No Second Casino in Philadelphia!
We are angry at the plan to put a second casino in Philadelphia. Another casino in Philadelphia – no matter the location and no matter the brand – would harm our city.
Casinos are predatory. Their business model depends on creating addiction among their customers. In fact, casinos have made a science out of getting people to “play to extinction” – to play until they have nothing left.
Casinos shamelessly target Asians, using Chinatown buses, Asian marketing executives, noodle bars, and Asian gaming areas. Now Sugarhouse Casino is requesting permission to expand its casino in part to create a dedicated and expanded Asian gaming area.
Our state and city policymakers are at it again. They are currently deliberating on where to site a second casino in Philadelphia.
In 2009 Asian Americans United played a key role in building the No Casino in the Heart of Our City Coalition. Over 40 organizations took a stand to oppose Foxwoods Casino. And by acting with unity across neighborhoods, communities, and organizations, we forced Foxwoods out of Philly.
It is time again to come together to take a stand in defense of all of our communities and all of our neighborhoods. It is time to say no to a second casino anywhere in Philadelphia.
To join the No Casino in Our City Coalition: Read the Coalition Beliefs Statement [may 2013]