Naples Daily News 


Regulating gambling falls under the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, a Cabinet-level agency with a governor-appointed secretary who oversees monitoring of businesses and professionals in Florida.

“Unless they create a gaming commission or something similar, they won’t be able to address loopholes that are yet to be identified,” said John Lockwood, a Tallahassee-based lawyer who has used Florida’s weak regulatory system and what he refers to as its archaic laws over the past decade to expand gambling for his clients through state courts.


TALLAHASSEE – Lawmakers are closer to a gambling deal that could expand gambling in Florida and toss a requirement that sites offer dog racing or other live events if they want to feature card games.

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