Florida Legislators Approve Deal Making It Easier To Bring Casinos To Miami

Florida lawmakers approved a deal with the Seminoles last week that will make it easier to bring casinos to Miami, according to the Sun Sentinel.

Although a casino in Miami is now one step closer, there are still obstacles.

The newly approved agreement with the Seminoles states that they will not object to a new casino that is further than 15 miles away from their resort in Hollywood.

In theory, that would allow for gambling at Genting’s Resorts World Miami, Trump Doral, or at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

However, lawmakers did not approve an earlier version of the deal that would have allowed for portability of gaming from existing facilities.

The CEO of the Seminoles told the Sentinel that they agreed to the 15-mile rule, but don’t support moving permits.

So why the 15 mile language if it cannot be used anyway?

Miami Beach representative Mike Grieco told the Washington Post that he also doesn’t know exactly why the language is there, but it removes one more hurdle for Trump and others.  The state is now one step closer to portability with the new law, he said.

 

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Anonymous
28 days ago

Lets just hope if does get approved they keep the original building design.

Afi K. James
27 days ago

I hope so, it would be so nice.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Build the Resorts World Casino! And hold them to the renderings!

Anonymous
28 days ago

The Seminoles shoud NOT have a monopoly. PERIOD!!!

Anonymous
28 days ago

Let’s start construction on this 5,000 hotel property now!

Anonymous
28 days ago

“Let’s”
How much money are you contributing? I want to update my waterfall

Anonymous
28 days ago

As mayor says. We live the tech movement in miami. We don’t want to be Atlantic city.

Afi K. James
28 days ago

Wrong, miami needs to grow more and more and more.

Anonymous
28 days ago

I hope they build it as it was proposed. That design will look amazing downtown!!!

Anonymous
28 days ago

Make Gambling Great Again!!

Afi K. James
28 days ago

GREAT NEWS!!

Azarius
28 days ago

I hate the Monopoly the Seminoles have over gambling in Florida. It’s Mobish‼️‼️

Carebear
28 days ago

They are smart. They invest in local political campaigns then call in favors imo. State political puppets do what they are expected to do when you pull their strings.

Anonymous
28 days ago

From the comments in this thread you can understand why miami never be a world city. Top priority for some people is the casino. What the fuck is wrong with you?
I hope all these billionaires who have a vision for the city to block the law.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Um, what?

Anonymous
28 days ago

NO. CASINOS ARE NOT “TOP” PRIORITY, BUT JUST ONE OF MANY.

Anonymous
28 days ago

I guess you think bike lanes and Ferris wheels are the key to a world class city over a 2.5 billion destination casino resort in the largest tourist state, and tourist city next to the largest cruise port on the planet. Go ride your bike back to Starbucks. Why an assumption that casinos would rule out arts is ridiculous. Obviously, you can have both.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Look, all Miami needs is some more crappy museums and graffiti painting on buildings to make it a turd world class city!

lol…

Anonymous
28 days ago

Because we need casinos to turn us into tacky Las Vegas or thriving Atlantic City!

Anonymous
28 days ago

we are tacky already

Anonymous
28 days ago

“Because we need casinos to turn us into tacky Las Vegas or thriving Atlantic City!”

I guess looking at all those chickens and roosters roaming the streets of Miami and hearing roosters crowing in the morning and all through the day is more exciting than being in Las Vegas and Atlantic City any day according to this person?

Anonymous
28 days ago

Build it fast though! 2 years top!

Anonymous
28 days ago

He lives in their heads rent free and can’t think or speak of anything else.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Move to Vegas if you want casinos.

Anonymous
27 days ago

This would be a disaster for downtown Miami. Traffic is already horrific we don’t need this in downtown miami. Put it somewhere else

Afi K. James
25 days ago

Your wrong.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Grieco is just triggered by anything vaguely connected to Trump. That boy’s got a real bad case of TDS

Anonymous
27 days ago

Genting is one horrible company that has destroyed tropical forests in Borneo and their native Malaysia. When flying into Singapore you can see the line of deforestation they have created by planting their palm trees for palm oil. Genting has then moved over to Borneo and taken all of the native trees and pushed out native species (monkeys, elephants, etc).
I am more anti-Genting than anti-casino.

Afi K. James
25 days ago

Wrong.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Outstanding!!
Build a world class destination resort casino downtown!

Anonymous
28 days ago

Lol! I remember when Florida Republicans were against gambling. But now that daddy donny wants one, we’ll, you know the rest. Can’t wait for Don Jr. to buy a marijuana farm.

Anonymous
28 days ago

People are hating on your comment, but it’s 100% true. Republicans have been holding back this state when it comes to gambling and marijuana for decades. I’m no fan of Trump, but I’m glad he used his influence to get them to do a 180 even if it was for his own selfish reasons.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Agree.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Relaxations on casinos was spearheaded because low-information voters banned dog racing, rather than regulating it properly to stop abuse. Meanwhile, the same people calling dog racing animal slavery are calling for weed to be legalized after getting “medical” marijuana, and pedophilia to be legalized after getting gay marriage. Slippery slope is slippery.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Marijuana and pedophilia legalization? Is that you Matt Gaetz? The future of the GOP?

