Did you know? One in five addicted gamblers attempts suicide.
When a casino opened in Biloxi, MS, suicide rates jumped 1000% the first year.
Danville will be building a fire station next door to the casino- so we won’t have to hear the sirens. At a casino in Minnesota, their casino made up 50% of all emergency calls in the city.
Bringing a casino to town will not help our Danville businesses. When people come to a casino, it’s a ONE-STOP-SHOP. You can eat, drink, sleep and play there. Very rarely do people leave the casino to do anything. The only time they leave is when they run out of money.
If a seat is not at a slot machine, it’s because someone has soiled it. (Because they played for hours and didn’t want to get up, for fear of missing their payday).
No one should look to casinos to revive cities, “because that’s not what casinos do.”
-Project manager for a Wynn Casino near Philadelphia
Regional casinos leave behind far more gambling addicts than jobs.
People who live close to a casino are TWICE as likely to become problem gamblers.
Gambling operators don’t pay for the harms they cause families, businesses, and communities. Taxpayers do.
Casinos target lonely 70 and 80 year olds– some who gamble away their life savings.