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Florida Casino Bill HB 1233 to be discussed at today’s House Workshop

The debate has been raging for weeks over HB 1233, the Florida casino bill introduced by House Majority Leader Dana Young on March 2, 2015. The Seminole tribe is against it, several anti-gambling organizations despise it, and the state’s racinos don’t want to compete with it. Today, at a formally scheduled workshop, we’ll finally get …

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Seminole Hard Rock needs new State Compact for Global Expansion

Tribal leaders want to expand the promotional reach of the

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Florida Gov won’t negotiate with Seminoles, bodes well for Casino Expansion Bill

For five years now, the state of Florida has been locked into a gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe, giving them exclusive rights to offer table games like blackjack at their casinos. Now, with the compact due to expire soon and a new Florida casino expansion bill on the table, the tribe says Gov. Scott …

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More delays in sale of Atlantic City’s Revel Casino to Florida developer

The Revel Casino in Atlantic City has been a nothing but a disaster for owners and investors since it first opened nearly three years ago. Despite multiple efforts from a Florida developer to purchase and reinvigorate the property, the downward spiral continues. A judge in New Jersey’s bankruptcy court has postponed the hearing scheduled for …

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Florida Seminoles Hard Rock may be getting a New Hotel in Tampa

The Florida Seminoles have a lot on their plate these days. Without a new Tribal/State Gaming Compact on the table, they could soon lose the right to offer blackjack games at their casinos. On the other hand, they could keep blackjack and save over $200 million annually if legislators take the right path. And with …

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Sale of Revel Casino in jeopardy as Power Plant files for injunction

The impending sale of Revel Casino may be in limbo once again. The Atlantic City property was up for auction late last year, and after multiple hurdles, was finally supposed to be sold to a Florida developer by the name of Glenn Straub for $82 million. Now, ACR Energy, which runs the power plant that …

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High speed commuter train from Orlando to Miami being dubbed ‘Casino Express’

If you live in South Florida, you’ve surely seen the advertisement for All Aboard Florida. The massive project will see a high speed commuter train traversing the rails between Orlando International Airport (OIA) and downtown Miami, with additional stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Now tax payers in some communities—none of which the …

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Miami Casino to host Magic and Music Festival for all ages Saturday, Feb 21

Miami casinos aren’t traditionally known for their family oriented entertainment venues, but on Saturday, February 21, Magic City Casino will be hosting a very special event for all ages. The Magic & Music Festival will get underway at 12:00 noon, bringing food, fun and entertainment to the streets of Miami. Curbside entertainment will begin at …

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Menominee Tribe devastated by disapproval of casino in Kenosha, WI

It was meant to be a savior to the community of Kenosha and surrounding areas. It was meant to raise a tribe out of poverty. It was meant to serve 10,000 jobs to a society in great need. But what was meant to be is no more. Plans for a casino in Kenosha were abolished …

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Owner of Ohio Gas Station charged for running Illegal Gambling Operation

Ohio is teeming with gambling opportunities. From the state-run lottery to pari-mutuel horse racing, myriad slot machine themes to blackjack, roulette and video poker; there are plenty of ways to get your wager on in the Buckeye State. Unfortunately, some forms of betting fall into the category of illegal gambling, and that’s exactly what got …

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