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Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Gambling Addiction, Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention

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

Community Stories

55 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

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.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

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."

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I believe that this non-profit organization does a wonderful at informing the public about the dangers of gambling. This "pleasurable pastime" can be addictive and destructive. Many individuals are unaware of how often gambling is the catalyst to suicide. The website's May 31st blog, Illinois Gambling Board Report Reveals State’s Casinos Have Created Far More Addicts than Jobs, shows that this "fun" activity has harmed more than helped.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Casinos have been shown to increase crime rates and unemployment rates in areas they have been allowed to enter, and rarely (if ever) end up being beneficial to the communities that they are in. Organizations such as Stop Predatory Gambling are in a long battle against the casino lobbyists who have millions of dollars behind them, corrupting government officials into letting these insidious machines become part of their community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Stoppredatorygambling.org is a useful source to learn more about how an organization such as this can have a large effect on the terrible gambling problem in the US. Several statistics reveal that gambling, especially online, has only negative effects on our nation's economy and needs to be lessened, if not completely eliminated. Their mission alone is a great example of how America needs to be aware of these negative effects so that our country can move on and prosper as it should.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Gambling is getting a serious problem and widespread in the U.S.
More and more state governments have legalized gambling on lotteries and in casinos for more tax revenue. Lots of people become addicted to gambling and lose control over how much time and money they spend.
Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation plays a critical role in society. According to this non-profit organization, I think that their mission statement consists of 3 essential points: “to make failed government program of casinos,” “embrace a fundamental different,” and “higher vision of the path to American prosperity.” They let the public know why predatory gambling is “a failed government policy” and also do the research on the gambling industry. I strongly agree that they are doing right job and support this organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

It has been argued among many people whether gambling is dangerous because of its addiction. From my perspective, gambling has a huge possibility of addiction. The rationale behind this is that most of the people start gambling by fun and as a game but suddenly they lose their self-control. Furthermore, it is true that many people are taking a clinic course and it is an inclination that several governments are extending the fund for remedies.
First and foremost, from the media is told that Gambling is a serious problem. Nowadays, many people face frustration by a one single choice. To illustrate what I mean, the press shows several pictures about the rigorous price of gambling and this is the truth that are happening in our surroundings. For example, the picture of the press sends a message to the audiences that it is not some others affair so the incident could happen anytime to you. In this regard, individuals who are seeking for money to be earned easily will increase. Also, the vile gamblers are going to seduce many ingenuous characters. The media must always do its right role to prevent victims mount.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 4

It has been argued among many people whether gambling is dangerous because of its addiction. From my perspective, gambling has a huge possibility of addiction. The rationale behind this is that most of the people start gambling by fun and as a game but suddenly they lose their self-control. Furthermore, it is true that many people are taking a clinic course and it is an inclination that several governments are extending the fund for remedies.
First and foremost, from the media is told that Gambling is a serious problem. Nowadays, many people face frustration by a one single choice. To illustrate what I mean, the press shows several pictures about the rigorous price of gambling and this is the truth that are happening in our surroundings. For example, the picture of the press sends a message to the audiences that it is not some others affair so the incident could happen anytime to you. In this regard, individuals who are seeking for money to be earned easily will increase. Also, the vile gamblers are going to seduce many ingenuous characters. The media must always do its right role to prevent victims mount.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

I think the Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation is a great foundation. It is trying to make the government program of casinos and state lotteries a national issue so our country can realize other opportunities to win or make money. This is a national issue that people need to be more aware of because it is hurting communities in the United States. I support this organization, and I hope that it will succeed with its mission and make a difference in our country.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

