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Florida gives $750,000 raise to football coach Jim McElwain

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It wasn’t a million-dollar season. Not quite. But for the University of Florida‘s Jim McElwain, the first season with the Gators was profitable nevertheless. Florida has announced that it has given McElwain a $750,000 raise, bringing his total compensation to $4.25 million. That puts McElwain fifth in the SEC in compensation, just behind LSU’s Les Miles, who earns $4.3 million season. Nick Saban is first in the league at $6.9 million. The Gators won 10 games last season after totaling…

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Rep. Joseph Abruzzo’s bill to allow intra-state poker is a bad bet for Florida

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Raise or fold. Any advanced poker player will tell you that those are the only two real options when faced with a big bet. Either your hand is strong enough to win the pot or you don’t belong in the pot. Just calling, or “limping in,” is a sure-fire way to lose money. Whether or not to raise or fold is the situation the state of Florida finds itself in as it attempts to deal with online poker. Currently, online…

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Rep. Joseph Abruzzo’s bill to allow intra-state poker is a bad bet for Florida

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Raise or fold. Any advanced poker player will tell you that those are the only two real options when faced with a big bet. Either your hand is strong enough to win the pot or you don’t belong in the pot. Just calling, or “limping in,” is a sure-fire way to lose money. Whether or not to raise or fold is the situation the state of Florida finds itself in as it attempts to deal with online poker. Currently, online…

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