Why Casinos Matter

David Nolan, First Things, 9/19/2013

The Council on Casinos recently released a report titled "Why Casinos Matter" which highlights, among other things, the now pervasive presence of gambling in American life. Regional casinos, rather than resort casinos, are the norm: "In the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states, nearly every adult now lives within a short drive of a casino." And, the report argues, even if one has no moral objection to casinos specifically or gambling in general, it is impossible to ignore the effect of these institutions on the behavior of the American public.

Subjects: Gambling, Casinos, Slot Machines


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