Category Archives: Gambling

Public Health Impacts of Government-Sponsored Gambling

The Columbia School of Public Health published a major national story today about the massive public health impacts of government-sponsored casinos and lotteries. Investigated by Elaine Meyer, it spotlights how predatory gambling is harming millions of Americans and the communities … Continue reading

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Host a Party to Watch 60 Minutes Spotlight Predatory Gambling—January 9

From Stop Predatory Gambling (http://stoppredatorygambling.org):   The national news program 60 Minutes has been working hard for a long time on a segment about predatory gambling in America with a specific focus on electronic gambling machines. The segment is scheduled … Continue reading

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Teaching Children About Gambling

From Casino Free PA (http://www.casinofreepa.org):   Casino Free PA has a new resource—Teaching Children About Gambling. It addresses gambling from the perspective of gambling as theft, noting:   Every gambler’s expectation is to take money or something else of value … Continue reading

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State Budget Update – Table Game Legislation Signed

From the PathwaysPA (http://www.pathwayspa.org):   With only a month to go before the next year’s budget objectives are announced, the Governor signed a bill legalizing table games at Pennsylvania’s slot casinos on Thursday.  The table games include poker, blackjack, and … Continue reading

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Expanded Gambling Poised to Pass in Committee–Call Your Legislators to Say No

Call your Pennsylvania Senator and Representative AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to let them know that you oppose expansion of gambling in the form of either table games or video poker machines. Tell them that gambling is wrong for Pennsylvania and … Continue reading

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PA Methodist Bishops Oppose Rendell’s Video Poker Proposal: Urge Church Members to Contact House Members, Gov. Rendell

On May 27, 2009, A United Methodist Witness in Pennsylvania released the following statement:   PA Methodist Bishops Oppose Rendell’s Video Poker Proposal: Urge Church Members to Contact House Members, Gov. Rendell   HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s United Methodist bishops are … Continue reading

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UM Witness Testimony on Video Poker

Testimony of Stephen Drachler A United Methodist Witness in Pennsylvania May 7, 2009   Good afternoon, Chairman Santoni and members of the committee.   My name is Stephen Drachler. I am executive director of A United Methodist Witness in Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

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Join the Campaign to Stop Video Poker and Other Gambling Expansion in Pennsylvania

STOP VIDEO POKER PA is asking you to join the battle to stop thousands of Pennsylvania restaurants and taverns from becoming mini-casinos.   There are two things you can do:   1)    Take action now by going to http://www.stopvideopokerpa.org/ to … Continue reading

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