Florida Gambling Laws
|Code Section||849.01 et seq.; 550.001, et. seq.|
|Gambling||Playing or engaging in any card game or game of chance, at any place, by any device, for money or another thing of value.|
|Horse Racing/Off-Track Betting||Pari-mutuel wagering meets of thoroughbred racing, quarter horse racing, or harness racing allowed with permit. Off-track and inter-track wagering allowed.|
|Dog Racing/Off-Track Betting||Pari-mutuel wagering on greyhound dog racing allowed with permit. Off-track and intertrack wagering allowed.|
|Casinos Allowed?||Pari-mutuel-style, not casino-style card rooms allowed. Tribal gaming pursuant to Indian Gaming Regulatory Act legal. Gambling devices otherwise prohibited.|
|Other Kinds of Gambling-Related Activities Allowed or Banned||Penny-ante games with winnings not exceeding $10 permitted, including poker, pinochle, bridge, dominoes, and mahjongg, if conducted by adults in a dwelling. Cardrooms, bingo, gaming for charitable organizations allowed. Chain letters and pyramid schemes banned. Jah-alai allowed.|
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