Philadelphia Speaks: Say NO! to Casinos

About five minutes ago, I went to the Hallwatch site and was pleasantly surprised by the latest news on the impending casino plans for the city of Philadelphia. In a nutshell, City Council unanimously approved a ballot question which will effectively let the people decide whether or not casinos should come to their neighborhoods. Mayor Street has until March 29th to give his approval. While Mayor Street, Foxwoods and Sugarhouse contest that casinos would bring much needed revenue and employment for the city and it’s residents, many people believe that the good does not outweigh the negative impact of such a plan. The domino effect – Casinos bring traffic, crime, prostitution, gambling addiction and ultimately cause home values to decline.

As a new resident to South Philly, I do not support the casino plans. I would also venture to say that there is a general consensus that most residents do not support the casino plans.

So get out and vote, Philadelphia!

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