No Casinos statement on HB 1111

Statement from No Casinos Executive Director Paul Seago on HB 1111 re: authorizing slot machines in Gadsden County:

“We have three major concerns with this bill. First, we think it violates Article X, section 7 of the Florida Constitution which prohibits expansion of casino gambling without a statewide vote. Second, it sets up a violation of the compact between the state and the Seminole Tribe, jeopardizing millions of dollars in revenue. Third, any municipality that thinks casino gambling is a key to economic development need look no further than Atlantic City to see the associated crime and social ills that come with it. For these reasons we will vigorously oppose HB 1111.”

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