I’m working on a project about the history of gambling and I’m currently focusing on Florida. I’ve found a lot of differing answers in my research so far. Some sources stating that gambling had never been fully illegal and others stating complete bans at certain points in history. I found details of gambling regulations and some gambling forms that were outlawed, but I haven’t been able to zero in on if or when gambling as a whole was outlawed in Florida.
I am especially looking for any concrete dates or years when gambling was banned statewide. Previous bans, if lifted, when were they lifted and what brought about the changes? Any type of gambling, from horse racing to card games, would be useful to know about. Sources for your information would also be appreciated, as I need to be able to cite this in my work. I figured this forum is filled with knowledgeable people who might be able to guide me.