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NEWS 14 August 2017

Disney donates an extra $500K to limit Florida gambling expansion

By Manuel Marti
Disney has doubled down its support for a proposed ballot initiative that would restrict the expansion of gambling in the state of Florida.

According to media reports, The Walt Disney Company cut a $500,000 check in favour of the committee backing the amendment ‘Voters in Charge’. The mass media and entertainment conglomerate has previously showed its support for the cause by donating $250,000 earlier this year. Since April, Disney has contributed over $1m which accounts for over 80% of the total donations.

If the initiative makes it onto the 2018 general election ballot and passes, the bill would force any future gambling expansions to be decided by Florida voters. Last Friday, the political committee had collected over 150,000 valid signatures.

Anti-gambling expansion group No Casinos Inc . has also been supporting this proposal. The group affirms that a greater amount of casinos would mean an increase in the gambling addiction as well as a shutdown of local businesses.



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