MIAMI (AP) -- The recession and real estate collapse have left
Miami in need of jobs -- and some casino developers think they can
offer a solution.
They say Miami can become an East Coast version of Las Vegas. Malaysia-based Genting Group, which runs a massive casino in
Singapore, has already spent nearly a half-billion dollars to acquire property in downtown Miami. The group plans to build a sprawling $3.8 billion complex designed to look like coral.
But this new vision for Miami will require approval from the
Republican-led Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott, and that's not a
Casino backers have already begun a full-tilt lobbying effort.
It appears the debate over gambling will be one of the biggest
issues lawmakers deal with during the session that starts next
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