May 15, 2021

Miami Herald Editorial: Floridians thought they controlled gambling. Turns out, that was a sucker bet

But the special legislative session on gambling that starts Monday still is likely to produce a big expansion of gambling in Florida through a $500 million agreement with […]
May 13, 2021

Tampa Bay Times Editorial: Let voters decide on legalizing sports betting in Florida

Expanding gambling does not guarantee a vibrant economy. Just look at Atlantic City. In fact, be wary of anyone touting how much an expansion of sports […]
May 10, 2021

Florida Politics: No Casinos: We could talk Seminole Compact expansion if online gambling were dropped

‘If that’s not a time bomb for addiction, nothing is.’ Calling the online sports-betting provisions in the new Seminole Compact the biggest proposed expansion of gambling […]
May 10, 2021

Florida Politics: No Casinos launches ad campaign opposing Seminole Compact

‘It’ll be like ‘internet cafes’ all over again.’ No Casinos is launching a new statewide ad campaign to warn Floridians about the new Seminole Compact, which […]
May 10, 2021

Orlando Sentinel: Casinos aren’t coming to Orlando, Seminole Tribe insists, but sports betting could be everywhere

Gambling casinos won’t expand to Central Florida as part of a new $2.5 billion pact between the state and the Seminole Tribe, its leaders insist. But […]
May 10, 2021

Orlando Sentinel: Seminole gaming compact smells unconstitutional, but do Florida politicians care? | Editorial

Florida politicians have given up even trying to hide their contempt for citizen-led amendments to the state Constitution. Voting rights for ex-felons. Class sizes in schools. […]
May 10, 2021

WPTV: Voters want to weigh in on Florida’s new gaming compact, poll finds

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Soon, lawmakers will be back in Tallahassee to focus on the future of Florida gaming. They’ll consider a new compact with the Seminole […]
May 6, 2021

Florida Politics: No Casinos vows to challenge new gambling Compact in court

A constitutional amendment requires voters to decide gambling expansions. A group plans to challenge the new gambling compact Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Friday with the Seminole Tribe of […]
May 6, 2021

News-Journal: DeSantis-Seminole gambling deal is likely to face legal pushback

A compact between the state and Seminole Tribe of Florida, if approved by lawmakers at a May special session, could open the window to sports betting at pari-mutuels […]
May 6, 2021

WFTV: New gaming compact filled with promise and pitfalls

In 2010, the Seminole Tribe and the State of Florida signed a gaming compact, clearing the way for the tribe to operate casinos on its land […]
May 6, 2021

Florida Politics: No Casinos poll shows Floridians leery of gaming deal with Seminole Tribe

More than 75% said they want voters to have the final say. Floridians want the final say on the gaming deal signed late last month by […]
May 6, 2021

Miami Herald: Floridians still want say in gambling expansion to mobile sports betting, poll says

By Mary Ellen Klas In what may be a warning shot to Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Legislature in their pursuit of a gambling deal that […]
May 20, 2019

No Casinos Calls On Governor to Sign HB 629

Placing a warning regarding addiction on lottery tickets and ads is simply truth in advertising (Orlando) – Today No Casinos President John Sowinski reacted with the […]
April 16, 2019

Reminder: 71% of Floridians ratified Amendment 3. How does that affect rumored gambling legislation?

Heres how…
April 25, 2018

Statement of No Casinos’ President John Sowinski re: announcement that there will not be a special session on gambling

“Today is another bad day for gambling lobbyists and a good day for Florida voters. The fact that legislators were even considering a costly special session […]
April 23, 2018

Guest Column in St. Augustine Record: Let voters roll the dice on gambling

The following guest column appeared in the April 22, 2018 edition of the St. Augustine Record: Guest column: Let voters roll the dice on gambling by […]
April 6, 2018

No Casinos’ response to gambling lobbyist: ‘Calm down.’

Today No Casinos’ President John Sowinski responded to a letter from gambling lobbyist Marc Dunbar.   Letter to Marc Dunbar 4-6-18  
April 2, 2018

No Casinos’ Letter to Legislative Leaders: Resist Last Ditch Effort to Expand Gambling

Today No Casinos President John Sowinski provided the following letter to House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Senate President Joe Negron regarding a possible special session to deal with […]
February 12, 2018

Statement from No Casinos re: strike-all amendment to SB 840

On Friday, February 9, the Senate released a 90-page strike-all amendment to SB 840. The amendment will be on the agenda for a committee meeting on […]
January 17, 2018

No Casinos letter in opposition to SB 840

Today No Casinos Executive Director Paul Seago provided the following letter to Chairman Travis Hutson and members of the Senate Regulated Industries Committee in opposition to […]