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UPDATE: Florida Supreme Court Rules Against County Approved Slot Machine Referendums

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts to expand gambling through slot machine referendums in jurisdictions where the legislature has not approved them. They key case involved a voter approved referendum in Gadsden County. Creek Entertainment Grenta lawyers claimed that because the people voted for slot machines in their county and there was a […]

Florida Counties Vote to Expand Slots but Florida Supreme Court Ruling Likely to Prevent Implementation

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing impact slot machine gambling and its possible expansion has on Florida. Slot machine gambling has long been limited in Florida. Over the years, various Legislative expansions have taken place, as well as locations being legalized by constitutional amendments.   In 2010, the Florida legislature allowed counties to vote for […]

Florida Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Major Slot Expansion Case

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing gambling expansion issue in Florida over the right of any jurisdiction to vote on allowing slot machines verses the clear intent of Florida legislators to only allow slot machines at state approved locations.  The case involving gambling expansion in Gadsden County has reached the Florida Supreme Court and […]

UPDATE: Gambling-Expanding Slot Case is being appealed to the Florida Supreme Court

Casino Watch Focus reported that  an appellate court upheld a ruling that would allow the Florida legislature to expand gambling in the state without a vote of the people. Given the case involved the constitutionality of legislation to expand gambling, it has been assumed that an appeal to the Supreme Court would be filed. Now, […]

Florida State Sen. President Might Back Voter-Approved Slot Machines Which Could Further Complicate Seminole Compact Negotiations

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the recent voter-approved slot machines measures that could lead to an expansion of gambling in the state. The issue at hand is that the areas where these slot machines were voted on are not areas that the state has approved for gambling. A Florida Supreme Court ruling on the matter […]

Battle Over ‘Flag Drop’ Horse Races Could Affect Florida Slot Expansion

Casino Watch Focus has not only reported on the ongoing Florida Slot expansion case in before their Supreme court, but also on other creative attempts at allowing slots through flag drop racing. The issue at hand is that slot machines in Florida can be allowed at certain horse & dog racing tracks and various pari-mutual facilities, […]

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 Anti-Gambling Group has Required Signatures to Advance its Ballot Initiative to the Language Review Process

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts of the anti-gambling group, No Casinos, to help protect Florida families from the dangers of expanded gambling. Most recently, No Casinos outlined a diverse strategy for preventing expanded gambling in Florida, including support of an initiative petition by Voters in Charge to require statewide voter approval prior to authorizing […]

No Casinos Group Plans Diverse Strategy for Preventing Expanded Gambling in Florida and Urges Citizen Call to Action

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing negotiations between the Florida governor and the Seminole Tribe regarding the gambling compact they have with the state.  After a lengthy negation process, the first step was been satisfied when the two sides agreed to a new compact that will now need approval from the Florida Legislature.  The […]

$3 billon Seminole Gambling Compact Signed by Gov Scott Moves on to the Florida Legislature

Casino Watch Focus has reported  on the ongoing negotiations of the Seminole tribe and the Florida Legislature to come to terms on a new gambling compact for the state. It appears after many months of such negotiations, Florida Gov. Scott and the Seminoles have reached a $3 billion gambling deal.   In general, because of the […]

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 Attorney General Asks Court to Reevaluate Gretna Slot Machine License Case

Casino Watch Focus has reported that Florida Appellate Court ruled 2-1 to allow slot machines in Gadsden. Voters approved a referendum for a slot license but the Attorney Generals office said the county had no authority to issue the license. Many spoke out in opposition, including key Florida lawmakers. The Washington County Times explains: Galvano, who […]

UPDATE: Backlash Heard as Florida Courts Rule in Favor of Expanded Slots Gambling Case

Casino Watch Focus has reported that the Florida District Court of Appeals took up a gambling case involving slot machines licenses. The case involved whether to grant a slot machine license to Gretna Gaming. A local referendum was passed in the county to expand gambling though new slot licenses, but the Florida Attorney General’s office said […]