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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

City taxpayers were short-changed on the sale of Fulton Street.

– Hon. Michael P. Kearns, Buffalo Common Council Member, South District


A Buffalo casino: Odds are it's a sucker bet.

– Hon. Michael J. LoCurto, Buffalo Common Council Member, Delaware District


As I wrote to the Department of Interior Secretary in October of 2005, I am opposed to a casino located in Buffalo. I have repeatedly voiced my concerns on this matter owing to the negative social implications of gambling. I consider gaming to be very limited in its economic development potential because of its operation by a sovereign nation. As I do door-to-door visits, my constituents have voiced the same concerns I have. We do not support a Buffalo based gambling venue.

– Hon. Lynn M. Marinelli, Chairperson, Erie County Legislature