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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: Despite Florida Supreme Court Ruling, Gadsden Looking to Authorize Slots in North Florida Again

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing saga of a north Florida county attempting to legalize slot machines. Florida law very clearly outlines the jurisdictions of where slot machines and other gambling are legal, and Gadsden county is not one. The issue of voter approved slot machines in not designated areas reached the Florida Supreme […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Pari-Mutuel Regulations Hotly Debated

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing use of pari-mutuel facilities as a means for ever-expanding gambling venues. For the past two years, Florida legislators and gambling industry officials, have been working to craft regulations. One group believes the rules go too far, when the other sees the regulations as not going far enough. There […]

Seminole Tribe Looks to Protect Interests and Limit Gambling by Joining Slot Lawsuit and Aggressively Urging Compact Negotiations with State Legislators

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the recent Florida Appeals Court ruling to allow gambling expansion through voter initiated slot machine licenses. Recently, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi asked the court for a rehearing in the matter. Now, the Seminole Tribe has asked to be included in the lawsuit because they fear such expansion harms […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brief Look at Crime 03/03 – 03/09

Man admits to stealing more than $4.9 mill. from his employer SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Neosho, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to stealing more than $4.9 million from his employer. David VanWinkle, 60, of Neosho, waived his right to […]

A Brief Look at Crime 3/1 – 3/14

Debt-ridden gambler kills self, 11 others in suicide blast A gambler unable to pay his debts set off a bomb in a minibus in a mountainous area of southwest China, killing himself and injuring 11 others, the Xinhua news agency said today. Bus bombs occur occasionally in China, where authorities fear unemployment, a widening income […]

A brief look at crime 12/7 – 12/13

Teen shot dead at gambling den, cousin wounded A teenager was killed and his cousin wounded when gunmen opened fire with what is believed to be a semi-automatic weapon at an illegal gambling den at Mt St George, near Scarborough, at about midnight on Monday. Dead is 18-year-old Jude “Stooky” Alleyne, of Mt St George, […]