Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

gambling

Jason Brodeur files ‘fantasy sports’ bill for 2018

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Rep. Jason Brodeur has again filed legislation to exempt fantasy sports play from state gambling regulation.

Keep Reading

Gambling amendment now has 600K signatures

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

A proposed constitutional amendment aimed at limiting gambling’s expansion in the state now has more than 600,000 signatures, its backers said Monday. Voters in Charge, the political committee behind the amendment, said it’s “over halfway towards its goal of gathering 1.1 million signatures in order to reach the required number of 766,200 valid petitions to appear on the 2018 General Election ballot.”

Keep Reading

Dana Young files ‘fantasy contests’ bill

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Sen. Dana Young has again filed a bill to exempt fantasy sports play from regulation under the state’s gambling laws. Young, a Tampa Republican, filed her measure (SB 374) Friday afternoon. She introduced similar legislation this past session.

Keep Reading

Court asks why it shouldn’t dismiss ‘pre-reveal’ appeal

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

An appellate court was on the verge of rejecting an appeal of a lower court’s decision that entertainment devices known as “pre-reveal” games are in fact illegal slot machines. Dockets at the 1st District Court of Appeal show that Gator Coin II—the Jacksonville company that distributes the games—was ordered to show “why this appeal should not be dismissed” because its filings weren’t in order. An attorney for the company, Bryan E. DeMaggio, responded in a 21-page court filing—including exhibits—that lawyers “inadvertently neglected”…

Keep Reading

Dania casino shut out in gambling permit case

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

State gambling regulators this week shot down a request by a South Florida gambling permitholder who wanted sell the permit and allow the next operator to build on a new location in Broward County. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation on Monday said both sales of permits and any relocation of gambling—both time-consuming processes—have to be OK’d by the department’s Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, which regulates gambling in the state. The decision further cements the state’s control over where and how gambling is…

Keep Reading

Judge files order after ruling ‘pre-reveal’ games are illegal slots

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

As expected, a Tallahassee judge has entered a written order following his decision last month that he had gotten it “wrong the first time” and said games known as “pre-reveal” are in fact illegal slot machines. Circuit Judge John Cooper this week filed a “final declaratory judgment,” which allows Gator Coin II—the Jacksonville company that distributes the games—to now appeal to the 1st District Court of Appeal.

Keep Reading

Judge reverses himself, decides ‘pre-reveal’ machines are slots

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

In a stunning reversal, a Tallahassee judge on Monday decided he had gotten it “wrong the first time around” and said games known as “pre-reveal” are in fact illegal slot machines.  Circuit Judge John Cooper, however, was quick to say his change of mind was not influenced by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, but rather by further argument on how pre-reveal, or “no chance,” games actually play. The Tribe’s lawyer had said that allowing the machines, which look and play like…

Keep Reading

1 2 3 18
Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
Go to Top