Wednesday, July 12, 2006

New website on Urban Casino’s


A local Coalition of community leaders, “faith-based” groups and others who oppose allowing urban casinos in our community have put together a website with information, facts and studies on the impact of urban casinos on our East Bay community.

Casino proposals have sprung up in major urban centers around the state particularly in the Bay Area where casinos have been proposed in Oakland, Richmond, and San Pablo. These urban casinos in the East Bay would have significant impact on our community by increasing crime in at-risk communities, increasing gambling addiction, generating traffic on the already congested I-80 and San Pablo corridor, and stripping discretionary money from the local economy.

Check out this website for more information and what you can do to get involved.