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.
| Florida Amendment 8 (1994)|
|Yes|| 1,566,451|| 38.71%|
Election results via: Florida Division of Elections
Text of measure
The language on the ballot was:
|| 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.