From the Governor of Nebraska: https://yorknewstimes.com/editorial/gambling-s-real-human-toll/article_38910e88-03a0-11eb-a5f1-57b232cd028f.html#:~:text=Dr.%20Earl%20Grinols%20of%20Baylor%20estimates%20that%20for,experience%20mental%20health%20issues%20and%20thoughts%20of%20suicide.
“A study in the American Indian Law Journal examined casinos operated by over 20 Native American tribes in the Pacific Northwest between 2000 and 2010. Originally touted as a solution to poverty, these casinos actually raised the mean poverty rate from 25% to 29%. For example, the Siletz tribe in Oregon saw its poverty rate balloon from 21% to 38% after a local casino opened.”
“casinos also take money away from Main Street businesses and nonprofits, as people spend their discretionary income at the slots instead of investing it in the community.”
Family devastated by casino/gambling addiction: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/12/losing-it-all/505814/
Gambling addict talks dangers of casinos reopening in Ohio: https://www.10tv.com/article/news/local/gambling-addict-talks-dangers-of-casinos-reopening-in-ohio/530-66299e26-8b8f-4be7-9775-371e8e4f5f97
From CNN- The harm that casinos do: https://www.cnn.com/2013/09/24/opinion/frum-casinos-harm/index.html
12 page document: Living in Truth: Regional Casinos Create Unfairness of Opportunity,
Reduce Mobility Out of Poverty, and Worsen Budget Problems- https://www.stoppredatorygambling.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-Briefing-on-Regional-Casinos.docx.pdf
A Good Way to Wreck a Local Economy- from the Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/a-good-way-to-wreck-a-local-economy-build-casinos/375691/#:~:text=The%20impact%20of%20casinos%20on%20neighboring%20property%20values,wander%20out%20to%20visit%20other%20shops%20and%20businesses.