Articles by Isadore Havenick

Battle of the Beaches

[dropcap]Y[/dropcap]ou can play it up or outright dismiss it but could Cuba be the next big thing in beachfront casino resorts? Miami Beach residents want…


Game On

Now that the primaries are over, battle lines are drawn and the gubernatorial match is officially set. While it was a mere formality, the Rick…




2014 Gaming Bills Released

At long last the Florida Senate and Florida House have released their respective gaming bills for the 2014 legislative session. They represent divergent views on…


The Latest Rumor

The Florida Legislature has been busy the past few weeks taking proactive steps to position themselves for the upcoming session as it relates to gambling….


Entertainment Options

There are so many entertainment options for us here in South Florida. Here is a short list of musical performers slated to be in town…


Re-Writing or Re-Righting

The pari-mutuel industry in Florida [horse racing – dog racing – jaialai] is regulated by Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. This agency that…


Two New Beginnings

Two weeks ago the City of Hialeah welcomed the opening of the Casino at Hialeah Park. Within five days of that opening The Casino at…


Players have options

In most of my columns I write about the potential for gaming in and around Miami Beach. I touch on what’s going on in the…