No Casino in Buffalo or Erie County, New York sign now

We, the undersigned, oppose the creation of a gambling casino in Buffalo or elsewhere in Erie County, New York. We further oppose the ceding of part of the City or County to a sovereign entity.

The Nation-State Gaming Compact Between the Seneca Nation of Indians and the State of New York, allowing an Indian reservation to be carved out of an urban area, is a subterfuge to bypass the New York State constitutional prohibition against Class III gambling, to avoid democratic process, and to ignore the opinions of the citizens who would be affected.

The proposed casino would permanently remove valuable property from the tax rolls.

It would undermine local businesses through unregulated, untaxed, and unfair competition. Depending primarily on local customers, the casino would attract dollars that would otherwise be spent on other recreational venues, such as restaurants, bars, theaters, bowling alleys, museums, and sporting events. Moreover, there would be nothing to prevent the Senecas from selling cigarettes, alcohol, gasoline, or any other item without collecting sales tax. In city after city, casinos have meant the ruin of local businesses.

The proposed casino would lead to increases in gambling addiction, embezzlement, robbery, prostitution, bankruptcy, spousal abuse, and suicide.

For all these reasons, we urge the elected officials of our community to show leadership and do whatever is in their power to reject casino gambling and to promote instead the kinds of development that will make Buffalo and Erie County a better place to live and raise our children.

Get more involved! Contact Citizens Against Casino Gambling in Erie County through our web site, nocasinoerie.org, or by leaving voicemail at 716-440-8126.

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    I support this petition
  • 03 December 2015932. Peter K
    City and State Akron NY Zip Code 14001 Casinos seem an evil and short lived cure for fiscal irresponsibility.
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    City and State Monroe New York Zip Code 10950 I'm against gambling. It ruins peoples lives.
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  • 10 November 2015926. Jerome Fb
    City and State Buffalo NY Zip Code 14214 Let's invest more in bioinformatics, not casinos.
  • 06 November 2015925. Frank P
    I support this petition
  • 03 November 2015924. Emin Eddiee
    City and State Buffalo NY. Zip Code 14209 As is we already have more than 40% of our properties off the tax base, we cannot afford more properties to be non taxable we need more revenue not more cost to our tax payers, and a casino is not going to solve
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  • 25 October 2015919. Alice T
    City and State Hurleyville, NY Please protect our cities from the negative effects of casinos: the degradation of neighborhoods, the crime, traffic congestion and prostitution which accompany them, the fact that they prey on our weaknesses and create ban
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  • 14 October 2015916. Kevin Wt
    City and State East Aurora, NY Zip Code 14052 a terrible idea, $200 million goes out, $7 million back
  • 11 October 2015915. Mary M
    City and State Buffalo,NY Zip Code 14209 Gambling brings more problems than helping the community!
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  • 26 September 2015910. Donna Mr
    City and State Cheektowaga, New York Zip Code 14206 I oppose casino gambling in Cheektowaga. This issue should never have been allowed to be raised without valuable input from the Town of Cheektowaga citizens.
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  • 18 September 2015907. Donald H
    City and State Kenmore, NY Zip Code 14217 Look what casinos did to Atlantic City ---- not here please.

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