Casino Watch Focus reported that Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s position on gambling expansion in Florida had come under question. Some in the Florida Legislature have viewed this as an opportunity to push legislation that could take advantage of any change in philosophy from the Governor’s office. A Tampa News Station reported the details of Senator Dennis Jones’ bill to expand gambling in Florida:
It includes four or five of what he calls “destination casinos,” offering a lot more than cards and slots. Sen. Jones says, under his bill, a casino operator would have to pay a $50 million application fee to the state. But will the new governor raise the stakes and let it get that far? It’s a safe bet there’s more on this issue to come.