The Real Deal Miami

Genting woos local leaders for Casino

September 01, 2011 10:12AM

Genting, the Malaysian company that bought
the Miami Herald’s headquarters
, and just this week announced another
land buy
nearby, recently flew a host of Miami leaders on a tour of
its Asian resorts. Genting is hoping to win approval for a casino at
its development on the Herald land. “They’re trying to build community
support,” said Jack Lowell, chairman of the Beacon Council, who attended
the trip. “They’re trying to get a gaming license from the [Florida]
legislature.” Lowell, who declined to name the other leaders on the
trip, said he was impressed by the company’s casinos. “It would be a
very profitable business, generating a lot of public revenue,” he said. [Miami