BELOIT, Wis. (WIFR) -- The city of Beloit is seeing opposition to the Ho-Chunk Casino and resort development after a group of community members addressed concerns about the project. The 11th Hour Beloit Casino Group addressed the timeline of the casino's development and suggested community members have a referendum to determine the amount of interest the community has in the project. https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Beloit-group-holds-meeting-in-opposition-of-casino-project-504413261.html Our Views: Beloit won't be getting rich quick Has the proliferation of casinos made gambling more acceptable, or...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Monday, February 26, 2018 Contact: Lorri Pickens firstname.lastname@example.org, / 920-358-7980 Appleton, WI--- March is Problem Gambling Awareness month and Citizens Against Expanding Gambling is redoubling its efforts to educate the public, elected officials and other opinion leaders about the dangers associated with problem gambling. The Wisconsin Council of Problem Gamblers estimates that more than 300,000 Wisconsin residents are problem gamblers with an average debt of $38,090. Calls to the 24-hour hotline have increased by 281% since...
More than six years after New Jersey voters endorsed legal wagering on football, baseball and other sports events, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case that could make sports betting — already a multibillion-dollar illegal industry — legal in the state and elsewhere. Read more here.
Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of Daily Fantasy Sports Ruling Every effort has been met with opposition from the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the four major professional sports leagues -- Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League -- even as some of the leagues have partnered with daily fantasy sports operations. The Supreme Court will hear an appeal of an August 2016 decision of the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals in...
From a country with widespread online gambling: The Gambling Commission's recent survey of 1,000 U.K. students found that 40% of student gamblers are in debt because of #gambling. Another good reason to oppose Daily Fantasy Sports. Read more here.
Representative Rob Hutton and Senator Fred Risser released proposed legislation for co-sponsorship today (LRB 3211/1) that would cap spending on lottery advertising at $5M annually, as well limiting the scope of advertising with protective measures. The lottery is a regressive tax aimed at the poor. Research shows that the highest per capita sales are sold within the zips codes with the lowest per capita income. Government-sponsored gambling pits government’s interests against the best interests of its people, and preys on...
We have some great news! As you may recall, Governor Walker’s 2017-19 budget calls for increasing annual lottery advertising spending by $3 million to $10.5 million. That’s a 40% boost in funding for advertising aimed at increasing lottery sales, many of which are sold in the zip codes with the lowest per capita income. As we know, this advertising comes at a cost that can be measured in tax dollars spent and the devastating impact of gambling on Wisconsin families....
May 10, 2017 Proponents of internet gambling are busying spending millions of dollars to paint a false narrative about Daily Fantasy Sports. They’d like you and our lawmakers to believe that they are trying to regulate the industry to protect Wisconsin citizens. But, they aren’t telling you the whole story. Download the Daily Fantasy Sports Fact Sheet here to learn more about what Daily Fantasy Sports really is and what you can do to stop it from becoming legal.
April 3, 2017 The Biggest Expansion of Gambling in Wisconsin’s History Could Happen This Year It’s likely you haven’t heard much about the legislation that is expected to be introduced before the end of this year and will represent the biggest expansion of gambling in Wisconsin’s history – Daily Fantasy Sports. Lobbyists for the Daily Fantasy Sports industry have set their sights on our state as a likely target to pass legislation that will legalize their games and bring online...
March 2, 2017 State Budget calls for $3 million in Lottery Advertising Governor Walker’s 2017-19 budget calls for increasing annual lottery advertising spending by $3 million to $10.5 million. That’s a 40% boost in funding for advertising aimed at increasing lottery sales. This advertising comes at a cost that can be measured in tax dollars spent and the devastating impact of gambling on Wisconsin families. People play the lottery hoping to improve their financial situation. Gambling is a zero sum...
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- “Given the minor contribution of gambling revenues to state budgets, officials might be better advised to rely on broad-based revenues and spending controls rather than the relatively paltry revenues from legal gambling.”
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