No Casinos in the Heart of Our City

MARCH 2018

When it was announced that a casino would be built on the edge of Philadelphia Chinatown in September 2008, Asian Americans United and many of you rose to fight off one of the most powerful monied and politically-connected industries in the nation. In the process, we became politicized about the exploitative and predatory nature of the casino industry, an industry that uses everything within its power to boost its bottom line through exploiting vulnerable Asian communities, particularly our seniors, recent immigrants and young people. We’re not alone as targets – the industry loves college kids, neighbors and “every stripe of ethnic group” that loves to gamble, as Wynn puts it.