A not-for-profit organization of concerned citizens of West Springfield

VOTE NO September 10th

Upcoming Event: Sept 8, 7-9PM
Location: 214 Elm Street, West Springfield, MA

"The industry is notorious for broken promises.” - Sue Tucker, Former Mass State Senator, addressing the residents of Foxboro, Mass, as they considered allowing a casino into their town. (Source)

What Hard Rock is not telling you, and what we can really expect from a casino:


Drunk Drivers:
  • robberies were up 136%
  • aggravated assaults 91%
  • auto theft 78%
  • burglary 50%
  • larceny 38%
  • rape 21%
Susan Mendenhall, former mayor of Ledyard, CT (home of Foxwoods), put it this way:
“The drugs, the guns, the prostitution. It just follows the money and people don’t want to talk about it. Our sleepy little town did not have this kind of problem, but it’s everywhere now. It’s been so painful for us.” (Source)

Reduced Property Values:

Don’t believe the false promises and misinformation of a billion dollar corporation that wants to move in and take control of our town, changing its character forever.

Don’t believe that “we will get all the impacts and none of the benefits if there is a casino in Springfield, so we might as well have it here.” The fact is, the closer the casino is to us, the more damage it is going to do to us.

Slot Machines: The Big Gamble - 60 Minutes

Take a few minutes to watch this video from Foxboro and you won't want a casino in your community.

CEO of the American Gaming Association admits he'd fight to keep a casino out of his community.

Ph: 413-366-1520. Email: Mail/send donations: PO Box 747, West Springfield, MA 01090-0747