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Legislators decided to pay $400,000 to a New Jersey company, Spectrum Gaming Group, for a term paper to determine the efficacy of expanded gambling.
Tampa Bay Times
The Florida Senate passed a proposal that would outlaw the euphemistically named strip-mall casinos that suck in patrons with virtual slot machines.
Orlando Sentinel
The state House of Representatives fast-tracked legislation that would render inviable the cafés’ current business model.
Citrus County Chronicle
Legislators and other state leaders should examine the gaps that allowed this scandal to unfold and initiate reforms to guard against such corruption.
Florida Times-Union
Ethics reform and Internet cafes suddenly have our lawmakers' undivided attention, which is good.
Lakeland Ledger
Surely this story about gaming and the veterans organization and others may expand as prosecutions gear up.
Naples Daily News
They've been called "strip mall casinos," a description that captures the reason that communities haven't exactly embraced their expansion.
Lakeland Ledger
The fact is, that Internet cafes are in reality gambling establishments, and that they must be controlled
Fort Myers News-Press
Lawmakers are going to wipe out the cafes — or even push them underground — as part of a knee-jerk response to save their political skins.
Panama City News Herald
The investigation that triggered the resignation of Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll should also drive efforts to put an end to so-called Internet cafes.
Daytona Beach News-Journal
After last week's scandal costing Jennifer Carroll her job it is now time for the Legislature to put an end to Internet cafes.
Orlando Sentinel
It’s time that the state found a way to regulate these Internet cafes — or, better yet, shut them down.
Tallahassee Democrat
Internet cafes have been able to proliferate by taking advantage of a gray area in state law that allows simulated slot machines.
Gainesville Sun
Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll resigned thanks to her ties to a gambling company whose interests she promoted while a state representative.
Tampa Tribune
Now that a racketeering investigation has led the lieutenant governor to resign, leadership appears to have coalesced around banning Internet cafes.
Tampa Bay Times
Business and city government leaders are going to Tallahassee to ask for a pilot program for slot machines at the Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Track.
Naples Daily News
Florida Legislature probably will commission a study on gambling and the benefits and disadvantages of allowing “destination resort.”
Palm Beach Post

Letter To The Editor

The Palm Beach County question on the ballot to allow slot machines at only one location — Palm Beach Kennel Club — is a good idea and keeps the...

Palm Beach Post

In a nation of abundant blessings, Floridians may boast more than our share, both in what we have and what we do not have. But as lottery players...

Fort Meade Leader

Destination resorts, the preferred phrase for those of us who support casinos, is dead for this legislative session after the House voted down the...

Biz Pac Review

In the larger context of what the destination-resort legislation could do for Florida, consider the economic enhancement and gaming reform that...

Orlando Sentinel

The only people that are really going to benefit from gambling in our county are the people who have promoted it. The church people here in...

Havana Herald

There are some words of wisdom which were written more than 2,000 years ago in the Bible in Galatians 6:7. "Do not be deceived; God is not...

Lakeland Ledger

Op Ed

That end-run lawmakers tried making around the people of Florida earlier this year didn't succeed, thankfully. But we must be on guard to make...

Orlando Sentinel

Florida should get what it bargained for — legitimate racing and the real jobs our communities deserves.


In a state full of pain pill candy stores, sinkhole scam artists and fake car wreck actors, some of our Legislators think we really need to be...

Hernando Today

On Jan. 17 St. Johns County Commission agreed to allow a binding referendum on the November 2012 ballot. This would allow the voters of St. Johns...

St. Augustine Record