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Casino forum: Watch live, 9 - 11 a.m.

With talk of Las Vegas-style gaming the topic of hot debate in South Florida, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce it will host a forum Monday bringing together key lawmakers and gaming executives.

Those attending the forum will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in a straw poll.

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Among the speakers: state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff and state Rep. Erik Fresen, both of whom are sponsoring legislation that would authorize three casino licenses in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

Other speakers are Jessica Hoppe, vice president of governmental affairs and general counsel, Genting Americas; Isadore Havenick, Magic City Casino; Nick Iarossi, Las Vegas Sands Corp.; Richard Turner, vice president of government relations/general counsel, The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association; J. Antonio Villamil, principal economic advisor, The Washington Economics Group, and dean of the School of Business at St. Thomas University.

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