Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Gambling regulations vary significantly across countries around the world, as well as within individual states in the US where the differences in approach from place to place can be especially stark.So what is Florida’s stance on this pastime and how do the state-approved regulations stack up against other regions?Land-Based GamblingLike the majority of states, there are fairly significant restrictions in place in Florida when it comes to land-based gambling.The only places where casinos can operate legally in the state are lands belonging to native American tribes. The most significant concentration of casinos can be found on reservations occupied by the Seminole tribe, meaning that most Floridians need to make a trip specifically to visit these regulated gambling houses.There were some workarounds that people found to gamble in Florida without incurring the wrath of the authorities, chiefly by taking cruise ships out from Miami and into international waters to allow all sorts of unmitigated wagering. However, since these were banned in 2016, locals and visitors to the state’s most famous city have been limited to playing slots at the handful of pseudo-casinos that do have licenses to operate within its borders.Other restrictions on once-legal gambling practices have also been rolled out in recent years, including a ban on greyhound racing which caused controversy. Horse racing and associated gambling activities is still legal, with venues across the state offering this experience, so long as bets are placed on-site.Online GamblingLike many other states, the way that regulations in Florida relate to online gambling is somewhat ambiguous. It is neither expressly prohibited for people to play at any online casino in Canada or any other overseas territory has to offer, but neither is it definitively permitted.One certainty is that running an online casino which is based in Florida itself is not currently legal. This is why players need to look to sites that are hosted and run in other parts of the world if they want to get their fill of web-based gambling action.Of course, this all means that Floridians can play almost any game they want online using their smartphone or tablet, including everything from slots titles to table games like poker and blackjack. And with so many competing casino sites to consider, this gap in the regulations allows for plenty of wiggle room.Future ChangesAt a time when Florida seems to be clamping down on gambling activities, at least in their land-based form, the rest of the US is undergoing something of an upheaval, or at least an anticipation of possible changes to come.This is all based on a Supreme Court ruling made in 2018 which effectively meant that an outright ban on sports betting was not something that could be enforced at a federal level. In short, this gave states the power to decide for themselves whether or not they should open things up and let citizens and visitors place wagers on the outcome of sporting events.So far, Florida and a number of other southern states have not yet pursued this avenue. This is not solely because of ideological opposition to sports betting, even though there is a degree to which this is the motivation; it also comes down to business.Because of the way that gambling is regulated and parcelled out in Florida already, any significant change like this would ruffle the feathers of existing operators, especially those found on tribal land. Some argue that this might lead to a domino effect towards state-wide legalization, which would have its own social problems even if it also led to a windfall in terms of taxation.Time will tell whether Florida decides on a regulatory shake-up in relation to gambling, and which way this shift might tip. TAGSfloridagamblingRegulations Previous articleBorrowing Money With a Bad or No Credit RatingNext articleFlorida teacher pay raise bills stray from DeSantis’ $900 million budget request Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Image Source: Pixabay LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin TAGSCouncil houseslimericktenants Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival THE ISSUE of adult children who live with their parents in local authority housing not being able to take over the tenancy when parents die was raised at a meeting of the local authority’s housing committee this week.Cllr Cian Prendiville (AAA) said that he is currently dealing with such a case.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “He was not named as the tenant but lived in the house with his father, who died. Now the council are trying to evict him through the courts,” Cllr Prendiville explained.Cllr Richard O’Donoghue (FF) said there are too many impediments to people buying their council homes after living in them for years. Under the purchase scheme, tenants have to have an income in excess of €15,000“‘We’ve had people who are tired and they can’t buy their houses, even if they come into a few pounds.“If you’re someone who has special needs and your home has been specially adapted, you come up against the same problem,” he said. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsAdult children losing council homesBy Bernie English – October 29, 2016 967 WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleBrakes could be put on trainsNext articleNew Halloween Horror Events Unveiled At Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Email
