Genting is making bad headlines again
NoCasinos.org Press Release
January 9, 2014
On the heels of making headlines for suing the US Government in an effort to continue using low-paid foreign workers on its gambling ships out of Miami (read the article here), the Malaysian casino conglomerate Genting seems intent on double-crossing voters in two of America’s largest states — Florida and New York.
Genting is trying to get Florida legislators to overrule Florida voters by allowing slots on its property in downtown Miami rather than keeping them restricted to Miami-Dade and Broward tracks as state and local voter referenda require. Here’s a Miami Herald article on that outrage.
But wait, there’s more. Today The New York Times reported that despite jobs claims made to voters in a recent casino referendum there about casino job creation and Genting “doubling wages” at its slots facility in New York, they are now handing out pink slips to 175 of the employees whose wages they were bragging about boosting.
Florida voters and legislators beware. Breaking promises is what the casino bosses do.
Contact: Michael Joe Murphy