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 Posted: Wed Dec 20th, 2006 09:57 pm
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I'm not a religious/social zealot by any means, but feel that legalized gambling is a terrible way to generate income for states. When I lived in Louisiana I voted against every gambling referendum - horse racing, slots, casinos; My fear with Pa & Gettysburg is that this is probably not the last time an attempt will be made. I'm not against people using gambling as a form of entertainment, however I knew numerous individuals who were using their hard earned wages trying to make a killing at the slots or tables while at the same time throwing away their grocery, rent, etc. monies. When one visits the casinos today it's not the same atmosphere as years ago in Vegas. The last dialoque of De Niro in Scorsese's film Vegas pretty much sums up the changes present today. Also, can the states manage appropriately all the revenues that come into their hands from these casinos. Don't think so. While in La, always wondered where all the funds from gambling went. If Texas ever legalizes casino gambling, La is hosed, >90% of patrons come from Texas.

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