ialeah Park owner John Brunetti and others are critical of Genting, which had an attempt to create destination casinos die in the Florida legislature in 2012, then later aborted the idea of approving casinos via a state amendment. "They couldn't get in through the front door so they're trying the back door," Brunetti said.
Gulfstream and Genting representatives say their plan is legal, although Gulfstream President Tim Ritvo said he expects challenges. "We understand that other facilities would oppose it," Ritvo said. "No one likes more competition."