Florida Supreme Court to discuss gambling

The anti-gambling organisation “No Casinos” managed to include gambling in this week’s docket in the Florida Supreme Court.

US.- Tomorrow (Tuesday), the justices will hear oral arguments regarding whether to expand slot machines in Florida. On Thursday, legal briefs are due in a review of a proposed constitutional amendment limiting gambling.

The Orlando-based, anti-gambling group “No Casinos” are firmly against a gambling expansion in the state. The organisation filed a friend-of-the-court brief opposing slots expansion and provided the seed money for Voters in Charge, the political committee behind the amendment.

According to the ballot summary, the initiative would “ensure that Florida voters shall have the exclusive right to decide whether to authorise casino gambling.”

A ruling by the court favourable to the expansion, could result in the placement of slot machines to all six counties where voters passed slots referendums: Brevard, Gadsden, Hamilton, Lee, Palm Beach, and Washington.