First DCA Grants Motion for Rehearing, Upholds Division’s Denial of Gretna’s Slot Machine License.

August 2015 cardroom and slots comparative reports now available for review.

11th Circuit issues Opinion in Favor of Poarch Creek Tribe over State of Alabama

Florida Lottery Secretary Resigns amidst various media outlets investigations of spending and travel.

New Jersey Sports Betting Remains Illegal After Appeals Court Opinion.

Hialeah Park to receive summer jai-alai permit in southernmost Miami-Dade County via Consent Order settling multiple cases against Division of PMW.

Jones Walker partner Marc W. Dunbar presents at 15th Annual Saratoga Institute on Equine, Racing & Gaming

Division notices proposed cardroom rules. Workshop scheduled for Aug. 18-19 in Ft. Lauderdale.

Read Secretary Lawson’s letter telling the Seminoles to prepare to end offering blackjack at Florida casinos.

Court orders another jai alai permit for Dade county. Read the here.

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HB 99: State Lotteries (Clarke-Reed) — Specifies how net revenue generated by instant lottery game created by act must be distributed by Department of Lottery; requires department to offer special instant lottery game called “Ticket for the Cure” for specified period of time; requires that state appropriate funds from GAA to match federal funds provided for screening & early detection under Mary Brogan Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.

Bill Status: Filed on Friday, August 21.


SB 102: State Lotteries (Thompson) — Specifying how the net revenue generated by an instant lottery game created by the act must be distributed by the Department of the Lottery; requiring the department to offer a special instant lottery game called “Ticket for the Cure” for a specified period of time; requiring that the state appropriate funds from the General Appropriations Act to match federal funds provided for screening and early detection under the Mary Brogan Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, etc.

Bill Status: 08/21/15 Referred to Regulated Industries; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations.


SB 270 (Margolis) State Lotteries; Authorizing the Department of the Lottery to create and administer a program that provides for the sale of Florida lottery tickets through the Internet, etc.

Bill Status: 9/11/2015 Senate – Filed


2015 Florida Gaming Legislation