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Horse/Slots Parlay Plan ‘A Long Shot;’ at Miami International Airport

slotsA gambit to install slots at Miami International Airport is a long shot, an assistant county attorney says.Miami-Dade commissioners have spent hours since June discussing the idea.

Aviation officials this summer compiled a lengthy state application for the quarter-horse racing permit that would be the first step to gaming at the airport, going so far as to map an imaginary racetrack and propose a hypothetical schedule for races they never intend to hold on site, all at the state’s request.And local lawmakers are dealing now with area pari-mutuels who say even the prospect of airport slots is bad for their own slots business. All for a venture a county attorney says is a gamble he wouldn’t bet on.

Flagler Dog Track, Calder Race Course almost ready for slots

flaglerMiami-Dade parimutuels continue to move closer to opening their slot machine casinos, with Flagler Dog Track on Tuesday set to receive its slots license from the state — one month after Calder Race Course received its own.

Both facilities are in the midst of ambitious construction projects, with Flagler planning to open its $45 million to $50 million “Magic City Casino” in October.
 Calder will follow with a $85 million slots casino set to open shortly before the Super Bowl comes to town in February.