South Florida Casino Bill passes as New Gaming Bills are Proposed
January 19, 2012
Last week the Florida House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow
for Vegas style casino games in south Florida. With the casino bill passing its
first vote, new bills that would affect businesses related to gaming are
starting to appear. The south Florida anti gaming movement has already begun its
media campaign against the casinos.
Miami-Dade and Broward counties were included in the casino bill. The counties
would be allowed to build three casino resorts that would be similar to those in
Las Vegas, NV. The Senate committee passed a vote this morning allowing for a
new bill that would regulate the state’s internet cafes. Another bill would
eliminate those businesses all together, however that bill has not been voted on
yet. Stopping the internet cafes would stop any loop holes in Florida’s illegal
Originally the bill to allow for casino resorts in south Florida was written as
a way to limit the amount of gaming that would be allowed. However, supporters
and opposers agree, with the passing of the new law there is possibility for
more casinos and gaming throughout the state.
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