Hoping to keep her seat on the WPB City Commission, Shanon Materio led off her re-election campaign with the class envy card, trying to paint her opponent Gregg Weiss as a dilettante and an elitist. See also:-Bizarro Smear CampaignHer camp followed that up by suggesting Weiss was in bed with re ... More >>
By 11 last night at the GOP "victory" party at the Palm Beach Kennel Club, it was all over but the shouting -- and there hadn't even been any shouting. The networks having called the show for Obama, all that remained were a few stragglers packing up bunting and party favors, an inflatable elephant c ... 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 >>
dupo-x-y from Flickr.comGet your game face ready, South Florida. And your unemployment checks. And your mortgage payment. And your kid's lunch money.You might need it all if you plan on buying-in at the $1,600 main event during the World Series of Poker first-ever Florida circuit event. ... More >>
flickr.comThe future.Even before Florida's new, expanded gambling laws took effect last month, more and more bettors in the Sunshine State were taking their cash to poker tables, and not to the wager windows at dog racing tracks, according to new statistics released by the Florida Department of B ... More >>
flickr.comA greyhound that raced frequently at the Palm Beach Kennel Club over the last two years tested positive for cocaine at least once while racing in South Florida.The dog, a 70-pound black male named Tempo Super Stud, raced in 12 races in Palm Beach between August 2008 and September 2009, ... More >>
flickr.comJorge Hank RhonEarlier this year, the American Greyhound Track Owners Association, which is headquartered at the Palm Beach Kennel Club, took on a new member with a questionable, controversial past. At the AGTOA's spring conference, held in Las Vegas, then-President Karen Keelan called ... More >>
"Wouldn't you rather pet me than bet on me?"Last weekend, greyhound racing was suspended at Twin River, the only active track in Rhode Island. The track is bankrupt, in part it says, because of the cost of dog racing.
The state assembly there is trying to revive the moribund industry, but ... More >>
Jailamony used to race at Mardi Gras. Now she sits around looking adorable.
Live greyhound racing in New Hampshire ended swiftly this week with a new state bill that allows the two tracks there to have simulcast betting without having to run dogs on the premises.
Similar bills have been propo ... More >>