SB 430 EXPOSED: Pretends to be an education bill
SB 430 Myth and Fact

SENATOR CHARLIE SHIELDS' SB 430
PRETENDS TO BE AN EDUCATION BILL,
BUT IT IS NOT!
SB 430 IS . . .


AN EDUCATION HOAX: Sen. Shields plans to pay for these scholarships by raising the casino tax by a mere 1% - on some casinos. Flash back to the gambling hoax of 1994 promising all those dollars for our children's education, which never materialized. Yes, it is happening again . . . Shields proposed scholarships, the number of students and the amount of dollars are not guaranteed.

MASSIVE GAMBLING EXPANSION: It is the largest expansion of gambling since games of chance were legalized in 1994, the equivalent of adding three new casinos in Missouri. In 2005, voters decisively (56 percent to 44 percent) rejected expanding casino gambling in southwest Missouri.

THE $500 LOSS LIMIT WORKS!

SOFT ON CRIME: SB 430 removes the loss limit protection against dangerous criminal elements laundering money in Missouri casinos as they now do in South Dakota, Mississippi, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois and other states that do not have the $500 loss limit.

UNABLE TO STOP GAMBLING EXPANSION: SB 430 claims to limit the number of casinos to thirteen (our current eleven operating casinos and two more under construction). What we are talking about is a casino monopoly to stop competition - WHICH THE CASINOS LOVE! Casinos will continue to expand by adding more floor space with slot machines, the most addictive and lucrative form of gambling.

DAMAGING TO THE GAMBLING ADDICT'S FAMILY: Shields claims the loss limit doesn't work since some clever gamblers can get around it. True that some do, but they have to work hard to scrounge around for the opportunity to lose another $50 or $100 in their two hour period. What they can't do is place a $5,000 bet every ten minutes which protects the family home from being gambled away in an afternoon.


The $500 loss limit is not in place to prevent gambling addiction, it is there to slow the losses of Missourians allowing their family an opportunity to discover and seek help before bankruptcy, crime and even worse destroys them.

THE $500 LOSS LIMIT WORKS!