Meetings & Information

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IMPORTANT DATE:
Boston Alliance for Community Health is
sponsoring a presentation by the Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI) about government-sponsored casinos on Thursday, October 30th at 10:30 am at Northeastern Law School, Dockser Hall, Room 46 (located on the bottom level,) 65 Forsyth Street, Boston
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Friday, October 31, 2014

A Family Story




SUICIDE IS THE GAMBLING INDUSTRY'S DIRTY LITTLE SECRET!



The Gambling Vultures work hard to cover it up, keep reports out of the media.....



...to continue to PICK YOUR POCKET while you think it's entertainment.....



On the right side of this blog are CATEGORIES of collected articles, the few that have appeared because no one wants to talk about SUICIDE.

AGA even commissioned a phony report to refute the FACTS.


GAMBLING ADDICTION has the lowest rate of self-referrals of ALL addictions and the highest rate of SUICIDE. FACT!



Please don't believe you won't know someone who COMMITS SUICIDE because of GAMBLING ADDICTION....it's not true!


Take the time to read Gladys' post....

Ring of Fire - a repost in honor of Father's Day


My thoughts alone!


YES TO STOP THE CASINO MESS!








"If it can happen to me and my girls, it can happen to you and your family. It's vicious industry. By voting yes on Question 3, you'll protect your family and your community." In an emotional retelling of the loss of her husband Scott to gambling addiction, Ohio resident Stacy Stevens encourages Massachusetts voters to think twice before allowing the predatory nature of casinos to come into our Commonwealth.






"A Family Story"


On August 13, 2012, Scott Stevens, described as a successful business executive, husband, and father of three daughters, took his own life in a park he raised funds to build. He had lost hundreds of thousands of dollars at a casino opened up across the river in nearby West Virginia.


While it's easy to get lost in the statistics; the number of gamblers will rise in Massachusetts by the tens of thousands and gambling addicts maintain some the highest rates of suicide. The personal stories of those who struggle are also important. The predatory tactics of the casino industry have real consequences for real people.


We know the facts are on our side. The empty promises of the casino industry fail to pan out in state after state, community after community. Please share Stacy's video, make sure that her voice is heard. We may not have the millions of the casino bosses, but we have the voices of hundreds of thousands of casino repeal supporters across the state. Lend yours.


Any way you can spread the word, now is the time. You can engage with us on Twitter, Facebook, and through our website, as your voice maximizes our reach. For other ways to join the campaign, please donate, and follow us on social media.


Thank you for your support!


John Ribeiro

Chairman

Repeal the Casino Deal


P.S. Please forward this message on to at least 10 of your friends and family members.



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Thursday, October 30, 2014

If Massachusetts voters vote for casinos, this is what we'll get...




If Massachusetts voters vote for casinos, this is what we'll get...
LIKE/SHARE: What are the odds?

Stacy Stevens' Story






Stacy Stevens' Story
Stacy Stevens shares the tragic story of gambling addiction, which took the life of her husband. She advocates for a Yes on Question 3.






Police talk about problem gambling from their perspective




Police talk about problem gambling from their perspective

Newport Slot Barn a losing proposition




Eugene J. McKenna: Newport casino a losing proposition




Jobs, jobs, jobs! Economic development! We hear these words shouted at us many times a day. Of course these are major concerns in Rhode Island and throughout the country. But Citizens Concerned About Casino Gambling do not think that the introduction of casino gambling in Newport is a satisfactory response to these concerns. Therefore we oppose statewide Questions 1 and 2.
We believe that true economic development should provide goods and needed services that will benefit the residents. Gambling is a dead-end proposition with no added wealth for the community. One needs only to look at the closing of four casinos in Atlantic City in one month and the lessening of revenue in so many casinos nationwide, including Rhode Island.
CCACG believes that all the energy, time and money spent over the last few years in trying to expand a slots parlor into a full-scale casino in Newport could be better spent finding other ways to increase employment.
A good start would be with the North End Master Plan prepared for Newport in 2006. It should be given more attention and action for continued crucial development of the North End and the pursuit of high-quality technical and marine research jobs.
Gaming is an oversaturated industry. It seems that anyone who has ever wanted to try a casino has done so. The market is not expanding. Only the venues meant to cater to a finite number of gamblers is growing, oftentimes to close within a few years and lay off faithful employees.
Eventually, unless the anti-casino vote prevails in Massachusetts and on-line gambling continues to grow, there will be a further loss of gambling revenue for Rhode Island. We think it would be wise to overcome the ever-increasing losses by finding new areas of development in Rhode Island instead of just going blindly to the trough of gambling revenue.
The University of Rhode Island’s new and beautiful School of Pharmacy and the outstanding Oceanographic Institute along with all the possibilities of medical and educational districts in Providence are good signs that we can once again have a growing economy without casinos. Our flourishing tourist industry can also be further expanded without the branding of “casino” hanging over our heads.
Worse, Newport and the other communities in Rhode Island could easily lose control over any casino with the General Assembly legislating exceptions to zoning or alcohol laws as it did with a smoking ban.
Rhode Island has been receiving more revenue from gambling per capita than any other state in the country. The introduction of full casino gambling could even increase the frightening number of problem and addicted gamblers in Rhode Island with the attendant social costs caused by problem gambling, namely embezzlement, theft, bankruptcies, mortgage defaults, divorce and even suicides.
Baylor University Professor Earl L. Grinols, an expert on the costs and benefits of casino gambling, shows that for every dollar of casino revenue gained for the state, there are social costs of three dollars.
Revenue could also drop for Rhode Island if full casino games are allowed at Newport Grand, because the share for the state would only be 16 percent to 18 percent from the table games whereas the state now receives about 61 percent from the Twin River and Newport Grand slot machines. Surely not a winning proposition.
Therefore we encourage all Rhode Islanders to reject Questions 1 and 2 on Nov. 4, so that Rhode Island will not become an even more dangerous predator on its residents, very often on the very people least able to afford gambling losses.
The Rev. Eugene J. McKenna is president of Citizens Concerned About Casino Gambling.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pull the plug




