As the Police Chief of Slidell, the largest city in St. Tammany, I am strongly opposed to a casino coming into the Slidell area. Crime rates will certainly increase in our area, as in other areas which operate a casino.
Modern slot machines develop an unbreakable hold on many players—some of whom wind up losing their jobs, their families, and even, as in the case of Scott Stevens, their lives.
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