STOP PREDATORY GAMBLING FOUNDATION

Rating: 4.16 stars   55 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Education

Location: 100 Maryland Ave Ne Ste 311 Washington DC 20002 USA

Mission: EDUCATION REGARDING THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF PREDATORY GAMBLING

2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 4 stars  

Over this past summer, I have learned a great deal about the negative impacts of gambling. During mid May I was able to see a gambling bill be passed at the Champaign City Council. This bill would allow online gambling and slot machines be made available in bars in downtown Champaign as well as campus bars. At first I did not mind that bars would allow 21 year old young adults to gamble because that is up to the individual where to spend their money but after further research I quickly changed my mind. Schull quotes on stoppredatorygambling.org, that “slot machines [are] so effective at extracting money from people …someone who won’t stop playing until his or her means are depleted.” Since underage drinking is already very prevalent on campus, it would not be surprising if 18 year old students start gambling too at a young age and make unwise decisions to lose their money. Seeing the Champaign City Council allow slot machines in bars after a ten minute discussion, and not delaying the decision for more facts to be presented, was very surprising. Also after an argument presented by Professor John Kindt, where he showed his research based on authoritative, current, and relevant information, the council still decided to proceed with their pro-voting towards slot machines in the Champaign. Upon further investigation and learning from a business law course, I realized that this would hurt the city of Champaign as well as the learning environment as a campus community.
Based on personal experiences as well as insight into the negative impacts on gambling, I and will try and see more ways that I can help with this movement of stopping predatory gambling not only in my college campus and helping on a wider scale. There are many ways to stay active and help. For example sharing “stoppredatorygambling.org” with friends and family, media, and representatives of the community, attend city council meetings and voice my concerns, as well as discuss what I know and share my own story. Last but not least, I can also donate towards the movement. There are many ways to stay active and for this issue I believe it is important to keep updated on news of the expansion of gambling.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 3 stars  

This website did a good job of showing how predatory gambling is harmful to our environment. Although I already felt this way, I feel that the information provided can help people understand how predatory gambling is harmful to our society.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unlikely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 3 stars  

Based on my observation of the gambling industry, I believe gambling is harmful not only on a personal level, but also on a societal level. On a personal level, one's income should be utilized more on necessary products instead of being spent pleasure that might not bring certain level of return. On a societal level, the proceeds from gambling does not necessarily improve the performance of economics. The Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation acts as a channel to promote a good cause to prevent the harm that gambling brings to people and the society. Thus, I support this foundation.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 4 stars  

According to a review of the 2011 Illinois Gaming Board's Annual Report, Stop Predattory Gambling Foundation found that state's casinos had created far more addicts than jobs. Predatory gambling, in hence, is dentrimental to the whole economies, financial systems, society and welfare. It is extremely appreciated that Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation, as a non-profit organization, has such a great mission against the multi-billion casino industry. With the increasing impact of this organization and more research and report published, people will be more aware of the harm of predatory gambling.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 4 stars  

www.stoppredatorygambling.org is a great asset in spreading the dangers of gambling that affect the lives of many age groups. This website is a credible way to locate valuable information and make connections with individuals and groups that are actively dedicated to combating gambling. This website is unique compared to many others because of the daily updates it has whether it be new citations to useful statistics about nationwide gambling tendencies or new forums/events that anti-gambling advocates are implementing to go against the mainstream push for the building of new casinos. While this cause stirs different emotions from person to person, stoppredatorygambling.org is highly effective because it offers multiple ways to particpate whether it be a donation, participating as a volunteer at one of their many nationwide conferences/forums, or establishing an event of your own. Overall, this website offers highly effective information with properly cited links, and offers a plethora of ways to get involved in the anti-gambling movement.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 4 stars  

After become more aware about the dangers of Gambling in the state of Illinois, organizations such as the Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation can be applauded for raising awareness about legislation that support these unhealthy habits. Not only does gambling develop addiction-like behaviors among players, but it also drains money out of communities and negatively impacts families. It is important to continue to support foundations such as these in order to educate the general public about the predatory business practices and the broken promises of casino and state wide lotteries.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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2012

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Review from Guidestar
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 3 stars  

The Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation represents a noble mission of wanting "to make the failed government program of casinos and state lotteries a national issue so our country may embrace a fundamentally different and higher vision of the path to American prosperity." This sounds like the beginning of a good plan to start searching for a solution to the problem that gambling expert Professor John Kindt describes as leading to an increase in crime, a loss of one job per slot machine, and a way to "cannibalize consumer economy."

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No

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Some

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2012

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

I believe this organization and its website is great for obtaining information about the gambling issue. The website cut and paste news about gambling from different resources and organize it so people can easily follow what is going on about gambling in this country. It also post a blog of recent heat news about gambling on a weekly basis, so people can learn about certain events in depth. The organization also offer resources and ways you can get involved. It recommend an organization each state so people can get involved in their local community. Other than videos, blogs, and news, the website also offers access to research data and articles about gambling. In conclusion, this organization is a great one for people to learn about gambling and to start getting involved.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

In these days, many states in the U.S. have legalized gambling and it caused serious problems. In my opinion, gambling is a very addictive habit and compulsive gambling is a dangerous condition that ruins gamblers' lives. In case of Japan, there is "Pachinko" which is the most famous Japanses slot machine, it is very addictive gambling machine and it brings very serious social problems in Japan. Also in South Korea,few years ago, video gambling was a big social issue and social problem. Government of South Korea regulated the video gambling and it is illegal in now. The gambling is serious problem in worldwide.
Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation is important non-profit organization for these gambling problems. They try to failed government program of gambling and provide information of gambling industry. Many new kinds of gambling is released, more and more new gambling is available. In these situation the Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation's role could be more important and necessary.

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No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

The Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation is a very influential organization, which aims to give insight on commonly misinterpreted myths of gambling. The organization's purpose is to allow others to know the truth behind the effects of gambling on the U.S. economy. According to gambling expert, John Kindt, each slot machine causes the loss of one job. He also said that the U.S. economy is not being stimulated because the money spent on slot machines is not being spent on consumer goods which can help the economy. Overall, the Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation serves a great purpose in the community and does a great job in informing the public of the issues with gambling.

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No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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