January 20, 2022

Florida's Vice Economy

Vice: Gambling in Florida

Florida's come a long way from the days of Al Capone and Meyer Lansky. Read more »
Published on 12/13/2017

Vice: Strip clubs in Florida

The number of clubs isn't increasing, but the business is growing — and playing the ‘more acceptable' card. Read more »
Published on 12/13/2017

Prostitution: A Florida snapshot

Most enforcement efforts these days focus on services advertised online — most particularly on human trafficking. Read more »
Published on 12/13/2017

Bootlegging in Florida

Last year, an 82-year-old man from Niceville in Florida's Panhandle posted some items for sale on Craigslist that caught the attention of interested buyers: Two whiskey stills, one for $150, another for $250. Read more »
Published on 12/13/2017

Florida's vice economy

Times have changed: Many activities that once carried a moral or even criminal taint now operate more like regulated businesses than criminal enterprises. A look at Florida's vice economy: Gambling, prostitution and strip clubs. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2017

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Meet the real captain of the Gasparilla pirate ship
Meet the real captain of the Gasparilla pirate ship

Around Tampa Bay, a pirate ship often stands as the area’s symbol, especially for the Jan. 29 Gasparilla Parade of Pirates. Some 300,000 people are expected to swarm Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa to beg the invading pirates for beads and doubloons in a daylong parade.

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