Genting Gambles in Florida with Uncertain Outcomes

Genting Gambles in Florida with Uncertain Outcomes

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 do say money speaks, but in Genting Resorts World’s case, it’s perhaps not been speaking as loudly as the ongoing business might like.

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 legislation to allow for a new $3 billion Resorts World Miami casino project, the Asian gambling conglomerate has largely met with absolutely nothing but resistance. Therefore they’ve now decided 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 appears in a state, first thing that happens is some form of anti-gaming coalition forms; and Florida has been no exception compared to that guideline. 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 video gaming license that has the possibility of use in either Miami-Dade or Broward counties, as the track rest Continue reading