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SoFla football and hockey teams see casinos as a potential partner

Add the Florida Panthers to the list of South Florida professional sports teams that like the potential synergies between casino gambling and sports.

The National Hockey League team has taken several Las Vegas casino operators on tours of the Sunrise property and discussed the possibility of building a destination resort casino on the land surrounding the arena if Florida legislators approve an expansion of casino gambling. The plan is similar to one being explored by the Miami Dolphins.

Representatives from Las Vegas Sands and MGM Resorts International confirmed they have looked at the property. Wynn Resorts has also visited the site. Story here.