365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic EU can’t force government to make changes to truck tax – Harkin Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Google+ Google+ The EU can’t do much to help reduce the high road tax costs that Irish hauliers have been protesting against.That’s according to the Midlands Northwest MEP Marian Harkin who was speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.Ms Harkin says that Ireland, like the UK, has full control of its tax systems and the EU has no powers to force them to change those tax laws….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/harkintrucktax.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleConcern at the lack of resources for child welfare services in DonegalNext articleMan arrested after suspected double murder in Carndonagh News Highland By News Highland – October 23, 2014 Pinterest Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
Pine nuts: On the basis that we expect to see a major step to normal supply being resumed, now that Russia and China appear to have settled their cross-border issues, we would hope to see prices ease into 2011 and to correct to more recognisable levels in the course of the next few months. However, varying reports suggest progressive climate change has radically altered the volumes that can be produced. Despite the high price of pine nuts over the past two years, domestic demand in the key producing countries is rising, and will affect exports.Pumpkin seeds: Although China increased its planted acreage this year, wet weather in September and October affected optimal production, so the additional stocks expected and counted on, did not materialise. Any surplus will be in the hands of local Chinese merchants and speculators, who are limiting stocks coming to the export market and, consequently, we have seen prices roll over into this new season at levels to match the unpleasant highs of last season.Sunflower seeds: With strong domestic demand again from within China, a new crop which is reported to be slightly reduced from last year and with sunflower prices still significantly lower than pumpkin and pine nuts, we would expect to see sunflower prices firming into 2011.l Based on information provided by RM Curtis
Long balls landed among the palm trees to no avail on Tuesday in one of the most picturesque parks in Southern California.Going deep · Senior outfielder Greg Zebrack (above) was USC’s top performer on Tuesday in the team’s 9-5 loss to the Pepperdine Waves. He finished 2-3 with a home run and two RBIs for the game. – Joseph Chen | Daily TrojanThe Trojans (16-27), coming off a tough sweep at now No. 6 Oregon State, made their last stop of an eight-game road trip in Malibu, Calif. to take on the Pepperdine Waves (22-17).With both teams trading early home runs in Home Run Derby fashion, it appeared as though USC would out-launch the Waves to a much-needed victory. Once again, however, the Trojan bullpen could not evade an ugly big inning and USC ended its trip on a sour note with a 9-5 loss in a season sweep against Pepperdine.The long ball couldn’t help a Trojan team that has had difficulty taking advantage of runners in scoring position. An anemic offense contributed three home runs (five runs total) in the previous series against Oregon State and USC was ultimately unable to eke out a win against the Beavers.On Tuesday, the Trojans scored all of their runs via the home run, but this burst of offense couldn’t make up for sloppy defense.USC entered the game aiming to split both its road trip stretch and its season series against the Waves. The Trojans took the field in Malibu with a 3-4 record over their last seven away games, and in March, they suffered a 9-4 comeback defeat against the Waves at Dedeaux Field.A weary Trojan team wasn’t about to catch any breaks in the last game before its anticipated homecoming.The Waves won the last game they played on Sunday, April 21, before taking a week off for final exams and graduation. Aside from an extended rest period, Pepperdine had the advantage on the mound, sending out strong Sunday starter Aaron Brown, who looked to tack on another win to his consecutive five-game streak. USC, on the other hand, matched with its midweek starter, junior Sean Silva.The Waves jumped ahead early against Silva, putting a two-run dent in the scoreboard in the first frame. Three consecutive singles loaded the bases and the Trojans narrowly escaped a big inning by soliciting three ground balls that produced only two runs.Senior right fielder Greg Zebrack did some early damage control and answered with a home run to left field the very next half inning. Silva, however, was unable to suppress a retaliation effort by the Waves, who matched with a home run of their own.The Trojan offense, eager to break its drought at Oregon State, refused to be quieted for long.In the top of the third inning, freshman Timmy Robinson singled and demonstrated some heads-up baseball, advancing to third on a wild pick-off throw. Senior second baseman Adam Landecker tied the game at three with a timely two-run home run. Zebrack would add his second home run of the game in the top of the sixth, but the one-run lead was short-lived.In the seventh inning, Trojans let the game completely unravel. It was the Murphy’s Law of innings: anything that could go wrong did.Sophomore Nigel Nootbaar came in as relief and quickly found himself in a bases-loaded situation. He almost escaped the jam unscathed but the Waves capitalized on sloppy defense and poor pitching by the bullpen. Nootbaar and freshman Brooks Kriske allowed Pepperdine to excel thanks to three walks, two fielding errors, a wild pitch, a passed ball, a hit batsman — and only two hits. All runs by the relievers were unearned.To make matters worse, USC committed its third error of the game in the very next inning when Zebrack collided with Robinson in the outfield and dropped what should have been a routine fly ball.In the end, the five-run deficit was too much to overcome, even with junior Kevin Swick’s home run in the bottom of the ninth.USC heads home after a disappointing 3-5 road trip and amid a four-game skid. The loss is particularly hard to stomach, but the Trojans will have to forget and move on as they take on TCU on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.