The Friday Show Presented By Uptowncharlybrown Stud: Florida’s Gambling Gold Rush

Joe Nevills is going to miss his annual visits to Dania Jai Alai in South Florida. Ray Paulick will soon be longing for the majesty and bucolic beauty of “racing” at Oxford Downs south of Ocala. And the Seminole Tribe of Florida will be making money hand over fist like there’s no tomorrow.

In this week’s edition of the Friday Show, bloodstock editor Nevills and publisher Paulick discuss the new landscape for racing and gaming in Florida following the state legislature’s approval of three bills that strengthen the Seminole tribe’s grip over sports and casino gambling and allow non-Thoroughbred pari-mutuel businesses to keep their casinos or card rooms open while ending racing or jai alai operations. The net result puts Gulfstream Park and Florida horsemen in a more challenging position than ever before, especially if purse subsidies from the Calder Casino end in the coming months.

By contrast, the story that accompanies the Star of the Week is a welcome respite from the stormy waters the sport has navigated since revelations about the Kentucky Derby winner’s failed drug test.

Watch this week’s show, presented by Uptowncharlybrown Stud, below:

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