TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/ NSF) — Tallahassee lobbyists and lawyers from large and smalls firms have their eyes on Florida’s newest regulated industry.
One of the major reasons why Florida legislators wanted to update the state’s gaming laws this year was to clean up a code filled with loopholes and makeshift patches that have made less and less sense as time goes on. When they failed to pass a comprehensive bill in the last legislative session, that left open the possibility that more loopholes might be opened going forward – and it looks like that’s just happened.
Florida City could be home to Miami Dade’s next poker room and, with time, slot machines, under a loophole in the law affirmed Tuesday by a state appeals court.
Tampa Bay Times
TALLAHASSEE — Days after a judge ruled last month that the barrel races held at a fledgling North Florida racino were not a legitimate parimutuel sport, state regulators crafted a license, the first of its kind, to allow “flag-drop” races to replace them.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Underneath a sign reading, “Roulette,” 12 gamblers sit at a table and place their bets. Within seconds, a white ball shoots onto a spinning wheel, bouncing through several rotations before landing in a red, black or green slot. The winners celebrate. The losers accept their defeat and try again. The only thing missing from the scene is James Bond and his shaken-not-stirred martini.