Just how big is the proposed casino in Miami?
By Amy Sherman
Published on Monday, October 17th, 2011 at 4:38 p.m.
If we had to settle on one word to describe the $3 billion proposal for Genting's Resorts World Miami in downtown Miami at the current Miami Herald site, we might keep things simple and pick the word "big."
Genting has proposed a 10-million-square-foot development including a casino, and the Herald has reported on the various elements of the largesse -- a 3.6-acre outdoor lagoon as large as 12 Olympic-size swimming pools, 5,200 hotel rooms, 1,000 condo units, more than 50 restaurants, lounges, bars and nightclubs, ranging from fine dining to buffets and a food court for a total of 700,000 square feet, about 60 luxury shops, plus a marketplace for a total of 250,000 square feet, and 750,000 square feet of convention and meeting space including a 200,000-square-foot ballroom.
Big right? But what about the size of the casino space?
That's a question being raised by a group called No Casinos, who says Genting wants to build a casino in Miami that would be "nearly double the size of the largest casino in the world."
See why PolitiFact Florida rates that claim Mostly True.