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No Action On Florida Decoupling

March 12, 2016:

On Friday, Florida's 2016 Legislative Session concluded without passing any approval for decoupling horse racing from gaming operations....read on

FL Decoupling Amendment Filed

March 10, 2016:

Officials with the Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association have made the industry aware that – in a move that was expected, to a degree – that a decoupling amendment that would separate ‪‎harness racing‬ from cardroom operations in the state could be addressed today (Thursday, March 10 ) in the ‪‎Florida Senate‬ as SB 1050 or HB 1187....read on

Lee: Florida Decoupling Postponed

March 1, 2016:

Published media reports that have come out of Florida on Tuesday (March 1) have cited the state’s Senate Appropriations Chair, Tom Lee, as saying that the massive state gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe that would allow the majority of Florida racetracks to offer gaming without having to offer pari-mutuel horse racing is being postponed....read on

FL Committee Passes Decoupling Bill

February 18, 2016:

On Wednesday, February 18, a Florida Senate committee passed SB7072, a piece of legislation related to the state gaming compact that, among other things, calls for ‘decoupling,’ which would allow the majority of Florida racetracks to offer gaming without having to offer pari-mutuel horse racing....read on

Committee In FL To Address Decoupling

February 17, 2016:

Decoupling will be of paramount concern for horsemen and those who are worried about its imminent devastating effects to Florida's Thoroughbred, American Quarter Horse and Standardbred industries when the Florida Senate Regulated Industries Committee meets Wednesday (February 17) at 1:30 p.m. (EST)....read on

Florida Closer To Decoupling

February 10, 2016:

Reports from Florida indicate that the state's laws requiring racetracks to conduct live racing in order to host expanded gaming are still alive, but the legislation enabling decoupling took a step forward on Tuesday....read on

Pennacchio On Florida Gaming Deal

December 15, 2015:

“This is just a money grab by the casinos. That’s all it is.”...read on

Gaming Without Racing In Florida?

December 9, 2015:

It has been reported that the Seminole Tribe has reached a massive, multi-billion-dollar deal with Florida Governor Rick Scott that could, in part, see pari-mutuel operators in the state offer expanded gaming without operating live racing....read on


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