The Coalition to Stop the Bad Bet for Florida today unveiled a new ad educating Floridians on the significant problems faced by gambling-dependent Las Vegas and Atlantic City. The Bad Bet for Florida “History Lesson” ad is the latest in an aggressive effort by the coalition to inform Floridians about mega-casino legislation that would dramatically expand gambling in Florida.
“Florida cannot ignore the problems related to large scale gambling that we have seen in Las Vegas and Atlantic City,” said Florida Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Wilson. “What happens in Vegas indeed should stay in Vegas. If we choose to go down this road of mega-casinos and more gambling, there is no turning back. That’s why we must learn from the lessons of these two mega-casino reliant economies.”
In the 30-second ad, two children are teaching a classroom of adults about what has happened in casino gambling-dependent Las Vegas and Atlantic City. The following is the text of the ad:
Here’s a little history lesson about Atlantic City.
After the big casinos came businesses and restaurants closed …
And crime tripled.
But, for Vegas, they’re one of the worst for lost jobs, bankruptcies, foreclosures, and for too many families, divorce.
Now big casino operators want to bring all of this to Florida.
Now, who would fall for that?
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