Miami Beach is going to make it extremely hard for a casino to take a foothold in the seaside island city. Late the other day in a special conference, the city commission 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 city ordinances will block gambling projects from moving forward.
Though politicians in Tallahassee failed to reach a new gaming compact with the powerful Seminole Tribe during the 2017 legislative calendar, the state senate’s consideration of expanding gambling and authorizing commercial casinos in Southern Florida has spurred local governments towards taking their very own proactive measures.
Miami Beach first voted in early May to talk about adopting new land-use regulations that bar gambling venues within town limitations. May 13, the payment ratified two ‘future land use element’ chapters that mandate that ‘All casino and gambling operations … are hereby forbidden in any land usage category within the City of Miami Beach.’
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Miami Beach is famed for the Art Deco roads, scantily-attired sunbathers, and nightlife that is flashy. Nevertheless when it concerns gambling, it’s no dice for South Beach residents and site visitors.
The commission cited several reasons for voting to block future gambling p Continue reading “Miami Beach Pushes Back Against Casinos, Approves Two Ordinances to Block Gambling”