The coverage director for the Nebraska Household Alliance says “Nebraskans had been offered a invoice of products” in approving three gaming initiatives on Nov. 3.
Bettering Grand Island horse racing is “going to return at a value,” mentioned Nate Grasz, who lives in Lincoln.
Grasz says casinos, on common, “generate 50% of their income from drawback and addicted gamblers.”
Folks ought to take into consideration a enterprise mannequin “that depends on addicts and struggling,” Grasz mentioned. “It’s not a consequence which will or could not occur.”
When a on line casino opens, and “there’ll now be one in Grand Island,” residents see surges “not solely in playing losses and in playing dependancy, however in crime and damaged households,” Grasz mentioned.
It’s not the on line casino operators who pays that worth.
“It’ll be the residents of Grand Island,” he mentioned.
Passage of the initiatives goes “to permit full-blown on line casino playing 24 hours a day, seven days every week, 12 months a 12 months.” So lots of people will lose cash, he mentioned. “We’ll have folks not wagering extra on horse races. They’re going to be staying contained in the on line casino, shedding their cash on the slot machines.”