Statements about Gambling

Nevada has been recently ranked No. 1 in "unemployment, foreclosures, violent crime, personal bankruptcy and divorce." 

"Rhode Island already gets more revenue per capita from gambling than any other state in the country."

The largest number of gamblers are "from the poorest segments of the population."  

"The Christian Coalition gave (Adam) Hasner an F."

Slot machines in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have generated 20 percent of the promised $500 million per year for schools. 

"The (Florida) casino proposed by Malaysian gambling conglomerate Genting would be nearly double the size of the largest casino in the world." 

Because of Jim Whelan, "the 1990s are the only decade since the 1920s when the population of Atlantic City actually went up."

Says "New Jersey’s $1 billion horse racing industry … employs 13,000 individuals and ensures the preservation of 176,000 acres of horse farmland."

"Texans spend $2.5 billion gambling in our neighboring states every year."  

An Internet sweepstakes cafe is "a legitimate business that has been vetted and found to be completely legal in the state."

At Twin River, "we're more than competitive" with nearby casinos in slot machine payouts.

Horse racing could boost Georgia's economy by $1 billion a year and create 10,000 to 20,000 jobs.

On bringing casino gambling and other gaming to Georgia

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