Panhandle Voters Say Yes To Slot Machines

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Voters in the Florida Panhandle want to add slot machines to their local tracks.

Gadsden County voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted in favor of adding slot machines to a quarter horse barrel racing facility located in the tiny town of Gretna.

A slot machine referendum was also winning in Washington County but results were not yet final. Voters in that county are being asked to add slots at the Ebro Greyhound Track.

But voter approval doesn’t guarantee the tracks will get the slot machines anytime soon.

Attorney General Pam Bondi has issued a legal opinion saying state law permits referendums to authorize slots only in two South Florida counties.

Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Ken Lawson says he will adhere to the opinion and deny slots licenses.

Source: Associated Press