Miami Beach goes on record against casinos

The Miami Beach City Commission took a formal position against any expansion of casino gambling on Wednesday, and pledged to lobby against legislative changes in Tallahassee.

The discussion and vote came after a protest promoted in part by Belle Isle Residents Association leaders.

The commission resolution said gambling brings “severe and painful economic and social costs,” “promotes corruption of the governmental process,” and would “exacerbate traffic,” The Miami Herald reported.

3 responses to “Miami Beach goes on record against casinos

  1. Good! Miami Beach will have staying power if casinos are not allowed. The Atlantic City model should be a lesson.

  2. I am proud of my Belle Island neighbors for their firm stand. But we must be vigilant, as the casino operators are tireless.

  3. Miami Beach doesn’t need gambling, it is a remarkable destination for tourists the way it is, there is no other place like it. Casinos only benefit a few investors who transform a beautiful environment into a tacky one.

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