AG Pam Bondi Opposing Destination Casinos
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami.com) – The destination casino bills that could possibly help generate hundreds of millions of dollars is having stiff competition lining up against it.
Wednesday, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced they will oppose the plan to bring large casinos to Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
Bondi and Putnam are the highest profile Republicans in the state to announce their opposition to the legislation being offered by two Florida GOP legislators.
Governor Rick Scott and House Speaker Dean Cannon have not completely rejected the planned casinos.
Bondi contended that the large casinos would possibly lead to criminal activity. She said that drug trafficking convictions in Hillsborough County showed that drug money wound up being routed through the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa.