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January 3, 2018

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. […]
October 25, 2017

Anti-Gambling Group Confident Of Getting Initiative On Florida Ballot

Please take a minute to read the article below about the Voter Control of Gambling amendment, the effort to give Florida voters, not politicians, ultimate authority when […]
October 2, 2017

600,000 Florida Voters Sign Petition for Voter Control of Gambling

Campaign to put amendment on the ballot over halfway towards petition goal Orlando, Fla. – Over 600,000 Florida voters have gone on record in support of […]
July 27, 2017

Once Again, Miami Beach says “no casinos”

Once Again, Miami Beach says “no casinos” For those who think that everyone in South Florida is clamoring for more and more gambling, think again. The fact […]
June 27, 2017

Statement on veto on HB 937, relating to warning labels on lottery tickets

Statement from John Sowinski, President of No Casinos, on Governor Rick Scott veto of HB 937, relating to warning labels on lottery tickets. “The Florida Lottery […]
June 7, 2017

Our Op-Ed on Gambling lobbyist finally admits it – casinos prey on customers

  June 6, 2017 By No Casinos’ President John Sowinski Marc Dunbar is one of Florida’s best-known gambling advocates. When it comes to pushing for more and […]
May 18, 2017

Florida Supreme Court Ruling Prevents Massive Slot Machine Expansion

Orlando, FL – The Florida Supreme Court ruling in the Gretna Racing, LLC v. Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation case prevents the worst-case scenario of a […]
April 28, 2017

Miami Herald Editorial: Lawmakers’ rushed deal to expand casinos in Miami is a reckless gamble

  April 26, 2017 By Miami Herald Editorial Board After years of an impasse between the House and Senate on expanding casinos in Florida, comes a […]
April 20, 2017

Florida Supreme Court approves Voter Control of Gambling amendment language for 2018 ballot

The Voter Control of Gambling Amendment has passed another key threshold as the Florida Supreme Court has approved the ballot title and summary for the 2018 […]
March 30, 2017

Statement from No Casinos on House and Senate gambling bills

“Today in the Florida Legislature we saw two drastically differently visions for our state’s future when it comes to gambling,” said John Sowinski, President of No […]
March 20, 2017

Florida Voters: Reduce or Hold the Line on Gambling, and We Won’t Support Politicians Who Vote For More Gambling

Orlando, Fla. – A poll released today shows 84% of Florida voters want to reduce or hold the line on gambling, and 60% are less likely […]
March 13, 2017

Our new video, “Two Bills”, gives a side-by-side look at the House and Senate plans for Florida’s future

No Casinos, Inc. has unveiled a new video, called “Two Bills” that gives a side-by-side comparison of the two gambling bills making their way through the […]
March 6, 2017

Finally, a sensible gambling plan for Florida’s future

March 6, 2017 By John Sowinski, President of No Casinos There are two things we can count on in Florida. In any given body of water, […]
February 8, 2017

Given an inch, they will take slots

February 8, 2017 By Paul Seago, Executive Director of No Casinos Monday’s editorial regarding decoupling at Florida’s parimutuels urges a “clean” bill on this subject, free […]
February 2, 2017

History of gambling in Florida

  1931 – Florida legislature approves horse and dog racing by one vote, and then overrode veto by Gov. Doyle Carlton. 1935 – Jai-alai and slot […]
December 2, 2016

ICYMI: No Casinos’ “My View” column in Tallahassee Democrat

My View: State busts in legal showdown with Seminole Tribe November 29, 2016 BY Paul Seago, Executive Director of No Casinos The state of Florida has […]
November 18, 2016

Atlantic Magazine Story Shows Tragic Consequences of Gambling Addiction and Examines Casino’s Role in Enabling Addiction

The Atlantic, a monthly magazine covering news and analysis on politics, business, culture, technology, and national and international events has a story in their upcoming issue […]
October 26, 2016

For Third Consecutive Year Floridians Say More Casino Gambling Wrong Direction For Our State

The 2016 USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey, an annual public opinion survey released by the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs and Nielsen, once again […]
September 27, 2016

More casinos in New Jersey? Fuggedaboudit!

Outside of those in Nevada, the people of New Jersey have the most experience with casino gambling. They have seen it rise on the Atlantic City […]
August 11, 2016

Candidates who have taken a stand AGAINST the expansion of gambling

No Casinos asked candidates running for the Florida Legislature to sign a pledge opposing the expansion of gambling in our state. The pledge had three parts: […]