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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 3 months ago

    Love that 800 number.

  2. Michyle Glen

    Michyle Glen said, 3 months ago

    Like Detroit, Atlantic City concentrated on one thing,, Gambling.
    Looks like the Gamble didn’t Pay Off.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 3 months ago

    But there’s no gambling problem in Atlantic City, which is why New Yorkers drive there. Just as there is no shisha problem in New Jersey, which is another reason why New Yorkers drive there.


    I know gambling problems: it’s a big problem finding any place to gamble in Texas, which is why we drive to Louisiana, where gambling is no problem at all.

  4. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 3 months ago

    Here in Massachusetts, Gov Patrick, and our Legislators are all for bringing in the casinos. Payoffs aside, they see increased tax revenue. Right now, they are haggling over details, which enriches the lawyers. Yes, casinos will provide some TEMPORARY construction jobs, then a few hundred minimum wage domestic/custodial jobs. Casinos are designed to suck money OUT of a community! Instead of making Massachusetts more attractive for legitimate businesses to open here, and STAY, our pols are further harming the quality of life in this Commonwealth (a rather ironic name, considering the circumstances).
    John Adams must be looking down on all these shenanigans, sighing.

  5. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Hey if people want to give their money away, I’m OK with that, it’s a free country and you can be as stupid as you want. At least the government sucks their share of taxes out.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 3 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    “Gambling, with rare exception, is something that the wealthy do”

    I know several lower to mid income couples who’ll go for a night out at a casino once or twice a year. They’re careful to set a very strict spending limit.

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 3 months ago

    Most people gamble to some extent. Also, some people travel to Las Vegas for the shows, rather than the gaming.

    The odds are with the house. You have never seen a threadbare casino.

    However, there is enough profit to go around. Las Vegas set up its tax structure so that some of that profit money will come to the city in tax money. Atlantic City did not; none of that money comes back to the city, it appears, and if it does, it’s being wasted.

    If you’re going to allow gambling, it is wise to research how other cities did it previously, and examine closely how each has either gained or lost money as a result. There are lessons to be learned, if you’re willing to do research on your own and not trust lobbyists for your info.

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 3 months ago

    @MangeyMoose

    Totally agree. I am furious at the desire of Patrick and others to let in casinos.

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 3 months ago

    Gambling is a tax on people who are bad at math.
    .
    (Hint: there’s a reason they can afford all those flashing lights and free drinks for the high-rollers.)

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 3 months ago

    Gambling is a tertiary industry. Which is why in places gambling houses are closing down because of the severe drop off in traffic. When you have trouble getting a primary or secondary job that pays enough you won’t go to gamble.

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