2016 Election – State and Local Candidates advocacy – Casinos and Gambling

CCACG asked three questions focused on understanding each Newport candidate’s advocacy when it comes to expanding gambling and protecting a community’s right to decide. CCACG Questionnaire for 2016 Newport Candidates: 1. Do you pledge to oppose any efforts to retain Continue reading

The term “convenience casino” may be replaced by “neighborhood casino” or “county casino”.

It is important that we pay attention to what is happening in New Jersey.  It is my opinion that we could be facing a similar situation here in Newport.  Christie and his cronies are trying to direct the people of Continue reading

By Bob Englehart – Hartford Courant cartoonist says “Let the casino war begin!”

This political cartoon from the Hartford Courant pretty much says it all…soon we will have a casino on every corner!  This is crazy don’t you think? As an editorial cartoonist, I thrive on absurdity. My cup runneth over these days Continue reading

NBC10 Video Liz Taber CCACG “state’s addiction to gambling dollars unhealthy”

News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England That’s well and good for now, said Liz Taber, the president of Citizens Concerned about Casino Gambling. She said she thinks it’s only a matter of time before the owners go back Continue reading

WPRI video Liz Taber CCACG President says; “…help small businesses and support sustainable economic development projects.”

City residents rejected a ballot question last November that would’ve allowed table games at Newport Grand. The vote followed months of heated debate, with supporters saying the expansion would create hundreds of jobs and opponents arguing it would negatively impact the community.   Continue reading

March Is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Stephen Crosby, chair of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, was among those who addressed the consortium. (JOHN SUCHOCKI PHOTO) SPRINGFIELD – Steve Keel, director of problem gambling services for the state’s department of public health, said the commonwealth “needs to do more with getting Continue reading