As we prepare for Thanksgiving, we all take into account those things that we are thankful for. According to a WFTV, Channel 9 news story that ran yesterday – the head of the “charity” that operates internet gambling cafés throughout Florida – has plenty to be thankful for too.
According to the story, it seems that in the midst of the biggest real estate bust in our lifetimes, the head of the so-called “Allied Veterans of the World” was selling homes to the charity that he runs for big profits. This includes two homes that he bought personally and sold to the charity during the great recession.
“While Florida families continue to suffer through a tough economy, it seems that those who supposedly run internet cafés for charitable purposes continue to find ways to personally profit from their questionable operations,” said No Casinos President John Sowinski. “The findings in Channel 9’s story are serious and merit further investigation. This is yet another example of why the Legislature needs to shut down internet gambling cafés once and for all.”
See the story here: