Tuesday, October 25, 2016

No, folks. There is no gambling allowed at Lake Worth's Casino

Below is the text from a recent GroupOn ad:

From Our Editors
     Lake Worth Beach & Casino welcomes you to the perfect, full-service casino in Palm Beach. This casino is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
     Lake Worth Beach & Casino's patrons can find places to park in the area. You'll love the chance to gamble a little [emphasis added] at the fun-loving casino at Lake Worth Beach & Casino in Palm Beach.

The Lake Worth Casino is not in Palm Beach and also not a "casino" in the generally understood sense. From Wikipedia: 

Not all casinos were used for gaming. The Catalina Casino, a famous landmark overlooking Avalon Harbor on Santa Catalina Island, California, has never been used for traditional games of chance, which were already outlawed in California by the time it was built.

That's not to say gambling has never occurred at the Lake Worth Casino. A previous City Commission gambled when they decided not to construct the new Casino building on pilings. A very real problem if that structure ever takes a hit from a hurricane:
Plus the seawall was never inspected properly. Commissioner McVoy, PhD, is also the same one who opposed the bond vote in 2014 to fix the City's roads because of his concerns over "sea level rise". Really. It's true.