Florida gaming rules to be repelled without any hearing

A meeting scheduled to repel dozen rules regarding slot machines operations and pari-mutuel has been postponed when no party requested for a hearing. Following this development, the filling deadline for this rule is on August 23, and will come into effect on 12 September. The rule that had been slated would have done away with the following state requirements.

• Requirement for having an updated list of a slot operators minimum security staff levels
• Rules regarding the transfer of money electronically

• A detailed report detailing the amount and the type of jobs that relates to slots machine operations
• Information to be issued to regulators regarding amendments pertaining to lease agreements on pari-mutuel permits
• A fee of $15,000 for use in background investigation for a given pari-mutuel permit• Requirement for having an updated list of a slot operators minimum security staff levels

Part of wider changes

Report from the department of Business and professional regulation that houses the Division of Pari-Mutuel wagering, the rules were to be repelled as part of the broader plan by governor Rick Scott executive order that aims to direct state agencies to find obsolete or burdensome rules and regulation in the gambling industry.

As an example, the requirement of preparing security staffing levels and slot machine jobs are no longer required as the role is now covered in another law that stipulates that companies to maintain current and accurate job descriptions for each role performed by employee so that employees are fully aware of their job profile.