Articles by Isadore Havenick

Fast Ferry Off to Slow Start

Maylasian corporate behemoth, Genting, has started a fast ferry service to Bimini where they have a small casino under construction. Genting is the company that…


Dolphins and Marlins

  Most politically savvy South Floridians were slightly shocked that the bill to allow a bed tax increase to fund Dolphin Stadium improvements never made…


Adult Arcades and Internet Cafés

So what is everyone in Tallahassee talking about these days? Seems like the buzz in the legislative hallways the last few weeks has centered on…


The Question of Regulation

The Florida Legislature has been busy the past few weeks, taking proactive steps to outlaw internet sweepstakes cafes in the state of Florida. Many of…


Does anyone care?

The search is well underway to see what the future holds for the Miami Beach Convention Center. There are mixed feelings about the vision, but…



Tribal Power

All around the country, Indian gaming has been steadily gaining momentum and fostering large paydays for tribal members. Florida is no exception to this pattern….


A Busy Beach

It is that time of year. The boat show brings crowds from around the country, if not the world, to marvel at an unmatched collection…



Happy New Year

This column will take a break from our usual subject matter to wish everyone a very happy and healthy New Year, and to bestow some…