Genting Gambles in Florida with Uncertain Outcomes



A rendering of 1 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 say cash talks, but in Genting Resorts World’s case, it’s maybe not been speaking as loudly as the ongoing business 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. So they’ve now determined on 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.

Antagonists Await

Of course, anytime a potential casino that is new turns up in a state, the very first thing that happens is some type of anti-gaming coalition forms; and Florida has been no exception to that rule. Anti-casino group NoCasino.org is also 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 possibility of use with in either Miami-Dade or Broward counties, as the track rests simply between the two areas. Gulf Continue reading “Genting Gambles in Florida with Uncertain Outcomes”