Genting Gambling Rights Lawsuit Against Miami-Dade Dismissed

Genting’s lawsuit against Miami-Dade County seeking to force a ruling on gambling rights has been dismissed.

In 2016, Genting filed a lawsuit that named State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle and Miami-Dade County, seeking a declaratory judgement on whether slot machines and card games would face local enforcement if a Gulfstream Park racing license was transferred to the Omni property on downtown Miami’s Biscayne Boulevard.

The company also filed a Petition for a Declaratory Statement with the Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation on whether the state would allow the permit itself to be moved from Gulfstream.

In April, the DBPR ruled that the permit could not be moved, rendering the lawsuit against Miami-Dade moot.

In a May 23 court filing, both sides agreed to the dismissal without prejudice (allowing the suit to be potentially filed again), and each side will pay for their own legal fees.