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Director of Gaming Risk Managemen...

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Local Address: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Background

Employment History

  • Vice President
    Truth About Gambling Foundation
  • President
    Truth About Gambling Foundation
  • Executive Director and Co-Founder
    Consumer Credit of Des Moines
  • President
    Consumer Credit of Des Moines
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Consumer Credit of Des Moines
  • Vice President, Marketing Communications
    Deutsche Asset Management
  • Vice President
    Truth

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Truth About Gambling Foundation

Education

  • BA degree , Accounting and Business
    Simpson College
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DesMoinesRegister.com
www.dmregister.com, 1 Jan 1999 [cached]
Tom Coates, vice president of the Des Moines-based Truth About Gambling Foundation, said he's displeased the universities are investing more than $1.1 million in Station Casinos, which owns casinos mostly around Las Vegas.
"I think it's sending the wrong message out," Coates said."It's a small condoning of an industry."
The Hawk Eye Newspaper
www.thehawkeye.com, 5 May 2002 [cached]
Tom Coates, a founder of The Truth About Gambling Foundation and owner of Consumer Credit Counselors of Des Moines, the largest such service in Iowa, said several studies have show that "gambling is the fastest growing driver of bankruptcy in this country."
"It's my personal experience," Coates said, "that 10 to 15 percent of bankruptcies are due to gambling problems."
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Coates says the gaming proponents fail to mention that other economic gaming studies have shown that although in the immediate 1–mile radius of a casino, financial benefits are significant, but as the radius from the casino expands it eventually becomes a negative effect on the economy.
Coates cites studies that say that for every dollar generated by a casino, "you have a $2 loss."
"It's not just shifting money from one source to another," Coates said."It's that it's terribly destructive to those who participate in it."
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The Hawk Eye
DesMoinesRegister.com | State Govt.
www.desmoinesregister.com, 5 Oct 2004 [cached]
Tom Coates of Norwalk, president of the Truth About Gambling Foundation, an anti-casino group, said state regulators should impose at least a $10,000 fine upon casinos for nonenforcement of the trespass program.
"I have had too many reports of someone joining Gamblers Anonymous and banning themselves and then falling off the wagon.The family members call the casinos and say, 'You know, my father or husband is out there and he is gambling,' and the casinos do nothing," Coates said.
The Bull Moose Club of Des Moines, Iowa
www.iowabullmoose.com, 1 Mar 2013 [cached]
Tom Coates The Bull Moose Club of Des Moines, Iowa Join us for our March luncheon on the 12th.
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March 2013: Tom Coates Tom Coates is the executive director of Consumer Credit of Des Moines.
Consumer Credit of Des Moines - Leadership
www.consumercredit-dm.com, 26 Jan 2012 [cached]
Thomas M. Coates is the Executive Director and co-founder of Consumer Credit of Des Moines. As Executive Director, Tom oversees the staff and operation of the organization. His responsibilities include providing strategic direction for the organization, the education and training of credit counselors, policy formulation, legislative involvement in consumer credit issues, and spearheading the public relations efforts. He is a well-recognized spokesman to the media on credit and gambling issues. Tom has given numerous talks and interviews to national media which include; The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, Focus on the Family, Business Week and the BBC.
An Iowa native, Tom has a BA degree in Accounting and Business from Simpson College, in Indianola, Iowa, and was in the investment brokerage business for ten years prior to his founding of Consumer Credit. Community leadership roles and affiliations include: Past Stewardship Chairman for the Norwalk Methodist Church, Past Chairman of the Iowa Prayer Breakfast Committee, Board Member of the Better Business Bureau of Des Moines, Vice-President of Truth About Gambling, past board member of the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, and past board member for Iowa Credit Association. Tom has been married to his wife, Lee Ann, for 37 years and has 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren.
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