Letter: Casinos would harm vulnerable...

Letter: Casinos would harm vulnerable New Yorkers

There are 1 comment on the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle story from Oct 11, 2013, titled Letter: Casinos would harm vulnerable New Yorkers. In it, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports that:

Despite what the ballot says, any potential benefits to the state will be accompanied by equal if not greater costs in higher crime, exploitation of the thousands of gambling-addicted residents, and the minimal overflow of economic activity outside the casinos, leading to local business failures.

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dew4794

Rochester, NY

#1 Oct 11, 2013
Gambling maybe - Casinos NO! Casinos suck money out of the city. Look at Niagara Falls; downtown is plywood city. Atlantic City's ghetto is right next door to the casinos. Riverboats in Iowa, nice around the casino, downtowns are boarded up. Why you ask? Small businesses can't compete. Casino customers stay in their all inclusive complex. Property taxes increase by increase assessment values as well

Jobs-service industry jobs mostly- that don't transfer well to other occupations.

About 2/3 of the revenue comes from gambling addicted customers, not from grandma Saedy and Uncle Elmer.

Education revenue for the States, yes, BUT not additional monies. Why? Cash strapped governments use their income money for other budget stuff.

Crime? Las Vegas doesn't report hotel and bank robberies. It's huge.
AND why did the "gaming industry" contribute huge sums to the Como campaign? Hummm?

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