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Salvation Army Opposes Toronto Casino

The gambling community in Toronto has faced stiff opposition from a number of community groups and stakeholders. The latest organization voicing its opposition to the construction of a resort and casino in Toronto, is the Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army is known throughout the world for helping and assisting the homeless and underprivileged. The Salvation Army stated that it had deep concerns about the multi-billion dollar casino and stated that it would have a negative impact on the city’s homeless and underprivileged.

The stated said “The Salvation Army does not support economic development through gambling and we believe the community and especially the marginalized will be negatively affected. History and research confirms the negative impact a casino would have on families and the desperately needy in Toronto.”

However, the casino has received support from mayor Rob Ford who has openly declared that they revenue the casino would bring in, could be used to further develop the city of Toronto. The Mayor suggests that the city can expect around $148 million in annual revenue and that money would be extremely useful in expanding and developing public transit in the city of Toronto. There will be a meeting in the near future to determine whether the casino can be constructed or if it has to be shutdown due to the opposition.

This blog entry was posted on Monday, April 15th, 2013 at 5:25 pm and is filed under Casino News.

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