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Jim RosicaJune 12, 2017
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The companies behind what are known as “pre-reveal” games say they’re “losing money every day” even after a Tallahassee judge ruled the stand-alone consoles aren’t illegal slot machines. Gator Coin II and Blue Sky Games are asking Circuit Judge John Cooper to lift an automatic stay of his March decision. Cooper, however, already has agreed to reconsider the ruling, setting […]

Ryan RayMay 13, 2016
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Florida’s never-ending casino wars are heating up again, in the press and in court. In a scathing op-ed in the Miami Herald, columnist Fabiola Santiago threw shade at Genting, the Malaysian casino operator, over their recent move to sue Miami-Dade County and state attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, saying the move “smacks of desperation.” “Somebody ought to tell Genting […]

Ryan RayMarch 17, 2015
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Reports of the death of Dana Young‘s new gaming legislation are greatly exaggerated, according to the House Majority Leader. Despite speculation that the Tampa Republican may alter or even withdraw her ambitious plan from consideration, Young tells Florida Politics that her proposal will be workshopped at a Capitol meeting on March 26. Young’s plan — consisting […]

Ryan RayMarch 17, 2015
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Reports of the death of Dana Young‘s new gaming legislation are greatly exaggerated, according to the House Majority Leader. Despite speculation that the Tampa Republican may alter or even withdraw her ambitious plan from consideration, Young tells Florida Politics that her proposal will be workshopped at a Capitol meeting on March 26. Young’s plan — consisting […]

Staff ReportsMarch 12, 2015
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A Mason-Dixon poll publicized by the Florida Greyhound Association finds that nearly seven out of 10 Floridians are opposed to turning increasingly out-of-fashion dog racing tracks into casinos — at least without a referendum. “Floridians are sending a loud message to the Legislature: Don’t turn greyhound tracks into casinos on your own,” said Jim Blanchard, president […]

Ryan RayMarch 3, 2015
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The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association — a group with outsized importance in this state’s tourism-reliant economy — issued a statement Tuesday excoriating the proposal released Monday by House Majority Leader Dana Young. “We will continue to fight this legislation, along with any other measure that seeks to expand gambling under the false pretense that it […]

Ryan RayMarch 2, 2015
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Just minutes after House Majority Leader Dana Young released her much-awaited casino gambling legislation on Monday, Orlando-based group No Casinos Inc. released a set of statements blasting the proposal. “This bill would cause the biggest expansion of gambling in Florida history,” said No Casinos President John Sowinski. “It invites wall-to-wall casino gambling in Florida, and the social costs and […]


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