Dolphins’ effort to block Florida Constitutional amendment on gambling fails

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The Dolphins have picked up their fifth loss of the year. This one won’t count in the standings, but it will count in the coffers.

The Constitutional amendment regarding gambling passed. Innocuous on the surface, it gives the people the power to vote on any expansion of gambling. But it imposes a 60-percent threshold for establishing any new gambling, making it much harder for Florida to adopt sports wagering — and the various in-game prop bets that could be made in the three NFL stadiums located in the state.

As explained in multiple media reports, the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Disney led the charge in favor of the amendment, since it won’t undermine the former’s dominance of gambling in the state — and it won’t give the latter more competition for the entertainment dollars of folks living in or visiting Florida.

Disney reportedly spent $20 million supporting the ballot measure.

“Amendment 3 returns that decision to Florida voters and enables them to have the final say on this issue,” Disney spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler said before the election, via Bloomberg.com. “We oppose the expansion of casino gambling in Florida because it risks our state’s reputation as a family-friendly destination.”

The Dolphins openly urged fans to reject the ballot measure, which removes from the legislature the ability to do what so many legislatures in other states are doing: Adopting sports wagering. With a supermajority of 60 percent now needed to expand gambling in Florida, it’s safe to say that there may not be any expansion of gambling in Florida, especially since Disney and the Seminole Tribe of Florida will be ready to mobilize in order to keep the final tally at 59 percent or lower.

15 responses to “Dolphins’ effort to block Florida Constitutional amendment on gambling fails

  1. Florida thinks they have a “family friendly” reputation?? LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!! Hey, someone might try to eat your face, but at least they wont be betting on football!

  2. This is such a dumb result. A majority of Florida residents reject more voluntary revenue for their state, while restricting their fellow citizens rights. As backward a result as the Alabama commandments amendment vote.

  3. I find it interesting that the Dolphins players are speaking out on the issue, especially since the NFL wants everyone to believe they are not interested in gambling. Why are the players, who would not be able to bet, speaking out? It’s almost like the NFL set it up because they know the ability to wager on games is a big part of why they are still relevant. Lol

  4. As explained in multiple media reports, the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Disney led the charge
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    Wait – there’s a Seminole tribe of Disney? Those pesky Injuns, they darn shot your punctuation!

  5. rutledge3197 says:

    November 7, 2018 at 8:57 am

    Another sorry a** comment from TRUTHFUL
    ….. dude zip you have to be the worst person to post

    – HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    He’s got to be up to 20 complaining posts a day, must be a delight to be around

  6. Michael E says:

    “The small blue ripple”.
    ________

    Yep, that ripple ripped the House of Representatives right out from under you. The two year reign of terror against minorities and immigrants is over.

  7. oez2433 says:
    November 7, 2018 at 9:46 am
    rutledge3197 says:

    November 7, 2018 at 8:57 am

    Another sorry a** comment from TRUTHFUL
    ….. dude zip you have to be the worst person to post

    – HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    He’s got to be up to 20 complaining posts a day, must be a delight to be around
    ___________________________________________________________________

    You all realize he/she/it is not a Dolphin’s Fan right? Probably a payback from a Patriots fan from months ago when a Miami fan had a spoofing handle against NE. Always, remember… anonymity is the poison of the internet. Enjoy your freedom of expression whether it be intelligent, biased or outright stupid.

  8. cardinealsfan20 says:
    November 7, 2018 at 10:11 am
    Michael E says:

    “The small blue ripple”.
    ________

    Yep, that ripple ripped the House of Representatives right out from under you. The two year reign of terror against minorities and immigrants is over.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Never was “reign of terror against minorities and immigrants”. All you do is follow the rules/laws and everything is fine. You want to get in the US, then do it legally. You don’t want to get in trouble with the law? Don’t break the law. It’s very easy concept. No one is special. The rules and laws apply to everyone including you and I. I just wonder if the false accusations and acting like babies will stay consistent from your crowd.

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