Miami: Atlantic City South, Vegas East, Seminoles Fighting Mad

Post on April 17, 2015 by The Victoria Law Group 0 Comments

They’re going for it.

Two state senators announced Friday that they have filed legislation that would allow five Las Vegas-style casino hotels in Florida, spaced across the state.

Dennis Jones, R-Seminole, and Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, announced the news via a release Friday. Jones is chair and Sachs is vice chair of the Senate Regulated Industries Committee, which gambling falls under.

The legislation would authorize what Jones calls one “destination resort” in each of five districts across the state. Broward and Miami-Dade counties comprise one district. Palm Beach County is part of another, along four counties that neighbor it. The casinos would require approval by local referendum, and the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the state’s pari-mutuels say they’re going to fight it.

Read Nick Sortal’s Sun Sentinel Article here:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/fl-casinos-florida-legislation-20110304,0,7574714.story

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