Florida’s house speaker and senate president announced Wednesday that destination casinos and other gambling issues are not priorities for the 2014 legislative session, the Sun-Sentinel reported. Genting is one of several groups lobbying hard for state law changes to allow casinos with no gambling restrictions. Florida Panthers executives are pushing for a casino at the BB&T Center in Sunrise.
Parimutuel owners in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have asked for the ability to offer blackjack to get on equal footing with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, which has an exclusive deal with the state for blackjack and certain table games. That deal expires in 2015. [Sun-Sentinel] — Eric Kalis