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Made for $0 as part of grass roots effort to keep casinos out of Massachusetts by voting YES on Question 3. Sources: http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/09/pro-casino_coalition_to_focus.html Casino ad doesn't mention casino Slot machines in the Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, New Jersy Taken by Raul654 on August 24, 2004. Released under the GFDL Description English: Going Out of Business Sign NYC Date 12 June 2014, 11:00:02 Source Own work Author ReubenGBrewer • A National Association of Realtors Study shows that home values will decrease by several percent if a casino comes to the area and call it "unambiguously negative." http://www.masslive.com/business-news/index.ssf/2013/07/realtors_say_casino_wouldl_hurt_home_val.html • Studies have shown that casinos do not lower the unemployment rate – they transfer jobs from the businesses shutting down around the casino. The net number of jobs doesn’t change. http://www.hks.harvard.edu/var/ezp_site/storage/fckeditor/file/pdfs/centers-programs/centers/rappaport/applied/casino.pdf • This fascinating article from Buffalo shows how casinos use loss leaders and giveaways to undercut local competition. It says how local residents "need to be told that this proposed casino will actually cause a net loss of jobs which will continue to hemorrhage out of Western NY each year that the casino would be in operation. Perhaps most importantly the State Gaming Commission’s own financial numbers as presented in its Securities and Exchange Commission filings clearly indicate that if a full-service casino is constructed anywhere within the City of Buffalo, the impact on the lodging, food and beverage and entertainment industries will be devastating." http://buffalorising.com/2011/02/casino-expected-to-devastate-city-tourism-and-entertainment-industry/ • In Atlantic City, the number of restaurants decreased decreased 40% from 1977 to 1997. http://www.library.ca.gov/crb/97/03/chapt9.html • According to a 2004 St. Louis Fed study: "While casino employment is used as an indicator of economic development, true economic development occurs only when there is increased value to society. The introduction of casino gaming may cause local businesses to close, which will result in layoffs. The net increase in employment in the local area may thus be less than the number of new casino jobs. " http://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/review/04/01/garrett.pdf • Drastically increased embezzlement: State and federal law enforcement officials made 43 embezzlement arrests in 1992, the year the first Indian casino opened. In 2007, the most recent year that statistics are available, the number increased to 214. No other state that reported 40 or more embezzlements in 1992 has had a higher percentage increase than Connecticut. The percentage increase in Connecticut from 1992 to 2007 is nearly 400 percent; nationwide the increase was 38 percent. http://www.spectrumgaming.com/dl/june_24_2009_spectrum_final_final_report_to_the_state_of_connecticut.pdf Corruption: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/07/02/for-states-gambling-on-casinos-may-be-a-bad-bet/ Unmet revenue, jobs promises http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/09/01/promises-dont-pan-out.html Inequality: http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/the-monitors-view/2013/0925/As-more-states-back-casinos-inequality-rises • Casinos will be able to offer free liquor daily from 8AM-2AM. Ledyard, where Foxwoods is located, has the most DUI accidents in the state of CT. Do we want drunk drivers on the roads with us and our children? • From a State of Connecticut report on casinos: "Norwich, the largest municipality in the region, is coping with a number of problems. It is located within eight miles of both casinos. DUI arrests have more than doubled since 1992. Montville and Ledyard have also experienced significant increases. Roughly 20 percent of the motorists in Montville, Ledyard and North Stonington arrested for DUI acknowledged to po...