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Disney Worldwide Services is continuing its fight against gambling expansion in the Sunshine State, as the company paid $105,000 toward an amendment that would make gambling expansion more difficult.
Thus far the company has put in $4.655 million toward the initiative, which is being put forth by the PAC Voters in Charge. The organization is working to have the issue put onto the November ballot, which would change Florida's constitution to give voters the "exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gambling" in the state". The move would also require voters to approve of specific casino game additions to casinos.
The measure would have to be approved of 60% of voters.
Disney has been working to actively reduce gambling, especially within their brands. The company has no casino on their cruise ships (a rarity), and they have also pulled any of their owned brands from being associated with slot machines when licensing deals expire. This was the case with Playtech's Marvel themed video slots, which were subsequently pulled once the original licensing deal lapsed.