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Legalized Gambling in Florida

Legalized Gambling in Florida

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 November 2004
Prepared for 
The Florida Senate
Prepared by
Committee on Regulated Industries
Legalized Gambling inFlorida - theCompetition in theMarketplace
 Report Number 2005-155
 
 
 
 
 
Table of Contents
Background 1
 
Methodology 4
 
The Findings 5
 
I. Legalized Gambling in Florida 5
 
A. The Pari-Mutuel Industry 5
 
1. History of Pari-Mutuels in Florida 5
 
2. A Declining Industry 15
 
3. Industry Survey 16
 
B. The Lottery 17
 
1. Establishment of the Lottery and Revenue Contributions to Education 17
 
2. Lottery Still Faces Challenges 18
 
II. The Competition to the Pari-mutuel Industry and the Lottery 19
 
A. Cruises to Nowhere 19
 
B. Indian gaming 20
 
C. Indian Gaming Regulatory Act 22
 
D. Gambling in Mississippi 25
 
E. Slot Machines in Florida 26
 
Conclusions 28
 
Recommendations 29
 
Appendixes 30
 
Appendix 1 - Cardroom Revenues 31
 
Appendix 2 - Attendance at Florida’s Pari-Mutuel Facilities 32
 
Appendix 3 Pari-Mutuel Survey 33
 
Appendix 4 Lottery Appropriations 50
 
Appendix 5 Indian Gaming Revenues 51
 

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