Monthly Archives: January 2012

Ignoring Florida Legislature, Pending Litigation, Gretna Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing Seeks Regulatory Loophole Protection

Documents–Gretna Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing Seeks Regulatory Loophole Protection Seeking to protect its cardroom and pending slot operations by solidifying the very loophole that enabled “pari-mutuel barrel racing” in the first place, Gretna Racing LLC owners David Romanik and Marc Dunbar … Continue reading

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Paulick Report Notes Florida Horsemen: Horse racing, state losing out on Gretna “pari-mutuel barrel racing” deal

Florida Horsemen: Horse racing, state losing out on barrel racing deal by Paulick Report Staff | 01.26.2012 | 3:19pm       Reprinted from The Paulick Report:  An international on-line horse racing publication by noted Thoroughbred racing authority Ray Paulick     … Continue reading

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Florida Taxpayers Subsidizing Gretna Barrel Failure: State of Florida Cheated Out of 99.1 Percent Of Revenue It Could Be Earning Through Legitimate Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association (FQHRA) Quarter Horse Racing

For every day that Florida taxpayers foot the litigation bill to keep “pari-mutuel barrel racing” afloat at Gretna Racing LLC, the State loses at least 99.1 percent of the revenue it would otherwise get from legitimate, FQHRA-sanctioned Quarter Horse racing … Continue reading

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Florida AG on Slot Referenda: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) DBPR may not issue a slot machine license in any county outside of Miami-Dade and Broward that seeks approval of slot machines by local referendum (see s.551.102(4)) without new legislative authorization for such a local referendum

In response to a question posted by Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (“DBPR”) Secretary Ken Lawson, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi issued an Opinion yesterday, January 12, 2012 addressed to Secretary Lawson on the subject of slot machines.  … Continue reading

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