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July 29, 2016

Time to end “gambling expansion by dysfunction”

Why do voters need to be in charge of approving any gambling expansion in Florida? The short answer is that nobody else has proven themselves capable. […]
July 19, 2016

Blog post: More gambling = more addicts = more crime

Gambling can stimulate the brain’s reward system much like drugs such as alcohol can, leading to addiction. If you’re prone to compulsive gambling, you may continually […]
July 14, 2016

Poll: 72% of Floridians Less Likely to Support a Candidate Who Votes to Expand Gambling

A poll released today shows 72% of Florida voters are less likely to support a political candidate who votes to expand gambling without first putting the […]
June 30, 2016

Blog post: Not your grandma’s slot machines

The slot machines of today bear little resemblance to the one-armed bandits of yesterday. There is no more sticking in a quarter, pulling a lever and […]
June 17, 2016

Blog post: Casino peddlers all smoke and mirrors

Did you ever see a magician pull a rabbit out of his hat, seemingly producing it out of thin air? That’s pretty much how the gambling […]
June 12, 2016

Tallahassee Democrat column: Nuance or nuisance, casino issues are back before the court

  by Bill Cotterell June 12, 2016 It was just a slip of the pen, but a legal brief filed in the state Supreme Court last […]
June 10, 2016

Orlando Sentinel editorial: Don’t skirt Florida law to grow gambling county by county

Advocates for expanded gambling in Florida have had their efforts thwarted in the Legislature in recent years. Now, they’ve pinned their hopes on a new venue, […]
May 23, 2016

Only Casino Interests Push Casinos in Florida

May 23, 2016 BY John Sowinski, President of No Casinos As the president of No Casinos, I occasionally respond to the progambling missives of an industry […]
May 13, 2016

Genting’s frivolous lawsuit against Miami-Dade to force casino smacks of desperation

  May 13 BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO Somebody ought to tell Genting that Miami is not Malaysia or Bimini. In this country, courts don’t step in and […]
April 15, 2016

Guest column: N.J.’s casino saga should be a warning for Florida

  April 15, 2016 By John Sowinski Guest Columnist Where are too many casinos not enough casinos? The answer begins in Atlantic City, N.J., and extends […]
March 29, 2016

ICYMI: Miami Herald editorial hopes voters have final authority to approve gambling in Florida

Editorial: State’s gambling future up to courts March 28, 2016 Since the Florida Legislature in its just concluded session failed to produce legislation addressing the future […]
March 2, 2016

Gambling Lawyers Try To Silence Bob Graham and No Casinos

Gretna lawyers afraid to defend constitutionality of slot machines Orlando, Fla. – Feeling that they may not be able to successfully argue the constitutionality of slot machines […]
February 29, 2016

My View: Gambling proposals may violate Florida Constitution

By John Sowinski President, No Casinos Gambling interests have lined up in the State Capitol, lobbying for their long-held dream of remaking Florida in the image […]
February 22, 2016

No Casinos and Former Gov. Bob Graham file amicus briefs in Gretna Racing case

Orlando, Fla. – No Casinos today submitted its amicus curiae brief to the Florida Supreme Court in the Gretna Racing LLC v Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation case. The […]
February 1, 2016

New Compact’s “Integrated Resort” Really Promises…

A Bunch of Crap(s)…Roulette… Blackjack…Slot Machines… Historic Racing Machines, Economic Cannibalization, Crime, and Addiction… Today promoters of the proposed compact between the Seminole Tribe and the state […]
January 7, 2016

Polling Questions on Seminole Compact Paint One-Sided Picture

Analysis of a poll released today by the Florida Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the Seminole Tribe paints an inaccurate picture of public opinion related […]
December 17, 2015

New compact would make Seminole Tribe “slots king of the world”

When state lawmakers approved the original 2010 gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe, they promised Florida residents it would serve as a firewall against the further […]
December 14, 2015

ICYMI: Tampa Tribune editorial urges lawmakers to reject new compact

In case you missed it, please take a few minutes to read the editorial below from theTampa Tribune   Editorial: Gambling deal portends proliferation of high-stakes […]
December 11, 2015

ICYMI: St. Augustine Record editorial says compact “not worth potential price”

In case you missed it, please take a few minutes to read the editorial below from theSt. Augustine Record.   Editorial: Casino pact payoff not worth […]
December 8, 2015

Use Seminole compact to shrink, not expand gambling: The Interview

In case you missed it, please take a minute to read our interview with the editorial board of the Orlando Sentinel published in today’s edition as well as […]