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Florida City Could See Poker After Court Ruling

Loophole In Gambling Law Could Create Brand New Poker Room

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A new poker room could be coming to Florida City in Miami Dade County after a loophole in the law was unearthed, the Miami Herald reported.

An appeals court ruled on the situation Tuesday, as Magic City Casino’s parent company, West Flagler Associates, is eligible to obtain a summer gaming permit that would lead to poker tables.

“Because of a loophole in state law, West Flagler is required to obtain the jai alai permit and then operate just a single jai alai game to be eligible for a poker room. After two years, it could become eligible for a slot machine license in Miami Dade County,” the Miami Herald reported.

The company is looking at buying a piece of property in Florida City.

The report added about the situation in the state: “Florida’s loophole-laden gambling laws have allowed for the gradual proliferation of gambling expansion in recent years, as creative lawyers for the industry have convinced regulators and courts to permit new games.”

The big prize for the gambling industry is full-scale commercial casino complexes in South Florida, but that idea has been put on hold until next year. Casino firms Las Vegas Sands and Genting have been eyeing the Sunshine State for quite some time.

Florida is already home to tribal casino facilities.

 
 
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