Look at the phone call that McHenry’s John O’Neill got from a gambling group.
He couldn’t figure out whether it was a pro-gambling organization or one in favor hiding under a name that might appeal to be anti-gambling.
Share what you think the objective of the group is.
“I received a phone call from the Coalition for Responsible Gaming Expansion.”The caller immediately stated, ‘Recently Governor Quinn vetoed a bill to expand gaming in the state of Illinois. Do you agree with his veto to benefit the rich casino owners who already have gaming licenses?’
“I asked who she was and she stated, ‘OK sir, we are the Coalition for Responsible Gaming Expansion.’
“I asked when they are.
“She said, ‘OK sir, we have a website, would you like the address?’ http://www.responsiblegamingcoalition.org/
“I went to the website looking for info on who made up the Coalition but I couldn’t find any real info.
“I filled-out their ‘contact us’ form asking the following, ‘Your site states, “The Coalition for Responsible Gaming Expansion” is a broad group of concerned citizens, community leaders and business groups…”
“Please name some of the Concerned Citizens. Who are the Community Leaders involved with your organization? Please let me know which Business Groups are affiliated with the Coalition for Responsible Gaming Expansion.”
“Maybe if we all fill-out their forms we may find out who exactly are involved with The Coalition for Responsible Gaming Expansion.
“Just a thought.
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Church Action on Alcohol and Addictive Problems tell me, “The Illinois Casino Gaming Association is part of this group.”