Miami Herald 

 

But, siding with Lockwood’s arguments Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal found that the language in the statute regarding the “two next years prior” only applied to pari-mutuels that want to convert their permits to summer jai-alai permits, not to pari-mutuels seeking new permits.

 

TALLAHASSEE—In a decision that opens the door for a poker room in downtown Miami — and possibly others throughout South Florida — an appeals court on Tuesday decided that gambling regulators were wrong to deny a new pari-mutuel permit to a Miami operator.

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