Editor/Reporter Buffalo Law Journal- Buffalo Business First
Tom Grey of the national organization Stop Predatory Gambling will bring his message that "Casinos are a bad bet, and the fight against them is still on" to the annual meeting of Citizens Against Casino Gambling in Erie County (CACGEC).
The meeting begins at 7 p.m., Dec. 9 at Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.
Grey is founder and former executive director of Stop Predatory Gambling — the former National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling — and has been at the forefront of the movement for nearly 20 years. A former minister and U.S. Army commander and military adviser in Vietnam, he travels the country teaching citizens groups how to get organized in their fight against casino gambling.
The meeting also will feature a report via webcast from Cornelius Murray, lead attorney for CACGEC's lawsuit against federal officials responsible for approval of the Buffalo Creek Casino.
Anna Kay France will discuss statewide events and activities of the Coalition Against Gambling in New York.
Also of note, according to Citizens for a Better Buffalo, is that the appeal has been rescheduled in three cases constituting Citizens Against Casino Gambling in Erie County vs. Hogen, which argues that the downtown casino is operating illegally. Oral arguments will begin Jan. 16 in the Second Circuit in the New York City Federal Courthouse.