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Developer battles Disney, Miami over casino-on-the-bay plans

Malaysian firm’s $3.8b complex riles competitors

By Ksenia Galouchko
Bloomberg News / November 15, 2011

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A Malaysian developer’s plan for a $3.8 billion casino-and-hotel complex along Miami’s Biscayne Bay has turned into a fight over gambling and jobs pitting the company against Walt Disney, local hoteliers, restaurant owners and betting parlors. Florida lawmakers will take up bills in January to allow three casino licenses in Miami-Dade County and Broward County to the north for companies investing at least $2 billion. Ellyn Bogdanoff, the Fort Lauderdale Republican sponsor of the Senate measure, said it

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