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Florida Chamber Joins Seminoles, Disney In Support Of New Restriction On Gambling

The Florida Chamber of Commerce, which in the past has urged restraint in amending the state’s constitution, is urging its members and voters to support Amendment 3 on the November ballot, which would require voter approval of future gambling expansion.

“We believe our constitution should only be amended in rare and extraordinary circumstances. Amendment 3 … meets that threshold,” Mark Wilson, CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce wrote in an editorial on Sunday in the Florida Times-Union.

Wilson cautioned voters that the introduction of Las Vegas-style casinos brings dubious benefits and potentially serious consequences to Florida.

“Any decision to go in this direction should be done so with due diligence, much caution and voter input,” he wrote.

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