Genting Miami receives approval

The company that wants to build a US$3 billion casino in downtown Miami received a permission to set a 300-room hotel.

US.- Genting Group has received the license approval to build a 300 room hotel in Downtown Miami from the Miami-Dade County Commission. The committee gave the company the unanimous approval.

As reported by The Miami Herald, Commissioner Joe Martinez said that he’s willing to live with a casino in that place because it’s coming. The casino resort that still needs the permission is set to create approximately 1900 jobs during construction and 180 full positions once it opens its doors to the public. The project approved consists of a Miami Omni bus terminal with access to a bigger station, that’s set to be under the upcoming facility.

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. Officials said that they won’t give up on the casino project.

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