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Caiman
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May 2nd, 2017 at 3:34:20 PM permalink
The current in-progress legislation (Senate Bill 8) has gone to committee, and the two chambers of state government are in negotiations right now. There are some interesting developments that are pretty easy to follow here: flsenate.gov/Session/Conferences/2017/Gaming

As of April 26, both the house and senate currently agree to allow legit craps and roulette tables in all 7 Seminole tribe casinos. Good news for anyone looking to play these games in FL, assuming the agreement holds in the final legislation.

Still no agreement yet on:
-Allowing commercial facilities to operate slot machines via any county voter referendum.
-Allowing 1 or 2 new commercial casinos with house-banked card games in the Miami area.

I wish there was a provision to establish a state gaming commission...Florida could really use one.
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FleaStiff
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May 15th, 2017 at 4:35:18 AM permalink
I think this is the more appropriate thread for the recent post I made elsewhere.

Miami Commissioners nixed any type of casino in Miami by a vote of six to zero on two ordinances. These are legally preliminary votes and may reflect a tactical move rather than a true political sentiment.

Full details in Miami Herald and local Miami publications.

Disney interests in Orlando do not want there to be a 'toe hold' for any Sin City in Florida, they certainly don't want Orlando to become a Sin City even though its a high crime city now.
LuckyPhow
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May 15th, 2017 at 7:06:54 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Miami Commissioners ... n



More precisely, Miami Beach Commissioners. No resort casinos out on the beaches.

As for the rest of Miami-Dade County, we're still waiting to see if all the checks clear before other city and county commissioners vote for or against casinos. Places that don't have natural amenities, such as beaches, may want casinos and the money they bring. Maybe, just maybe.
Caiman
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May 15th, 2017 at 5:07:42 PM permalink
Senate bill 8 was killed right around the time I made that post on May 2. Chambers could not reconcile differences. Now the tribal compact and lawsuits related to player-banked games and expansion of slots remain up in the air. What a mess...
DeMango
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May 15th, 2017 at 5:20:42 PM permalink
I understand time ran out on compromise as the lege session ended. When is the next legislative session?
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LuckyPhow
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May 16th, 2017 at 5:42:22 AM permalink
Quote: DeMango

I understand time ran out on compromise as the lege session ended. When is the next legislative session?



Next regular session of the Florida legislature is next March. But, a special session could be called at any time by the governor.
DeMango
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May 16th, 2017 at 2:59:11 PM permalink
Wow! Nice work if you can get it!

Will we see you next week?
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LuckyPhow
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May 16th, 2017 at 4:18:16 PM permalink
Quote: DeMango

Wow! Nice work if you can get it!

Will we see you next week?



You probably won't see me next week, if that's what you're asking. But, I'm puzzled as to why you ask. Trip report on my April-May Biloxi trip is (slowly) coming together. Next Biloxi trip is currently scheduled for late August (just prior to Labor Day).

I don't suppose there are enough folks to make a WoV Biloxi get-together work. But, I'd support any attempt to do one.
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May 16th, 2017 at 4:39:53 PM permalink
With all the complaints coming from Vegas punters you would figure more would travel to Biloxi. They used to make great commercials for the Gulf Coast, several mayors joining in, and broadcast on FL TV stations. They should rebroadcast them on Vegas TV!
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May 16th, 2017 at 5:08:03 PM permalink
Quote: LuckyPhow

You probably won't see me next week, if that's what you're asking. But, I'm puzzled as to why you ask. Trip report on my April-May Biloxi trip is (slowly) coming together. Next Biloxi trip is currently scheduled for late August (just prior to Labor Day).

I don't suppose there are enough folks to make a WoV Biloxi get-together work. But, I'd support any attempt to do one.



I think a WoV South could well work in Biloxi. I bet we could get at least a dozen to come out.
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