This organization provides real voices about how gambling devastates our lives. A story I read on official website of the organization, "I KNOW, AS DO SO MANY GAMBLERS…", tells us that a gambler committed suicide because of only $2,000 he owed to a casino. Only $2,000 made him harassed by threat of prison from the casino everyday. He chose a lonely jump from the Rainbow Bridge into the dark. His life is more valuable than $2,000. Most people justify that they just enjoy gambling as a recreation. However, gambling does not recreate anything. Addiction to gambling is begun from an amusement, aggravated without recognition, and finished up destruction of our lives.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I believe that gambling is the issue that many people do not consider seriously that how dangerous and drastic the result it may bring to our society. By gambling, some people have an opportunity to make lots of money; however, there is much higher risk of loosing all of your money. As a result, such action may tear out entire family, which may increase the rate of death or crime. Thus, organization like this Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation, many other non-profit organizations must work hard by providing various information about the danger of gambling in order to make the society to be involved.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Gambling is not only a very significant issue in the United States, it also spreads out a huge influence in other countries. Many young people ruined their lives owing to the passion of gambling. It also applied on adults although they have a relatively strong self-discipline. The whole society should try the best to establish a healthy environment for everyone. Stop Predatory Gambling is a very good non-profit organization and makes a substantial contribution to help more and more people to realize the bad potential consequences of predatory gambling!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Predatory gambling is a growing issue that is continuously overlooked. It is damaging economies at both domestic and international levels. Even worse, our nations youth are experiencing the most gambling related problems. Our future leaders are the ones being targeted and corrupted through methods such as video gambling and casinos. Stop Predatory Gambling has helped to correct this through their efforts.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Gambling is an important issue all over the world. Even though it is hot topic, people do not recongnize how serious problem gambling is and badly it influences on our society. People who start gambling from small money for fun, they can easily get addicted in order to have more money. Not only this situation contributes crime and corruption but also it disrupts the economy such as bankruptcy. In order to minimize gambling problem, this organization should provide information such as advertising and campaign that people can get easily involved.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Stop Predatory Gambling, a nonprofit organization, deals with great information about gambling emphasizing the awareness of predatory gambling. The most interesting headline that I read was "GAMBLING ADDICTION IS FASTEST GROWING ADDICTION FOR TEENS IN 2012." Also the other posts show how addictive gambling can be dangerous to people. I strongly recommend people to see how this organization fights against the gambling.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

This organization puts tremendous efforts to control the expansion of predatory gambling. It also heightens the awareness of gambling issues in an international scope. Gambling causes many problems that seriously hurt people’s lives, especially when some people like college students are addicted to gambling. This non-profit organization is a good platform to exchange opinions and to generate more insights about gambling. I support this organization and hope to see its continued efforts.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

This organization is fantastic! I am really glad to see such an effective and useful organization to do something positive about gambling. Predatory gambling has so much negative impact on a person's life on an ordinary view, it is quite necessary to do something to stop predatory gambling. I wish I can be more involved in this organization and have more positive influence on people around.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I believe this organization is great and I strongly support it because countless people negatively affected by gambling. It becomes a serious society issue because the gambling is addictive, and so many people do not aware of the seriousness of gambling. I hope this organization increases the awareness of predatory gambling and limit it for the society.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Gambling has a drastic impact on society in all aspects. While it may seem that gambling can help society through taxing it and generating revenue. All casinos do is bleed the society dry and take revenue that could be put into something good and take it from people. This organization is helping to get the true news out there for people to see and hear and hopefully is making an impact and giving people information on this important issue.

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Dong Ju P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It was good know an organization which gives tremendous effort to make people be aware of predatory gambling. Before I had an idea to this foundation, I was not aware to the problems cause by predatory gambling. However, now I am willing to spread this to people around me!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I believe the Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation stands for a great cause. It brings attention to a great problem in our society today: gambling. This is an issue that more Americans should be aware of. Gambling brings upon more bad than good in our society. This foundation is what opened my eyes to this and can one day open the eyes of many others.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I see this organization as an opportunity to better the awareness of how devastating gambling actually is on our economy. With times changing and there being a surge to place video gambling in more and more locations throughout our society, there is a greater need than ever for people to understand the addictive nature of gambling and the crippling effects that it has upon our world. With more of a precedent to stop predatory gambling, one can hope that more people will recognize this and act accordingly and stop their gambling habits.

Joanne L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

I believe this organization is putting tremendous efforts into stopping predatory gambling. Please keep up the good work. I hope this foundation will continue to limit gambling in society, especially to college students.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I think the stop predatory gambling organization is a great organization and I respect the work they are doing. The issue of predatory gambling plagues our country and this organization works to eliminate it. This organization does a great job of making people aware of the issue of predatory gambling. The Stop Predatory Gambling Organization uses faith to support the cause and on their website they have links to different religious examples. This organization is beneficial to our economy because predatory gambling is hurting local community and state economies. I support this organization and I hope the work they are doing can make a difference and eliminate this harmful form of gambling.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The stop predatory gambling foundation is a great non profit organization created to prevent the expansion of casinos. This organization focuses their efforts on stopping the growing crime rate due to the increasing gambling addiction. Without their opposition to the gambling bills, many would be passed and the consequences could be endless including increased economic problems for the cities and states with the casinos. Because of everything Stop Predatory Gambling has done for the citizens of Illinois, the gambling bill most recently being voted on in Springfield was vetoed.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I strongly support this foundation and what it stands for. Many people today are negatively affected by gambling and the government can help stop the spread of casinos. Many of these casinos prey on those who are in desperate need financially. The casinos hurt the community by taking money out of it. This cost is greater than the benefit of creating jobs. One of the biggest problems today is that many people are fooled about their chances of winning. This organization helps educate the public about predatory gambling. It is an honest non-for-profit that truly has the public in their best interest.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I recommend this organization to everyone because it raises the awareness of how dangerous and addictive the predatory gambling can be. Because gambling is such an influential issue both domestically and internationally, proper education is one of the important factors to prevent predatory gambling.

