Unformatted text preview: Also when casinos are in poorer places it takes money out of the pockets of the people who really don’t have the money to gamble. The poor community barely ever reaps the benefit of having a casino in their community. And instead they are stuck with a casino in their town that might economically benefit others, and maybe the state as a whole, but really isn’t directly benefiting the people who live in the community where it is located. I think it is hypocritical when people are pro-casino, as long as it is not in their town where they have to see it an deal with the problems that a casino might bring with it. They are basically putting those problems on someone else, so that they might be able to visit the casino without driving all the way to Foxwoods, for example. If Massachusetts wants a casino, for example, we should be willing to put it in Weston just as quickly as we would be willing to put it in Fall River....
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2011 for the course HTM 260 taught by Professor Fernsten during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
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