Statements about Gambling
In Wisconsin, more than 300,000 people have "some kind of addictive gambling problem, whether it’s pathological or what we’d categorize as a problem gambler."
"The majority of people travelling to these destination resorts are not going for the primary purpose of gambling."
"The Kenosha casino would be one of the state’s largest employers and pay more to the state than any other company or Tribe – essentially, it would be Wisconsin’s biggest taxpayer."
Says Florida "rubber-stamped phony horse racing."
Says "The idea of one casino per tribe is a false one."
"In 2011, our state-run lottery funded New Jersey classrooms by over $930 million."
"Connecticut's take on slot machines is 25 cents on the dollar. And the state's take on table games: zero."
"By voting to approve [Question 1], we can . . . save 900 jobs" at Twin River.
"There’s at least 7,500 addicted gamblers in Rhode Island, at least, … it could be as high as 22,000."
Says Measures 82 and 83 authorize just one more casino.
"Their New York casino deal was called ‘rigged’ and ‘corrupt.’"
"This would be the largest casino in the United States."
Crime rises in communities with casinos.
Says when Rhode Island Lottery was proposed, "state residents were enticed to vote for it with the promise that the money would be used for education."
"There are a lot of casinos across the country that have gone bankrupt."
Florida is "the largest dog-racing state in the country."
"We got [the Quonset Business Park] for free and we’re getting zero dollars out of it into the state coffers … other than the fact that it produces the jobs."
Nevada is No. 1 in unemployment, violent crime, car theft, divorce, robberies and foreclosures.
"Florida is considered the fourth-largest gambling state in the nation."
Nevada has been recently ranked No. 1 in "unemployment, foreclosures, violent crime, personal bankruptcy and divorce."
How to contact us:
We want to hear your suggestions and comments. For tips or comments on our campaign promise database, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the promise number. For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.
Browse the The Truth-O-MeterTM:
Browse The Obameter:
Keep up to date with Politifact National: