destination resorts

(MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)

Weatherford: ‘Lights Dimming’ On Florida Gambling Bill

Odds are getting longer against stand-alone casinos in Florida in the near future as a stalemate between Gov. Rick Scott and House Speaker Will Weatherford appears to deepen.

CBS Miami–02/19/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Anti-Casino Group Study: Mega Casinos Will Cause Crime Spike

If craps tables and roulette wheels come to South Florida crime will spin out of control. That was the claims of casino opponents who released a scientific study Wednesday, showing that casinos will boost burglary, car theft, robbery, rape, prostitution and political payoffs.


(Source: CBS4)

Poll: Let Voters Decide Future Of Casinos In Fla.

Let the people decide the future of casinos in Florida. That’s the results of a new poll of registered Florida voters.


(Source: CBS4)

Changes To Gambling Bill Has S. Floridians Taking Sides

It’s a new twist in a casino controversy that has people taking sides. The legislation proposed to bring mega destination gambling resorts to South Florida is changing and expanding gambling even more to include pari-mutuels.


(Photo Credit: MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)

Miami Beach Commission Votes No On Gambling Resolution

Miami Beach commissioners decided Wednesday afternoon that they are not willing to take a gamble on casinos. The commission voted no on a resolution that says casinos are a losing wager for the city.


(Source: Genting) The Hotel and Restaurant complex of the Genting resort is intended to evoke a view of a coral reef

Miami Beach Commissioners Set To Vote On Gambling Resolution

The City of Miami Beach may not be ready to take a gamble on expanded casino gambling in South Florida. Wednesday afternoon, city commissioners will vote on a resolution that says casinos are a losing wager for the city.


(Source: Calder Casino And Race Course)

Miami Town Hall On Destination Resort Casinos

The Miami Chamber of Commerce is hosting a town hall meeting on Monday to discuss the controversial destination resort casinos.


(Source: CBS4)

Barbara Jordan Puts Brakes On Casino Gambling Straw Poll

Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara Jordan has put the brakes on a proposal that may have put the casino gambling issue on the January ballot.


(Source: Genting) The Hotel and Restaurant will include 50 restaurants and 4 hotels

Exclusive: Will The Public Vote On Casino Gambling?

The Miami Dade County Commission will consider a proposal Wednesday morning that would place the casino gambling issue on the January ballot.


(Source: CBS4)

Senate Holds First Hearing On Luxury Casinos Bill

During a first hearing on a so-called destination resorts bill, executives from some of the biggest casino companies in the world told the lawmakers their proposals would bring thousands of jobs and better regulation to the gambling industry in Florida.