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Florida appeals Seminole Compact Ruling – No Casinos Joins Fight against Unconstitutional Expansion

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts to expand gambling through online sports gambling efforts in Florida.  Their constitution required a vote of the people to expand gambling, but a deal negotiated between the Florida government and Seminole Tribe added sports gambling to the compact and allowed for online gambling as well.  They […]

‘No Casino’ Group’s New Ad Campaign Reminds Politicians and the Florida Public who gets the Final vote in Sports Betting – Pointing out one of the biggest issues with the new Seminole Compact

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts to solidify a new Seminole Compact.  The agreement addressed many exclusivity deals that help regulate and prevent gambling expansion in Florida.  However, many have seen this as an opportunity to include sports betting, which while giving exclusive rights to the Seminole Casinos, would also be a […]

Florida Supreme Court accepts ‘No Casinos’ Friend-of-the-Court Brief on Explosive Gambling Expansion Case

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing Grenta Slot Machine case that carries tremendous weight and impact on the expanding gambling scene in Florida. The issue at hand involves a voter approved initiative in Gadsden County to allow for slot machines at Gretna Racing track. The problem is that Florida state law makes slot machine […]

No Casinos Group Plans Diverse Strategy for Preventing Expanded Gambling in Florida and Urges Citizen Call to Action

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing negotiations between the Florida governor and the Seminole Tribe regarding the gambling compact they have with the state.  After a lengthy negation process, the first step was been satisfied when the two sides agreed to a new compact that will now need approval from the Florida Legislature.  The […]

No Casinos Group Points Out Problems & Bias of Chamber Poll Regarding Seminole Gambling Compact

Casino Watch Focus has reported that Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Seminole tribal authorities come to a new $3 billion gambling deal late last month.  The deal still needs to be debated in the Florida legislature and there are those believe it’s a bad deal for Florida due to the gambling expansion in represents.  In an effort […]

No Casinos Advocates Seminole Compact Renewal with No Harmful Expanded Gambling Provisions

  Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts between Florida and the Seminole Nation to renew its gambling compact that expired earlier this year.  The key focus for such renewal is that doing so provides exclusive rights to tribal gambling and prevent outside gambling interests from taking hold in the state.  Casino Watch […]

No Casinos’ New Video Warns of ‘Gambling Creep’

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts of the group No Casinos to educate the public as to the dangers of expanded gambling in Florida. One major strategy by legislators is to implement expanded gambling in very small increments so the public at large wont notice the true scale of the expansion, similar to […]

NO Casinos launches parody website against Pro Casino Group

Casino watch focus has reported  on the various means pro casino groups in Florida have attempted to persuade and pass legislation to allow expanded gambling.  They have bought property, paid lobbyist and provided campaign contributions.  They have pushed for subtle expansion, mega casinos and even prepared a ballot initiative to attempt to dupe voters.  Now, […]

No Casinos Unveils Big Names From Both Parties Who Oppose Expansion of Gambling in Florida

##For Immediate Release February 14 2014 TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Florida has a strong bi-partisan tradition of opposing the legalization of casino-style gambling. Floridians have fought the battle against Las  Vegas-style casinos and have won each time. In 1978, 1986 and 1994, Florida voters rejected high-stakes casino gambling. Over the years, an  important part of the […]

No Casinos to release anti-gambling documentary, “Pushing Luck”

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing gambling expansion debate in Florida.  With a new legislative session underway and gambling a clear hot button issue, the pro-family group, No Casinos, is set to release a documentary to aid legislators, and potential voters alike, in their gambling decisions.  The Saint Peters Blog reports: The anti-gambling […]

With Talk of Possible Tribal Casino in Missouri’s Ozarks, Legislators Propose Commercial Casino

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the many failed efforts to establish a new Missouri Casino in the Lake of the Ozarks.  The Missouri Constitution only allows for casinos that are along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.  A change to the constitution would be required by a vote of the people to amend that condition.  […]

Florida Initiative Petition signature deadline hits and Expanded Sports Betting and Casino Efforts Fail

Casino Watch Focus has long reported on the efforts to legalize sports betting in Florida through the Seminole Compact.  Those efforts failed when a Judge struck down the sports betting provisions as crafted and as such, companies like DraftKings and FanDuel invested unprecedented amounts of money in efforts to put the issue on the ballot […]

Missouri Sports Teams and Casinos Push Legislation to Make Sports Betting Legal

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the many failed attempts at legalizing sports gambling in Missouri.  However, as more and more states and sports teams join the gambling craze, teams that once stood against gambling on their sports are now being seduced by the money and allure.  As such, this year’s joint efforts to push […]

Guest article: Casinos – An Addiction Industry in the Mold of Tobacco and Opioid Drugs

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the vast ways that gambling creates addiction and creates numerous social issues. The following guest article was featured in the prominent Illinois Law Review and looks at the creation model in the gambling industry:  The growing casino industry in the U.S. is built on a model of profitability that […]

The Newest Attempt at a Casino in the Missouri Ozarks Appears to be Tribal Gambling, but Hurdles Loom

Casino Watch Focus has reported on efforts to legalize a new casino at Osage Beach at the Lake of the Ozarks.  The biggest problem has been that casino gambling, or river boat gambling as it were, is constitutionally restricted to the Missouri and Mississippi rivers and there is a cap on the total number at […]