The prostitutes, bookies, mob and pimps that sevice these "destination casinos" will be living in your neighborhoods.
The addicts created by these casinos will be robbing, assaulting and embezzling funds from your neighbors, employers, banks, stores, churches and even government.
Addicted gamblers have more traffic accidents than the general population. Dr. Valerie Lorenz
If you live near a casino or if you live 200 miles away...
YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW
WILL BE A VICTIM!
GULFPORT MISSISSIPPI OPENED ITS FIRST CASINO IN 1993
According to the Gulfport Police Department, which incidentally,
doubled in size from 75 to 150 officers in less than five
years;the city experienced a 92% increase in overall crime from
the first seven months in 1993 to the same period in 1994. Increases were noted in the following crime types:
200% sexual battery
160% vehicle thefts
alcohol related accidents increased 101%
domestic violence related incidents increased from
nearly 3,000 to more than 5,000
(a 69% increase) between 1992 and 1994 Socioeconomic Impact of Gambling, Seminole County Sheriff's Office, 2011