Why Casinos Matter

Here is a report on the impact of casinos on our society. Full of significant statistics, this report presents 31 impact statements from health and social sciences.


Some startling statistics (with proof following) from the report:

#5   Modern slot machines are carefully designed to ensure that the longer you play, the more you lose. (pg 16)
#6   Modern slot machines are highly addictive. (pg 16)
#7   Modern slot machines are engineered to make players lose track of time and money. (pg 17)
#8   Casinos depend on problem gamblers for their revenue base.  (pg 18)
#11  Problem gambling affects families and communities as well as individuals. (pg 20)
#12  Young people are viewed as the future of casino gambling. (pg 21)
#16  Casinos extract wealth from communities. (pg 24)
#17  Casinos typically weaken nearby businesses. (pg 24)
#20 State regulation of casinos creates a conflict of interest, in which the state is charged with protecting the public from the very business practices that generate revenue for the state and which the state is co-sponsoring. (pg 26)
#23  Some states are propping up failing casinos. (pg 28)
#25  Regional casinos are a regressive source of revenue for the states. (pg 29)
#26  Research on gambling in America is largely funded by the gambling industry. (pg 31)
#28  State sponsorship of casinos is a policy contributing to patterns of inequality in America. (pg 33)

CONCLUSION:  State sponsorship of casino gambling is regressive and damaging policy. (pg 36)

Get the facts and help protect our families and communities.

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