Nation: High Stakes in Miami Beach

Gambling for a dying resort?

It's one thing to visit Las Vegas and go on a spree," says Florida Governor Reubin Askew. "It's another thing entirely to drag Las Vegas home with you and set it up in your own community."

That, however, is just what a small but determined group of Floridians would like to do. Advised by Public Relations Whiz Sanford Weiner, 49, the skilled promoter who helped legalize gambling in Atlantic City, N.J., a dozen hotel owners and businessmen in decaying Miami Beach are launching a drive to collect the signatures...

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