James E. "Barney" O'Donnell, a man who runs greyhounds at Mardi Gras Racetrack in Hallandale Beach, showed state officials proof that 94 of his greyhounds had had their vaccinations updated and could, therefore, keep on racing. The problem? The vet who signed the paperwork has long been dead. S ... More >>
Last week State Sen. Maria Sachs, a Democrat from Delray Beach, proposed a new bill that would allow greyhound tracks to keep their slot machines and poker tables, even if they don't actually race dogs on-premises. The bill (SB 1594) would end the 15-year-old live-racing requirement established i ... More >>
Though greyhound racing in Florida pre-dates pro football, baseball, just about every other kind of entertainment, the dog tracks in Broward and Miami-Dade have been losing money on the moribund industry. Dan Adkins, the president of the Mardi Gras Racetrack and Gaming Center in Hallandale Beach, ... More >>
Scenes from the life of a racing greyhound.
If you're looking for a safe investment in this rough recession, I'd consider betting on gambling. Both the Florida House and Senate are considering new legislation that would ease restrictions on gambling in this state. At the same time, horse tracks like Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach are ... More >>
-- So the parimutuels are getting together to try to get some parity with the Seminole Hard Rock. In short, they want to be able to offer table games like blackjack -- or have those games taken from the Seminoles. Mardi Gras Gaming's Dan Adkins tells the Sun-Sentinel's Josh Hafenbrack that the econo ... More >>
Shut Up and Shuffle
A casino theft ring spooks the Sun-Sentinel
Crist needs to find the stones to deal with the Seminoles
And now, on tape, from the capital of Mardi Gras Gaming, it's Sunday Morning Live!
Rod Smith, Sack O' Shit The Tribune Co.'s Tallahassee team, Linda Kleindienst and Jason Garcia, tell us of the shameless political smear being used against U.S. Rep. Jim Davis, who is vying against Rod Smith in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. Seems some unsavory folk are spreading the informat ... More >>
Dan Lewis wants to be Fort Lauderdale's next mayor. Or does he?
May 7 - 13, 1998