New gambling laws in Florida benefit Palm Beach

The latest version of gambling laws the Florida Legislature is currently discussing, may be quite advantageous for a new slots casino in Palm Beach County.

US.- The bill the Florida Legislature is revising accompanies a proposed Compact between the state and Seminole Tribe of Florida that extends existing exclusive rights to blackjack to the tribe in return for US$3 billion over seven years.

The separate legislation would expand slot machines beyond South Florida and reduce the effective tax rate on the machines as it was approved by the Senate Committee on Regulated Industries.

Furthermore, it would allow slots in counties where voters already have approved the form of gambling ant it would also allow a special slots casino to open in Miami-Dade County. This six counties are Brevard, Gadsden, Hamilton, Lee, Palm Beach and Washington.

According to lawyer and gambling lobbyist, Marc Dunbar, Palm Beach Kennel Club holds the pari-mutuel facility license in that area and already has applied for a slots permit. A standalone slots casino in Palm Beach County would surely benefit from local Broward and Miami-Dade counties’ traffic as visitors from out of the area could come in through the county’s major airport, PBI.