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Tampa Bay Times Questions Florida Gambling Expansion without Support of the People

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the progress of a renewed gambling deal between Florida and the Seminole Tribe. The compact has been the primary means of determining what gambling activities are allowed in Florida for some time. The old compact expired and a new compact was pinned, but with some dangerous gambling expansion provisions. Now the […]

UPDATE: Florida Gambling Expansion by way of Greyhound Decoupling Ends with Abrupt End to Legislative Session

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts to expand gambling in Florida by decoupling, or removing the need to have greyhound races in order to provide slot machines and other gambling. The results of not requiring dog racing anymore would be to essentially allow full standing casinos, which may believe would lead to wide […]

American Gaming Association Mysteriously Doubles Economic Estimates for Florida Gambling Expansion

Casino Watch Focus has reported that a newly established Florida Senate Gaming Committee issued a two year gambling study back in 2012. There was plenty of criticism about the company hired to do the study being too connected to the gambling industry. It was reported that the first part of the study, released during the summer of […]

Is Genting Group Leveraging Florida Gambling Expansion Ballot Initiative to Press Action in Legislative Session?

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the Genting Group’s many attempts at expanding gambling in Florida to bring in full scale mega Vegas-style resort casinos.  Most recently Genting was reported to have been greasing the wheels to help ensure a ballot initiative will move forward in the process.  Now, its being reported that they have […]

Florida Initiative Petition Amendment to Require Voters to Approve Gambling Expansion clears Florida Supreme Court Challenge

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing gambling amendment proposed by Voter’s in Charge. The petition seeks to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot giving voters the last vote on gambling expansion. As it stands now, the Florida legislature can pass gambling expansion even when the vast majority clearly supports leaving gambling where it is […]

Update: Florida Lottery Gambling Expansion Ruled Void

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing issues related to the Florida Lottery. Most recently, it was reported that a new contract with the Florida Lottery could effectively double the amount of gambling from the lottery. An online source reported that a lawsuit was planned by Florida Speaker of the House: According to the House, […]

Florida Legislature and Gambling Industry Brace for Massive Gambling Expansion Bill introduced in the Florida Senate

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing gambling issues in Florida. The most recent gambling issues have centered around the Seminole Tribe Gambling Compact  and exclusivity of table games, and gambling venues right to expand gambling. Most of these issues are intertwined, but almost all gambling expansion requires the approval of the Florida legislature and each session these […]

Florida Lottery Could Double Gambling Under Major Expansion

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the many ongoing efforts to expand gambling in Florida. Most efforts have focused on new mega casinos, expanding the amount of slot machines that operate in the state, or adding new card games to various gambling facilities, whether in electronic or actual card form. But one danger that can often […]

New Poll Shows Florida Voters Overwhelmingly Support Voter Choice In Gambling Expansion Matters

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts to help ensure the people of Florida have the ability to directly impact gambling expansion. Recent efforts have centered around a ballot initiative that would amend the constitution to require a vote of the people before any gambling expansion legislation can be pushed forward by the legislature. […]

Florida Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Key Gambling Expansion Case

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing Florida Supreme Court case involving slot machine expansion in Gadsden County. The local voters affirmed a ballot initiative to allow slot machines at Grenta Racing Track. At issue is the fact the Florida Legislature made slot machine law very clear when the explicitly made all slot machines illegal […]

Florida Supreme Court accepts ‘No Casinos’ Friend-of-the-Court Brief on Explosive Gambling Expansion Case

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing Grenta Slot Machine case that carries tremendous weight and impact on the expanding gambling scene in Florida. The issue at hand involves a voter approved initiative in Gadsden County to allow for slot machines at Gretna Racing track. The problem is that Florida state law makes slot machine […]

Florida Supreme Court to Decide Controversial Gambling Expansion Case

Casino Watch Focus has reported that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi asked an appellate court to reconsider their 2-1 ruling on a slot machine case that would have huge gambling expansion implications. The case at hand involved a slot machine referendum that was passed by the Gadsden voters to authorized gambling machines, but in an area […]

Florida Anti-Gambling Group Looks to Safeguard Against Gambling Expansion Through Possible Ballot Initiative

Casino Watch Focus has reported that a key slot machine license case in the state of Florida has major implications for statewide gambling expansion.  The Florida Attorney General asked a Florida Appellate Court to reevaluate its peculiar ruling that allowed a local vote of the people to allow slots machines at nearby dog and horse racing […]

Florida District Court of Appeals to Hear Key Gambling Expansion Slot Machine License Case

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the various ways Florida has faced gambling expansion this year. From full-blown, mega-resort, Vegas-style casinos to simple slot expansion referendums, Florida has been facing gambling expansion pressures on all levels. Now, the courts will represent a skate in gambling expansion as a key slots expansion issue reaches the Florida’s 1st […]

Florida Mayors Come Out Against Gambling Expansion in New Campaign

Casino Watch Focus has reported the new push to expand gambling in Florida during this year’s legislative session is through decoupling, or allowing dog and horse race track owners to offer mini-casinos without any dog or horse racing. Major opposition exists and the newest group to come forward has done so with a new anti-gambling campaign. […]