Heartland Institute Florida Director: Casinos Are Good for the State

December 06, 2011

Ahead of Wednesday’s meeting of the Florida Senate’s Regulated Industries Committee to discuss casino resorts, Christian Cámara, director of The Heartland Institute’s Florida office, offered words of support for proposals to build destination casino resorts in the state.

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“As more states ease gambling restrictions to the benefit of their overall economies, it behooves the world’s number-one tourist destination not to fall behind. The citizens of Florida have already overwhelmingly approved various forms of gaming expansion in recent years.

“Destination resorts invite the kind of tourism, tax revenue, and outside capital that would create jobs, improve the overall economy, and solidify the state’s standing as the tourism capital of the world.”

Christian Cámara
Florida Director
The Heartland Institute
ccamara@heartland.org
312/377-4000


The Heartland Institute is a 27-year-old national nonprofit organization with offices in Chicago, Illinois; Washington, DC; Austin, Texas; Tallahassee, Florida; and Columbus, Ohio. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. For more information, visit our Web site or call 312/377-4000.