Lake County says no to gambling special election

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Lake County commissioners decided against holding a countywide special election to poll support for Minneola Mayor David Yeager’s idea for a entertainment complex in his city that would also feature a parimutuel facility and poker room.

The <a href="http://www.dailycommercial.com/050609betting">Daily Commercial</a> reports that while some commissioners were not necessarily opposed to the proposed project, they couldn’t justify the $400,000 cost to hold the special election in this economy.  The city of Clermont also supported Yeager’s idea.

Look for more on Mayor Yeager and why there is no parimutuel poker in the Orlando area in the June issue of Ante Up, coming out this month.