Florida’s Supreme Court to review casino expansion proposal

The proposal would allow new casinos in the state.
The proposal would allow new casinos in the state.

Attorney General Ashley Moody asked the Florida Supreme Court to review a proposed constitutional amendment that would open the door to casinos in North Florida.

US.- Florida wants to expand the state’s casino market but the road so far has been bumpy to say the least. However, a new window has been opened after Attorney General Ashley Moody asked the Florida Supreme Court to review a proposal for a constitutional amendment.

According to FOX 35 in Orlando, the political committee backing the measure reached the number of signatures needed to initiate the review procedure.

At Moody’s request, Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee told the attorney general’s office on December 10 that the Casino Gaming Limited Authorisation initiative has exceeded the 222,898 signatures required for judicial review.

The Florida voter-responsible committee, which supports the measure, is seeking to submit the required 891,589 signatures by the February 1 deadline to make it to the November 2022 ballot.

As of Friday, the commission had submitted 425,523 valid signatures according to the state elections department’s website.

The casino proposal pits gambling giant Las Vegas Sands against the Seminole tribe in Florida, which is currently the sole operator of Las Vegas-style casinos in the state.

The voting initiative will allow voters to decide whether to allow North Florida’s existing betting pool operators to add casino games to their businesses.

This measure, if approved, will open its doors to casinos along Interstate 10 in North Florida and face facilities in the Jacksonville area. 

The Supreme Court’s review will consider whether the initiative meets the requirements of a single subject and does not mislead voters.

See also: New members named for Florida Gaming Control Commission

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