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by Card Player News Team |  Published: May 28, 2010

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New Poker Laws Finally Come to Florida After Years of Obstacles, State Scraps Buy-in Restrictions Finally. That’s what many poker players in Florida are inevitably saying as both the Florida Senate and the Florida House passed a new deal in April that will transform the poker landscape of the state. Once the governor signs the new compact and the U.S. Department of Interior approves the new legislation, Florida will finally have uncapped poker. In some ways, Florida has been the laughingstock of live poker in the U.S. Due to a host of wacky restrictions, such as a $100 max buy-in for all cash games, casinos were running $5-$10 no-limit hold’em with a maximum buy-in of 10 big blinds. But that’s all about to change. The Florida House voted 74-39 to approve a new compact that will expand gambling in the state, just days after the Florida Senate approved the new ...


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