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The Tragic Story of Scott Stevens
Late one August night, Scott Stevens, a successful business executive from Steubenville, Ohio and the married father of three daughters, went to the children's community soccer park he raised money to build, sat down upon a park bench he helped pay for . . . and took his own life.
In the days afterward, a letter arrived in the mail addressed to his wife Stacy. Stevens had mailed it before he went to the park on that fateful day. It read, in part:
“I know you don't believe it but I love you so much! I have hurt you so much. Our family only has a chance if I'm not around to bring us down any further. You're such an unbelievable wife and mother. I know you will hold the family together…”
The beginning of the end of Scott Stevens life began with a penny -- deposited into a slot machine at a nearby casino. Like so many before him, Scott became addicted to slot machines and ended up losing everything he and his family had worked and saved for over the years.
With addicted gamblers like Scott, a penny quickly becomes a nickel . . . becomes a quarter . . . becomes a dollar . . . becomes devastating.
If casinos come to Massachusetts, Scott's story will be repeated -- over and over and over again. In fact, it is predicted that over 100,000 Massachusetts residents will develop gambling problems. Not all will end up like Scott. But one ruined life, and one grieving family, is one too many.
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
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