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Florida Gambling Laws

Gambling, whether it's horse-racing or slot machines, is regulated at the state level. Generally speaking, Florida gambling laws limit casinos to Indian reservations and allow betting on horse racing. The amount of wagers and where casinos can be located geographically also incorporates state law. The following table highlights the basics of California's laws pertaining to gambling. See Details on State Gambling Laws for a general overview.

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. Ja-alai allowed.

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Florida gaming law attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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