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.