ï»¿Genting Gambles in Florida with Uncertain Outcomes
A rendering of just one portion of the proposed Resorts World Miami Genting casino resort project; the $3 billion project nevertheless has not received a high sign from Florida lawmakers.
They say money speaks, but in Genting Resorts World’s case, it’s perhaps not been speaking as loudly as the ongoing company might like.
Despite pouring $236 million right into a 14-acre waterfront Miami spread back in 2011 and then sprinkling millions more into pressuring state politicians to ‘adapt’ a construction law to support a brand new $3 billion Resorts World Miami casino task, the Asian gambling conglomerate has largely met with absolutely nothing but resistance. Therefore they’ve now determined for a new, less direction that is cumbersome the Sunshine State: a slots-only task that would pair them up with Gulfstream Park racetrack in Miami’s Key Biscayne area.
Of course, anytime a potential new casino operator shows up in a state, the first thing that happens is some form of anti-gaming coalition forms; and Florida has been no exclusion compared to that guideline. Anti-casino group NoCasino.org is even releasing a movie mid-January called Pushing Luck that claims to show a ‘sobering glimpse’ of ‘broken promises’ from casino operators.
According to Genting’s new partner Gulfstream, the racetrack holds an as-yet-unused gaming license that has the potential for use with in either Miami-Dade or Broward counties, as th Læs resten