Florida mayors launch anti-gambling campaign

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer appears in commercial to reject casino bills

By Erik Sandoval - Reporter

ORLANDO, Fla. - Mayor Buddy Dyer has come out swinging against a set of bills that could see more casinos being built in Florida.

He and three other mayors appear in a new commercial, urging state lawmakers to reject the bills.

The commercial was produced by the political action group called Protecting Florida's Future.

They're against a bill that would relax rules on greyhound racing opening the door for other gaming on-site.

They're also against a bill that would clear the way for two new destination casinos to be built in south Florida.

"I think there is certainly enough gaming for anybody --  if that's what they want to do," Dyer told Local 6. "But I think people come to Orlando because we're a family friendly destination, and the expansion of gambling would not add to what we have here."

The bills are still winding their way through Tallahassee, and many of them are stuck in committees.

Local 6 will track those bills and let you know when a vote happens.

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