"Massachusetts took many risks...to roll out the welcome mat for casinos...It’s not worth the trade. Voters should repeal the casino legislation by voting yes on Question 3."

The Republican?




To no one's surprise, The Republican came out today in favor of casinos. Here's what I wrote in their comment section:
Is this really the best reason the Republican could come up with for supporting casinos -- that Springfield voters already voted "Yes" on it? Really?
If it were true that all the harm casinos bring could be contained within a city's borders, we'd all be glad to let Springfield have their way. But we all know that the harm spreads far beyond city lines and impacts neighbor after neighbor, community after community, business after business.
This weak endorsement sounds to me like they're having second thoughts, but have no credible way out of the cheerleading web they've weaved these past 2 years.
Be sure to read The Republican's 2008 OPPOSITION editorial (see below for text). You'll see many more clear and definitive reasons expressed for their opposition to casinos. Kind of makes you wonder how they took such a drastic 180 degree turn, doesn't it?

YES!




I wish Yes on 3 had enough money to hire David Copperfield and make the whole Casino mess disappear
 
 
 

YES!




 
 

YES!



Vote yes on question 3,stop the casino mess,repeal it

Bravo, John Ribiero!




THIS IS FROM TODAYS BOSTON HERALD.A REAL SMASHING BY THE LEADER OF THE REPEAL THE CASINO LAW,INFRONT OF THE STATE HOUSE YES! 
DONT FORGET TO VOTE YES ON QUESTION 3 NEXT TUESDAY,AND DONT FORGET TO NOT VOTE FOR ANYONE WHO SHOVED THAT LAW UP OUR ASS.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Day Fifteen: 18 reasons in 18 days to Vote YES on 3




This is how much money the businesses in YOUR city or town will lose to the casinos every year. This is how casinos hurt existing businesses and their employees:
Pittsfield: $ 6,465,620
Greenfield: $ 2,567,439
Amherst: $ 5,071,212
Agawam: $ 3,873,051
West Springfield:$ 3,866,650
Worcester: $24,899,099
Lynn: $12,578,244
Saugus: $ 3,707,923
Cambridge: $15,025,365
Lowell: $15,219,251
Revere: $ 7,414,437
Brookline: $ 8,268,122
Quincy: $12,989,646
New Bedford: $13,329,482
Brockton: $12,973,355
Plymouth: $ 7,809,182
Falmouth: $ 4,830,329
To see the full list of all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns, click on the following links:
Please share and post widely.

Is whatever you believe might be gained from casinos,
worth everything that you will lose?
On November 4th, Vote YES to Repeal the Casino Law
Vote YES on #3
Vote YES to STOP the Casino Mess
WANT TO HELP?
3 Ways You Can:

1) Please share/post these messages widely: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005253047911
We Can't Win Without YOU!
Find the FULL of reasons to Vote YES on 3 here:
 
 
 
 
 

This is how much money businesses in YOUR city or town will lose to a casino every year....





This is how much money the businesses in YOUR city or town will lose to the casinos every year. This is how casinos hurt existing businesses and their employees:
Pittsfield: $ 6,465,620
Greenfield: $ 2,567,439
Amherst: $ 5,071,212
Agawam: $ 3,873,051
West Springfield: $ 3,866,650
Worcester: $24,899,099
Lynn: $12,578,244
Saugus: $ 3,707,923
Cambridge: $15,025,365
Lowell: $15,219,251
Revere: $ 7,414,437
Brookline: $ 8,268,122
Quincy: $12,989,646
New Bedford: $13,329,482
Brockton: $12,973,355
Plymouth: $ 7,809,182
Falmouth: $ 4,830,329
To see the full list of all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns, click on the following links:
****Please share and post widely. ****
Is whatever you believe might be gained from casinos,
worth everything that you will lose?
On November 4th, Vote YES to Repeal the Casino Law
Vote YES on #3
Vote YES to STOP the Casino Mess
WANT TO HELP?
3 Ways You Can:
1) Please share/post these messages widely:https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005253047911
2) Volunteer: http://www.repealthecasinodeal.org/how-to-help
3) Donate: http://www.repealthecasinodeal.org/donate
We Can't Win Without YOU!
Find the FULL of reasons to Vote YES on 3 here:
http://massvoteyeson3.blogspot.com/