In this morning’s Orlando Business Journal:
A 1st District Court of Appeal ruling allowing slot machines at a race track in Hialeah could allow lawmakers to OK slots anywhere in the state, reports Florida Today.
It appears that a county referendum would be required, but this ruling opens the door to the potential for slots in West Central Florida. Full casino gaming is still somewhere down the road, so there will be no Hard Rock Casino in Brooksville. However, there’s room for some type of gaming in Ocala, Wildwood, or Wesley Chapel, I would think. A resort-type hotel with slots at a high-level golf course along the Suncoast Expressway might also be a possibility.