The 1st District Court of Appeal is here and ready to hear comments and cases for and against the law regarding slot machines in the state of Florida . For what many considered initially to be an open and shut case with the state, it has turned out to be a much bigger deal regarding whether or not Hialeah Park is going to get slot machines like the other tracks in the area have.
The question that is before the court is regarding how specific the law has been regarding the games and if they are limited just to the seven that already have them or if there are others that qualify as well. The seven racinos that already have the slot machines on their premises say that there is nothing that will change their minds as to the fact that
Hialeah should not get the slot machines. They argue that they had to be holding races in 2006 and 2007 and the track wasnâ ™t so they do not qualify for the games. They say that the 2004 constitutional amendment does not allow for the track to offer slot machines, and that the law is very clear in its structure.
However, there are many others that disagree and they argue that the track should get them as they fall in the counties that currently offer them. They also argue that the law allows for the state government to bring in slot machines anywhere else in the state that it sees fit. The Appeals Court is now going to have to decide if this is the case or not, and they so far have said that the law is fairly unclear so this should make for a long process.