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Genting: Court clears the way for legislature to open the door to casinos

Resorts World/Genting released the following statement from its general counsel and vice president of government affairs, Jessica Hoppe, on today's court ruling allowing the legislature to expand gambling in South Florida:

"Today’s appellate court ruling affirms that Florida's legislature and Governor are constitutionally empowered to enact gaming reform that includes the issuance of licenses for highly regulated destination resorts in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties,'' Hoppe said in a statement.

"The court has cleared the way for this legislation, and Genting is hopeful that the legislature will act in the best interests of the Florida economy in the upcoming session. Destination Resorts will result in billions of dollars of new investment in Florida, millions in new tax revenue that will yield positive impacts statewide, and as many as 100,000 new jobs."