Exposing the Dark Side of Gambling Addiction

CasiNO Watch, Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MISSOURI LOSES PROMINENT GAMBLING EXPANSION OPPONENT

CHESTERFIELD, MO January 31, 2004 – It is with a deep sense of loss that Casino Watch mourns the passing of Doug Madi, Pastor of Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in South St. Louis County.

Doug was a warm and caring clergyman with a deep passion for those who suffer from an addiction to gambling. His articulate speaking and organizational activity against the expansion of gambling in south St. Louis County was second to none. Not only did he lead South County First as its Chairman, he also led the State wide group Clergy Against Gambling Expansion whose goal this year was to preserve Missouri’s $500 Loss Limit at casinos.

“Doug’s passion, leadership and pure friendship among so many in south St. Louis County and across Missouri, will be sorely missed”, said Mark Andrews. “He was everyone’s friend!”.

The Rev. Thomas Grey, Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling commented that “Pastor Madi not only preached the Gospel of the Good Shepherd, but he fought to protect his flock from gambling promoters and their hireling politicians. We will miss Doug’s faithful, forceful voice speaking biblical truth to political power”.

Our deepest condolences to the entire Madi family and to his flock at Good Shepherd Church.

Mark Andrews, Chairman, CasiNO Watch
Sam Murrell, Executive Director, CasiNO Watch
Rev. Tom Grey, Executive Director, NCALG