Search Results for: Designated Player

Search Results

Florida goes after Pari-Mutuels as it Seeks to Enforce Designated-Player Card Games Ruling

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing and developing situation regarding designated player banked card games. This form of card game was offered for four years before its legality was challenged. Last year, however, the court determined the games to be illegal and a violation of the Seminole Compact which outlined exclusive card games at […]

Florida Court of Appeals to Hear Designated-Player Card Games Case

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the recent rise and fall of designated player banked card games in Florida. This style of card game seeks to avert Florida state gambling laws and for a while, the state wasn’t shutting them down. Once it was brought up that they were illegal forms of gambling and one that […]

UPDATE: Florida Court Rules Player Banked Card Rooms are Illegal

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the newly recognized issue of “player-banked” card games and specifically, how they clearly violate the exclusive agreement Florida has with the Seminole Tribe. About four years ago, gambling regulators authorized these player-banked games because they were playing against themselves, not the house. After closer examination, it became clear that the […]

Florida’s “Player-Banked Card Games” become Major Legal Focus

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the exclusive gambling agreement the Seminole Tribe has with Florida.  The state allows the Seminole Tribe to hold exclusive rights to various table and card games in exchange for guaranteed revenue for the state. A few years back, gambling regulators authorized a type of card game known as “player-banked […]

Florida House and Senate at Odds over best Gambling Future for the State

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing saga of expanded gambling in Florida. Most recently, its was reported that the Florida Senate introduced a massive gambling expansion bill. Earlier this month, the Senate pushed the gambling bill through its first hurdle by approving it in committee. An online source provides some key details of the bill:  A […]

UPDATE: Florida States Asks Judge to Reconsider Seminole Compact Ruling, Judge Declines

Casino Watch Focus has reported that a Federal Judge recently ruled in favor of the Seminole Nation regarding the state’s gambling compact with them. The issue at hand involved exclusivity rights on table games the fact that Florida authorized them at other gambling facilities. That part of the compact has come to an end and a […]

Dangerous Decoupling Efforts fail to Advance as Seminole Gambling Compact Dies during this years Florida Legislative Session

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts to renew the long standing Seminole Gambling Compact that offers various exclusive rights to the Seminole Indians in exchange for specific payments to the state. That compact expired and a new compact was negotiated between Florida Gov. Scott and the Seminole Tribe. Unfortunately, the compact was not […]

UPDATE: Judge Rules Florida State Violated Seminole Gambling Compact and Allows Them to Offer Table Games through 2030

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing dealings of the exclusive gambling compact between Florida State and the Seminole Tribe. The compact granted the Seminoles exclusivity of table games in exchange for direct monetary compensation to the state. This limited table games like blackjack to their casinos, despite other state approved gambling venues existing and […]

UPDATE: Florida State Challenges Court Ruling on Banked Card Rooms

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing saga of player-banked card games and how the court has now ruled they violate the exclusive agreement Florida has with Seminole Tribe and constitute nothing more than traditional card games. These forms of games were originally allowed several years back and were allowed because they were to be […]

A Brief Look at Crime 02/08 – 02/14

Alabama man gets life in slaying of high school coach  A judge sentenced a north Alabama man to life imprisonment Thursday for the slaying of a volunteer high school coach whose body was thrown into the Tennessee River. Evidence during a trial in November showed Rutland was stabbed multiple times and shot. His body was […]

Florida Lawmakers Decision to Ban Card Games Upsets Pari-Mutuel Industry

Casino Watch Focus has reported reported on the ongoing negotiations between the State of Florida and the Seminole Nation in regard to a gambling compact. The recent compact has been in existence for five years and grants exclusive rights to table games, like Black Jack, at the Seminole’s casinos in exchange for tax money to the […]

New Federal Online Poker Bill Expected to be Filed and Raise Constitutional Concerns

Casino Watch Focus reported many times on the failed attempts of the federal legislature to pass a bill to remove UIGEA and fully allow online gambling at the federal level.  Most attempts have been lead by Senator Harry Reid. A new bill is once again being introduced by Sen. Reid and Les Bernal of Stop […]