida voters shall have the exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gambling by requiring that...
article What is Amendment 3 on the Florida ballot? It affects gambling expansion
(Florida) -- Amendment 3, proposed by Voters in Charge — a political committee largely financed by the Seminole Tribe and Disney — would give voters the...

10/4/2018

article Amendment 3: What to know
(Florida) -- Commitment 2018 is taking a closer look at the amendments on the ballot this year, and bringing voters a complete rundown to make sure they understand what...
article Seminole County officials hold forum on gambling amendment
(Florida) -- Florida voters will see Amendment 3 on their ballot on Election Day. It’s titled “Voter Control of Gambling in Florida,” and asks if...
article ‘Vote no’: FanDuel comes out in opposition to gambling amendment
(Florida) -- Saying it will “make it impossible to bring sports betting to Florida,” FanDuel is telling Florida voters to vote down a proposed ‘voter...

10/3/2018

article Florida Indian gaming revenues grow, but more slowly
(Florida) -- Indian gaming in Florida is big and getting bigger, though not as fast as it was a few years ago. Florida remains the No. 3 state in revenues from Indian...
article ‘No, dog. No!’ State rejects request for greyhound kennel tours
(Florida) -- The state’s top gambling regulator, using the greyhound industry’s own concern against it, has nixed an “emergency” request to allow...

10/2/2018

article DeSantis Backed by Adelson, Racetracks in Florida Governor Race as Gambling Industry Weighs Into Amendment 3
(Florida) -- Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis has received generous campaign donations from the gambling industry but remains tight-lipped about...
article Voters in Charge announces Miami-Dade leadership committee
(Florida) -- Voters in Charge, the political committee behind the statewide “Yes on 3” constitutional amendment campaign, on Tuesday said former Miami Mayor...

10/1/2018

article Judge’s ruling eviscerates state’s greyhound drug-testing system
(Florida) -- An administrative law judge on Monday largely gutted the state’s proposed rule governing the drug testing of racing greyhounds. In a 44-page “...

9/30/2018

article Disney, Seminole Tribe Add $10M To Campaign To Limit Casinos
(Florida) -- Gambling in Florida has been a major issue for years. Disney and The Seminole Tribe of Florida keep pouring money into a campaign to limit future casino...
article Disney, Seminole Tribe pour another $10 million into amendment aimed at limiting gambling
(Florida) -- Walt Disney Co. and the Seminole Tribe of Florida keep pumping money into efforts to support Amendment 3, which would give voters the final say on whether...
article GOP's Ron DeSantis gets gambling money in Florida gov race, but won't discuss gaming views
(Florida) -- Republican Ron DeSantis is receiving big money and support from gambling interests, but he's refusing to discuss specifics about his stand on gaming as...

9/29/2018

article Disney, Seminole Tribe Add $10M to Campaign to Limit Casinos
(Florida) -- Disney and The Seminole Tribe of Florida keep pouring money into a campaign to limit future casino gambling. Newly-filed campaign reports show that Disney...
article Greyhound track fights gambling amendment
(Florida) -- Melbourne Greyhound Park has put $145,000 into a political committee fighting a proposed constitutional amendment that could make it harder to expand...

9/27/2018

article Destin Florida Council Approves Gaming Ban
(Florida) -- Destin, Florida is located on some of the most-visited tourist spots in the state. It’s the ideal getaway with its white-sugar sand beaches and its...

9/26/2018

article Big money is flowing to these five ballot measures. What are they?
(Florida) -- Florida voters this fall could decide the fate of 12 ballot proposals that deal with issues ranging from limiting taxes to banning greyhound racing.
article GOP's Ron DeSantis gets gambling money in Florida gov race, but won't discuss gaming views
(Florida) -- Republican Ron DeSantis is receiving big money and support from gambling interests, but he's refusing to discuss specifics about his stand on gaming as...

9/25/2018

article Big money backs Florida ballot measures
(Florida) -- Florida voters this fall could decide the fate of 12 ballot proposals that deal with issues ranging from limiting taxes to banning greyhound racing.

9/24/2018

article The Sunshine Economy: The Business of Betting
(Florida) -- Gambling in Florida is a perennial issue for politicians and the public. It will be on this fall’s ballot for voters in two forms. One proposed...
article EDITORIAL: We don’t need the state to make local decisions
(Florida) -- Many of the amendments presented on the ballot in November to adjust the Florida Consititution are puzzling. Not only some of the amendments are confusingly...

