Say Yes to New Hampshire. Say NO to Casinos.

30 Reasons No

The Economic & Social Cost of Casinos

––>Economic Damage

––>Political and Legal Damage

––>Addiction, Crime, and Public Health Damage

Economic Damage

1. Regional casino markets are saturated. New Hampshire’s market is too small to support a destination resort casino.

READ MORE –>

2. A Casino monopoly would cannibalize existing NH businesses.

READ MORE –>

3. Including casino license money to fill a state budget hole is a recipe for budget chaos.

READ MORE –>

4. Physical casinos are now a declining industry. Casino market saturation is causing sharp state revenue drops.

READ MORE –>

5. Casino economic costs exceed tax revenues.

READ MORE –>

6. The slot casino tax is a large tax on consumer spending.

READ MORE –>

7. Casinos would damage New Hampshire’s healthy, family-friendly brand.

READ MORE –>

8. Casino wages are low. The local cost of a casino exceeds any revenue or benefits to its host and surrounding communities.

READ MORE –>

9. The gambling lobby’s tax revenue promises cannot be trusted.

READ MORE –>

 

Political and Legal Damage

10. Gambling cannot be “limited.” One casino will lead to more.

READ MORE –>

11. Legalization is irreversible.

READ MORE –>

12. A slot casino will kill existing charity gambling.

READ MORE –>

13. Letting big gambling in means political influence, then dominance.

READ MORE –>

14. Letting big gambling in means political dominance, then corruption.

READ MORE –>

15. Every casino bill gives an unconstitutional monopoly to a politically-connected entity.

READ MORE –>

16. The litigation risk makes budget chaos probable.

READ MORE –>

17. Labor should not trust gambling industry promises.

READ MORE –>

18. A casino of any type will open the tribal casino loophole.

READ MORE –>

19. Don’t trust phone polls. Most people don’t gamble and never will.

READ MORE –>

Addiction, Crime, and Public Health Damage

20. Serious crimes such as rape, robbery, and violent assault increase by 10 percent.

READ MORE –>

21. Gambling addiction will double in host and surrounding communities.

READ MORE –>

22. Gambling addiction treatment does not repair the harm gambling causes.

READ MORE –>

23. Slot machines are several times more addictive than present forms of NH gambling.

READ MORE –>

24. One-in-eight New Hampshire residents will be harmed.

READ MORE –>

25. Expanding gambling will harm New Hampshire children.

READ MORE –>

26. Slot casinos are linked to increased rates of suicide and suicide attempts.

READ MORE –>

27. Slots are electronic loaded dice: a deceptive consumer product specifically designed to deceive and addict.

READ MORE –>

28. Slot casino taxes are highly regressive.

READ MORE –>

29. Slot casinos degrade social capital and quality of life.

READ MORE –>

30. Senior Gambling Addiction Rates are Soaring in America

READ MORE –>