Genting seeks Florida casino approval

The Asian casino operator wants to build a three tower casino in the Sunshine State.

US.- Getting Group is reportedly seeking the approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) to build three 649 foot towers in Biscayne Bay, Florida. The FAA approved the plans back in 2013, but the approval expired last month.

The Malaysian casino operator announced its plans to build the mega project in 2011. The construction of Resorts World Miami would cost approximately US$3 billion, and according to Miami Herald, the company would have to wait to start the construction phase even if it gets the approval from the FAA: Art Miami, the city’s premier anchor fair, said that they’re planning on using the space in the next few years. Genting bought the property in 2011 for US$236 million.

Such casinos aren’t allowed in Florida under state law. Genting was convinced that the state government would rush through some changes to the gambling laws to accommodate the group, which never happened. However, the Malaysian conglomerate introduced a lawsuit last May to allow them to operate a slot machine and card games at the Omni building.