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As the bill to expand casino gambling in Florida continues its uphill climb in the state Legislature, a new poll shows Miami-Dade voters sharply divided over its merits.
The 2012 Florida Legislative session begins in earnest Tuesday, but, it may be a lean year for many major policy changes as candidates begin their push for re-election.
As the fight over proposed destination casinos hits the state legislature; preliminary estimates from the state say the move could bring in more than $100 million to the state in the first year.
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.
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.