All Aboard

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 minutes to try their luck at the slot machines or blackjack tables available to them in Dade and Broward counties. After a few hours these same individuals board the bus and take the fifteen to seventy-five minute ride back to the beach.

Generally the whole excursion runs from three to five hours, and generally includes a meal. I would bet, if that was allowed on the beach, that the local area restaurants would love to have served those 17,000 meals that left the beach. I think they sell lottery tickets, the number one source of “gaming” in Florida, on Miami Beach and I think there are a few folks partaking in those habit forming rituals of smoking and drinking.

Yet for some reason the evils of “casino” gambling have been elevated to a higher status preclusion on Miami Beach, and I thought I lived in a society that allowed freedom of choice within the bounds of the law.

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1 Comment for “All Aboard”

  1. Kurt

    Sounds like your pushing for the foriegn company that lost the Miami Herald property casino deal.In bed with the devil.How much are they paying you?

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