Miami Beach will probably make it extremely difficult for a casino to take a foothold in the seaside island city. Late week that is last a special meeting, the town payment voted unanimously in support of two ordinances that would ban all future efforts to get gambling into Miami Beach.
Miami Beach won’t be welcoming a casino to its shores any time in the future, as new town ordinances will block gambling projects from moving ahead.
The state senate’s consideration of expanding gambling and authorizing commercial casinos in South Florida has spurred local governments towards taking their own proactive measures though politicians in Tallahassee failed to reach a new gaming compact with the powerful Seminole Tribe during the 2017 legislative calendar.
Miami Beach first voted in early May to talk about adopting new land-use laws that bar gambling venues within city limits. On May 13, the commission ratified two ‘future land use element’ chapters that mandate that ‘All casino and gambling operations … are hereby prohibited in every land use category within the populous City of Miami Beach.’
No Miami (Beach) Vice
Miami Beach is famed for the Art Deco streets, scantily-attired sunbathers, and nightlife that is flashy. But when it involves gambling, it’s no dice for South Beach residents and visitors.
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