Isadore Havenick

Battle of the Beaches

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You can play it up or outright dismiss it but could Cuba be the next big thing in beachfront casino resorts? Miami Beach residents want nothing to do with casinos overlooking their wide sandy beaches. No need for this additional plague on the already problematic traffic situation in South Beach. ...

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Game On

Game On

Now that the primaries are over, battle lines are drawn and the gubernatorial match is officially set. While it was a mere formality, the Rick Scott versus Charlie Christ contest is now on. Gaming proponents and opponents will be carefully watching this one trying to gauge where the candidates stand ...

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Seminoles in charge of gaming in Florida

The gaming issue in Florida goes on and on and round and round. Who actually is driving this bus? Is it Governor Scott? Is it Speaker Weatherford? Is it Senate President Garrett Richter? A hale and hearty NO to those names. If you peer through the bus window, and mind ...

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2014 Gaming Bills Released

At long last the Florida Senate and Florida House have released their respective gaming bills for the 2014 legislative session. They represent divergent views on gaming expansion within the sunshine state and left many people shaking their heads. The Florida Senate put out a bill, actually three bills that do ...

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The Latest Rumor

The Florida Legislature has been busy the past few weeks taking proactive steps to position themselves for the upcoming session as it relates to gambling. The latest out of Tallahassee is that after the 2014 session all future gaming legislation will need to be ratified by a vote of the ...

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Entertainment Options

There are so many entertainment options for us here in South Florida. Here is a short list of musical performers slated to be in town over the next two months:• Bret Michaels • Bret Michaels • Cheap Trick • Lynyrd Skynyrd • Exposé • Three Dog Night • Kansas • ...

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Re-Writing or Re-Righting

The pari-mutuel industry in Florida [horse racing – dog racing – jaialai] is regulated by Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. This agency that the industry knows simply as “DBPR” has oversight for all activities that take place at Florida’s pari-mutuel facilities including poker and slot machine activities. Just ...

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