Lovers of Las Vegas and habitués of the Bahamas will instantly recognize the lobby of the two-month-old Miccosukee Resort & Convention Center: Clanging bells, security guards, and row after row of video gaming machines announce the Miccosukees' intent to make their new gambling complex state of the art. Denizens of South Beach will bond to the bar on the second floor of the hotel, where every hue under the Art Deco sun is complemented by torch lamps that resemble palm trees and the bartender mixes a mean dirty martini. And historians will be satisfied with the Miccosukees' requisite nod to their own culture and locale: Glass display cases enclose examples of native crafts and photos of tribe leaders, and even the convention rooms are given... More >>>