Bettors in Florida took a hit with Tuesday’s mid-term election
November 07, 2018 3:01 AM
by Dave Dye
Bettors in Florida took a hit with Tuesday’s mid-term election results.
With Amendment 3 passing, any decisions to expand gambling outside Indian reservations have been stripped from the state legislature and given to the voters.
The move is expected to make it more difficult to pass any gambling initiatives, including sports betting.
Disney teamed with the Seminole Tribe of Florida to spend nearly $40 million to help pass the amendment. The Miami Dolphins, FanDuel and DraftKings were among the groups that were in opposition.
Meanwhile, Florida voters also approved Amendment 13 to ban dog racing. Greyhound tracks, such as Derby Lane in St. Petersburg, will have two years to phase out operations.
“The historical consequences of this are incredibly significant,” Carey Theil, executive director of GREY2K USA, one of the top backers of the ban, told the Orlando Sentinel. “We’re seeing one of the highest approvals of any animal welfare measure in the nation.