Florida Casino Gambling, Amendment 9 (1978)

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The Florida Casino Gambling Amendment, also known as Amendment 9, was an initiated constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 7, 1978.

This amendment sought to modify Article X of the Florida Constitution to authorize privately owned casinos within a restricted geographic area.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 9 (1978)
Defeatedd No1,720,27571.45%
Yes 687,460 28.55%

Election results via: Florida Elections Division

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution; authorizing state regulated, privately owned gambling casinos, but only in a restricted, designated area of eastern Dade County and southern Broward County extending approximately 16 miles north of Government Cut along the oceanfront; providing for the support of free public schools and local law enforcement in the several counties.[2][3]

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  1. Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-7-78"
  2. Florida Secretary of State, Division of Elections, "Initiative Information"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.