Monthly Archives: June 2011

Mark Gerard, Veterinarian at Center of a Horse Race Fraud, Dies at 76


Mark Gerard, Veterinarian at Center of a Horse Race Fraud, Dies at 76 Mark J. Gerard, a veterinarian who cared for champion racehorses like Kelso and Secretariat but who perpetrated one of the most notorious racetrack frauds of the postwar … Continue reading

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Companies bet on expanding gambling in Florida


Companies bet on expanding gambling in Florida By Michael Vasquez and Mary Ellen Klas mrvasquez@MiamiHerald.com PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF Lisa Johnson of Bel Air, Md., celebrates a winning hand in blackjack at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & … Continue reading

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Casino companies bank on Florida gambling expansion


A number of different casino companies are patiently waiting for expanded gambling in Florida. Wynn Resorts is one of those companies and an international group bought the Miami Herald building on the waterfront, hoping to build a Vegas-style casino. This … Continue reading

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THE GAMING SCENARIO IN FLORIDA


THE GAMING SCENARIO IN FLORIDA On April 5, 2011, the Florida Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee approved a bill allowing up to five “destination resort” casinos situated around the Sunshine state. No action had been taken when the state legislature … Continue reading

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Florida TBOA Takes Step Toward Possible Meet


Florida TBOA Takes Step Toward Possible Meet By Jim Freer Updated: Saturday, June 25, 2011 2:52 AM The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association has taken the first step toward converting its Quarter Horse permit to a Thoroughbred permit, for … Continue reading

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Florida gives Seminoles unjustifiable advantage over pari-mutuel casinos


Florida gives Seminoles unjustifiable advantage over pari-mutuel casinos . Why do Florida and the Feds continue to give gargantuan financial benefits to the Seminole Tribe? Reasonable minds could agree that some form of reparations could be paid for the destructive … Continue reading

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The decision by Genting, an Asian Casino giant with casinos


The decision by Genting, an Asian Casino giant with casinos in Malaysia and Singapore, to plunk down $263 million for a prime downtown Miami site owned by the Miami Herald Company signals that the fight to bring full-fledged casino gambling … Continue reading

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Stronach: We don’t need slots to survive


Stronach: We don’t need slots to survive by Paulick Report Staff Racetrack owner Frank Stronach has consistently maintained that horse racing does not need slots to survive over the long term, and he reiterated that viewpoint in a recent interview … Continue reading

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Asian gambling giant gets foothold on US terrain


Asian gambling giant gets foothold on US terrain Related NewsAsian gambling giant gets foothold on U.S. terrain “HIGHER PROPENSITY TO GAMBLE” Opposition by some lawmakers, who strongly oppose high-stakes gambling, could still pose a daunting obstacle to the liberalization of … Continue reading

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Waterfront Resort May Bring Gambling to Miami


Waterfront Resort May Bring Gambling to Miami Multi-billion dollar project in downtown could bring Vegas-style gaming A multi-billion dollar project in downtown Miami is expected to bring plenty of construction and permanent jobs to South Florida — at a price. … Continue reading

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