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GUEST ARTICLE: [Florida] Lawmakers’ Rushed Deal to Expand Casinos in Miami is a Reckless Gamble

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts to expand gambling in Florida by authorizing a new, Las Vegas style, destination resort casino. As recently pointed out by the Mason-Dixon poll, the vast amount of voters, 84%, want to either hold the line or actually reduce gambling expansion. When it came to gambling expansion through new […]

Guest Article: Only Casino Interests Push Casinos in Florida

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts of the Florida based group, No Casinos, and their attempts to protect Florida families from the ever increasing dangers of expanded gambling. The group’s president, John Sowinski, has addressed these issues on many levels, including directly answering positions or articles that seek to advance the casino’s interest. […]

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 […]

Las Vegas Sands Pulls Lobbying Efforts to Legalize Destination Mega Casinos in Florida

Over the years, Casino Watch Focus has reported on the many ongoing efforts of Law Vegas Sands to get approval to build a Vegas-Style, full-scale, mega casino. They have focused most of their efforts with lobbyist attempting to craft legislation that would make it through the Florida legislature. Despite many efforts and bills, no significant progress […]

UPDATE: Efforts to Pass Resort Gambling Casinos though the Florida Legislature Ends

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts to expand gambling in Florida by way of new Vegas-style Resort Casinos. As previously reported the gambling expansion bill that was proposed by the Florida legislature looked to be a hard sell. Resent opposition came from many sources and it appears those efforts have paid off. An online source […]

Florida Seminole Gambling Compact Extension Bill Could also Produce Free Standing Casinos by way of Decoupling

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts to prevent expanded gambling in Florida by renewing the existing gambling compact with the Seminole tribe. The compact provides exclusive rights to certain gambling games to the Seminoles in exchange for specified revenue to the state. Outside gambling interests have been maneuvering to build and operate full […]

New Florida Gambling Bills Look to Overhaul the System and Allow for More Casinos

Casino Watch Focus recently reported  that a new drove of lobbyists have come to Florida to ensure gambling expansion by way of new designation resort casinos. The mod has shifted as a result and now a Florida Senate Bill looks to allow two new Vegas style casinos directly while the House version of the bill […]

Casinos won’t help Florida’s economy

In an open letter to the Miami Herald,Paul Davies and Barbara Whitehead, Institute for American Values, New York, share a empirical perspective from around the country of why Florida doesn’t need more gambling to help its economy: In the mad scramble for more gambling dollars, Florida’s timing could not be worse. The state’s legislators are […]

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 […]

Florida Senate President Favors Constitutional Amendment to Expand Vegas-style Gambling Casinos

Last year, Casino Watch Focus reported the attempt of the Genting Group to sidestep the legislature on the issue of expanded gambling though destination casinos by placing a ballot initiative before the voters in Florida. They hoped to either put pressure on the legislature to pass a proposal that they had more control over, or […]

Florida Needs Credible Information About Casinos

##FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct 3, 2013 By Mark Andrews Florida Casino Watch   Once people examine the impact of casinos, they understand this is bad, insidious business enabled by the government. What Floridians need is credible and objective information. As Tallahassee focuses on how to align gambling policies, the question is: Will Florida lawmakers consider […]

EBT Cards are Now Banned at Casinos in Florida

Casino Watch Focus has reported on welfare abuses tied to gambling venues and legislation by various states and the federal government to end those abuses.  Now after the recent aftermath in Florida over internet café’s, Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill that would further clean up the gambling scene.  A local Miami news agency […]

New Pro-Family, Anti-Gambling Message to Oppose Mega Destination Casinos in Florida

Casino Watch Focus has reported that after a failed attempt in the Florida Legislature, the issue of mega resort casinos is being pushed by the Genting Group to appear on the ballot.  What will surely follow is a slick campaign full of deception and falls promises as was seen in Missouri.  The Pro-Family, anti-gambling group […]

Florida Mega Resort Casinos to Appear on 2014 Ballot – Voters Beware

Casino Watch Focus reported that the legislation being pushed by the Genting Group and others to legalize mega-resort casinos died in the legislature during this years session. The leadership in Florida was strong and outspoken against expanded gambling.  They were representative of their constituents as well as a voice of economic and social reason.  Now, […]