Erica W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I think gambling impact people's life seriously. Gambling has a long history. Even everything is improving today, but people still cannot get rid of gambling. Some people even do not realize how gambling impact our life and economy. I strong recommend people to get involving of against spreading out gambling to the country.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

This organization is great since it enhances the awareness of the threats of predatory gambling. The predatory gambling is not like social gambling, such as play cards. It does hurt the interest of the general public and negatively impacts their lives. People who especially are with low income range can easily be addicted in gambling because they cannot resist the temptation of profit. Government seems to exploit the revenue from these poor guys. Therefore, I think the organization does a good job to gather the public together to oppose the legalization of more slot machines in bars etc.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I recommend everyone interested in this movement to join and learn more the national issue concerning gambling. It is a good cause that fights against the spread of casinos and many other forms of gambling that prey on the poor and financially unstable. Not only does this organization have a genuine purpose, it allows members to contribute by donating, joining the staff, and sharing their stories. I personally had the opportunity to write a blog about my perspective on gambling, built upon what I'd learned from a class in business law. I strongly believe joining this foundation will enhance one's insight and understanding of the threat of gambling organizations.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Gambling is an issue that is not widely known to affect our country. I, myself, was not aware of the problem until I came across the Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation in one of my courses. This is a very informative nonprofit organization whose main goal is to inform us on the many problems that gambling can bring us. The information provided by this organization also provides sources for us so that we can further inform ourselves on the effect of gambling.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I think that this non profit organization is very benefitial for our economy and society as a whole. Gambling is an issue that effects millions of people around the world. Gambling is not only dangerously addictive, but it can also lead to negative impacts on the economy. Many governments are also corrupt and use the money generated by gambling in ways that are not beneficial to others in society. I think that this issue is often over looked, therefore it is good that this organization pays attention and works to stop predatory gambling.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

