Ruffin: ‘We’re going to bring Las Vegas to Miami’Carrie Rengers, Wichita Eagle · December 6, 2018 at 12:01 amPhil Ruffin has purchased another casino, this time in Florida.“We’re going to bring Las Vegas to Miami,” says the owner of Treasure Island in Las Vegas.He closed on his purchase of Casino Miami in Miami this week.“It’s been impossible to enter that market,” Ruffin says.“There will be no more casinos in Florida without a 60 percent approval rating from the public. It’s almost impossible to get,” he says. “Of the seven casinos that are left, the value of their license jumped substantially.”Ruffin won’t disclose the purchase price.“We heard about this asset being for sale. It had a lot of hair on it. . . . Lawsuits and all kinds of things.”He says it wasn’t the kind of deal that could be financed.