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  • November 15, 2018

WPT Deepstacks Announces Stops in Florida, Maryland

In addition to its main tour that features the Borgata Poker Open and World Poker Classic, the World Poker Tour runs the WPTDeepStacks. The series includes an international schedule of stops from Russia to New Zealand. In 2019, it will make multiple stops in Florida and at least one stop in Maryland. The full WPT

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  • August 10, 2018

Jeff Conine and Seminole Hard Rock Host $30,000 Celebrity Poker Classic

The Seminole Hard Rock and Ex Miami Marlins player Jeff Conine hosted their annual Celebrity Poker Classic last night. Completing its seventh consecutive run, the event awarded attendees over $30,000 in cash and prizes all while improving the lives of children with medical issues and their families. Consistently one of the largest charity poker events

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  • May 16, 2018

Disney, Seminole Tribe Continue Funding Florida Anti-Gambling Group

Voters in Charge, the anti-gambling group that seeks to prevent the state government from expanding gambling, is possibly the most well-funding group of its kind in the nation. The group continues to collect millions from its two main supporters: Disney Worldwide Services and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Voters in Charge led the successful campaign

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  • February 23, 2018

Florida Seminole Tribe Promotes New Gambling Deal With 30s Commercial

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is ready to make a gambling deal with the state, but state lawmakers have more important matters to address. The tribe created a 30-second commercial that promotes all the benefits a renewed compact has for Florida residents with the tagline, “let’s keep it going.” The ad reminds voters of the

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  • December 8, 2017

Seminole Tribe Warns State: DFS Could Violate Gaming Compact

The Florida Legislature is considering a measure that would establish daily fantasy sports as legal and not subject to gambling regulation. The Seminole Tribe responded to the measure in the form of a letter on Tuesday, warning lawmakers that the proposal could violate the state’s gaming compact with the tribe. The state’s gaming agreement with

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  • May 25, 2017

Seminole Casinos Will Host WSOP Tournament Next Season

The Seminole Casino in Florida will now be in charge of hosting two World Series of Poker Circuit events this following season. The tournaments had taken place at the Palm Beach Kennel Club in past occasions but will now change venue. With this new addition, the casino now holds all of South Florida’s multimillion-dollar poker

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  • May 3, 2017

Florida Lawmakers Fold on Gambling Expansion Deal

After meeting on Tuesday Florida lawmakers have decided to fold on the gambling expansion deal. Senator Bill Galvano declared the deal between the Senate and House of Representatives “dead” three days before the end of the 60-day session. Instead of continuing negotiations through the Friday deadline, lawmakers have decided to scrap months of work on

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  • April 11, 2017

Florida’s Tribal Gaming is Growing Nearly Twice as Fast as the National Average

Florida’s tribal gaming industry is booming. Growing faster than the state’s overall economy, tribal gaming establishments seem to be doing everything right. In 2015 Florida gaming revenues rose 9.3 percent, nearly twice as much as that year’s national average of gaming revenues of 5.5 percent. The initiative of Florida’s tribal gaming operators to host major

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  • March 20, 2017

Florida: Pre-Reveal Slots Skirt State Gambling Battle

Just one week after Florida gaming regulators said no to slots at Bestbet Jacksonville a Tallahassee judge made pre-reveal slots legal. The judge issued a declaratory judgement that the specific kind of game is “not an illegal slot machine or gambling device.” Several of Florida’s poker rooms and racetracks want to add slot machines and

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  • March 2, 2017

Orange City: Florida’s Newest Poker Room Opens Its Doors

Florida’s newest poker room opened yesterday, March 1. The Orange City Racing and Card Club is located in Orange City, Florida, 30 minutes from downtown Orlando. It offers 33 poker tables and 26,000-square-feet of entertainment. The first poker room located near Orlando, Orange City Racing and Card Club offers cash games including Texas Hold’em, Omaha,

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