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No Casinos launches campaign blasting new gambling reform bill

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As the 2015 legislative session begins in earnest, Florida lawmakers will once again consider a “New Deal” to reform gambling statewide. Despite the best intentions of Tallahassee lawmakers, expanded gambling in Florida will always result in higher crime and taxes on residents, says a new ad launching today by the anti-gambling coalition No Casinos. A new 30-second spot from the Orlando-based group – called “New Deal” – disputes the claims of casino supporters, among other changes, will be a “win-win”…

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Florida restaurant and hotel lobby blasts Dana Young’s new gaming bill

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The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association — a group with outsized importance in our state’s tourism-centric economy — issued a statement Tuesday excoriating the proposal released yesterday by House Majority Leader Dana Young. “We will continue to fight this legislation, along with any other measure that seeks to expand gambling under the false pretense that it will bring additional jobs, attract more tourists, and increase Florida’s tax base,” said FRLA President and CEO Carol Dover. “Florida currently enjoys record number of tourists,…

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No Casinos comes out decisively against Dana Young’s gambling bill

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Just minutes after House Majority Leader Dana Young released her much-awaited casino gambling legislation, Orlando-based group No Casinos, Inc. released a set of statements blasting the proposal. “This bill would cause the biggest expansion of gambling in Florida history,” said No Casinos President John Sowinski. “It invites wall-to-wall casino gambling in Florida, and the social costs and crime that go with it.” “It creates so much new gambling that it also launches a vast new government bureaucracy to try to regulate it,” inveighed Sowinski,…

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