TALLAHASSEE (CBS4)-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 bill (SB 710), which would expand the places allowing slot machine gambling, is expected to be one of the most heavily debated of the session and the committee set aside three hours Wednesday morning to workshop the issue.

The committee is expected to take testimony.

The panel likely will be largely friendly to the gambling measure.

Among the members of the Regulated Industries Committee is Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, the Senate sponsor of the bill, and the panel’s chairman, Sen. Dennis Jones, R-Seminole, is a supporter of the concept.

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  1. Robert Walker says:

    The idea of replacing the old Miami Herald building with a state of the art tourist resort is a good one. The tens of thousands of jobs it will bring to Miami could help hasten our economic recovery. The Genting Group is the best thing that ever happened to Miami.