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Former Senator Against Slot Machines

January 28th, 2008 by flanews

Voters in Miami-Dade County will decide on Tuesday whether they want to take a gamble on slot machines at three locations. Pari-mutuel owners are arguing that they need gaming revenue to stay in business. Former governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham is urging voters to say no to slots.

The future of our state is not going to be in slot machines,” said Graham. “Its going to be in building quality communities, people with values, work ethic, educated in order to be productive. And those things, in my judgment, are not consistent with the kind of future thats based on luck that is the essence of gambling.

State figures show there are about 3,285 slot machines running in Florida. The addition of slots in Miami-Dade could potentially add 2,000 to that total.

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