Seminole Tribe and Disney continue campaign

The tribe and the entertainment company added US$10 million to their campaign to limit casinos.

US.- The Seminole Tribe of Florida and Disney continue their efforts to limit casinos in the state, this time by adding US$10 million to Voters in Charge, a campaign that limits future casino gambling in the state.

The latest reports indicate that Disney Worldwide Services and the Seminole tribe each donated US$5 million to the campaign, which runs ads to convince people to vote yes on Amendment 3. The proposed law would only let voters decide if new casinos will be built in the future.

While the entertainment company has been lobbying for a number of years against the development of the gaming industry, the tribe holds exclusive rights to offer gambling in Florida, and is seeking to maintain that status by preventing future casinos in the state.

It is estimated that Disney has already spend more than US$19.7 million to pass the amendment, while the Seminoles have contributed with almost US$17 million to Voters in Charge.

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