Alliance for a Livable Newport (RISC) Forum on Table Games at Newport Grand
| Forum Introduction
Alliance for a Livable Newport:
Pros and Cons of a Proposed Casino Gaming at Newport Grand
Mr. Michael P. Kehew conducts the forum
Dr. Edward Mazze – Economic Impact
Ms. Diane Hurley – CEO Newport Grand
Fr. Eugene McKenna – ALN
Dr. Mazze addresses the audience regarding the economic impact of gambling in and around Rhode Island.
Ms. Diane Hurley presents the history of the Newport Grand and the case for adding table gaming equipment.
Father Eugene McKenna presents the history of the Alliance for a Livable Newport and the case against allowing a dedicated gambling facility in Newport.
Ms. Hurley responds to several of Fr. McKenna’s points pointing out the Self Exclusion Program in place for the benefit of addicted gamblers.Dr. Mazze responds regarding the poor state of employment in RI.
Q&A session with the public
Question regarding the future vision of the Casino prompted responses from all three members of the panel
Session wrap up