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

Little energy in R.I. Assembly to revive Ethics Commission powers

Where is the voter “outrage”? Without an “ethics commission” in RI State Government who is watching out for the best interests of the voters and tax payers? At a State House hearing last week on this year’s renewed push by Continue reading

Rhode Island a strong candidate for iGaming! What does that mean?

State of Online Gambling in the US: 9 Potential Candidates Part 3 of Bluff’s ongoing look at the current state of online gambling in the United States continues with a look at nine states where online gambling legislation is a Continue reading

National Day of Action Against Predatory Gambling on Sat. Sept. 26 and Sun. Sept. 27.

Bobby Hafemann took his life because he became addicted to electronic gambling machines. Who was the primary sponsor and beneficiary of the machines that led to his death? His own state government.  Bobby’s sister, Ronda Hatefi, has organized an annual 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


NEWPORT – Citizens Concerned About Casino Gambling released the following statement following the announcement that Newport Grand will be sold to Twin River Management Group. CCACG President Liz Taber said: “We note that Twin River Management Group stated they will not Continue reading