Casinos, Crime and Community Costs

Say no to Casino! logo

The Coalition for a Better Fort Wayne is sponsoring a free lecture tomorrow, Friday, April 29, 2009.  The lecture’s title is, Casinos, Crime and Community Costs.”  It begins at 10:00 am at the downtown branch of the Allen County Public Library and is scheduled to last until noon.

From the press release:

The Coalition for a Better Fort Wayne will present a free lecture by Dr. Earl Grinols, “Casinos, Crime, and Community Costs,” on Friday, April 24, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Allen County Public Library in downtown Fort Wayne.

Earl Grinols is Distinguished Professor of Economics at Baylor University. He has researched the effect of legalized casinos in the United States. In 2004 Grinols’ book, “Gambling in America: Costs and Benefits,” was published by Cambridge University Press. His work “Casinos, Crime, and Community Costs,” with co-author Professor David Mustard, studied all 3,165 counties in the United States for a twenty-year period to establish statistical links between casinos and FBI Index I crime.

Grinols has taught at Cornell University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois in addition to Baylor University. He has worked at the Department of the Treasury and was a Senior Economist with the Council of Economic Advisors.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Questions will be answered after the presentation. Also in attendance will be Tom Grey, spokesman and field director for Stop Predatory Gambling.

The Coalition for a Better Fort Wayne is a non-partisan group of citizens concerned about the quality of life in our city. For more information, call 260-969-1441 or visit

Other weblinks:
Gambling in America: Costs and Benefits
National Gambling Impacy Study Commission and Report
Stop Predatory Gambling

Related Images:


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here