Those wanting Vegas-style gambling operations in Florida are back at it, vowing to file legislation next month that would allow three or four major casinos in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Bills that would have allowed five mega-gambling resorts throughout the state came up craps in the spring.
Confining the gaming legislation to South Florida certainly enhances chances of it coming up a winner. Gaming already exists there, and it’s the area where big-time gambling operators are most interested.
But that doesn’t mean Central Florida, where casinos wouldn’t jibe with the region’s long-established family-brand for tourists, should be complacent.
Lawmakers here need to make certain that more roulette and blackjack tables downstate won’t one day lead to more of the same in our backyard.