Genting Gambles in Florida with Uncertain Outcomes

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 still has not received a sign that is high Florida lawmakers.

They state cash speaks, but in Genting Resorts World’s case, it’s maybe not been speaking as loudly as the ongoing company might like.

The asian gambling conglomerate has largely met with nothing but resistance despite pouring $236 million 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 accommodate a new $3 billion resorts World Miami casino project. Therefore they’ve now determined for a new, less cumbersome direction for the Sunshine State: a slots-only task that would set them up with Gulfstream Park racetrack in Miami’s Key Biscayne area.

Antagonists Await

Of course, anytime a potential brand new casino operator turns up in a state, the first thing that happens is some sort of anti-gaming coalition forms; and Florida has been no exception compared to that rule. 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 gets the prospect of use in either Miami-Dade or Broward counties, as the track rests just between the Read More