TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida House is saying no to bringing major casinos to South Florida.
Rep. Robert Schenck, R-Spring Hill, and chairman of the House committee looking at gambling, rolled out a comprehensive gambling bill on Monday evening. The lengthy bill calls for an overhaul of how gambling is regulated in the state and would create a statewide gaming commission.
But it does not authorize the creation of two Las Vegas-styled casinos.
A Senate proposal, by contrast, would allow casinos in both Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
The House also plans to pursue a constitutional amendment that would require voter approval for any future expansion of gambling.
Schenck in a statement said his bill would create a "strong gaming commission" and "clean up significant and glaring loopholes in current law."