Last week Florida's Attorney General Ashley Moody revealed that she's officially asked the Florida Supreme Court to analyze a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow for casinos to be opened in the northern section of the Sunshine State.
The proposed amendment will undergo judicial review after the "Limited Authorization of Casino Gaming" petition had generated more than the 222,898 signatures required for review. Now, the Florida Voters in Charge movement is looking to get in 891,589 signatures for the measure by February 1st to be put on the ballot on the 2022 election ballot.
If the ballot measure passes this fall, it would allow casinos to open along the I-10 corridor in Northern Florida and the Panhandle, with a particular focus on a location in Jacksonville.
The measure is backed by Las Vegas Sands, who's put through more than $27 million to help promote getting signatures. Opposing the initiative is the Seminole Indian Tribe, who currently has a stranglehold on rights to offer casino games throughout Florida.
Casino Listings News will update readers as we learn more.