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President Office — Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 6, 2013

CONTACT: Britton Alexander, 850-487-5229


MEDIA ADVISORY: Senate Gaming Committee Announces Statewide Workshop Schedule

Tallahassee —

The Florida Senate Gaming Committee has scheduled four public workshops this fall to gather citizen input about findings in the Two-Part Gaming Study commissioned by the Florida Legislature during the past Legislative Session. On October 1, 2013, Spectrum Gaming Group, LLC, will deliver its final report of the study for publication on the Committee’s website.  

“While the Florida Lottery, Seminole casinos, and gaming activities at licensed pari-mutuel facilities generate substantial economic activity, gaming regulations have been amended piecemeal over decades,” said Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville). “The Gaming Committee is charged with conducting a thorough review and recommending a comprehensive policy on how gaming fits into the broader Florida economy.”

Senator Garrett Richter (R-Naples), Chair of the Gaming Committee, said, “The Two-Part Gaming Study will give legislators and interested citizens alike a factual foundation for assessing the economic and social impacts of possible changes in Florida’s gaming environment; the public hearings provide a valuable opportunity for committee members to hear local and personal perspectives.”  

ALL MEDIA ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND:

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
4:00 – 7:00 PM  (Eastern)
Broward College, North Campus
OMNI Auditorium
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd
Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
3:00 – 6:00 PM (Eastern)
George Jenkins High School
Auditorium
6000 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland, FL 33813

Thursday, November 14, 2013
1:30 – 4:30 PM (Central)
WSRE-TV Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio
1000 College Boulevard
Pensacola, FL 32504

Friday, November 15, 2013
2:00 – 5:00 PM (Eastern)
Florida State College at Jacksonville Downtown Campus
Advanced Technology Center
401 W. State St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202

For directions, see hearing locations in Google Maps. For more information, please visit the Senate Gaming Committee’s webpage.

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