Some state and local governments have supported legalized gambling as a way of raising revenue. This legalized gambling has social costs and economic costs. I have a friend that lost his wife to a gambling addiction in the legal casinos. This problem is so bad that there are support groups to help the addicts. There is also an economic cost. Books have been written about this problem. Addiction hurts productivity. “The only persons that win in the casinos are the owners” – Steve Wynn owner of Wynn resorts. And the sponsoring governments. Goverment has no morality. It only knows how to protect its financial and political interests. Now some goverments are trying to legalize marajuina and tax it. See www.drugabuse.gov about the bad effects.
December 11, 2012 Well now we have Colorado and Washington have legalized Mary in conflict with Federal laws.