Comments on: Miami votes on gambling ban http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2013/10/02/miami-votes-gambling-ban/ The Newspaper for the Future of Miami Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:52:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Henry http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2013/10/02/miami-votes-gambling-ban/#comment-68 Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:43:50 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=18193#comment-68 R Ariki,
That’s pretty narrow thinking. The internet and video games do the same thing. So do dog racing, jai alai, horse racing, the Florida Lottery, and the Indian casinos. Somehow, the four horsemen haven’t been seen. Weak addictive personalities will find a way to victimize themselves, and today they can do it right from their own homes. Casinos will bring jobs, investment, and the revenues generated will help improve education.

Your position is no longer defensible in light of existing gaming and current technology.

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By: R Ariki http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2013/10/02/miami-votes-gambling-ban/#comment-66 Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:25:12 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=18193#comment-66 Gambling has been defeated over and over again by the voters. The city needs jobs, investment, educational opportunities that push it forward. Gambling doesn’t push anything but addiction and illusion.

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By: Henry http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2013/10/02/miami-votes-gambling-ban/#comment-48 Sat, 05 Oct 2013 17:35:09 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=18193#comment-48 I grew up in NJ, and know the Atlantic City saga all too well. Prior to the casinos, the town was a crime-riddled, blight infested coastal wasteland. The tourism and hospitality industry that had given the city its identity from the turn of the 20th Century well into the 60”s had essentially vaporized, leaving Atlantic City an impoverished, delapidated shadow of its former self. The casinos came in and gradually revitalized and restored the world famous boardwalk and convention Mecca. Sure, an undesirable element came along for the ride, but shortly thereafter, they were overshadowed by more powerful corporate interests. Also, law enforcement has had a devastating effect on the proliferation of organized crime throughout the country. That’s not to say it does not exist, but it also existed long before casino’s arrived. Atlantic City still has poor neighborhoods, but the fact that the casinos have provided substantial numbers of jobs, municipal and state revenues, private investment and opportunity is irrefutable.

Miami is far better positioned to thrive with the authorization of casino gambling. The city is growing, industries such as tourism and real estate are booming. Industrial real estate is surging, signaling increases in global trade; infrastructure projects abound as a further indication of the growth and prosperity that lies ahead.

Technology has altered the issue. The fact that casino gambling today is available in a few keystrokes from the comfort of your own home or office as well as at the para-mutuel casinos begs to challenge the impact a brick and mortar privately owned gambling estabishment would have in a given community. What can not be challenged are the number of jobs, capital and opportunity that would be ushered in by its legalization.

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By: Richard http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2013/10/02/miami-votes-gambling-ban/#comment-38 Thu, 03 Oct 2013 19:41:57 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=18193#comment-38 I would like to find the old CBS 60 minute segment on how gambling effected Atlantic City of busing people directly into casinos and did everything with food, drinks, shows and lodging to prevent people from using the local businesses. I hope our legistlatures (sp) see this and dont get sold out by gambling lobbyists.

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