9/21/2018

article A closer look at Florida Constitutional Amendment 3
(Florida) -- About this Florida Phoenix series: Florida voters could face a whopping twelve different proposed amendments to the state Constitution on Nov. 6 – one...

9/20/2018

article Ron DeSantis on gambling, charter schools, differing from Rick Scott, and his concerns with student testing
(Florida) -- The GOP nominee for governor says his top transportation priority will be to "reduce traffic." He's no fan of restoring voting rights for...

9/18/2018

article Victims injured in Pasco casino boat fire hope to reach settlement
(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...

9/17/2018

article Guest Opinion: Expansion of Gambling a Bad Bet for Florida
(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...

9/16/2018

article Deputies: Gambling business manager shoots and kills nephew, who was called to calm him down
(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...

9/15/2018

article West Flager Associates wants a gambling venue in Edgewater, but the city wants
(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...

9/14/2018

article Casinos and pari-mutuels team up to fight gambling amendment backed by Seminoles and Disney
(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
(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
(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...

9/13/2018

article Do We Really Need All These Amendments To Florida’s Constitution?
(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...

9/12/2018

article Carey Theil: Dog racers gaslight while greyhounds continue to die
(Florida) -- In light of a recent industry guest column regarding state gambling data, voters should ask themselves whether they can believe anything the greyhound...

9/9/2018

article Destin Council approves gambling ban
(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...

9/7/2018

article Off to the races: Supreme Court clears dog racing-ban for ballot
(Florida) -- The Florida Supreme Court on Friday ordered a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban betting on live greyhound racing back on the ballot,...

9/5/2018

article Florida Administrative Court Judge Allows Calder Race Course to Keep Slot-Machine Operating
(Florida) -- Yesterday, an administrative law judge ruled against thoroughbred trainers and breeders by supporting the decision of Florida gambling regulators, under...

9/4/2018

article Judge rejects challenge to racetrack slots license
(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
(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...

9/3/2018

article Florida voters support casino amendment
(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...

9/2/2018

article Florida court of appeal upholds ruling that Blue Sky Games are slot machines
(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
(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...

9/1/2018

article Corporations, interest groups spend fortunes on ballot measures
(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...

8/31/2018

article Floridians favour voter approval for casino gambling decisions
(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
(Florida) -- Siding with state regulators, an appeals court Thursday ruled that controversial electronic games played in bars and other establishments are illegal slot...

8/30/2018

article 71% of Florida Voters Support Amendment 3 Voter Control of Gambling Amendment unites Floridians
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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...

8/29/2018

article High court hears argument on dog racing ban
(Florida) -- The Florida Supreme Court will now consider whether general election voters will get to see a constitutional amendment ending live greyhound racing.

8/28/2018

article Gambling opposition group spends $15 million on ads
(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?
(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.
(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...

8/27/2018

article FTBOA statement on Churchill Down's attempt to abandon live thoroughbred racing in Florida
(Florida) -- On Aug. 23, the leading representatives of Florida’s Thoroughbred industry -- the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association (...
press release FTBOA statement on Churchill Down's attempt to abandon live thoroughbred racing in Florida
(Florida) -- On Aug. 23, the leading representatives of Florida’s Thoroughbred industry -- the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association (...

8/24/2018

article Money flows to fight gambling amendment
(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
(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...

8/19/2018

article In Florida, a fight over dog racing pits a waning generation of gamblers and trainers against animal rights advocates
(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...

8/17/2018

article Committee raises $1.25M to fight Florida gambling measure
(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
(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...
article Load up: Committee raises bank to fight gambling measure
(Florida) -- A political committee formed last month raised $1.25 million to help fight a proposed constitutional amendment that could make it harder to expand gambling...

8/14/2018

article Disney continues to dump millions into anti-gambling measure in Florida
(Florida) -- Mickey Mouse doesn’t want Floridians to gamble. At least, that is the takeaway from reports that Disney Worldwide Services continues to dump money...
article It's a good bet dog racing may end
(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 It's a good bet dog racing may end
(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...

8/13/2018

article Commentary: High court must keep amendment to end dog racing on November ballot
(Florida) -- The inevitable end to greyhound racing took a strange detour on Aug. 1 when Second Circuit Judge Karen Gievers ruled that Floridians should not be allowed...
article Disney, Seminoles sink another $10 million into gambling fight
(Florida) -- Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. and the Seminole Tribe of Florida continue upping the ante as they try to pass a constitutional amendment that could make it...

8/11/2018

article Casino stakes anti-Amendment 3 group with $525K
(Florida) -- The political committee fighting against a proposed constitutional amendment to limit gambling expansion brought in $525,000 from the parent company of...

