MAY 25TH, 2022 | 6:09 AM | By M.D. Kittle HARD ROCK CASINO COMING BACK? MADISON — A long-dead casino project in Kenosha is being resurrected by the Florida Indian tribe that partnered on a similar proposal nearly a decade ago, Capitol sources tell Empower Wisconsin. This time, the Seminole Tribe of Florida is looking to purchase approximately 16 acres just west of Interstate-94 in the growing village of Bristol, about 15 miles west of Kenosha, sources say. Bristol village officials say they...
“Survey Finds 1 in 4 Americans Gamble Daily” “Studies” like this give the false impression that gambling away half of your income is a positive thing. In reality, it leads to gambling addiction. We must continue to push back against these false narratives. The statistics in the “responsible gambling” report are eye-opening. … See more
The minimum wage in Texas is $7.25 per hour. It would take almost 14 hours for a worker to earn back the money lost from this $100 scratch-off ticket. “A significant amount of sales for these convenience stores is from people coming in to cash their payroll checks,” he said. Stores pay a portion of the check amounts in cash, and customers accept the rest in lottery tickets..” READ MORE
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Casinos drive Wisconsin’s tribal economies, generating nearly $1.3 billion in net winnings a year before the pandemic’s disruption, according to the Wisconsin Department of Administration, which tracks gaming dollars. But by 2021 those winnings dropped by nearly a third to $893 million — an aggregate total that obscures the financial hit to individual tribes. Read more here.
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On Monday, another player joined the infamous ranks of NFL players that have bet on the league’s games. That would be Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley. Read more here.
For the past several years Americans have been increasingly exposed to predatory gambling, the practice of using gambling to prey on human weakness for profit. Unfortunately, rather than protect the vulnerable, state governments are colluding with the profiteers to exploit their citizens. For-profit gambling, or commercial gambling, is illegal unless granted special legal exemption by the government — which many states are increasingly willing to provide. Read more here.
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David Cranford pastors First Baptist Church in nearby Ponchatoula, and he was president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention when that group went up against powerful political operatives backing the gambling legislation. “We live in a state that is itself addicted to gambling,” he said, “and what I mean by that is the state of Louisiana is addicted to gambling revenue, and they will do anything to see gambling expand.” Read more here.
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