The casino misery toll

The poor and blacks will suffer most from the seductive lure of games where the house always wins

As state lawmakers move closer to cutting a deal on casino gambling in Massachusetts they should carefully ponder the human downsides as much as they consider the revenue upside. The upside, of course, is that the casinos and slot houses are projected to bring in significant tax dollars to state coffers, subsidizing state budgets in(...)

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