8/10/2018

article Disney, Seminole Tribe sink $10 million into gambling fight
(Florida) -- Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. and the Seminole Tribe of Florida continue upping the ante as they try to pass a constitutional amendment that could make it...

8/8/2018

article Group backing gambling amendment plans $30M ad buy
(Florida) -- The political committee behind a proposed constitutional amendment limiting gambling plans a $30 million ad buy to promote the measure’s passage.

8/7/2018

article Florida Supreme Court to weigh in on greyhound racing ban
(Florida) -- Florida’s Supreme Court will decide the fate of a dog-racing amendment that is supposed to be on this year’s ballot. On Tuesday, the state...

8/5/2018

article Judge tosses greyhound ban from the ballot, proponents say they'll appeal
(Florida) -- A proposed constitutional amendment intended to end dog racing in Florida was thrown off the November ballot by a Tallahassee judge Wednesday, as supporters...

8/4/2018

article 13 constitutional amendments on Florida ballot in November
(Florida) -- Floridians have bypassed their elected lawmakers more than dozens of times in the past half-century last decade, using a vote of the people to legalize...

8/3/2018

article Lara Trump, president’s daughter-in-law, joins fight for dog-racing ban
(Florida) -- Lara Trump, President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, is joining Attorney General Pam Bondi for a fundraiser to benefit the campaign to pass a proposed...

8/1/2018

article Judge strikes down dog-racing ban, calling it ‘outright trickeration’
(Florida) -- Saying it “hide(s) the ball” and calling it “outright ‘trickeration,’ ” a Tallahassee judge has ruled that a...

7/26/2018

article Gambling in Miami? Not so fast. Potential jai alai in Edgewater may prompt new zoning rules
(Florida) -- In response to a controversial proposal by the owners of Magic City Casino to open a jai alai fronton and poker room in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood...
article Miami moves to regulate gambling. It could stymie Magic City’s Edgewater poker room.
(Florida) -- Miami commissioners have moved to regulate gambling in the city through its zoning laws — a measure that could make it more difficult for the Magic...

7/20/2018

article Florida Gambling Changes Could Include More Poker
(Florida) -- Live poker is already prevalent in Florida. The Seminole Tribe of Florida has a compact with the state, and several of its casinos offer sizeable poker...
article New political groups emerge to block Florida gambling-control amendment
(Florida) -- Gambling-backed political groups have emerged recently in Florida with one simple goal—to block a proposed state constitutional amendment requiring...

7/19/2018

article Appeal court ponders whether popular bar games are slots
(Florida) -- In a legal dispute that’s dragged on for more than three years and has eluded a legislative remedy, an appellate court is grappling with whether...
article Florida Gaming Advocates Work To Oppose Gambling Amendment
(Florida) -- Opponents are lining up against a proposal that would effectively handicap Florida gambling expansion. Two political committees have registered to lobby...

7/18/2018

article Second group forms to fight gambling amendment
(Florida) -- A second political committee has registered to oppose a proposed state constitutional amendment requiring voter approval of new gambling. Citizens for the...

7/14/2018

article New group enters debate over greyhound-racing ban
(Florida) -- Greyhound Adopters for Racing, a new non-profit group, says it has “formed to share its unique perspective on racing greyhounds.” “Racing...

7/13/2018

article New committee forms to fight gambling-control amendment
(Florida) -- A new political committee called “Vote NO on 3” has registered to oppose a proposed state constitutional amendment requiring voter approval of...

7/11/2018

article A Trendy Miami Neighborhood Is Getting ... Jai Alai?
(Florida) -- Miami's trendy, and largely residential, Edgewater neighborhood could soon be home to a new gambling facility with poker and jai alai. Operators of...
article Magic City Casino’s Proposed Poker Room Has Not Been Welcomed In Miami
(Florida) -- Local business luminaries and residents of Miami’s burgeoning Edgewater district are losing their minds over plans by the Magic City Casino to build a...

7/9/2018

article A casino in Miami’s urban core? Hell, no!
(Florida) -- Re the approval of a jai alai/casino on 30th street and Biscayne Boulevard: As a long-time urban planner and developer in Miami, I want to express my...
article Jai alai and poker site in downtown Miami approved by state
(Florida) -- South Florida gamblers may soon have another option for poker and jai alai games in downtown Miami. A recently approved gambling facility slated for Miami...

7/7/2018

article Florida Regulators Issue Permit for New Jai Alai Casino in Downtown Miami
(Florida) -- Miami residents may soon get to enjoy a new casino, though it won’t have all the glitz and glamour of a Las Vegas resort. The Florida Department of...

