GAMBLING IS FUN BUT DANGEROUS!
Published May 10, 2019
Lets be honest: We
all love to gamble one way or another. But beware of the laws
regulating gambling in Florida. Remember: Florida has gambling
laws actually quite a few!
We know that real
Vegas-style casinos are not allowed. We need to go to
neighboring states to waste our money. When I lived in
California I always wondered why CA doesnt allow casinos,
considering that the state is always broke. When playing in a
casino in Nevada, you could nearly be sure that the person or
minimum a wide majority of the people -- sitting next to you was
from California. With other words: Californians went to Nevada,
spending their money in the neighboring state. Nevada makes so
much money through gambling that they dont even charge seniors
property tax! Imagine that?
Gambling can be
like about everything else addictive and this claim is being
used by opponents of casinos to fight bills that would have
allowed casinos to open in our State. But our legislature
allowed Lotto, in my opinion much more addictive and often
being played by folks who can least afford it.
But getting back to
gambling in our association: Card games etc. are allowed, if the
winnings of any player in a single round, hand, or game
does not exceed $10 in value.
With other words: If
you feel the need to gamble at home or in your clubhouse, keep
the stakes of the game low in order not to violate the laws.
Or would you like
the local Sheriff to bust into your clubhouse with a SWAT-team
because you are running a high-stakes poker-game and one sore
loser ratted you out?
||Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice,
's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group.
CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in
associations. He moved to
in 1995 - hoping to retire. He moved into a HOA, where the
developer cheated the homeowners and used the association dues
for his own purposes. End of retirement!
CCFJ was born in the year 2000, when some owners met in
- finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a
member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.
The organization has two websites to inform interested
homeowners and condo owners:
News Website: http://www.ccfj.net/.
Educational Website: http://www.ccfjfoundation.net/.
We think that only owners can really represent owners, since all
service providers surely have a different interest! We are
trying to create owner-friendly laws, but the best laws are
useless without enforcement. And enforcement is totally lacking