There are numerous pros and cons to internet gaming, casinos, and gambling that the public should be aware of. Prior to enrolling in a legal principles class at the University of Illinois, I was unaware of all of the "hot topics" involved with gambling. Casinos create higher crime rates in existing and surrounding communities, decrease sales tax revenue, and take jobs away from deserving people. The Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation does a great job of making this information available to the public by publishing crucial information such as gambling statistics and key issues.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Nowadays, gambling has been a controversial issue in the United States, and there are pros and cons. Basically, gambling is really big business and an important industry when we think about only economic point of view. For example, state and government may take financial benefit form the taxes that come from the revenue of gambling. However, we also do care about our society from the gambling in the social aspects. Clearly, I am sure that gambling including slot machine, video gambling and casino has more negative effects on our society than positive effects when we think about all of aspects economically, socially, politically, and others. Especially, students are more vulnerable to gambling because they are easily addicted to gambling without thinking carefully rather than older ages. Therefore, we also need to pay attention to gambling issue for not only older ages but also younger adults like students. We do not care about only “JOY” for older ages. In addition, a non-profit organization like this could be really helpful in preventing gambling.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Gambling is a very important issue that would affect many people in our society. However, not many people are aware of this issue and how it will affect them and economy. This organization provides a good information about gambling issue and helps to spread the words out to people.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Gambling is a severe hazard for the society as a whole. It has existed for a long time, but people seldom recognize the consequences of gambling since it is so ubiquitous. Those who are affected by gambling are not only the participants but also the general public. They are influenced by the side effects. This organization is great because it first raises the awareness of the public about the severeness of gambling. Then, as more people get involved, the group can make a campaign or have other bigger plan to stop gambling.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Gambling is an issue that everybody had acknowledged its existence, but no one had the power nor willingness to stop the activity completely nationally. There are many connections behind gambling, the government and individuals were harmed and benefited at the same time. However, in order to keep the society stable and minimize the harm from gambling, there are some regulations are necessary. This nonprofit organization is opposed to gambling which have the power to control the harm of gambling in some degrees, thus it seemed really helpful with lowering the harm.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Gambling has always been a hot issue. People debate about it privately and publicly. However, before I took my business administration class, I did not know there are organizations and individuals working really hard to improve the situations. Some people argue that gambling provides pleasure in leisure time. However, in my opinion, sometimes gambling has a quite negative influence on the people who gamble and their families. People addicted to the gabling may spend all their money, rent, tuition in the casino hoping to win some money back. Therefore, non-profit organization of gambling sets a good example that can provide some help. Perhaps, it is hard to ban gambling and it might be impossible. Non-profit organization helps to attract public's and media's attention on this issue.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Gambling has always been a controversial topic over United States. People know gambling is bad but still seek access to gamble (even though just a small money involved), go to Las Vages to play casinos, or watch others gambling. These actions may raise from human natural of addiction or bad habits, but the government can still regulate somehow through laws and regulation. However, the recently the government did not justify this phenomenon for the social welfare's sake. Instead, it keeps acquiescence to widespread online gambling. I still maintain big hope to the government to regulate nation-wide gambling since this can cause a huge society problem like unemployment, income gap, negative social norms, etc.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Students are more vulnerable to gambling. When I was studying abroad, I saw someone even spending his tuition in gambling. For government, it might be seen as financial benefit in short term, in long run, however, gambling is lose-lose game to both society and government. I think it would be better for this organization to emphasize the negative impacts more on social media like facebook, newspaper, and so on to get more attention from public and let public know the significance of this issue. Then, it would be possible to attract more volunteers for the organization. More people should be familiarized with the gamlbing issue. For now, people think they have nothing to do with the gambling, but, their family, their society, and their country are affected by the gambling negatively. One day these impacts might ruin some parts of their lives. WE should protect these from happening.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I think a non-profit organization like this could be very helpful in preventing gambling since the government obviously lack real actions in the gambling field. In recent year, gambling has becoming a difficult issue and could cause a lot of trouble for the general public. It exists everywhere whether you know it or not. It can be very serious problem. Like it states in the "facts&research" page: Predatory gambling has failed to expand the middle class and driven citizens deeper into America's debt culture instead. Therefore, it's necessary and very important that we take actions to change this situation. After looking through the general information about this organization, i think I may want to be a volunteer and do something for it.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Gambling has becomes a more controversial issue as awareness amongst the general public increases. Casinos, slot machines and video gaming machines (VGMs) have negative impacts on society, contrary to popular belief. There are social and economic consequences once casinos and/or VGMs make there way into a community. These casinos take money from consumer dollars that are already going towards food, clothing and savings; they then become gambling dollars. It translates to losing job productivity and increases in suicide, abuse and crime. Those working to bring casinos to different areas claim they are bring jobs when, in reality, communities end up with more addicts than new jobs. This foundation reviewed the 2011 Illinois Gaming Board's Annual Report and found that there were more people enrolled in the Voluntary Self Exclusion program than there were new jobs.* It is important that people familiarize themselves with issues like this one because it can significantly affect them whether they realize it or not. This organization helps educate the public, which then allows them to make more informed decisions.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The government has the responsibility to protect their citizens but instead, they are hurting them by promoting gambling. Not only are adults impacted by gambling, but their children are as well. The younger the individual starts gambling, the more addicted he or she will be. Gambling results in crime, depression and family issues and something should be done to stop this. The Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation successfully informs people of the dangers of gambling and they are fighting to stop it in order to restore safety in the society.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Problem gambling is an addiction and ruins the lives of not only gamblers but gamblers family and friends as well. gambling not only hurts those who gamble,but the general public as well as crime is proven to go up and other negative characteristics are associated with it.Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation aims to educate the public about gambling and its inherent negative attributes as well as lead the fight against the corrupted political gambling arena.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

No experience with this organization but seems like a great organization to join if you are opposed to gambling.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Casinos and gambling are affecting the economic growth and the well-being of the general public. It is estimated that for each additional gambling machine, one job will be lost. People who spend money on gambling will spend less on the improvement of their life.
I strongly support the organization’s effort!

Board Member

Rating: 4

I have watched this crucial organization evolve over the past 15 years into a much more stable, dynamic, and national voice for reason on the economic, social, and good-governance costs of gambling. In the past few years, the group has taken big steps by adding paid employees; growing and balancing its budget; updating its governing documents; and building a dynamic on-line presence. It has also strengthened ties with state and local organizations, built its presence in the national media, and expanded its voice at gambling-related conferences and events across the country. Working in a field whose public messaging is dominated by huge amounts of gambling money, Stop Predatory Gambling (along with its state partners) is nearly alone in publicizing the compelling counter-research essential for sound public policy decision-making.