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DON’T GAMBLE WITH ALABAMA’S FUTURE

KNOW THE FACTS HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?


#1 RHETORIC: “What’s Wrong with Bingo? Hasn’t it been legal in the
state of Alabama for more than 20 years?”
STEP I: GET PLUGGED IN [to CBA]
Sign up to join our email list at www.citizensforabetteral.com
REALITY:“Some of the giants of slot machine manufacturing are de- or email us directly at citizensforabetteralabama@gmail.com.
veloping new and radically innovative slot machines that would capitalize on STEP 2: GET SOCIAL [Media, that is!]
legal technicalities to provide jackpots for casinos and fraternal organizations. Follow us on our Facebook, WordPress Blog and Twitter and

“As is quoted in the May 23, 2004 Gambling Magazine, "The one common help communicate our “Action Alerts” with your friends, family,
element to all these inventions is the drive to have gaming devices colleagues, etc.
that play like modern slot machines, without actually being slot
machines. Video bingo machines, for example, now can
STEP 4: GET ENGAGED [Time is Short!]
Yes, we all are busy; however, too much is at stake
display the exact same symbols as casino slot machines;
to remain silent. Whether it is five (5) minutes or
but the actual game being played must meet the legal
five (5) hours, we NEED your help ASAP!
definition of bingo."

“As usual, the gambling "industry" never has STEP 5: GET ON THE PHONES
"enough." We should expect the tribes, the bingo halls,
the social clubs, the veterans and fraternal organizations, Please call your Senator AND
the tracks and the lottery to attempt to take advantage Representative TODAY. There TODAY!
of the legal haze that hangs over slot-like ma- are numerous bills “in play” and
chines, and expand wherever they can get away they want to get something passed
with it. before you know what’s happening.
“The state needs to prepare by tightening up its laws on electronic Don’t be Fooled! A vote to “Let the People Vote” is vote FOR
gambling devices and prosecuting those that violate those laws to the casino cartel’s bill.
the fullest extent of the law.”
[SOURCE: “Bingo! Legal Technicality Trumps State Regulation,” June 18, 2004, www.ncalg.org]
House- 334.242.7600
* * See Reverse Side for More Facts * *
Senate- 334.242.7800
Email your legislator http://www.legislature.state.al.us/

www.citizensforabetterAL.com * citizensforabetteralabama@gmail.com

DON’T GAMBLE WITH ALABAMA’S FUTURE


KNOW THE FACTS HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
#1 RHETORIC: “What’s Wrong with Bingo? Hasn’t it been legal in the
state of Alabama for more than 20 years?”
STEP I: GET PLUGGED IN [to CBA]
Sign up to join our email list at www.citizensforabetteral.com
REALITY:“Some of the giants of slot machine manufacturing are de- or email us directly at citizensforabetteralabama@gmail.com.
veloping new and radically innovative slot machines that would capitalize on STEP 2: GET SOCIAL [Media, that is!]
legal technicalities to provide jackpots for casinos and fraternal organizations. Follow us on our Facebook, WordPress Blog and Twitter and

“As is quoted in the May 23, 2004 Gambling Magazine, "The one common help communicate our “Action Alerts” with your friends, family,
element to all these inventions is the drive to have gaming devices colleagues, etc.
that play like modern slot machines, without actually being slot
machines. Video bingo machines, for example, now can
STEP 4: GET ENGAGED [Time is Short!]
Yes, we all are busy; however, too much is at stake
display the exact same symbols as casino slot machines;
to remain silent. Whether it is five (5) minutes or
but the actual game being played must meet the legal
five (5) hours, we NEED your help ASAP!
definition of bingo."

“As usual, the gambling "industry" never has STEP 5: GET ON THE PHONES
"enough." We should expect the tribes, the bingo halls,
the social clubs, the veterans and fraternal organizations, Please call your Senator AND
the tracks and the lottery to attempt to take advantage Representative TODAY. There TODAY!
of the legal haze that hangs over slot-like ma- are numerous bills “in play” and
chines, and expand wherever they can get away they want to get something passed
with it. before you know what’s happening.
“The state needs to prepare by tightening up its laws on electronic Don’t be Fooled! A vote to “Let the People Vote” is vote FOR
gambling devices and prosecuting those that violate those laws to the casino cartel’s bill.
the fullest extent of the law.”
[SOURCE: “Bingo! Legal Technicality Trumps State Regulation,” June 18, 2004, www.ncalg.org]
House- 334.242.7600
* * See Reverse Side for More Facts * *
Senate- 334.242.7800
Email your legislator http://www.legislature.state.al.us/

