In a key test for casino gambling in Florida, a House subcommittee Friday will take up a revised bill that would allow up to three destination resort casinos in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
The idea of bringing Las Vegas style casinos to Florida may be gaining popularity among residents but it’s still unknown whether Florida lawmakers will move forward with the ambitious plan.
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 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.
Two South Florida lawmakers are betting casino resorts are just what we need to boost the bottom line.