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NHL Gives Florida Panthers The Right To Pursue Vegas-Style Casino

The NFL has long been against interacting gambling with their sports product. Until the owners approved team-themed lottery tickets a couple of years ago, gambling was considered a taboo subject throughout the league. Now, the door has opened to possible gambling partnerships.

With the eased stance, the Miami Dolphins have started looking into the possibility of partnering with a Las Vegas gaming company, to build a Vegas-style casino resort on the land where the Dolphins stadium sits. The surrounding land is vacant, and there is plenty of room for an elaborate casino resort.

Other South Florida sports teams have taken notice of the Dolphins intentions, and are considering making a play for casinos as well. It was revealed by The Miami Herald on Wednesday that the Florida Panthers have sought, and received, permission from the NHL to seek a developer for a casino resort on the land that surrounds The Bank Atlantic Center.

"As an entertainment company, obviously we're interested in any future entertainment opportunities in the South Florida marketplace," said Michael Yormack, President and CEO of the Panthers. "We have had preliminary conversations with most of them."

The "them" that Yormack is referring to is Las Vegas gaming companies. Las Vegas Sands, MGM Resorts, and Wynn Resorts are all looking to break in to the South Florida gaming market, and all three have spoken not only to the Panthers, but also the Dolphins.

A strong push is being made in the Sunshine State to add full-scale casino gambling. Genting, a world-renowned gaming company based in Malaysia, has already purchased the home of the Miami Herald. The company has released plans to develop a Resorts World Miami, equipped with room for a casino on the second floor should lawmakers change the current laws in the state.

The Miami Heat would be the biggest beneficiary of the Resorts World Miami, playing their home games just minutes away from the proposed site. The Dolphins and Panthers are both interested in the potential increase in business if they could add casino gambling to their existing sports offerings.

In the case of the Panthers, Broward County owns the land, and officials have already stated that the county will not apply for the gaming license. Instead, it is likely the county will make a deal with one of the Vegas-based gaming companies, who will then apply for the license.

Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson has led the push to bring casino resorts to South Florida. Governor Rick Scott flew on Adelson's private jet shortly after winning the election last year. Adelson and Steve Wynn have spent millions of dollars lobbying lawmakers to legalize full-scale gaming.

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