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Reasons for Opposing a Casino
 

Citizens Against Casino Gambling in Erie County

To inform and empower the public to prevent a casino in Erie County.

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Reasons for Opposing a Casino

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  1. It's bad for the entertainment businesses.

  2. We lose city and county taxable land. Also the State and the Federal government lose income taxes on whatever business would have been in those locations, and all three levels of government below Federal lose sales tax revenue.

  3. We, the voters, don't get a say.

  4. We, the voters don't get control; we just get the bills.

  5. The number of people we will have to provide counseling for addiction will greatly increase. We will experience increases in alcoholism, bankruptcy, divorce, spousal abuse, divorce, suicide, and crime. The victims will have their own victims, in a perverse multiplier effect.

  6. The Governor's own State study said casinos are bad for urban areas.

  7. Buffalo's casino will have to compete with Niagara Falls, Ont.'s casino and Niagara Falls, NY's casino.

  8. The profits will all go outside the community, either to the Seneca Nation or to the developer. Only the tax amount of 25% will stay in the state and only 6% (a part of the 25%) will stay in Buffalo.

  9. A sovereign nation would be in downtown Buffalo. Any complaints with what is going on would now be entreaties to a foreign nation, rather than a normal administrative, civil, or criminal procedure.


 

 

Our Next Meeting


T
uesday, August 3, 2010
7:00 pm
Unity Church
1243 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY
(lower level—enter from rear of building)

Leaders Go on Record Against Casino Blight

Gambling has destroyed many families and futures. Generations will suffer, and especially our children, because of gambling.

– Hon. Arthur O. Eve, former Deputy Speaker, New York State Assembly


Our community's future lies in developing that which renders us unique, not in copying casino gambling efforts that have failed so many other cities.

– Kevin P. Gaughan, local civic leader & former mayoral candidate, City of Buffalo


The Haudenosaunee Confederacy has repeatedly condemned commercial gambling as an activity contrary to our traditional teachings. It has no place among a people whose original instructions are to care for the earth, sustain our rituals of thanksgiving and preserve land, sky, and water in trust for those yet unborn. Casino gambling is but the latest tactic devised by external agencies to divorce us from our heritage, separate us from the earth, and extinguish our indigenous rights ...

– Douglas M. George-Kanentiio, nationally honored Haudenosaunee author, journalist and Indian activist