MIAMI-Florida has been considering statewide casino gamblingsince January. The goal is to boost taxable revenue in a downeconomy—and it has a direct impact on new real estatedevelopment.

Florida Governor Rick Scott came out in opposition of a non-stopflashing green light on gambling in the Sunshine State, but theconservative seems more amenable to allowing poker tables and slotmachines to fly.

Of course, Florida already has a statewide lottery, and theSeminole Tribe of Indians runs seven casinos and gambling sites inthe state on reservation land. But that’s reservation land. Still,developers eyeing Florida seem to be tying mixed-use projects to agambling element.

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