controversies memo 2

controversies memo 2 - To: Amanda Brule From: Eric Russo...

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To: Amanda Brule From: Eric Russo Subject: Should states pursue additional casino and lottery revenues? Date: 10/23/10 Casino and lottery participation causes stress, crime, and debt. A large number of people that gamble become reliant and addicted, causing many to consistently spend too much money and lose a sense of good saving habits. A casinos ability to attract people through hotels, restaurants, and entertainment is putting stress on middle class store owners and workers who rely on their business to support family. People are starting to realize the risks of casinos and lotteries and are therefore not spending as much time and money gambling. In the last 10 years the states that have pursued and implemented casinos and lotteries have seen a decrease in revenue income. In a time of economic insecurity and risk, to pursue additional casino and lottery implementation to increase revenues in states is not a good solution and will cause further economic insecurity to middle class workers who are trying hardest to achieve a stable economy. In countries with casinos, bankruptcy rates are 100 percent more likely than in countries
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course BCT 191 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at UMass (Amherst).

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