Letter of the Day: Gambling around us
Published: Friday, November 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, November 23, 2012 at 5:24 p.m.
Gambling around us
EDITOR: I notice how everyone gets upset, outraged and chagrined each time an Indian tribe gets together with a high-rolling Las Vegas developer to build a casino in their little town. Part of the frustration is that there is no way to control the use of these properties due to the tribes’ independence from local government controls. How about this: Why not allow people outside reservations to develop casinos?
I don’t understand laws that make it illegal to build a gambling hall in an area that could have compatible zoning. Do we have legal gambling at racetracks? Do we have card rooms? Don’t we have a state lottery that was supposed to put a lot of money into our school system?
It seems there are more than enough of us who would love to get in and pull some slots, as is evident when each new Indian casino is built. Or is this just another one of the moral problems that muddle up our political climate? On the other hand, I do like the concept that the Indians are finally getting their revenge for losing the war and their homelands.
J. LAMONT LANGWORTHY
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