VGT’s Rob $1.8B from Budget
VGT’s will steal $1.8B from the Commonwealth’s budget.
That’s $1,800,000,000.00, plundered annually.
Big, VGT gambling operations want that money going into their pockets instead of being used for property tax relief and seniors, as it is used today.
By comparing the devastation VGT’s wrought in Illinois, we can see clearly what VGT’s will do to Pennsylvania.
In Illinois, VGT’s cannibalized the lottery by 12%, horseracing by 12% and casinos by 21%.
That destruction in Pennsylvania would mean:
- 12% cannibalization of the Pennsylvania Lottery, robbing taxpayers of $156,000,000;
- 12% cannibalization of Pennsylvania Horseracing, robbing taxpayers of $45,700,000; and,
- 21% cannibalization of Pennsylvania Casinos, robbing taxpayers of $1,600,000,000.
Grand Cannibalization Tally: $1,800,000,000.00.
VGT’s only create a deeper budget hole.
VGT’s are not a gift, but a curse.
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