Drive to bring casino gambling in Lee County falls short

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A proposal to allow resort casino gambling in Lee County has failed to receive enough petition signatures to appear on the November ballot, the News-Press reported Wednesday.

The proposal would have allowed resort casinos if the state approved expanded gambling. A resort-casino bill died this year in the Legislature, though it could come back in the future.

Here is a link to the News-Press story.

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