Today's date is March 31, 2020

No Casinos releases "Gambling Creep: a short history of gambling in Florida"


This morning No Casinos inc. released a new web video, “Gambling Creep,” that chronicles how gambling has slowly creeped it’s way into the state one small expansion after another

The animated presentation tracks the spread of casino gambling outside of Las Vegas to Atlantic City and beyond from the late 1970s through to current lobbying efforts in Tallahassee by gambling advocates.

“Gambling Creep” illustrates how each stage of expansion in Florida – from pari-mutuels to the Florida lottery to tribal Indian gaming rights – has led to growth in the gambling industry here.

“History shows us very clearly that every so-called ‘limited’ expansion of gambling in Florida has always led to more gambling than was promised,” said John Sowinski, president of No Casinos in a statement. “Time and again we have seen that you can’t stop, manage or control gambling by expanding gambling. As the video warns, ‘It won’t stop there,’ and it would be foolish to believe that the current expansion push by gambling lobbyists will produce a different outcome. They will always want more.”

Checkout the video below…


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