Letter: Casinos would harm vulnerable New Yorkers
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#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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