The Day – On-line gambling is legislature’s latest mistake – News from southeastern Connecticut – theday.com


How sad and pathetic that our legislature continues to ignore the clear lessons of the past when it comes to “legalizing” harmful behavior. With on-line gambling now legal, we will see personal bankruptcy filings soar, families losing their homes and possessions because mommy or daddy cannot control their gambling habits, crime rising so gamblers can support their habits, etc. Exactly like alcohol, tobacco sales and now, legalized marijuana usage, on-line gambling will take far more value out of the economy and drastically reduce productivity than their relative few jobs and the small tax revenues brought in. Have not even addressed the costs of gambling, alcohol, and substance abuse prevention programs yet! When will we ever learn!

Michael Allford

Groton

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