Miami mayor’s Edgewater casino veto upheld Lidia Dinkova, GlobeSt.com · January 21, 2021 at 10:00 pm A casino with a jai alai fronton and a card room won’t be coming to Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood, at least for now. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez’s veto of the proposal has been upheld, but the casino developer isn’t thwarted. West Flagler Associates Ltd., led by Magic City Casino’s Havenick family, was on its way to open gambling as the City Commission last February approved a West Flagler-city settlement allowing the use. Suarez days later vetoed the vote, but City Attorney Victoria Méndez countered that he couldn’t overrule a commission decision on a settlement. Vehement casino opponents Norman Braman, an auto mogul, and Jorge Pérez, a real estate baron, came to Suarez’s aid and last April sued the city and West Flagler. The two big-name Miamians just won.