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Much-anticipated Casino bill filled in the Florida Legislature

Casino Watch Focus reported that an appellate court ruling in Florida opened the door to the Legislature to pass gambling expansion legislation without a direct vote of the people.  It has been anticipated that a bill would be introduced to allow major destination casinos.  Now the Sun Sentinel online explains: A long-promised “destination casino” bill […]

Florida Hotel and Restaurant group is against Las Vegas stytle casino expansion.

Casino Watch Focus has explained that a recent court ruling at the appellate level in Florida has currently paved the way for Florida legislature to pass expanded gambling legislation without a vote from the people.  Key groups immediate came out against this possible gambling expansion.  Casino Watch Focus specifically reported that The Florida Chamber of […]

Florida Chamber of Commerce, Disney and others oppose casino expansion in Florida

Casino Watch Focus reported that  a recent court ruling at the appellate level in Florida is paving the way for Florida legislature to pass expanded gambling legislation without a vote from the people.  As has been reported in the past, many Las Vegas companies are hoping to bring full scale destination gambling resorts to Florida.  […]

Florida Supreme Court will have Major Impact on Destination Gambling

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing attempt to bring full scale Vegas-style destination casinos to Florida.  The last attempt resulted in a pass in the Senate but it went on to stall in the House. The assumption by the legislature has been that they have free reign to pass legislation to expand gambling […]

Florida Governor responds to calls to veto $400,000 pro-gambling study but remains politically ambivalent on the casino debate

Casino Watch Focus reported that the Florida legislature cut $400,000 from programs designed to help those with compulsive gambling issues, while also approving a new $400,000 gambling study.  The seeming intent of the study was to focus on the financial gains of new destination casinos, while ignoring the devastation and negative consequences of gambling. Immediately […]

Florida Destination Gambling bill makes a last ditch effort in the Senate, but stalls in the House

Casino Watch Focus reported that two Florida State Senators, Dennis Jones and Maria Sachs, filed legislation to allow five destination casinos throughout the state.  The bill was immediately opposed by the pari-mutual industry and the Seminole Tribe was quick to point out that if the bill passed, they would no longer be obligated to pay […]

UPDATE: Florida Destination Gambling Bill Dies After Intense Political Pressure and a Key Amendment

Casino Watch Focus reported that two Florida State Senators, Dennis Jones and Maria Sachs, filed legislation to allow five destination casinos throughout the state.  The bill was immediately opposed by the pari-mutual industry and the Seminole Tribe was quick to point out that if the bill passed, they would no longer be obligated to pay […]

UPDATE: Florida State Senators introduce Vegas Style Casino expansion bill

Casino Watch Focus reported that Las Vegas Sands Corp and Wynn Casinos pitched their idea for Vegas style casinos to the Senate Regulation Industries Committee.  Now an online source is reporting that two Florida State Senators serving in that Committee, Dennis Jones and Maria Sachs, have officially filed legislation that would create destination gambling casinos: […]

Las Vegas Casino Companies Pitched plans to the Florida State Government

Casino Watch Focus reported that with Gov Scott’s position on gambling coming into question, Florida State Senator Dennis Jones has put forth legislation to consider Vegas style designation gambling casinos.  Now the St Petersburg Times is reporting that two companies pitched ideas to the Senate Regulation Industries Committee: Andy Abboud of the Las Vegas Sands […]

UPDATE: St Louis down to one proposal to replace the President Casino

Casino Watch Focus has reported that the Missouri Gaming Commission is accepting bids to replace the now closed President Casino.  The Chain of Rocks area in North St Louis is one of several potential areas the Gaming Commission is considering to locate the state’s 13th casino.  The St Louis Post Dispatch is reporting that the […]

FL cruise ships looking to become local casinos

The Orlando Sentinel has reported that the Canaveral Port Authority is looking to legislators to allow gambling on their ships while in port.  Right now, cruise ships can only offer gambling three miles off the coast because they are in international waters.  The Orlando Sentinel explains: Under the plan — being lobbied for by Canaveral’s […]

“Casinogate” – the biggest lie and deception behind Proposition A’s “30%” funding estimates

In an article published by the Joplin Independent, State Rep. Ray Salva outlined the deception and lies behind the main statistic used to determine the amount of money Proposition A would generate.  The Missouri Gaming Commission claimed that 30% of Missouri gamblers leave the state due to the $500 loss limit.  They reason, then, that […]

Disney backs Florida Initiative Petition Efforts to Allow Voters the Final Say in State Gambling Matters

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing progress of the initiative petition by Voters in Charge which seeks to make all gambling expansion decisions passed by the legislature pass a vote of the people before they can become law. Many view this as a wonderful check on gambling expansion given the resent report that 84% of […]

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 Senate Says Gambling Bills are Dead this Legislative Session

Casino Watch Focus has been reporting  on the ongoing gambling developments during this year’s Florida legislative session.  The Florida House moved forward and passed a bill, but the Senate has been taking more time to push any legislation, in part at the urging of Gov. Scott and in part due to a lack of agreement […]