Destination Resorts Bill
The impact of legislation which would allow a mega destination resort casino to be built-in Miami is the subject of a Town Hall meeting hosted by the Beacon Council.
A Senate bill that would clear the way for resort casinos in Florida will be revamped, after lawmakers raised a flurry of questions Wednesday about issues such as the impact on longstanding pari-mutuel facilities.
The Senate Regulated Industries Committee next week will hold a workshop on the proposal to allow destination gambling resorts in Florida, according to a committee meeting notice.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida confirmed Thursday what those following the gaming debate already knew – it will fight efforts to expand non-tribal gaming outside of South Florida.
The battle lines are being drawn over the controversial Destination Resorts Act which would allow mega resort casinos at three locations in South Florida.
Lawmakers sponsoring the resort casino bill have seen a growing chorus of opposition to bill, and on Thursday they defended it to a roomful of reporters, saying it would better regulate gambling and provide jobs.
An unlikely combination of people are beginning to voice their opposition to the growing movement to bring resort style gambling to the Sunshine State.
Two South Florida lawmakers are betting casino resorts are just what we need to boost the bottom line.
Could casino resorts be just what Florida needs to boost the bottom line? Miami-Dade state Rep. Erik Fresen and state Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff are betting on it.
Genting Malaysia and Las Vegas Sands both want to turn South Florida into a gambling hotspot with Las Vegas-style casinos and resorts.