Slidell doesn’t want the Northshore Casino.
Out-of-state gambling interests are targeting a choice piece of real estate for yet another Louisiana casino – this time on St. Tammany’s Northshore in Slidell. This is a problem, not just for Slidell, but for the whole state. The company that is bidding to operate this casino, Peninsula Pacific Entertainment (P2E), is the same company whose casino project in Bossier City went bankrupt – but only after it carried millions upon millions of dollars out of state.
There are a number of reasons every Louisianian should oppose this new casino proposal:
- Where casinos go, crime and poverty increase
- Louisiana already ranks 10th nationally in the number of gambling addicts
- For every dollar spent gambling, the State of Louisiana must spend an estimated $3 or more to make up for that loss in social and welfare programs
Children are highly susceptible to gambling addiction, especially in poverty-stricken areas.
Gambling and lotteries aren’t ways to financial stability or independence — for 99.999% of those who participate, gambling will never be anything but a loss of wealth.