Florida gambling regulators backed on employee cardroom rule

Florida gambling regulators backed on employee cardroom rule

Article brief provided by The News Service of Florida
  • The News Service of Florida
May 17, 2024 3:38 PM
  • The News Service of Florida

An appeals court Friday backed the Florida Gaming Control Commission in a dispute about whether regulators could bar cardroom employees from playing poker where they work.

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A three-judge panel of the 5th District Court of Appeal upheld a decision by Administrative Law Judge G.W. Chisenhall in a case filed by Central Florida’s Oxford Downs and employee Darold Donnelly.

The case alleged that regulators overstepped their legal authority with a rule that prevented licensed cardroom employees from playing games in the gambling facilities where they work.

But Chisenhall and the appeals court panel disagreed.