The Horseracing Testing Laboratory Committee of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) voted this week to fully accredit the University of Florida Racing Laboratory (UFRL) pursuant to the RMTC Laboratory Accreditation Program. The laboratory, which performs testing of horse racing samples for the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, is the tenth to become accredited […]
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For the first time in history, Florida gambling regulators have approved a request by the Magic City Casino, a greyhound racecourse in Miami, to do away with dog racing while still maintaining its slot machines and card games, according to the Sun Sentinel. In the past, the legal push for decoupling has been unsuccessful in allowing these […]
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State Sen. Bill Galvano and Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, the respective chair and co-chair of the Florida Legislature’s Conference Committee on Gaming, issued a joint statement on Tuesday stating the two chambers were unable to agree to compromise language for gambling legislation before the current legislative session ends on Friday. “Notwithstanding the significant progress made […]
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In a push to finally get a gambling bill approved during the current legislative session, the Florida House of Representatives made a few major offers during a session held Wednesday morning. The SaintPetersBlog reports that the House has agreed to allow ‘decoupling’, which would permit pari-mutuel racetracks to stop offering live horse or dog racing, but keep […]
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