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 Crime & Casinos in Kansas City

According to an article in the Dec. 6, 1996 Las Vegas SUN, "Bad checks, domestic violence and bankruptcies are rising in Clay County (Missouri), and officials are drawing a connection to riverboat casinos that have opened there in the past two years."
 
"Clay County Prosecutor Michael Reardon said that in the past two years he has seen about 200 more cases per year of bad checks, stealing, assaults, DWIs and embezzlements."

"Janet Mark, a spokeswoman with SafeHaven, said the domestic violence agency is seeing increased violence. ‘People come home from the boats upset because they’ve lost money and get into an abusive situation,’ she said."