Miami Beach Pushes Back Against Casinos, Approves Two Ordinances to Block Gambling

Miami Beach Pushes Back Against Casinos, Approves Two Ordinances to Block Gambling

Miami Beach is going to make it extremely hard for a casino to have a foothold in the coastal island city. Late last week in a special meeting, the city 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 anytime soon, 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 discuss adopting new land-use regulations that bar gambling venues within town restrictions. May 13, the payment ratified two ‘future land use element’ chapters that mandate that ‘All casino and gambling operations … are hereby prohibited in virtually any land usage category within the City of Miami Beach.’

No Miami (Beach) Vice

Miami Beach is famed because of its Art Deco roads, scantily-attired sunbathers, and nightlife that is flashy. But when it concerns gambling, it’s no dice for South Beach residents and site visitors.

In a long report, the commission cited several reasons for voting to block future gambling project

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