Resorts World Seeking Administrative Approval To Begin Gambling At Omni

Genting is about to request administrative approval from Florida’s Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering for a casino at the Omni property, according to newly filed court documents.

The company wants to transfer a pari-mutuel permit from Gulfstream Park, which would also allow slots and card games. Genting took over casino operations at Gulfstream last year.

In 2016, Resorts World Omni LLC sued Miami-Dade County and the State Attorney shortly after striking the Gulfstream deal. The lawsuit requested a declaratory judgement on transferring the permit from Gulfstream, which may be illegal since it is located in Broward (and partially in Dade).

Genting wanted the declaratory judgement due to concerns over criminal prosecution if gambling was to begin, but that worry has apparently been resolved. In a filing, lawyers for Resorts World said that after conferring with Miami-Dade and State Attorney lawyers, the declaratory judgement would be “moot” if the DBPR agrees to the transfer.