ABT Agents to Patrol Playoff and Bowl Games in Miami
December 31, 2008
TALLAHASSEE—Fans from all over the country will be converging in South Florida this week and next for major playoff and bowl games. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco agents will be patrolling the games to target and arrest underage drinkers and to ensure public safety at these sporting events.
Preventing underage drinking is one of the top priorities for the division. Agents will patrol the Virginia Tech versus University of Cincinnati Orange Bowl game on New Year’s Day; the Dolphins versus Baltimore Ravens game on Jan. 4; and the BCS National Championship Bowl game on Jan. 8, where the University of Florida and University of Oklahoma will meet to compete for the coveted crystal trophy.
The mission of ABT is to keep alcohol and tobacco out of the hands of underage persons, to ensure that licensed establishments are in compliance with the laws and rules regulating the industry in Florida, and to collect taxes and fees related to these industries.
The department’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The department licenses more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from real estate agents, veterinarians, and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit MyFloridaLicense.com.