Petition Against Commercial Casinos

Uncategorizedon January 3rd, 2013Comments Off on Petition Against Commercial Casinos

Citizens Against Casino Gambling in Erie County recently created a petition to be seen by the Governor and NY State Legislator.  This effort reflects community concerns detailed in the 2012 Community Agenda – see below.

All concerned community members are encouraged to sign this petition to help put an end to the permission of gambling casinos in Erie county.

Click here to view and sign the petition.

Community Agenda Plank #9: Confront the Harmful Effects of Gambling.

  1. New York State should reject all efforts to expand legalized gambling, including the proposed constitutional amendment to legalize commercial casino gambling and the addition of table games to race tracks;
  2. The Empire State Development Corporation should end the conflict of interest created by having the chair of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation serve as a member of the board of Seneca Holdings by requiring him to resign from one of these two positions.
  3. Erie County should re-join the lawsuit against the illegal casino in the city of Buffalo and should produce detailed estimates of the costs to state and local government from gambling in Erie County;
  4. The City of Buffalo should monitor and enforce its contracts with the Seneca Nation and/or Seneca Gaming Corporation, and, in the event of non-compliance, should rescind the contracts.
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