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Just One Month Before Issuing Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing License, Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Lost Hefty Attorneys’ Fees Court Battle With Gretna Racing Owners

Just one month before awarding Gretna Racing LLC the highly questionable license with which it perpetrated “pari-mutuel barrel racing,” the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering had lost a complex protracted litigation battle with Gretna Racing owners David Romanik and Marc … 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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Gulfstream Park Cancels Unsanctioned Quarter Horse Racing Scheduled for December 31, 2011

After long and intense negotiations, the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, together with Gulfstream Park, were pleased to announce that an understanding in principle has been reached on a tentative new purse agreement.  Both sides are pleased with the … Continue reading

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Gulfstream Slot Machine Expansion Alert: Florida Approves Gulfstream Park to Run Two (2) Quarter Horse Races on New Year’s Weekend; Right to Install 2,000 Additional Slots Included

Despite its growing slot machine expansion crisis, the State of Florida has awarded Gulfstream Park a license to conduct two (2) Quarter Horse races on December 31, 2011 and January 1, 2012, thus meeting the two-year statutory requirement to install … Continue reading

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Florida Governor Scott Tells Palm Beach Post’s Dara Kam That Lawmakers Should Shut Down Gretna Barrel Racing, Slots

In an interview with the Palm Beach Post’s Dara Kam yesterday, December 21, 2011, Florida Governor Rick Scott said “Lawmakers need to put an end to the uncertainty over the barrel racing and possible spread of it to other facilities.” … Continue reading

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Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association Holiday Greetings from Dr. Steve Fisch, FQHRA President     Dr. Steve Fisch, FQHRA President, Extends Holiday Greetings on behalf of the Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association and the American Quarter Horse Association   December … Continue reading

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Justice and reason prevail against Gretna pari-mutuel barrel racing in another preliminary legal victory for United Florida Horsemen, the Associated Press and The Miami Herald report

    The Associated Press December 2, 2011 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Opponents of gambling on quarter horse barrel racing in Florida won another preliminary legal victory Friday as the number of lawsuits, appeals and administrative complaints filed over the issue … Continue reading

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