Since the construction of Walt Disney World in 1971, Disney has discouraged Florida lawmakers wanting to expand gambling in the state. Disney is concerned that if casinos start popping up across the state, some tourists visiting Walt Disney World would spend a good chunk of their vacation funds off-property at these casinos.
In an effort to prevent Florida lawmakers from pushing a pro-casino agenda, Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. has contributed $200,000 to the political action committee Voters In Charge. Voters In Charge is pushing for “a proposed constitutional amendment that could make it harder to expand gambling in the state.” The contribution by Disney can been seen on the financial report posted publicly on the state Division of Elections website.
This Amendment, if approved, would change the Florida Constitution as it would allow Floridian voters the “exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gambling” in the state.
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