There's one rule about casinos: you always lose. No matter how much of your pocket change you dump into that slot machine, you're always the sucker. That said, it's eye-opening to see on a macro-level which casinos are actually making real money off you and your fellow suckers. Unfortunately for the ... More >>
When the ribbon was snipped on the brand-spanking-new Dania Casino and Jai Alai in February, one of the biggest grins beaming during the ceremony belonged to Cristóbal López. The Argentine businessman had already cobbled together an impressive international portfolio of 29 big-money businesses, ... More >>
The drive to get greyhound decoupling in Florida was on the cusp of being passed Tuesday when it met with an abrupt and swift death in the Florida Senate, thanks to a procedural vote. A rules challenge by Sen. Jack Latvala effectively killed the decoupling bill, even though the bill had the votes. ... More >>
Broward County could be opening at least one Vegas-style casino thanks to a new gambling proposal introduced via the Florida Senate on Monday. The new proposal would give both Broward and Miami-Dade counties one new casino each, as well as give other casinos across the state a boatload of new slot ... More >>
Dania Casino & Jai-Alai is re-opening its doors Thursday night, and now it's got a lot more than just little dudes running around chasing a tiny ball with giant wicker baskets on their hands. After several years of being closed, the newly christened Dania Casino is just that -- a casino. And it fea ... More >>
With the holiday season rolling in fast, everybody could use a few extra dollars in the bank. For some, that means cutting back on spending or picking up a second gig. For others, the move is to grab next month's rent payment, sacrifice some chickens to the right patron saint, and head over to the c ... More >>
Two major horse owners' associations are once again miffed by a local casino giant's efforts to conduct races in order to keep a second gambling permit under Florida's twisted rules for pari-mutuel casinos.Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach usually runs thoroughbred races, according to an extensive ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale commissioners voted unanimously to complain send off a resolution saying the city's not exactly a fan of the "destination resort casino" bill in the state Legislature -- which is sponsored in the Senate by Fort Lauderdale Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff.Aside from that little rift in interes ... More >>
gamefront.comMark Boykin, a pastor at Boca Raton's Church of All Nations, isn't too happy about Republican State Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff filing a bill to allow Vegas-style casinos in South Florida.After citing hookers, crime, "evils," and some stuff he found on the Internet, he's planning to sho ... More >>
Dim Ssam a Gogo will be serving dinner at Seminole Hard Rock.Food trucks are invading Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino tonight as part of their weekly extravaganza of food amidst bells ringing, lights flashing and people cheering. The best part? Even if you lose big at the casino, you'll ... More >>
The sport is about as close as we come to watching ancient gladiatorial chariot races in the Coliseum.And now, as the state debates removing the racing requirements at pari-mutuels, longtime Florida tourist attractions like the harness racing track in Pompano Beach are left in some kind of limbo ... 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 >>
Tara NieuwesteegJailamony enjoying her new backyard.This time last year we had a cover story about Jailamony, a greyhound with a broken leg, and the national fight over greyhound racing. While Florida, with 13 tracks, remains the mecca of dog racing in this country, other states continue banning ... More >>
Flickr: GREATONE!A boxing match at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood.
Isle Casino has a full-on bar scene to explore.
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 >>
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!
It's a Hard Rock life. Flush with American dollars, the tribe either plays by U.S. rules or risks losing it all
Reunited? So the Hard Rock can't get Vegas-style slot machines, but they can get a pseudo-celebrity death that will make the Seminole-owned casino and hotel an international show-business landmark for decades to come? I don't know, is the death of a drug-addled, gold-digging, soft-porn Playboy pi ... More >>
About the advent of Vegas-style slots at Gulfstream Park yesterday: I'm not against them. I believe in liberty and that means if some cunning folks create a box with enough bells and whistles on it that people want to sit before it like mugwumps to throw their money inside then so be it. But it's ... More >>
Get ready for the era of Broward County, the Gambling Mecca.
A casino's comin' to Hollywood. It's a big gamble.
Forget the Mob ties, says ex-cop Clay, and send me to City Hall
Low-profile "legal" gambling operations are slipping into Florida under the door and through the transom
Despite Three Dog Night, the pool of Gulfstream bettors continues to shrink
Big-ticket casino deals plus a messy internal power struggle equals even more legal woes for the Seminole tribe
The Resort and Casino at Bahamia
Soderbergh and Clooney knock over Vegas without much to show for it
Are slot machines child's play or illegal gambling? Hollywood authorities take a close look at one game room.
South Florida is at the heart of the internet gambling boom -- and of the war to stop it
With politicians in its pocket and more than a few violations under its belt, SunCruz sails into a port near you
Part CEO, part shaman, Seminole leader James Billie has his tribe charging toward economic independence.