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Gambling | Impact on Crime and Communities
CRIME: Gambling

  • Gambling encourages crime and corruption.   The history of legalized gambling in this country shows that it has destroyed marriages and families, as it results in domestic quarrels, the ruin of family peace, fathers and mothers deserting their families, and parents neglecting their children.  It robs families of financial security, leaving them in distress and poverty.  No government program will put these families back together. 

  • Gambling encourages the poor to become poorer as they pawn their clothing, furniture and jewelry in order to indulge in speculation.  Then, it increases tax revenue for social welfare to help the poor.  
  • Casinos only make money when people lose theirs—and few of the losers can afford to lose the money they have just given to the casinos.
  • Gambling and Bankruptcy.  Gambling may be the single fastest growing driver of bankruptcy, according to recent research.

  • Teens and College Students.  1 in 10 teens and college students develop a serious gambling problem.
  • An estimated 80% of compulsive gamblers commit felony crimes, usually against banks and other businesses.   Government’s endless appetite for taxes puts money before the safety of its people, creating more crime, poverty, domestic violence and broken families.  
  • An estimated 40% of all “white-color crimes” have compulsive gambling as their cause.