Florida Chamber Bottom Line: “Yes on 3”: Florida Has Come Too Far to Gamble


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Amendment 3 Puts Voters in Charge


Representative Mike La Rosa, Florida House Chair of the Gaming Control Committee, explains the uniqueness of Florida’s economy, and how a vote against Amendment 3 will threaten Florida’s family friendly brand.

“Our economy is very unique here in Florida, and adding an element of gaming should honestly have the voice of the entire state,” said La Rosa.


Vote Yes on Amendment Three

The Florida Chamber supports “Yes on 3,” and putting voters in charge of important decisions like gambling expansion. Learn more by clicking here.

House-Proposed Gaming Compact Protects Florida’s Family-Friendly Brand

For over twenty years, the Florida Chamber has been opposed to the expansion of gambling in Florida, especially “Las Vegas-style” casinos, as we believe it is contrary to our family friendly brand and not the type of economic development our state needs. It is the Florida Chamber’s belief that a renewed state compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida is the best way to limit the expansion of gambling in the state, by containing it to tribal lands. We must continue to protect Florida’s unique economy and long term potential growth by rejecting any further expansion of gambling in our state.

The Florida Chamber supports House Bill 7037 and its sponsor, Representative Mike LaRosa, for holding strong against any further expansion of gambling in Florida. The House’s bill stands in contrast to Senate Bill 8, which is sponsored by Senator Bill Galvano and calls for a vast expansion of slot machines and gaming. Both the House and Senate gambling bills were passed out of their respective committees last week. SB 8’s next stop is the Senate floor, whereas HB 7037 has not received its next committee reference yet.

As it has for more than two decades, the Florida Chamber will continue fighting to protect our family-friendly brand by opposing the expansion of Las Vegas-style casino gambling, as is done in SB 8, while continuing to advocate for a renewed Seminole Gaming Compact, as is done in HB 7037.


Take Action Now

Click here for more information on the Florida Chamber’s 20-year opposition to gambling expansion in Florida, or contact me at bhunt@flchamber.com.