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Today on Context Florida: Florida’s bad bet, Marco Rubio, little Donnie Trump and weather-related crisis

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Today on Context Florida: Former Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp says expansion of gambling is a “bad bet” for Florida. When the current state constitution was approved in 1968 the only approved gambling involved pari-mutuels: dog tracks, horse tracks and jai alai. They had been in operation for decades and considered sporting events you could bet on. Since the constitution was passed, the voters of Florida have rejected amendments to allow casino gambling three times: in 1978, 1986 and 1994. When the…

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