Tag Archives: Florida

Florida’s Game-Changing Alcohol Licensing Reform: A Win for Small Restaurants

Frances Rodriguez – On May 12, 2023, Governor DeSantis signed into law amended Florida Statute Section 561.20(4), heralding a transformative change in the state’s alcohol regulatory framework. This revision to the statute known as the Special Food Service license (SFS), promises to have a profound and far-reaching impact on Florida’s retail alcohol beverage industry. In […]

Online Sports Betting Loses Big In Florida…For Now

Matthew Benedict – Betting on sports is ingrained in human culture with roots dating back to the gladiators of Roman times. Sports and betting have since evolved, offering gamblers the opportunity to bet on Super Bowls and hotdog eating contests alike. Until recently, the majority of sports gambling was conducted via illegal or offshore bookmakers […]

Florida Statute Chapter 501 Part II and Online Negative Option Features

ANDREW WILLARD — Florida Statutes Chapter 501, Part II, Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (“FDUTPA”) is the main weapon the Office of the Attorney General (“OAG”) wields when protecting consumers and businesses from fraud stemming out of commercial activities within the State of Florida. FDUTPA, in short, provides the OAG with the ability […]