Florida Casino Legalization, Amendment 8 (1994)

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The Florida Casino Legalization Amendment, also known as Amendment 8, was an initiated constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 8, 1994.

This amendment sought to modify Article X of the Florida Constitution to authorize a limited number of casinos in Broward, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Hillsborough, Lee, Orange, Palm Beach and Pinellas Counties.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 8 (1994)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No2,555,49261.29%
Yes 1,566,451 38.71%

Election results via: Florida Division of Elections

Text of measure

The language on the ballot was:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Authorizing a limited number of gaming casinos in Broward, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Hillsborough, Lee, Orange, Palm Beach and Pinellas Counties, with two in Miami Beach; and limited-size casinos with existing and operating pari-mutual facilities; and if authorized by the legislature up to five limited-size riverboat casinos in the remaining counties, but only one per county. Mandating implementation by the legislature. Effective upon adoption, but prohibiting casino gaming until July 1, 1995.[1]

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