Operation Hidden Costs

Gov. Rendell is using grossly inflated and misleading numbers to push casino slot parlors into neighborhoods. Industry studies never looked at the costs of casinos, only their benefits. We deserve the truth.

What are hidden costs?

Gambling brings about severe economic costs, even to those who never set foot in a casino. Those hidden costs to the city include the costs for policing, social service agencies to assist addicts, and prosecuting the rise of crime.

Further, casino slot parlors are being given special treatment by the government, such as exemptions allowing them to serve free drinks all days and all hours. Their introduction will cannibalize millions of dollars from the local economy — another hidden cost.

How much are the costs?

Gov. Rendell never calculated these costs or even explored them. Independent research verifies that his claims of the benefits cannot be trusted. His own financial watchdog agency said the …

Reclaim the Riverfront

We’re reclaiming the riverfront for our families, who deserve a place to safely raise their children.

We’re reclaiming the jobs SugarHouse casino destroys—twice the number they create every year.

We’re reclaiming the neighborhood through a casino town watch of the impacts of SugarHouse.

We’re reclaiming the power of our communities to determine our future, not out-of-state billionaires.

A Casino Town Watch

We’re documenting and exposing SugarHouse’s predatory tactics through a casino town watch.

Just like a neighborhood watch, we’ll be working to ensure the safety of our friends and neighbors. And if we shut down their predatory tactics, we shut down SugarHouse. Casinos will go bankrupt when they can no longer rely on addiction to survive.

We will expose SugarHouse’s predatory tactics to Philadelphians across the city, ensuring everyone is aware of the way the casino seeks to exploit our friends and neighbors. We will shut down SugarHouse — and …