Isadore Havenick

Tribal Power

All around the country, Indian gaming has been steadily gaining momentum and fostering large paydays for tribal members. Florida is no exception to this pattern. We have two tribes that operate gaming in Miami-Dade and Broward County. The Miccosukee tribe has a hotel, golf course, and slot casino operation out ...

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A Busy Beach

It is that time of year. The boat show brings crowds from around the country, if not the world, to marvel at an unmatched collection of high-end yachts. They sit in a cluster on the Intracoastal Waterway across from the famed Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel. Buyers and dreamers alike climb ...

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Through the eyes of a tourist

I took a walk down Ocean Drive over New Year’s weekend. In order to appreciate the scene I put on a pair of glasses that allowed me to view everything through the eyes of a tourist. All biases were wiped away.I was amazed at the sights and the sounds and ...

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Happy New Year

This column will take a break from our usual subject matter to wish everyone a very happy and healthy New Year, and to bestow some awards upon a few “deserving” organizations. THE THANK YOU AWARD goes to the Miami Heat for putting a championship team on the floor for the ...

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Recap and Reach Out

The recently concluded elections included a question to the voters in Palm Beach and Lee Counties as to whether or not they wished to approve slot machines at pari-mutuel facilities [dog tracks] located within their respective counties. In both cases the measure passed quite convincingly. The rationale behind these measures ...

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All Aboard

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I understand that on Miami Beach buses, taxis, and other forms of transportation take approximately 350 people a week to local area casinos. This means there are 350 individuals a week, 1,400 a month, 17,000 a year that will sit on a bus for anywhere from fifteen minutes to seventy-five ...

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Gaming Questions

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There is one very specific question on the ballot in Palm Beach and Lee County at this u p c o m i n g November election. In Palm Beach voters will be asked to decide if slot machines should be allowed at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. In Lee ...

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