Bigger then anything in Vegas.
Alot of business is from Orlando. Even with decoupling, Tampa Bay Downs intends to continue with live races. The agreement expired inbut the tribe has continued to offer the games. The pay tables on all machines is weak. Luckily we have 2 other poker rooms in town, Horse track and dog track, so there is competition between the 3 poker rooms in Tampa so good deals there.
By the way this is a gigantic casino.
Closest Casino hundres of miles away. They do have a good buffet which I love. Horse tracks that stop racing would have to make payments to the thoroughbred industry. The settlement agreement signed by state regulators at the Department of Business and Professional Regulation required them to take "aggressive enforcement action" against pari-mutuels that were violating the law in the way they conduct designated player games.
The Florida Legislature's top negotiators on the issue, Sen.
Enter your email address. Infederal court Judge Mark Walker sided with the tribe and ruled that the popular "designated player" card games offered by more than a dozen pari-mutuel card rooms were illegal.
I'm gonna take a longer look this time. I simply gawked at it a few minutes on my way to the buffet. The Senate plan offers big help to Tampa Bay Downs by increasing the purse pool for horse racing, but while the House agreed Wednesday to expand the purse pool for thoroughbred racing, it did not offer specifics.
Kind of funny looking with 2 huge dice in the center covered by a big plastic bubble.
Times staff writer Steve Contorno contributed to this report. Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, met recently with the Seminoles, at which time an extension of the March date for discontinuing the payments to the state was discussed, said Barry Richard, lawyer for the tribe.
Aside from allowing the Seminole Tribe's seven Florida casinos to add craps and roulette, the House also agreed to provide a financial boost for parimutuels such as Tampa Bay Downs that don't have slot machines.
The House agreed to lower the tax rate on slot machines as long as casinos reduce the number of slot machines they operate and authorizes designated-player card games with strict new provisions.
When you have a monopoly on slots, video poker and blackjack in the area, you do masiao gambling business regardless. The dynamics have changed this year with Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, and many leaders from both parties wanting to tampa hard rock craps the eight counties where voters have approved bringing slot machines to their pari-mutuels.
Without live racing venues like Tampa Bay Downs, horse breeders in Florida would be impacted. But two significant hurdles stand in the way of an easy resolution. Not all the details are known yet.
The Florida Supreme Court ruled they are not authorized to install the games without legislative approval. Galvano agreed that "the idea that they have competition out on the beach I think would break down our discussion. The House also agreed to a Senate conclusion that slot machine look-alikes used in bars and convenience stores be designated as Class III games that are not allowed in Florida.