Say “NO” to Gambling Expansion

By: Brittney Hunt

 

Mega-Casinos Are a Bad Bet for Florida

 

Why It Matters to Florida

Florida has much to offer its current and future residents, and visitors. However, our state’s unique quality of life is constantly under attack from special interests. Ensuring Florida remains the best place to live, work, and play has been a top priority for the Florida Chamber for the last 100 years. This means focusing on affordable housing, stopping the expansion of Las Vegas-style casinos, breaking the cycle of generational poverty, and embracing cost-saving adaptations to Florida’s healthcare system.

Florida’s Competitiveness Agenda

Florida needs more engineers, physicians, and teachers — not blackjack dealers. The Florida Chamber will continue fighting to protect Florida’s family-friendly brand by opposing the expansion of Las Vegas-style casino gambling. There are countless examples of states that have been lulled into a false sense of economic safety by mega casinos, only to discover their reputation has waned, their high-skilled workers have left or their businesses can no longer afford to do business in their state. Florida continues to top lists as the nation’s premier place to visit, live, work, learn and play. We must continue to focus our attention on growing private sector jobs and keeping an attractive business-friendly economy.

The Fight for Free Enterprise

At the Florida Chamber, we will continue to stay strong against continued efforts from around the world, which seek to devour Florida’s economy and family-friendly reputation by expanding Las Vegas-style casino gambling in Florida. By supporting innovation and families over special interest agendas, and working toward goals that help secure Florida’s future, Florida will become more than a “reward for a life well lived somewhere else” and will instead be the number one choice for talent.

Act Now

Help us protect Florida’s reputation as the best place to visit, live and work by contacting us today and sharing in our fight for a robust free-enterprise system.