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A political committee raised $7.75 million during a week-long period as it tries to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment that could make it harder to expand gambling in Florida, according to a newly filed finance report. 

The words on the November ballot appear simple enough: “Voter Control of Gambling in Florida.”

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Disney and The Seminole Tribe of Florida keep pouring money into a campaign to limit future casino gambling.

Court Says ‘pre-reveal’ Games Are Illegal Slot Machines

Aug 31, 2018
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Siding with state regulators, an appeals court Thursday ruled that controversial electronic games played in bars and other establishments are illegal slot machines.

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A political committee formed last month has raised $1.25 million to help fight a proposed constitutional amendment that could make it harder to expand gambling in the state.

The committee, Citizens for the Truth About Amendment 3, Inc., filed paperwork with the state July 18 and raised the money from Aug. 1 through Aug. 7.

Contributions included $500,000 from Jacksonville Greyhound Racing, Inc., a Northeast Florida gambling operator, and $250,000 from Fontainebleau Florida Hotel, LLC of Miami Beach, according to campaign-finance reports.

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Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. and the Seminole Tribe of Florida continue upping the ante as they try to pass a constitutional amendment that could make it harder to expand gambling in the state. 

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The Seminole Tribe of Florida plans to eliminate plastic straws at its six casinos in the state.

A No Casinos organizer is expressing his disappointment after Governor Rick Scott rejected warning labels for Florida Lottery tickets.

A measure placing gambling warnings on Florida lottery tickets is heading for the House floor.

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Florida lottery tickets could soon carry a big warning label if a Republican legislator gets her way.

Supreme Court Ready To Hear Medical Malpractice, Other Major Cases

May 26, 2016
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For legal junkies, the Florida Supreme Court will be the best show in town during a three-day period in June.

Justices are poised to hear arguments on a series of high-profile issues, including gambling, the death penalty, guns and medical malpractice, according to a schedule released Wednesday.

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The state of Florida is asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by the Seminole Tribe.

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With just days before the Seminole Tribe of Florida was supposed to pull out its blackjack tables from its casinos, tribal officials on Monday sued the state in an effort to keep them in place.

Despite saying that there has been “significant progress” in ongoing negotiations with Florida Gov. Rick Scott and others, tribal officials said the federal lawsuit was filed to ensure that its casinos aren’t harmed.