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Option to Have Casinos in Florida May Be On 2014 Ballot

By: Deneige Broom Email
By: Deneige Broom Email

Tallahassee, Florida- July 17, 2012

People against bringing casinos to Florida are gearing up for what may come in 2014. The "No Casinos" leaders think there could be another push to let casinos into the state.

As John Sowinski, part of the "No Casinos" group, announced: "We're prepared to go to battle."

Their mission is to keep Vegas Style casinos out of the Sunshine State.
"Gambling is an issue that the more people know about it, the more people are opposed to it," said Sowinski.

The "No Casinos" group believes a political action committee will try to give voters another chance to vote on casinos in 2014.

The group called New Jobs and Revenue for Florida, recently filed financial statements. About $600,000 have come from a Malaysian company that owns several casinos in Asia.

Said Sowinski: "They spent it all on polling and lawyers' fees and what that tells me is they basically have not found the language that they think voters will support on election day."

John French from New Jobs and Revenue for Florida hasn't said if the committee is pushing to get another referendum on the 2014 ballot.

700 thousand signatures would be needed to get a referendum onto a ballot if someone decides to do so.


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