Things are looking better for Las Vegas these days — visitor numbers, gaming revenues and profits are on the rise after years of brutal recession. But there’s trouble looming on the far side of the globe.
MIAMI — Lawmakers ended an effort to build three Las Vegas-style hotel-casinos in the southern part of state Friday, dashing the hopes of major Nevada gaming companies that saw Florida as a potentially lucrative casino market.
A vacant lot once meant for a condominium tower is now planned as the unorthodox location for a new Asian-oriented resort.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Reworked legislation that could bring three Las Vegas-style hotel-casinos to South Florida will face a crucial vote today in a state House panel that could kill the controversial issue.