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Don't miss The Battle to Bring Casinos to Miami Didn't go Away, It just Went Underground. Biscayne Times' Erik Bojnansky wrote:
“The reason Genting is concentrating on Florida is two-fold,” says John Kindt, a business professor at the University of Illinois and a fierce critic of casino gambling. “One, they think they can do it, that Florida will succumb to the onslaught of money they’re bringing to the table. The other reason is that Florida is a plum to be picked, with billions of dollars in tourist money that Genting can take out of the state forever.”The article names supporters, lobbyists, funding, Pac's and identifies which politicians got money from Genting and other gambling interests. I am very interested to know where casino money is going. It is all there: A primer on the issue for beginners and political wonks alike. I am going to keep the link to this article for my own research in the future. And, you can bet on it, there will be a future for the destination gambling issue, just ask Bojansky:
"With billions of dollars at stake, Genting and other casino operators will never give up."