Casinos help the economy


Fabiola Santiago’s Feb. 8 column, Gambling plan imperils quality of life, indicated how our economy will suffer because of proposed gambling and that foreign nationals will not buy in South Florida because of it.

Gambling is here. The proposed Genting project, however it turns out, will add so much to our economy and to our skyline and will be such an asset.

As the executive vice president of a prestige boutique title insurance closing office, I deal daily with people from all over the world, including many Brazilians, buying property. In all my years in this business, never has a Brazilian or anyone else said they would not close on property because of gambling.

Most of these buyers are high end, they travel the world and even make special trips to places just to gamble.

I close on units all over Brickell, around the AmericanAirlines Arena and on South Beach. Foreign nationals can’t wait to own property here. They are lining up to buy into this wonderful area and add to our economy.

Philip S. Goldin, Miami Beach

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