An anti-gambling warrior digs in against NY casino expansion

Eric Schulzke, Deseret News, 10/28/2013

One of Blankenhorn's core arguments is that casinos draw most of their income from problem gamblers, resulting in a regressive tax that falls heavily on lower-class and elderly patrons... Blankenhorn knows he will likely lose this fight in his own backyard, but he has his eye on the bigger picture. Nationwide, state-sponsored gambling has exploded since the 1980s, as voters and politicians embrace its promise of revenue without taxes. Today, only two states, Hawaii and Utah, have no form of legalized gambling, and the pressure for expansion grows each year.

Subjects: Gambling, Casinos, New York, Slot Machines


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