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Company Weights in on Controversial Slot Machine Case

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Posted at 3:22 PM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 15:22:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A company is asking Florida's Supreme Court for permission to file a case about allowing slot machines at a  Gadsden County facility. 

The anti-gambling group No Casinos Inc. filed a motion on Friday to file a friend-of-the court brief. 

The case centers on Gretna Racing in Gadsden County and whether they and facilities like them, should be allowed to offer slot machines without the expressed permission of the Legislature.

 In October, the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled against the addition of  slot machines in Gretna, despite Gadsden County residents voting in favor of them.

In its motion to the court, No Casinos addressed its concerns for the potential consequences for the outcome of the case.  

"The movant (No Casinos) is concerned that if this expansion of gambling devices is allowed (and by logical extension, allowed for similar facilities in other counties), that will lead to proliferation of such devices, and will generally encourage casino-type gambling, contrary to the public interest and contrary to the law, as the movant will advocate,'' the motion said.