Playing – Plan for St. Johns County playing facility attracts problem
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The state’s approval of a plan to open a pari-mutuel facility close to St. Augustine has drawn a authorized problem from one other playing operator down Interstate 95.
Daytona Seaside Kennel Membership, Inc., final week filed a problem to a choice by the Florida Division of Enterprise and Skilled Regulation to permit the relocation of a long-existing playing allow to the location of the deliberate facility in St. Johns County.
Bayard Raceways, Inc. notified the division in July that it deliberate to relocate the allow to open a facility at an eight-acre web site alongside Interstate 95 southwest of St. Augustine. The allow was used previously at a canine observe in northern St. Johns County, although it had been extra not too long ago used by means of an association with a observe in neighboring Clay County.
Louis Trombetta, director of the state division’s Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, signed off on the relocation Sept. 11.
However Daytona Seaside Kennel Membership, Inc. contended within the problem filed final week on the state Division of Administrative Hearings that regulators didn’t correctly analyze the relocation plan beneath administrative legislation. The problem points, partly, to the truth that the brand new facility can be inside 50 miles of the Volusia County playing operation, which works by the identify Daytona Seaside Racing and Card Membership.
“Petitioner’s (Daytona Beach Kennel Club’s) substantial interests are affected by the division’s agency statement because the relocation of the St. Johns greyhound permit to the proposed location is within 50 miles of the DBKC facility and will substantially deteriorate DBKC’s revenue-producing capability,” the problem stated. “This is a factor that must be considered as part of the … relocation analysis (under part of state law) directly applicable to this matter, yet was completely disregarded by the division.”
Bayard Raceways filed a discover Tuesday of intervening within the case and stated the problem needs to be rejected.
“Ultimately, Bayard seeks a final order dismissing Daytona Kennel’s petition as lacking any basis in fact or law,” the discover stated. “Bayard reserves all rights and defenses.”
The case has been assigned to Administrative Regulation Choose Suzanne Van Wyk, who on Thursday scheduled a listening to for Jan. 27 and Jan. 28.
Florida voters in 2018 accepted a constitutional modification that imposed a ban on greyhound racing, efficient on the finish of this 12 months. However pari-mutuel amenities can proceed to function poker rooms and provide playing on things like horse and canine racing beamed in from different components of the nation.
The Daytona Seaside facility and bestbet Orange Park, the Clay County facility the place the Bayard Raceways allow has been used, have ended stay greyhound racing.