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Casinos: Money Takers, Not Makers

November 14, 2013

To The Reader’s Forum: “Yipee!” is the cry from the Big Apple. “Yipee, we are getting some casinos over our way.” We should be crying “ahh, ugh,..sigh”....

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CREDENCE

Nov-17-13 8:15 AM

Carter 11-14, 6:50 AM,. It's people like this that are destroying America. They have no common decency nor respect. With comments like this: "Why does this jerk get stuff published twice in the same week when some can't get any published, period?" and comments like the Oleoyn post 11-14 9:26 AM.....what does that make them?

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CREDENCE

Nov-15-13 1:58 PM

Betsy has me on long hours. Can't keep petro in the Jags by goofing off all day.

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Seadog

Nov-15-13 11:25 AM

"Credence is an ER doctor". "I doubt that Credence is an ER doctor". Which is it Hank? You sound a lot like your savior Obama!

"If you like you insurance, you can keep it, period".

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CREDENCE

Nov-15-13 10:41 AM

rjlcpa, Good point.

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rjlcpa

Nov-15-13 9:51 AM

the only way a casino can benefit a coomunity is IF THE GAMBLERS COME FROM OUTSIDE THE COMMUNITY. Otherwise the gamblers are just re-allocating their spending from other businesses to the casino, and utlimately hurting the local econmomy. it works in Salamanca as the community has no money. It won't work in Buffalo because they will not draw from outside their community.

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CarterMk

Nov-14-13 8:05 PM

True Capri. I don't believe that gambling will cause broken lives, addiction, etc. Las Vegas and Atlantic City are still around and they're not sprawling crime cities.

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73capri

Nov-14-13 6:31 PM

Why should the 95% of us that are not gambling addict have to suffer with no nice casinos just so the addicts won't ruin their lives. And a true addict will gamble on anything. So we should get rid of all activities that you can place a bet on. Bye bye, football,baseball, hockey, auto racing, all high school sports. You name it and an addict will try to bet on it if his other betting outlets are taken away. I have even know people to place money bets on elections, so maybe we should get rid of politicians.

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CREDENCE

Nov-14-13 4:43 PM

monkeyboy....you havn't changed any.... The rest of us have evolved.

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Seadog

Nov-14-13 2:54 PM

Shocked as I am Monkeyboy, I agree with you on both posts.

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Monkeyboy

Nov-14-13 2:07 PM

When the Salamanca Casino opened did Salamanca or any surrounding communities see an increase in crime, drunkenness, assault or broken homes? Did any of these communities have to hire more police or have a surge in hospital admissions? It looks like he made up all of his "facts" to justify his puritanical aversion to gambling.

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Monkeyboy

Nov-14-13 2:00 PM

"Gov gets ck. it spends more. Taxes go up to make up for it" Huh? You say the government gets money from the casinos so it spends more and then has to raise taxes? Why would they have to raise taxes when the reason they can spend more is casino money? You are babbling.

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Seadog

Nov-14-13 12:59 PM

"but they are spending more"

Any facts to back that statement up??

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CREDENCE

Nov-14-13 10:43 AM

they got checks but they are spending more.... Do you happen to work for Obama. Gov gets ck. it spends more, taxes rise to make up for it, casino owners keep all peoples money, then people pay a second time in govt'l damage control

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Seadog

Nov-14-13 10:22 AM

I believe the governments in Salamanca and Niagra Falls aren't complaining. Didn't they just get nice checks from those nasty casinos????

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CREDENCE

Nov-14-13 10:04 AM

Oleo, Your grandpappy apparently was not too swift.

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CREDENCE

Nov-14-13 10:02 AM

Carter has a friend in another state that makes a little more than min. wages. Let's all give Carter a Bronx cheer!!!

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CREDENCE

Nov-14-13 10:00 AM

Carter: "Why does this jerk get stuff published twice in the same week when some can't get any published, period?" I SUSPECT, Dilbert, THAT'S BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE ANY WRITING SKILLS.

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CREDENCE

Nov-14-13 9:57 AM

Research Demonstrates Negative Effect

In fact, recently published statistics show what a negative effect these casinos have on their communities. Casinos are crime magnets, and 2012 University of Maryland statistics show that a casino causes a 9 percent crime hike.

Putting the human element aside for a moment, that translates into a $70 cost to the government (t per head per year. That is significant and even something that Las Vegas struggles to deal with it. On Native American land, the casino is often not held accountable and is able to exploit the community.

The damage is not just limited to the Native American communities. It actually spills over into the nearby towns and cities. These casinos do pay taxes to the state/province and federal government, but these taxes are not positive value. Often, the tax money doesn’t trickle down to the small town being negatively affected by its proximity to the casino. poker-station****/the-true-cost-of-native-american-casinos/

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CREDENCE

Nov-14-13 9:54 AM

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CREDENCE

Nov-14-13 9:50 AM

www(dot)communityresearchpartners(dot)org/uploads/publications/Casino%20Social%20Effect%201-21-10.pdf

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IThink

Nov-14-13 9:42 AM

Seems a bit hypocritical, the preacher man spouting off about taxes as his church doesn't have to pay any.

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HenryH

Nov-14-13 9:41 AM

While I am not in support of gambling, I do believe the author is incorrect. The ratio of burden seems to be out of kilter and I cannot find any independent studies to support. Also, the author's argument is out of line with his previous argument stating that people should find jobs to get out of poverty. With jobs moving away from the State, it seems that tasteful entertainment establishments that may also have gambling would be a positive thing. People will vote with their money and if people are not in support, the casinos will not be viable businesses.

Last, since when does the government offer gambling addiction counseling? It seems the author thinks there is a larger safety net than actually exists?

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CREDENCE

Nov-14-13 9:37 AM

73 capri....how kind of you to take some poor saps $ and leave him to deal with his misery

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Oelwyn

Nov-14-13 9:26 AM

Now I know why my grandfather called a chickens tail "The parsons nose".Those men in hardhats have JOBS.Where was his holiness the right rearend Erickson when his boss was chasing the 'Money Changers' from the temple? Why 'gamble' when you can give your money to the 'Bhagwhan Erickson'.How curious.

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hacksbgone

Nov-14-13 7:37 AM

This legislation was nothing but pandering to construction unions. Did you see the promotional literature? Almost all of the photos had some dude in a hard hat. Way to go Democrats! You're always looking out for your vocal and well-funded minority of constituents while ignoring the rest of the taxpayers.

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