Religious opposition starting to form against new gaming proposal

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Four religious-based anti-gambling groups will hold a news conference Tuesday about proposed legislation that would allow for permitting of destination gaming resorts in Florida, reports the News Service of Florida. The Florida Catholic Conference, the Florida Baptist Convention, the Florida Family Policy Council and Casino Watch plan to discuss their opposition to the proposal on Tuesday in Tallahassee.

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