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A.G. GancarskiOctober 18, 2018

Gambling concern bestbet is one of Jacksonville’s most politically connected businesses. Its interests were boosted Thursday when the local Chamber of Commerce weighed in against Amendment 3. Per a media release, passing the amendment “will eliminate local voter control and could retroactively unauthorize existing gambling, putting hundreds of jobs in Jacksonville at risk.” The “unnecessary” […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 8, 2016

Jacksonville looks poised to have more gaming options available, as a referendum to approve slot machines at bestbet Jacksonville was approved Tuesday night. With 410,879 votes counted, the measure was ahead 222,085 to 188,794 — a margin of 54 to 46 percent. The effort behind the referendum, funded by Jacksonville Greyhound Racing, had over $2 million […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 1, 2016

Another news cycle brings another financial milestone for “Families for Safety and Prosperity,” the political committee looking to bring slot machines to bestbet Jacksonville. Jacksonville Greyhound Racing put another $500,000 into the slots referendum marketing effort on Oct. 27, bringing its total contribution to $2 million. Of the $2 million, the committee has spent $1,725,751. Of that […]

Jim RosicaOctober 29, 2016

A type of wildly popular poker-type card game is now banned as it is currently played in Jacksonville, according to a final decision issued this week by the state’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), which regulates gambling. The department’s order, issued Wednesday and filed Friday with the Division of Administrative Hearings, specifically finds against designated-player games offered at […]


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