“We Applaud the State for Filing A Motion for Rehearing En Banc…”

No Casinos President John Sowinski made the following statement today regarding the motion for rehearing en banc in the case of Gretna Racing, LLC v Department of Business and Prof. etc in the First District Court of Appeals:

“We applaud the state for filing a motion for rehearing en banc. This will give all of the judges on the bench, not just a three-member panel, a chance to review the role that Florida’s constitution plays in ultimately limiting expansion of gambling in Florida.

Allowing counties to individually expand gambling is not only unconstitutional, it could negatively impact communities across the state as well as jeopardize compacts in place with Native American tribes, costing the state billions of dollars.”