ï»¿Genting Gambles in Florida with Uncertain Results
A rendering of one portion of the proposed Resorts World Miami Genting casino resort project; the $3 billion project still hasn’t received a sign that is high Florida lawmakers.
They state cash talks, but in Genting Resorts World’s case, it’s perhaps 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. Therefore they’ve now determined for a new, less direction that is cumbersome the Sunshine State: a slots-only task that would set 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 sort of anti-gaming coalition forms; and Florida has been no exception to that particular 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 claims’ from casino operators.