7/6/2018

article Florida to vote on future gambling expansion
(Florida) -- Voters in the US state of Florida will decide in November whether to take future decisions on gambling expansion in the state from the legislature.
article Florida’s Voters Could Get To Decide On Gambling Market’s Future
(Florida) -- A potential change in state law can put the fate of Florida's gambling market into the hands of the state's voters. A recent amendment proposal has...
article Magic City Casino owners win state approval for Edgewater casino and jai-alai
(Florida) -- After winning a long legal battle with the state, the owners of Magic City Casino can move forward with their plans to build a casino in Miami’s...
article Poker Room And Jai Alai Coming To Home Of Miami Non-Profits
(Florida) -- Today, the building is home to a laundry list of non-profit groups working to make Miami a better city. But within two years time, hordes of people could be...

7/5/2018

article Florida Sports Betting Could Be Curtailed By Amendment
(Florida) -- Florida Amendment 3, a ballot initiative on gambling, is presented as a way for greater citizen input on gambling expansion. In reality, it’s a ploy...
article New gambling facility for jai-alai and poker gets state approval to open in Edgewater
(Florida) -- A new gambling facility near downtown Miami won approval to move forward from a state agency Tuesday, which could bring another poker and jai-alai option...

7/4/2018

article Florida Voters Gain Control of Casino Gambling Initiative
(Florida) -- The future of Florida’s gambling industry may be put into the hands of the public following a constitutional amendment proposal, aimed at giving...
article Florida: residents may get vote on casino expansion
(Florida) -- Florida’s residents may get a vote on whether to authorise more casino gambling under a constitutional amendment proposal that would wrestle power...
article A New Casino With Jai Alai Has Just Been Approved By The State To Be Built In Downtown Miami
(Florida) -- State regulators have approved the development of a new casino in the Edgewater neighborhood, just north of downtown Miami, the website Florida Politics...

7/3/2018

article Jackpot: New casino permitted for downtown Miami
(Florida) -- Downtown Miami is getting a brand new casino. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation, which regulates gambling in the state, late Tuesday...

6/29/2018

article Lawsuit over dog-racing ban heads to court
(Florida) -- A group that supports a proposed constitutional amendment to prohibit betting on greyhound racing won’t be allowed to enter a case against the ban, a...
article Carole Fernandez: League backs four of 13 amendments on ballot
(Florida) -- The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization. We do not support or oppose political candidates, but we do take positions on some issues. The...

6/18/2018

article AMENDMENT 3: Explaining 13 constitutional amendments on Florida’s ballot
(Florida) -- When Floridians head to the ballot box in November, they will encounter a list of candidates asking for their vote for seats in the state House to the U.S....

6/14/2018

article Here are the 13 constitutional amendments on Florida's 2018 ballot and what they do
(Florida) -- When Floridians head to the ballot box in November, they will encounter a list of candidates asking for their vote for seats in the state House to the U.S....

6/13/2018

article Gambling amendment has enough support to pass, poll shows
(Florida) -- Only four of the 13 state constitutional amendments on the November ballot have enough voter support to be enacted, according to a poll from the Florida...

6/7/2018

article Don't expect Florida to approve sports betting anytime soon
(Florida) -- Jaquan Cathey is looking forward to a busy, and hopefully, lucrative fall. "This upcoming football season, I plan on betting $500-$1000 a week gambling...

6/6/2018

article Batten: Dog fight begins between groups over racing, Amendment 13
(Florida) -- The contest over Florida’s Amendment 13 is shaping up to be quite a horse race. Which is interesting, since it’s all about dog racing. Political...

5/29/2018

article Supreme Court ruling on sports gambling could raise stakes for amendment vote in Florida
(Florida) -- A constitutional amendment centered on casino gambling was already scheduled for the Nov. 6 ballot in Florida when a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on sports...

5/27/2018

article Calder Race Track, horse breeders battle over slots license
(Florida) -- Thoroughbred breeders and trainers are accusing gambling regulators of erring when they allowed Calder Race Course to keep its lucrative slot-machine...

5/26/2018

article Florida Won’t Be One Of The First States To Cash In On Sports Betting
(Florida) -- There are times that it seems that nothing comes easy in the state of Florida and once again we see there could be a problem. As states around the country...

5/25/2018

article Florida’s Odds For Legal Sports Betting? It’s A Toss-Up
(Florida) -- To the rest of the country, Florida often seems to march to the beat of its own drummer. Yes, things admittedly do tend to stray from the norm in the...

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