Monday, May 17, 2004

Crains offers some insight into the reality of gambling in this state.

"Illinois' unfolding gambling strategy scattering an ever-increasing number of casinos and slot machines around the state has a big problem: The losers at the slots and blackjack tables are almost all locals, an approach that saps the state's economy rather than expanding it."

-- This isn't about expanding the economy it's about expanding tax revenues, duh. Just like the lottery at the end of the day this is just a tax on people who are bad at math. My thought at this point on gaming is why not just let anyone with local approval and proof they are not 'outfit' guys open a casino if they want to. That seems to make more sense at this point then the way we do it now. Let's really make this state just like Nevada.


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