Tag: Jamie Shelton
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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” […]

Phil AmmannSeptember 26, 2016

This month, pari-mutuel provider bestbet has been recognized by the state of Florida as a top private employer in Duval County, creating hundreds of jobs countywide between its Jacksonville and Orange Park facilities. A licensed pari-mutuel offering poker, simulcast and racing entertainment options, bestbet operates locations in both Duval and Clay counties. In a letter to […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 20, 2016

Looks like gambling executive Jamie Shelton will be the city of Jacksonville’s “best bet” to replace John Rood on the JAXPORT board. The office of Mayor Lenny Curry will be advancing his name to replace Rood, multiple sources in the mayor’s office confirmed. “Jamie will bring a great deal of experience to the JAXPORT Board,” said Curry. “His […]


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