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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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Judge clears way for Florida casino buyer to purchase Atlantic City’s Revel

The Revel Casino in Atlantic City is only a few years old, and has been nothing but a money pit for investors. One man from Florida, casino and business developer Glenn Straub, thinks he can turn it around. Last week, a US District Court judge agreed. Having filed for Chapter 11 on multiple occasions since … Read More

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Florida casino to host WPT Alpha8 Super High Roller Poker Series

The WPT Alpha8 super high roller poker tournament series debuted at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, FL last year, and is scheduled to make a triumphant return to the Florida casino in January. Part of the Season II line-up, the poker tournament is a super high roller, slated for January 17-18 and featuring a … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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