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UPDATE: Florida Greyhound Amendment Revealed to be a Decoupling Effort that could Expand Gambling and Create Mini-Casinos – Will Appear on Nov Ballot

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the suggested Constitutional Amendment that was sold as an amendment to ban greyhound racing. The unknown element was whether or not the actual language would ban the industry all together, thereby shutting down each track, or if the gambling that’s allowed currently would remain, thereby decoupling the dog racing from […]

Florida Greyhound Ban Clears First Hurdle and will be presented to Committee: Decoupling Issue Remains Unclear, but more Support for a Ban Grows

Casino Watch Focus has reported that a new and unique avenue for banning greyhound races was being proposed by Sen. Tom Lee. As a member of the Constitutional Revision Committee, he planned to bring forward a bill that if approved, would go to state voters and seeks to ban greyhound racing. The General Provisions Committee is […]

Florida Sen. Tom Lee Proposes Unique way to Ban Greyhound Racing, but is it Meaningful and Helpful Change or a Decoupling Effort Aimed at Gambling Expansion?

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing struggles of Florida’s greyhound industry and efforts to remove the races, but keep the slot machine gambling, an act known as decoupling. As it stands, to offer slot machines, the tracks must maintain a certain level of dog racing. Many see the terrible conditions for the animals as […]

Florida Greyhound Industry Under fire as Gambling Interests Attempt to Leverage Poor Treatment of Dogs as a Means to Expand Gambling

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing issues facing Florida’s greyhound industry. The treatment of the dogs has certainly been concerning and has lead to many calling for an end of such an old and problematic form of gambling. Most legislators have focused on legislation that will protect the dogs. Most recently, several State Representatives […]

Florida Greyhound Deaths Continue to Place Black Mark on Gambling Racing Industry

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the many issues the dog racing industry faces in Florida. Its an industry on the verge of collapse and the treatment of the animals has been more than a sore spot. After a series of reports surfaced outlining the death of dogs and other mismanagement, the industry came under fire […]

Local Florida Initiative Petition Concerning Treatment of Greyhounds will make Upcoming Ballot

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the struggling greyhound tracks in Florida. The racing industry mainly stays in business to allow their facilities to operate slot machines, where their real profits stem. There have been numerous reports of ill treatment of the dogs and it’s the industry has been actively attempting to pass legislation that allows for […]

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 […]

Update: Florida Supreme Court Expands Gambling at certain Greyhound Tracks

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the shaky greyhound industry in Florida. The industry as a whole is struggling to stay in business and bad press and concerns over criminals running tracks and animals being mistreated has created a touch image for tracks and its clear they are on the verge of collapse.   A new ruling […]

Florida Legislators Co-Sponsor Greyhound Racing Bill

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing concerns over Greyhound Racing practices ranging from the mistreatment of animals to the hiring of those with criminal pasts. After Florida Legislators demanded answers last month following a series of newspaper stories highlighting abuse, new legislation is be co-sponsored to attempt to address some glaring issues. The Miami […]

Florida Legislators Look for Answers regarding Greyhound Industry Issues

Casino Watch Focus has reported many times on the fate of greyhound race tracks in Florida and how they impact the gambling landscape. The industry in Florida appears to be on the verge of collapse and more bad press is following the industry. Reports of lax enforcement of greyhound abuse has caught the ire of state legislators. […]

Florida Greyhound Industry on Verge of Closure

Casino Watch has reported on the many struggles of the Greyhound industry, including the newest attempts in Florida to decouple other forms of gambling from the dog racing industry to help put an end to the industry. With reports of animal abuse and mass amounts of racing dogs being put down, its no surprise people are […]

Gambling Expansion Worries table Greyhound ‘De-coupling’ Bill

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts of the Genting Group to bring Vegas-style, destination casino’s to Florida.  Their most recent efforts involved the Gulfstream Resort deal and the purchase of property in Miami.  That deal was blocked. Of course, history says that Genting Groups attempts will continue, and this new strategy was […]

Florida Ends Session with No Gambling Bills Passed – Seminole Tribe Provided Assurances to Continue the Revenue Sharing Compact in the Interim

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing gambling expansion issues in Florida. Many issues were on the table this legislative session including a new gambling compact between the State and the Seminole Tribe, a greyhound racing ban, specific regulations on types of card games to be allowed, and the location and expiation of new slot […]

Seminole Compact Deal Seems Unlikely Given Florida Legislators are Shifting Full Focus to the Parkland School Shooting

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts to fully renew the Seminole Gambling Compact and officially lock in various gambling exclusivity agreements with the Tribe, the most prominent being designated player card games.  Recent legislation was proposed and pushed that was an attempt to allow exclusive deals for the Seminoles at their casinos, while […]

UPDATE: Florida Voters in Charge Amendment Officially Reaches Ballot: Florida Voters have a chance to vote on the final say

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts to pass the Voters in Charge Ballot Initiative. This ballot measure seeks to amend the constitution and require a final vote by the people before any gambling expansion can take place. This clearly provides a last line of defense for those Florida families must vulnerable to […]