Disney fighting hard to keep gambling out of Florida

ford91exploder

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JoeCamel

Well-Known Member
On the obverse, if WDW built a Las Vegas-style resort, they'd own the market in FL.
Not really the Seminoles pretty much have that covered. The State has a contract with exclusive rights. Disney does not have total sway over how the gambling laws are crafted.
 

ford91exploder

Resident Curmudgeon
Is now a good time to remind you of all the times you claimed disney was going to turn Epcot into a casino complex? Or how Disney was going to buy off legislators to get gambling approved in Florida?
It's inevitable that Disney will eventually turn one of the parks into an adult entertainment complex which will include gaming, Most likely EPCOT.

However until then Disney will fight tooth and claw to prevent anyone else from gaining the first mover advantage in the FL gaming market. Right now Disney owns the FL Govt.

Allowing in one or more of the big gaming companies would mean the possibility of being outbid for legislative goodies and Disney will never let that happen especially with the changes in Anaheim where Anaheim holds the whip hand for the first time in
decades.
 

FigmentForver96

Well-Known Member
It's inevitable that Disney will eventually turn one of the parks into an adult entertainment complex which will include gaming, Most likely EPCOT.

However until then Disney will fight tooth and claw to prevent anyone else from gaining the first mover advantage in the FL gaming market. Right now Disney owns the FL Govt.

Allowing in one or more of the big gaming companies would mean the possibility of being outbid for legislative goodies and Disney will never let that happen especially with the changes in Anaheim where Anaheim holds the whip hand for the first time in
decades.
You of all people should know better to bet or predict anything Disney does. Your record is terrible
 

peter11435

Well-Known Member
It's inevitable that Disney will eventually turn one of the parks into an adult entertainment complex which will include gaming, Most likely EPCOT.

However until then Disney will fight tooth and claw to prevent anyone else from gaining the first mover advantage in the FL gaming market. Right now Disney owns the FL Govt.

Allowing in one or more of the big gaming companies would mean the possibility of being outbid for legislative goodies and Disney will never let that happen especially with the changes in Anaheim where Anaheim holds the whip hand for the first time in
decades.
You're really good at being wrong.
 

TJ Vazquez

Premium Member
In the Parks
No
It's inevitable that Disney will eventually turn one of the parks into an adult entertainment complex which will include gaming, Most likely EPCOT.

However until then Disney will fight tooth and claw to prevent anyone else from gaining the first mover advantage in the FL gaming market. Right now Disney owns the FL Govt.

Allowing in one or more of the big gaming companies would mean the possibility of being outbid for legislative goodies and Disney will never let that happen especially with the changes in Anaheim where Anaheim holds the whip hand for the first time in
decades.
That's asinine.... Just stop.
 

CaptainAmerica

Premium Member
And Disney still licensing their IP to slots??? What a bunch of BS!
No, they're not. Maybe educate yourself before making ignorant proclamations. If there are existing licensing deals, Disney has to honor those contracts, but they're not making new deals or renewing the expiring ones.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2013/oct/29/disney-star-wars-marvel-slot-machines-gambling

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/27/us/gambling-debate-entangles-disney-in-florida.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1

It seems somewhat pointless to fight casinos when the demographic Disney is focused on is so different than what casinos traditionally focus on.
Conventions are big business, especially when the kiddos are in school.
 

Master Yoda

Pro Star Wars geek.
Premium Member
Even if they are currently lobbying against it, if it became legal in the entire state, there is no doubt in my mind they would turn around and build a resort for it.

Take over a park? No. But an adult resort with gaming? Yes.
No doubt they would, which is what makes me think that they simply have less than zero desire to be in the gaming business.
 

ABQ

Well-Known Member
And Disney still licensing their IP to slots??? What a bunch of BS!
Which slots do they still license? They pulled Marvel and Star Wars, not sure I've ever seen any others. There are a number of Alice in Wonderland ones that try to look like the Disney animated movie, but are not, and it's not Disney's story anyway. But I find myself in Vegas casinos pretty often and haven't seen any other Disney slots than the Star Wars and Iron Man, but most have been gone a while.
 

GrumpyFan

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
Have to wonder who the players are on the other side of this, and how much money they've sunk into efforts to bring it to Florida.
Long-term, I see Disney losing this battle and it becoming legal, but it may be MANY years down the road.
 
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