www.citizensforabetterAL.com * citizensforabetteralabama@gmail.com
DON’T GAMBLE WITH ALABAMA’S FUTURE
KNOW THE FACTS [Continued] REALITY: There is nothing wrong with an educated citizenry voting on
Constitutional Amendments; however, the proverbial “deck is stacked” in
#2 RHETORIC: “There’s no clear definition on what constitutes favor of the casinos.
electronic bingo.”
The Amendments currently offered are written BY casino
REALITY: The so-called “electronic bingo” slot machines have been bosses FOR casino bosses — NOT for the citizens of Alabama.
ruled as illegal by the Alabama Supreme Court two times in Not only are the bosses trying to give themselves (and the slot manufactur-
the past few months. The debate over their legality is over. ers) criminal amnesty for gambling crimes—that’s right, they are putting
themselves above the law— they are seeking to create a monopoly for
#3 RHETORIC: “Gambling is here to stay. Why not just legalize,
tax & regulate it?”
themselves.
AND, don’t believe the “tax
it” rhetoric. Not only are they
REALITY: These slot machines cause increased crime, more di- seeking to give themselves
vorces, more suicides, and more political corruption. In fact, re- immunity from millions in
cent court filings suggest that casino bosses are buying off our back taxes that they owe,
public officials through millions in jackpots. they are DECREASING
Additionally, casinos cannibalize local businesses. The money people future taxes owed
would have spent at a local grocery store or clothing shop goes into through accounting
slot machines. schemes and gimmicks.
Las Vegas Casino Cartels
A large percentage (>5o%) of this money goes out of state to slot ma- admit that they have
chine manufacturers in lease agreements. It is an Economic been “taxed and regu-
Drain! Studies have shown that for every tax one (1) dollar casi- lated” out of Nevada;
nos bring in, three (3) more must be spent to clean up the thus, they are dead-set on
problems that result. Simply put, it’s chasing after “Fool’s Gold.” making Alabama one of their
new “homes.”
#4 RHETORIC: “What’s wrong with allowing the people to vote
on a Constitutional Amendment to legalize gambling?”
Let what happens in Vegas, STAY IN VEGAS.
* * More Facts on www.citizensforabetterAL.com * *

www.citizensforabetterAL.com * citizensforabetteralabama@gmail.com

DON’T GAMBLE WITH ALABAMA’S FUTURE


KNOW THE FACTS [Continued] REALITY: There is nothing wrong with an educated citizenry voting on
Constitutional Amendments; however, the proverbial “deck is stacked” in
#2 RHETORIC: “There’s no clear definition on what constitutes favor of the casinos.
electronic bingo.”
The Amendments currently offered are written BY casino
REALITY: The so-called “electronic bingo” slot machines have been bosses FOR casino bosses — NOT for the citizens of Alabama.
ruled as illegal by the Alabama Supreme Court two times in Not only are the bosses trying to give themselves (and the slot manufactur-
the past few months. The debate over their legality is over. ers) criminal amnesty for gambling crimes—that’s right, they are putting
themselves above the law— they are seeking to create a monopoly for
#3 RHETORIC: “Gambling is here to stay. Why not just legalize,
tax & regulate it?”
themselves.
AND, don’t believe the “tax
it” rhetoric. Not only are they
REALITY: These slot machines cause increased crime, more di- seeking to give themselves
vorces, more suicides, and more political corruption. In fact, re- immunity from millions in
cent court filings suggest that casino bosses are buying off our back taxes that they owe,
public officials through millions in jackpots. they are DECREASING
Additionally, casinos cannibalize local businesses. The money people future taxes owed
would have spent at a local grocery store or clothing shop goes into through accounting
slot machines. schemes and gimmicks.
Las Vegas Casino Cartels
A large percentage (>5o%) of this money goes out of state to slot ma- admit that they have
chine manufacturers in lease agreements. It is an Economic been “taxed and regu-
Drain! Studies have shown that for every tax one (1) dollar casi- lated” out of Nevada;
nos bring in, three (3) more must be spent to clean up the thus, they are dead-set on
problems that result. Simply put, it’s chasing after “Fool’s Gold.” making Alabama one of their
new “homes.”
#4 RHETORIC: “What’s wrong with allowing the people to vote
on a Constitutional Amendment to legalize gambling?”
Let what happens in Vegas, STAY IN VEGAS.
* * More Facts on www.citizensforabetterAL.com * *

www.citizensforabetterAL.com * citizensforabetteralabama@gmail.com