Monthly Archives: October 2011

WHAT HAS BECOME OF HORSE RACING’S CUSTOMERS?


WHAT HAS BECOME OF HORSE RACING’S CUSTOMERS? By Bill Shanklin of horseracingbusiness.com October 28th, 2011 Pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing in the United States has been in a downward spiral. Some of the attrition in handle undoubtedly stems from the … Continue reading

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The battle for destination casinos: A Reader’s Guide


Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, and Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, have filed their destination casino bill that is sure to bring plenty of lobbyists and campaign donations to the state capital. The bill, which will be one of the most … Continue reading

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‘Destination casino’ bill sets stage for gambling debate in Florida


‘Destination casino’ bill sets stage for gambling debate in Florida By Kathleen Haughney and Nick Sortal, Sun Sentinel 6:32 p.m. EDT, October 26, 2011 TALLAHASSEE— A long-promised “destination casino” bill was filed Wednesday, allowing three Las Vegas-style operations in Miami-Dade … Continue reading

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Miami casino would be bigger than Vegas competitors


Miami casino would be bigger than Vegas competitors The proposed Genting resort is larger than what Vegas Strip hotels offer gamblers — but the developer says that’s the point. Related Content PolitiFact: Just how big is the proposed casino? Casino … Continue reading

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Casino bill sacrifices horse and dog tracks for gambling megaresorts


By Mary Ellen Klas, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau Posted: Oct 26, 2011 07:00 AM ——————————————————————————– TALLAHASSEE — In a move designed to shift Florida’s gambling focus, two new bills to be filed Wednesday would award exclusive full-casino licenses to three large … Continue reading

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GAMBLING


GAMBLING Blunt-talking Genting president determined to close gambling casino deal in Tallahassee Genting officials embark on the hard-sell pitch to legislators with a promise of thousands of permanent jobs and a steady stream of state revenue. They face widespread skepticism. … Continue reading

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Many in the Las Vegas gaming industry who are eyeing Florida


Many in the Las Vegas gaming industry who are eyeing Florida were surprised when the bill put forward by Miami-Dade Republican State Rep. Erik Fresen included regulations based on the model of New Jersey, which is considered to be the … Continue reading

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The Miami Dolphins and Miami Beach may be angling for casinos if Florida expands gambling.


The Miami Dolphins and Miami Beach may be angling for casinos if Florida expands gambling. Related Content Arsht Center: Gambling resort needs to up the ante BY DOUGLAS HANKS DHANKS@MIAMIHERALD.COM MiamiHerald.com/gambling The Miami Dolphins may want the land surrounding their … Continue reading

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Ebro Greyhound Track trainer sentenced to five years in prison for animal abuse


Ebro Greyhound Track trainer sentenced to five years in prison for animal abuse Continue reading on Examiner.com Ebro Greyhound Track trainer sentenced to five years in prison for animal abuse – National Pet Rescue | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/pet-rescue-in-national/ebro-greyhound-track-trainer-sentenced-to-five-years-prison-for-animal-abuse. Ronald Williams, the … Continue reading

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Central Floridians split on gambling resorts


Central Floridians split on gambling resorts South Florida Business Journal by Kevin Gale, Editor in Chief Date: Monday, October 17, 2011, 11:50am EDT Central Florida’s traditional opposition to casino gambling appears to have some cracks. While the Florida Chamber of … Continue reading

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