| Feb 17, 2014
| 3:40 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s lobbying corps earned another banner year of cash in exchange for influencing legislation and regulation in the Capitol last year.
An Orlando Sentinel analysis of the 2013 lobbyist compensation data filed last week...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:09 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Maybe Florida's lucrative yet politically cantankerous gambling industry won't hit it big this year after all.
The top Republicans in the House and Senate both suggested Wednesday that a grand re-working of Florida's convoluted...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Fancy a cruise on the New River while learning about its past, present and future?
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is offering a chance to do just that aboard the Anticipation yacht April 5 at 2 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, educator and...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Playing off the wave of interest in three-card poker nationwide, Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino has introduced a Florida version of the game.
The game is more complicated than, say, blackjack or Texas Hold 'em, but also has the prospect of...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 7:43 AM
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's big promotion for February involves free play on Mondays.
The casino give away $500 in free play every 10 minutes from 2-10 p.m. Players must be actively playing slots with Player’s Club card to be...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Weekly tournament: The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino offers poker tournaments six nights a week in January, and on Tuesdays, it’s a $160 buy-in event starting at 6 p.m. The poker room guarantees $10,000 in prize money. Other tournaments this...
| Jan 25, 2014
He's a country boy, and he's headed out to the country: Alan Jackson headlines the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation's 118th anniversary concert on Saturday.
The celebration will begin Friday at the reservation, midway between Fort Lauderdale...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Florida's dalliance with Las Vegas-style casinos is back on, with a state leader saying he'll propose a bill next week.
Garrett Richter, chairman of the Senate Committee on Gaming, said Monday that he favors destination resorts in Broward and Miami-Dade...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 1:04 PM
The Dania Jai-Alai fronton is hopping again. Electricians are wiring up slot machines, cooks and servers are polishing the bar, and everyone is walking around very, very quickly.
The 60-year-old building is about a month away from a rebirth, this time...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:48 AM
The Martin Luther King Day holiday on Monday makes it a three-day weekend for some, and Seminole Casino Coconut Creek knows you have a dream. There’s a giveaway of up to $2,500 every two hours from 1 p.m. through 9 p.m. Saturday and Monday. On...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford wants a state constitutional amendment that would let voters weigh in on any future changes in gambling. At first blush, the idea sounds democratic, almost virtuous. A closer look, however, shows the proposal for...
| Dec 31, 2013
Every casino offers the most games possible allowable by state law; it's just that those laws are, well, a little confusing.
Just a quick tip, here: Not every casino offers the same games.
So, here we go:
If you go to a casino operated by the...