Anti-casino campaign kicks into high gear

Yancey Roy, Newsday, 9/23/2013

The Institute for American Values, a Manhattan nonprofit that opposes gambling, issued a report recently claiming that casinos rely on problem gamblers for their revenue base and that casinos weaken nearby businesses and property values. "There appears to be at least one exception to the rule that casinos tend to weaken nearby businesses," said the group, which seeks to strengthen civil society. "Regional casinos do seem to promote the flourishing of nearby pawnshops, check-cashing operations, and high-interest lending establishments such as payday lenders."

Subjects: Gambling, Casinos, New York

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