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Is Gambling A Sucker Bet?
Think Tank examines gambling in America. Many state and local governments who previously prosecuted gambling now actively promote it. Thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia host their own lotteries. But do the billions of dollars in revenue and the jobs created by the gaming industry outweigh gambling’s considerable social costs?
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business law professor at Buffalo State College
president of The Century Foundation & member of the National Gambling Impact Study Commission
Richard McGowan, S.J.
economics professor at Boston College
Originally Aired: 7/29/1999
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