| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Once I'm seated in one of the cushy leather booths at Council Oak Steaks and Seafood, located at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, the first thing I notice isn't the glorious glass rendering of the Seminole Tribe's sacred tree that gives the...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:24 AM
TALLAHASSEE – In the everlasting battle between trial lawyers and the business lobby, not even a corporate outsider in the Governor’s Mansion changes Florida politics.
Florida’s gubernatorial race is already living up to the hype as...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:24 AM
More than a week after regulators shut down Valley Bank, three other state-chartered banks are considered troubled.
Regulators have ordered all three — OptimumBank, Regent and TransCapital — to improve conditions. They all have a similar...
| Jun 21, 2014
Partners of a long-standing Fort Lauderdale public relations firm — whose combined clients included Winn-Dixie, Simon malls and the Seminole casinos — have split up to run two different companies.
Michael Goodman, who joined Bitner Goodman...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 9:57 AM
In some Orlando circles, July 4 once meant more than patriotic celebrations of our nation's birth. It also marked the end of the cockfighting season.
In 1948, the season's biggest tournament even made Time magazine, although "no word of it appeared in...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:17 AM
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is in the midst of its Full House Giveaway this month.
Prizes are two entries in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open championship, with that drawing at noon July 3. Additional seats will be drawn every two hours...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Fort Lauderdale’s Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is hosting “Cruising Down the River: A Boat Ride Past 200 Years of History” July 26 at 6 p.m. aboard the Carrie B red paddlewheeler.
Featured speakers include Everett Osceola from the...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:14 AM
So the Hallandale Beach City Commission votes Wednesday on whether to approve a condo project at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino. I don't really see any reason why it won't be approved.
It's interesting on the gambling front because Gulfstream is...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Orlando-based Hard Rock International recently celebrated the grand opening of its first hotel complex in Europe, Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, Spain on Friday with performances by Nile Rodgers, and Chic.
The chain of cafes, hotels, and casinos began in London...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:33 AM
Ceremonies are slated for midday Friday to mark 10th anniversary celebration of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, which first opened on May 11, 2004.
A special “Ten-a-Year for Ten Years” presentation at Hard Rock Live...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Ten years ago, few South Floridians thought of driving down State Road 7 in Hollywood in search of drinks and live music. The only legal blackjack games were found on cruise ships. The name "Martorano" was uttered mostly in east Fort Lauderdale. And not a...
| May 12, 2014
| 2:16 AM
The Seminole County Chamber of Commerce thinks you should raise taxes this month. But the chamber's own president is refusing to say whether he agrees.
Sound odd? Really, it’s just typical politics.
See, a few weeks ago, I wrote about how...