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This week it was revealed that the Walt Disney Company paid $500,000 to a political action committee (PAC) with the goal of stopping gambling expansion in Florida.
The revelation was made by the Florida Division of Elections, who showed that Disney Worldwide Services paid $500,000 to the Voters in Charge PAC in July. That large amount comes three months after Disney donated $250,000 to the group. Voters in Charge is fighting to keep gambling expansion from happening in Florida. The group wants to put any gambling expansion on ballots for voters, rather than giving lawmakers the ability to make the decision. That method works best for Disney, as it gives the group the chance to sway the opinion of voters. Voters in Charge has to collect 766,200 signatures on a petition to get the issue onto the ballots in the 2018 election cycle.
The big mouse is against gambling and even prohibits casinos on its cruise ships. The group has also begun pulling Disney associated brands from gambling associations. The group had previously pulled the Marvel series of slots from Playtech.
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