Anonymous
28 days ago

LOL Marijuana & Pedophilia = GOP ? LOLOLOLO those two have been the pillar stones of Democratic platform since ever. LOL

Anonymous
28 days ago

^ Lol.. the jokes just keep on coming from you republikooks because we’ll always see people in your party like Trey Radel, the Florida republicon congressman who was caught trying to buy cocaine from an undercover FBI agent. And don’t get me started on that accused pedophilian republiloon Roy Moore. I can name more of these republitards who keep the laughs coming but, whats the point.

Anonymous
25 days ago

lolzzz on the Qanon bruh….

Anonymous
28 days ago

TDS

Vilatic
28 days ago

get over that term.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Always for gambling quit making up stuff, they and dems always use it for leverage to get money from the tribes.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Don Jr’s more interested in Colombian farming derivatives.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Yes. Cocaine for him, meth for all his followers.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Are you confusing the Nations First Son’s ? you talking about Hunter ? Drugs = Hunter, probably you are confuse because Don Jr. is a Hunter, but you know the ones that shoots animals LOLOLOLOL

Anonymous
28 days ago

Republicans were against gambling, and so were Democrats. They were bought and paid for by the same lobbyists.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Oh grow up! You don’t see me making you put on shoes instead of those sneakers so please stop telling me I can’t go to a casino in Miami.

Anonymous
19 days ago

No one on here has gone to Atlantic City recently.

Shawn Kouri
28 days ago

Hopefully this will get that casino that has been proposed for 10 years on the Miami Herald property Built. I’m so excited. Hopefully that casino on the Miami Herald property will be built. This is so awesome

Anonymous
28 days ago

“Although a casino in Miami is now one step closer, there are still obstacles”

That’s why this city can’t reach it’s true potential.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Obstacles are being eliminated. This time this will go through!

Anonymous
28 days ago

I hear ya man, but its been years and years and years of the same ole bs.

Anonymous
28 days ago

I think COVID changed that. Every city and state is broke now so developers can get their ways, finally.

Anonymous
28 days ago

the obstacles are people like jorge perez,norman braman, armando codina, the hotel industry. neighborhood associations and environmentalists that have blocked lots of great projects. disney world was going to be built in miami but the hotel industry and local politicians had it blocked, jorge perez and the hotel industry blocked the genting casino and inter miami stadium in downtown and at the golf course by the airport, environmentalist blocked the miami wilds theme park project and a big project in northwest miami dade county, the owners of sawgrass mills tried to block the american dream mall because they don’t want any competition, the owners of miracle mile shopping center tried to block the gables plaza project. a neighborhood association tried to stop formula 1 from being held in miami gardens and now are suing the commissioners that approved it. Miami is full of powerful people who hate competition and have a small town mentality

Anonymous
28 days ago

The way these people block, they should be in the dolphins offensive line.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Nice! You did your homework. Great comment. You are absolutely correct.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Miami Gardens has neighborhood associations? I thought it was a apocalyptical 1950s suburbia because it didn’t, the housing became obsolete and undesirable as sprawl continued into Broward County.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Miami Gardens (nee Carol City) has been going downhill since the Disco Era and is now a certified dump, a land of drive by shootings and window bars. It’s like what Marty McFlys neighborhood in Back to the Future II had become. But they can’t let F1 racing destroy their quality of life…… unless there’s a payoff to be had.

Anonymous
28 days ago

a certified dump with drive by shootings and window bars has quality of life? some miami gardens residents don’t want to hear the noise of F1 race cars on a single weekend in a year but are ok with the noise from insane drivers speeding through their neighborhood every day of the week.

Anonymous
28 days ago

“a certified dump with drive by shootings and window bars has”

Reminds you of some South American cities doesn’t it?

Anonymous
28 days ago

Casinos will be disastrous in Miami, culturally and for business. And can you imagine Resorts World after a Cat. 4!

Anonymous
28 days ago

“Casinos will be disastrous in Miami, culturally and for business.” There is no way I can prove that but I sound smart saying it. And only a resorts world casino in Miami will be effected by a category four or five hurricane. See, I’m really smart.. ain’t I?

lol….

Anonymous
28 days ago

Culturally? Sure Jan.

Alex
28 days ago

Works pretty well in Biloxi. And they have more Hurricanes than Miami for sure.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Can you imagine any downtown building after a Cat 4!
Quit the drinking, and reaching for ridiculous arguments against.

Anonymous
28 days ago

I WANT A KIM YOUNG TRUMP CASINO AT DORAL!!!!

Anonymous
28 days ago

Lol!

Anonymous
28 days ago

Is there a Kim Young Trump casino in Las Vegas?

Anonymous
28 days ago

No, it’s in Monte Carlo.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Oh, thanks!