The Real Deal Miami

Casino deal could shift real estate landscape

November 30, 2009 10:26AM

The state legislature is pondering a new gaming agreement with the Seminole Tribe, which, if it passes, could result in major construction of new casinos. While Florida has a long history of gambling, it’s often had illicit roots and been a battleground for politicians and activists, particularly a 1975 bid to create a Las Vegas-style strip of casinos in Miami-Dade County. The new agreement with the Seminoles would give the tribe the right to operate table games as well as slot machines, a shift that would call for some significant building projects. [Miami Herald]