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Good news for poker players in Florida

Tags: florida, gambling, gaming law, high stakes, poker, UIGEA.
Posted on 02 July 2010 by "T".

Very good news for poker players in Florida. On June 1, 2010, a new state law went into effect. The new law allows card rooms across the state to extend the opening hours and raise the buy-ins for no-limit poker games, as well. High stakes games will now be legal at 23 poker rooms run by horse and dog tracks and jai alai frontons. The new law also will let the Seminole Tribe to lift limits at its seven casinos, including the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa. Poker tournaments were held to a $1,000 maximum buy-in before, but now that limit has been removed plus that cardrooms at parimutuel facilities can now be open for 18 hours Sunday-Thursday, and 24 hours on Friday and Saturday.

Many poker analysts believe that the new law will open the door for televised tournaments played by pros to take place in the state of Florida.

 


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9 comments for "Good news for poker players in Florida"

 DAGOR02/07/2010 15:36:34 GMT
Hello everybody!
Is it seen that we are going to see a world poker tour make a stop in Miami. This would be a very nice for a tournament!
See you soon for a new post lol!
 Kerdisas02/07/2010 16:58:33 GMT
And how about any good news for poker players in Minsk? %) It is ridiculous and irritating that while some governments make it more liberal ours make it more and more stupid every day.
Sorry for offtopic. This is my pain.
 psycokiller02/07/2010 18:37:42 GMT
That is refreshing to here. Still doesn't make sense as to why governments around the world are ok with live poker and so anti online poker.
 Funope02/07/2010 19:14:30 GMT
yeah, playing cards with Donald Duck
 borky12310/07/2010 14:44:29 GMT
Happy people who live in Florida Smile Big Smile
 tongerlo10/07/2010 20:30:20 GMT
Posted by psycokiller:
That is refreshing to here. Still doesn't make sense as to why governments around the world are ok with live poker and so anti online poker.

well in denmark they try limiting as well online as live poker
lucky us
GL to all
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 dule-vu11/07/2010 01:05:16 GMT
I will be happy that in whole usa people cant play poker online,beacuse of they stupid politic and that people who believe to them and everything what they say!they want to have whole world by them and when they dont want poker,stop in every state of usa!
 BoyElectric11/07/2010 03:17:52 GMT
Posted by dule-vu:
I will be happy that in whole usa people cant play poker online,beacuse of they stupid politic and that people who believe to them and everything what they say!they want to have whole world by them and when they dont want poker,stop in every state of usa!

 redpanda8613/07/2010 05:23:02 GMT
Might be good for the rest of the USA if they finally start loosening back up on online poker. Florida looks like it might be a good example.

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