The Department of Business and Professional Regulation, a group that oversees gambling in the state of Florida, has seen their Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering approve a new gambling facility to move forward with their project plans. To be located near the downtown area of Miami, the new centre could supply players with jai-alai and poker gambling options in a two-year time frame.
West Flagler Associates were awarded a ‘summer jai-alai’ license, which gives the company the ability to develop and operate a gaming center in Edgewater. The company is currently the owner and operator of the Magic City Casino and the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Racing & Poker places.
The license approval is a triumph for the company since they tried in the past to gain permission for a different venue, having won a court case in 2017 that ignites their application for another license for jai-alai that utilized a loophole located within law.
In line with the Miami Herald, Isadore Havenick, the vice president of West Flagler, commented about the new license by saying: “We’ve simply been waiting for a year and a half to the nation to decide what to do. We view it as just another amusement offering in the Miami area. ”
The venue project in Edgewater has not yet been named, but once opened, are a part of a bunch of new facilities which are expanding with jai-alai at the region of South Florida. The sport was rather popular in the past, having faded to the background over the previous couple of decades. West Flagler is focused on jai-alai currently, with strategies for the new venue as well as a phasing from dog racing at the Magic City Casino for jai-alai.
With the summer license, West Flagler is going to have the ability to offer the jai-alai matches from May to November. Poker games will be on offer after the first jai-alai match is played. Throughout summer time when gambling will stop, the venue will offer other types of entertainment which will consist of concerts and comedy performances.