SAVE Saratoga is a community-organized opposition group to the siting of a Las Vegas-style casino in the city of Saratoga Springs. We seek to preserve our thriving downtown, rarely seen in America today and recognized nationally; our world renown performance art spaces; our thriving economy and our social and individual security and pride that generations of thoughtful and caring Saratogians have worked to build, rebuild and preserve. The projected benefits of full casino gambling have yet to be convincingly documented. We are concerned that the promise of a windfall for host communities will not be realized, especially in light of plummeting revenues at casinos across the country. Meaningful guarantees and demonstrated long-term value are lacking. SAVE Saratoga contends that the revenues will never outweigh the costs, and this is a risk our community will not take.
SAVE Saratoga is committed to civil discourse. We ask that all supporters engage accordingly around this issue. Because this issue elicits great passion from residents who feel their voice has been taken away, we recognize that, at times, tempers may flare. We have empathy for that reaction, but encourage members to present that passion with thoughtful, calm discourse in the public square. We at SAVE will model such discourse wherever possible. Thank you.
Click here to donate or you can now send a non-tax deductible donation to:
Attn: SAVE Saratoga Account
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
• For the time being, we are not a non-profit organization so your donations are not tax deductible. We will let you know if/when that changes.
• Anonymous donations are not allowed; name and address are required.
• Donated money will be used for such things as educational materials, purchasing signs, and other anti-casino materials. We will not use your money for any other political issue, nor is anyone associated with our volunteer group being compensated for their involvement.
• In the event that any money is left over when the casino battle is over, we will designate a local non-profit to donate the money to. We will update you soon on the choice of that non-profit.