Florida Mayors Come Out Against Gambling Expansion in New Campaign

Casino Watch Focus has reported the new push to expand gambling in Florida during this year’s legislative session is through decoupling, or allowing dog and horse race track owners to offer mini-casinos without any dog or horse racing. Major opposition exists and the newest group to come forward has done so with a new anti-gambling campaign. Click Orlando reports: 

Mayor Buddy Dyer has come out swinging against a set of bills that could see more casinos being built in Florida.

He and three other mayors appear in a new commercial, urging state lawmakers to reject the bills. The commercial was produced by the political action group called protecting Florida’s Future.

They’re against a bill that would relax rules on greyhound racing opening the door for other gaming on-site. “I think there is certainly enough gaming for anybody — if that’s what they want to do,” Dyer told Local 6. “But I think people come to Orlando because we’re a family friendly destination, and the expansion of gambling would not add to what we have here.”

The full story with part of the television advertisement can be seen HERE or below

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