Las Vegas-style casinos near Florida’s beaches sound pretty good to Gov. Charlie Crist – who said Thursday gambling could mean a tourism and revenue bonanza for the state.
In Tallahassee, Las Vegas gambling executives began making a push for such facilities this spring, promising multi-billion facilities if the state would give them a low tax rate and a full complement of games including blackjack, craps and roulette.
Crist won’t be around the Capitol next year to decide the issue, but he urged his successors to go for more gambling.
“If we did it here in Florida, where would you rather go – the desert or the water?” he said “It would enhance tourism in Florida and it would mean enormous revenues to the state.” Continue reading here.