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Developer Bart Blatstein will be at community mtg Thurs about proposed North Broad casino http://t.co/Fn7QRMSe Join us #Philly!1 year 43 weeks ago
Join @CasinoFreePhila tomorrow night for a happy hour & tonight for a reading from Daniel Hunter's upcoming book! Info: http://t.co/rFnPJrEX1 year 49 weeks ago
Join Casino-Free Philly & Paul Boni in supporting @SPGambling, a nat'l nonprofit fighting predatory gambling! More: http://t.co/OFJSwLTD1 year 49 weeks ago
Join us next Friday, May 11, for a Casino-Free happy hour at @philly_a_space! More info: http://t.co/k8jQGkuT Facebook: http://t.co/wf7GOTm31 year 50 weeks ago
Hey casino-free activists. We want to say, THANKS! (And come by the A-Space in West Philly Sat eve.) http://t.co/ZLrgKyyL2 years 19 hours ago
Also see article from @iphillychitchat: http://t.co/kPwKEgOQ RT @j_linq Blatstein proposes casino on north broad2 years 1 week ago
Earlier this year, a network of national organizations developed an ambitious training project to teach people about nonviolent direct action, called 99% Spring.
Loosely connected with the Occupy movement, they trained more than 45,000 people. So when they decided to send out a single pre-training article about direct action to all the participants, they sent an abridged version of Casino-Free Philly's direct action training manual.
Recent Press Releases
October 24, 2012
As Bart Blatstein throws his “lavish launch party,” others, especially those who have to live next to the proposed casino, have been talking about how to stop it. So, on November 12th, Casino-Free Philadelphia will host a meeting, along with the national organization Stop Predatory Gambling, to discuss casino development in Philadelphia.
July 11, 2012
Earlier today, July 11th, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced a call for applications for a second casino license in Philadelphia.
September 20, 2011
Nearly one year after SugarHouse casino opened, a briefing released by Casino-Free Philadelphia shows the costs to city residents in financial loss, personal indebtedness, and crime outweigh the benefits by 10 to 1.
"The numbers show a clear loss for Philadelphia and its residents," said Kaytee Riek, director of Casino-Free Philadelphia. "SugarHouse has done nothing more than siphon money out of the city to send to Chicago investors, and left Philly residents and the city to clean up the mess," Riek said.
Recent Press Coverage
- February 13, 2013 Six would-be Philadelphia casino operators make their pitches - Philadelphia Inquirer
- February 12, 2013 Six groups make pitch for second casino license in Philadelphia - CBS 3 Philly
- February 12, 2013 PGCB hearing on second license - Philadelphia Inquirer
- Blatstein promises Callowhill a well-off clientele at proposed casino complex - Plan Philly
- 10/24/12 - Blatstein unveils plan for casino on North Broad - The Philadelphia Inquirer