| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Gambling research company Spectrum Gaming Group released a 464-page report describing the state of gambling in Florida and what 12 various scenarios would result in.
When gamblers talk about covering all their bets, they can now point to this report. It...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:43 PM
El Festival Miami 2013 está de plácemes este año y no es solo por la presentación de la mega estrella Gloria Estefan, quien abre el festival el 1 de octubre.
La gala musical que organiza la Escuela de Música Frost de la Universidad de Miami (UM)...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:45 PM
The Big Easy Poker Room at Mardi Gras Casino has established a nice base with free tournaments. Now it's ramping things up a bit.
At 7 p.m. Saturday is a soup-ed up version of the tournaments, with $2,500 guaranteed prize money and $1,000...
| Oct 18, 2013
A bald cap, big lab-nerd eyeglasses, a crumpled black porkpie hat and a cold stare — or, if you prefer, a yellow hazmat-suit kit complete with breathing mask and a goatee — will make up the Halloween costume of the year, according to costume...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:23 AM
The cavernous lobby of the Bank of America building in downtown Orlando was one of the first art venues in downtown Orlando. A frequent player on the monthly Third Thursdays gallery hop, showings there just stopped in the mid-2000s. Now there's a new...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:56 AM
Here’s what happens when a city commissioner tries to get involved in state gambling policy: Incomplete information, a skittish pari-mutuel owner and the commissioner calling the mayor a name.
(Note: We have an upate below)
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Robin Thicke, the R&B singer behind the hit "Blurred Lines" and also behind Miley Cyrus during an infamous MTV performance, will perform at this year's Mardi Gras festivities at Universal Studios.
Thicke will be on stage at the theme park on Feb. 22,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:46 PM
The Hialeah Park poker room was flush with customers in its first full month, with pretty much a full house.
The new poker room outearned its south Broward and Miami-Dade competitors, with $692,417 in September revenue. That’s well ahead of nearby...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Jay and the Americans will perform 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mardi Gras Casino grandstand. Cost is $10 for general admission, $20 for premium seating or $40 for VIPs. A fireworks show follows. Among the band's hits are “She Cried,” “Cara...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:24 PM
For 11 weeks, poker players at Dania Jai-Alai will be out of luck.
New owners will close part of the casino, including the poker room, as part of long-term renovation.
About 500 slot machines will start spinning and cards will resume flying sometime...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Inside Union Station, a robotic voice is barking out destinations for Amtrak's northbound Train 785, departing from track No. 9.
"Glendale, Burbank Airport, Van Nuys … Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Goleta! All aboard!"
Yuval Sharon smiles,...