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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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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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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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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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Florida Casinos getting richer off Slot Machines that keep the change

For decades, casinos have found new ways to make even more money by devising intricate rule alterations to classic gambling amusements that offer a higher advantage to the house. Traditionally, slot machines have some of the worst payout percentages in the casino industry. Now, operators of South Florida casinos have found yet another way to …

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Industry seeks way to amend Saturation of Florida Casinos; Sports Betting anyone?

Last week’s Florida Gaming Congress involved many discussions about the current gambling industry in the Sunshine State, highlighted by a fear of saturation. With the economy in a slump, most agreed there is a great need for innovation to draw visitors from further destinations than an establishment’s back yard. One even suggested imploring state legislators …

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