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.
Let the people decide the future of casinos in Florida. That’s the results of a new poll of registered Florida voters.
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.
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.
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.
The Miami Chamber of Commerce is hosting a town hall meeting on Monday to discuss the controversial destination resort casinos.
Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara Jordan has put the brakes on a proposal that may have put the casino gambling issue on the January ballot.
The Miami Dade County Commission will consider a proposal Wednesday morning that would place the casino gambling issue on the January ballot.
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.
The battle lines are being drawn over the controversial Destination Resorts Act which would allow mega resort casinos at three locations in South Florida.