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It is a local referendum offering slot machine gaming at the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Racing & Poker facility.
Fort Myers News-Press
Competition now forces us to look for more sources of revenue and more fuel for the county’s economic engine to maintain quality of life.
Biz Pac Review
We can bemoan the downside of gambling, or we can accept that it is already surrounding us.
Naples Daily News
The roulette wheels that racinos and Indian casinos added to their gambling menu this summer are hermetically sealed under a plastic dome.
Miami Herald
Big gambling interests like Genting, Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts prefer the term “gaming,” but that’s not the only way they game the English lang
Palm Beach Post
Genting won’t rest until they win approval to set up a mega-gambling establishment on the Miami waterfront land they purchased for $236 million.
Miami Herald
How can one gaze upon the handiwork of Tallahassee gambling lobbyist Marc Dunbar and not see his devious effort to undermine the candidacy of Tom Lee.
Tampa Bay Times
The Florida Constitution isn't the place to settle the maga casino issue.
Orlando Sentinel
Floridians should refuse to sign petitions for something that would leave Florida the loser.
Palm Beach Post
Florida's Constitution isn't the place to settle the high-stakes battle over mega-casinos.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Sixteen years later, the fight to limit Pinellas County commissioners to two consecutive terms is heading to a new courtroom.
Tampa Bay Times
The conference indicated that the chamber still embraces the drive to create a mega-casino where the Miami Herald and the chamber itself now sit.
Miami Today
Now that a local gambling initiative is on the November ballot, voters need to work to understand whether it’s something they really want.
Fort Myers News-Press
It's time Florida finally settles on which forms of gambling are welcome — and where — and which forms aren't.
Orlando Sentinel
The plan to let voters approve slot machines at the Palm Beach Kennel Club is a bad idea.
Palm Beach Post
Since the Legislature failed to clarify the legal status of Internet cafes, Pinellas Co. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri should continue to crack down.
Tampa Bay Times
The Supreme Court last week put the onus on the state's 160 representatives and senators to somehow bring order to the chaos known as "gambling."
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Op Ed

That end-run lawmakers tried making around the people of Florida earlier this year didn't succeed, thankfully. But we must be on guard to make...

Orlando Sentinel

Florida should get what it bargained for — legitimate racing and the real jobs our communities deserves.


In a state full of pain pill candy stores, sinkhole scam artists and fake car wreck actors, some of our Legislators think we really need to be...

Hernando Today

On Jan. 17 St. Johns County Commission agreed to allow a binding referendum on the November 2012 ballot. This would allow the voters of St. Johns...

St. Augustine Record

Letter To The Editor

In a nation of abundant blessings, Floridians may boast more than our share, both in what we have and what we do not have. But as lottery players...

Fort Meade Leader

Destination resorts, the preferred phrase for those of us who support casinos, is dead for this legislative session after the House voted down the...

Biz Pac Review

In the larger context of what the destination-resort legislation could do for Florida, consider the economic enhancement and gaming reform that...

Orlando Sentinel

The only people that are really going to benefit from gambling in our county are the people who have promoted it. The church people here in...

Havana Herald

There are some words of wisdom which were written more than 2,000 years ago in the Bible in Galatians 6:7. "Do not be deceived; God is not...

Lakeland Ledger


Why did we Floridians waste our time voting on the gambling issue five times
between 1978 and 2004?

We voted...

Florida Voices

by Dr. Radut.