Bad bet on expansion of non-Indian gaming in Florida
The Legislature appears poised to roll the dice on Florida’s future. This year’s rigged game involves repairing Florida’s gambling laws while opening the door for South Florida destination casinos — and asking voters to change the state Constitution to require statewide voter approval of any future changes. That raises the stakes for this year’s legislative session, and it’s a sucker bet. This state needs to bring order to its existing gambling laws, but the answer is not more gambling.