Stop the Kenosha Casino is a project of Citizens Against Expanded Gambling, Inc.
STOP THE KENOSHA CASINO
Stop the Kenosha Casino
Now more than ever should be a time of healing for Kenosha.
A time of community building, a time of prayer and a time of understanding.
But the Menominee Tribe, in a joint venture with the Florida based Seminole Tribe, want to build a new off-reservation casino in Kenosha, bringing with it crime our city desperately doesn’t need.
That isn’t an opinion, it’s a fact. According to a panel study of Wisconsin Counties, violent crime increases 30% after the opening of a casino and arrests increase 50% in the community after the opening of a casino.
In addition, in Wisconsin counties with a casino, arrests for forgery, fraud, embezzlement and receiving stolen property is about 50% above other counties.
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Contact your City and County elected representatives and ask them to oppose the casino. Please consider attending Common Council and County Board Meetings to share your concerns.
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County Board of Supervisors’ Meeting schedule and location:
7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month (unless otherwise noticed)
Kenosha County Administration Building
County Board Chambers – 3rd Floor
1010 56th St., Kenosha, WI 53140
City of Kenosha Common Council Meeting schedule and location:
7:00 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month (unless otherwise noticed)
City Hall – Room 200
625 52nd Street, Kenosha
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We, the undersigned eligible voters of the State of Wisconsin, strongly urge Governor Evers to oppose the Kenosha casino.
The casino market is already over-saturated with 25 casinos throughout Wisconsin, leaving no Wisconsin resident with more than a 2-hour drive. Adding a casino would reduce the gains from one tribe to benefit another.
Additionally, more than 25% of the revenue from this casino would not benefit the citizens of Wisconsin, as the agreement sends proceeds to Florida where the Seminole Tribe is based.
This proposed casino was rejected by Governor Walker in 2015 after a comprehensive review of the potential economic impact showed that due to a competition clause in the current compacts, Wisconsin taxpayers would be forced to pay out up to $500 million to other tribes.
Moreover, casinos prey on the repeat business of local residents, and in a saturated market, do not serve as a draw for tourism.
But the damage to the community and residents is even worse. According to the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling, violent crime increases 30% after the opening of a casino and arrests increase 50% in the community after the opening of a casino.
Now more than ever, Kenosha needs a time of healing. Not increased crime and unrest. Therefore, we strongly urge the Legislature and Governor Evers to protect the citizens of Kenosha and Wisconsin and oppose the Kenosha casino.