No Casinos Statement on First DCA Ruling in Gretna Racing Case

No Casinos Executive Director Paul Seago released the following statement on today’s First District Court Ruling:

“Today’s court ruling has far-reaching implications for the people of Florida. When voters narrowly approved a constitutional amendment in 2004, the will of the people was to limit slot machines to existing locations in two Florida counties. If this ruling stands, 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.

We call on the Florida Supreme to review this case and once and for all enforce the limitations on gambling that have been part of the Florida Constitution since 1968.”