Miami-Dade voters in favor of Vegas-style casinos

Feb 24, 2014 8:04 PM

A recent poll of Miami-Dade voters showed a majority in favor of Las Vegas-style casinos being built in South Florida but the majority may not be enough to change the law.

The poll indicated 56 percent of the voters favored casinos. However, at least 60 percent would be needed to change the thinking in Tallahassee, officials said.

A spokesman was quoted as saying, “The story here is that there’s a strong level of enthusiasm among Hispanics, among Cuban Americans and even among Republicans in Miami-Dade for high-end resorts.”

However, even if a constitutional amendment made the ballot, support doesn’t appear strong enough to pass it statewide, officials noted. It takes 60 percent of the vote to enact a constitutional amendment.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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