New Members Named To Citizens Concerned About Casino Gambling Executive Committee

Friday, February 06, 2015

 

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Citizens Concerned About Casino Gambling, a Newport group dedicated to “stopping the establishment and expansion of gambling in the city,” announced the election of new executive officers at its January meeting. 

Liz Taber will succeed Fr. Eugene McKenna as president. Attorney Frank Ray, a member of CCACG since its founding in 1977, will serve as vice president. Laurice Shaw, longtime CCACG member and former Newport City Councilwoman, will succeed Dave Wixted as secretary, and Kiki McMahan will continue to serve as treasurer.

“While we were successful in the last election, 38 years of fighting casinos in Newport has taught us to remain active and vigilant”, said Liz Taber.  “We remain focused on educating voters and our elected officials about the harms of casino gambling and to support sustainable alternatives that strengthen our local economy.”

The group’s next meeting will be held at the Newport Public Library on Saturday, February 14th at 10am.

 

Related Slideshow: New England Casinos - See Who RI is up Against

Below are major casinos that are competing with Rhode Island. Data is taken from reports issued from the Center for Policy Analysis at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. 

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Plainridge Park Casino

Plainville, MA

$225 million project to add 1,250 slot machines

Voter Approved and Under Construction

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MGM Springfield

Springfield, MA

$800 million project to build casino

Voter Approved and Under Construction

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Foxwoods Resort Casino

Ledyard, CT

Total Revenue: $1,064,126,046

*Annual New England Visitors: 5,923,192


*4th New England Gaming Behavior Survey distributed to only five New England states-Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire

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Mohegan Sun

Uncasville, CT

Total Revenue: $1,150,490,165

*Annual New England Visitors: 6,533,154

*4th New England Gaming Behavior Survey distributed to only five New England states-Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire

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Hollywood Casino Bangor

Bangor, ME

Total Revenue: $69,014,963

*Annual New England Visitors: 159,506

*4th New England Gaming Behavior Survey distributed to only five New England states-Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire

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Oxford Casino

Oxford, ME

Total Revenue: $38,220,360

*Annual New England Visitors: 163,861

*4th New England Gaming Behavior Survey distributed to only five New England states-Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire

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Twin River

Lincoln, RI

Total Revenue: $527,011,209

*Annual New England Visitors: 582,662

*4th New England Gaming Behavior Survey distributed to only five New England states-Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire

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Newport Grand

Newport, RI

Total Revenue: $54,642,848

*Annual New England Visitors: 114,877

*4th New England Gaming Behavior Survey distributed to only five New England states-Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire

 
 

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