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Police talk about problem gambling from their perspective

Charlie Rose interviews Steve Wynn:

IMPORTANT: 

REPORT re GAMBLING RESEARCH

ALERT re ONLINE GAMBLING
 
Please note that there is a “Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling” which sounds good on the surface but is funded by Sheldon Adelson who owns the Sands casino in Bethlehem, PA as well as other casinos in other locations.  The position of CasinoFreePA is to be independent of any gambling connections due to the mixed messages it would send.
No citizen or organization needs to belong to a coalition to contact elected officials about public policy.   CasiinoFreePA encourages individuals and organizations to first become informed on the gambling issue and not just about the “revenue” but the huge and very real costs both economic and on people, then, contact their elected officials, write Letters to the Editor, call in talk shows and use social media as well to roll back legalized gambling in the Commonwealth.
CasinoFreePA remains opposed to casinos of ANY size anywhere on land, water, in the air or cyberspace in the Commonwealth regardless of the “games” or method used or who “benefits” from the spoils.

Plea to President, Congress and state legislators from dying man whose son was killed in a gambling related incidence.   POWERFUL!

LOOTtery expansion continues.  See LOTTERY page for info on Senate Finance Committee hearing.

$30 LOOTtery ticket??????   Does the government have NO shame?????

 

URGENT INFORMATION in press release re ONLINE GAMBLING!

IMPORTANT!    “Winning”

ALERT!!!      6000 MINI-CASINOS IN BARS possible via HB1098  has become Act 90

Let the invasive fleecing begin!!  

(Note: Vice is a priority!)

Click on the bill link and check text above the bill for the whole bill and on votes to see how your elected officials voted.

 

Governor’s agreement with Camelot in the UK for the privatization of the LOOTtery not renewed.  However, LOOTtery privatization may not be a dead issue with him.

“I cannot find much civic good in state-sponsored gambling. What is

bad about it?  It produces no product, no new wealth, and so it makes

no genuine contribution to economic development.” 

Jack R. Van Der Slik, director of the Illinois Legislative Studies Center, Sangamon State University and co-author of Lawmaking in Illinois in “The Rostrum” March 1990/Illinois Issues/31

“According to Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Samuelson, it is basic economics that: ‘[Gambling] involves simply sterile transfers ofmoney or goods between individuals, creating no new money or goods.   Although it creates output, gambling does nevertheless absorb time and resources.   When pursued beyond the limits of recreation, where the main purpose after all is to “kill” time, gambling subtracts from the national income.”

U.S. National Security and the Strategic Economic Base: The Business/Economic Impacts of the Legalization of Gambling Activities.” John Warren Kindt, St. Louis University Law journal, Vol 39, No 2 (Winter 1995) Quoting Paul A. Samuelson, Economics 425 (10th Ed. 1976). See Also, “Legalized Gambling Activities As Subsidies By Taxpayers”, John Warren Kindt, Arkansas Law Review, Vol 48, No. 4, 1995 and “The Economic Impacts of Legalized Gambling Activities”, John Warren Kindt, Drake Law Review.