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Digital Danger for the Young

A basic foundational principle of the gambling interests is attracting and addicting the young to guarantee the next generation of gamblers, to keep the money flowing to the empire. The latest innovation has caught most of us off guard. Most… Read more

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Why Sheldon Adelson Opposes DFS

Sheldon Adelson is the owner of the largest gambling empire in Las Vegas, the Sands. He is the main mover behind the $1.9 billion football stadium planned for Las Vegas and the move of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas…. Read more

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A new wave of gambling may be coming through eSports

If you are not a regular player of video games then you are probably unaware of eSports. This word represents competitive video gaming, complete with tournaments, leagues, professional level players, large prizes, teams and even cheating. There is also betting… Read more

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New gambling for kids

Now we have a “weird” new $2.3 billion gambling game involving garish virtual assault rifles. The latest scandal involves “video game weapon skins” available to any age including kids using parents credit cards. The video gaming world based on “Counter-Strike:… Read more

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Education and Powerball in Arizona

POWERBALL AND EDUCATION IN ARIZONA A friend recently sent me an article about the shading of money for education in Arizona. As is the case in states that participate in Powerball only 26% of the money that Arizonians spend on… Read more

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Our National Report on How Daily Fantasy Sports Gambling Impacts You

You’ve seen the ads for DraftKings, FanDuel and other online sports gambling operators. Today, we released our new national report on Daily Fantasy Sports gambling: “Use Promo Code INEQUALITY:  Inside Online Fantasy Sports Gambling and the Misleading, Unfounded Lobbying Push… Read more

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Legislative gifts to the New York Lottery

As has been stated by many writers the lotteries are a form of taxation that is regressive. New York has made it worse by adding slots to their lottery. This was done following 9/11 when the state was desperate for… Read more

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Children as young as 10 are battling serious gambling problems, a major study has revealed

While the United States continues to ignore its public health problem of gambling addiction, the first national study of the gambling habits of Australia’s youth has found a tenth of kids aged 10-14 fit definitions of ‘‘at-risk’’ or ‘‘problem’’ gamblers…. Read more

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Gambling Addiction is Fastest Growing Addiction for Teens in 2012

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What other government program causes this result…over and over and over again?

Below is the latest in an endless story of children being left in cars while their parents lose their money to government’s predatory gambling program. This time it happened at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh- a casino owned by billionaire Neil… Read more

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Children’s Arcades Now Offering Slot Machines to Kids

As further evidence about how government’s failed policy of predatory gambling is dramatically influencing America’s kids, the photo on the left was taken at Joe’s Playland Arcade in Hampton Beach, NH this past Saturday, September 10th. Why is an arcade… Read more

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Predatory Gambling Interests Putting Children at Risk Again

We have all read the recent news stories about children being left in cars while their parents or caregivers gamble for hours in casinos. Now, the predatory gambling industry is working on technology that could put children at risk in… Read more

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They Were Expendable

Step inside any casino and you will likely see a few children trailing behind their parents, or wandering around unattended. However, cases of children being left behind in cars at casino parking lots occur more frequently than casino owners would… Read more

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New effort by casinos takes aim at college students

Inside Higher Ed has a story this morning about how predatory gambling interests have launched a public relations effort designed to set the agenda for how colleges should approach the issue of student gambling. Read it below: Gift Horse or… Read more

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Children don’t belong in state lottery ads

An Oklahoma legislator is moving ahead with a bill that would prevent the lottery in that state from using kids in its advertising. The Oklahoma Lottery Commission last year had a series of advertisements featuring children in them. Most recently,… Read more

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Oregon Lottery’s holiday advertising campaign sinks to new low

The Oregon Lottery is running a new ad campaign this holiday season, “What’s in Santa’s Beard?”  It adds more momentum to the emerging national push to stop lottery advertising and end its exemption from truth-in-advertising laws. Look at the ads below… Read more

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Slot machine designers target kids

International Gaming Technology, the biggest maker of slot machines, offered previews of the company’s machines based on “American Idol” and “The Dark Knight” at last week’s Global Gaming Expo. There can be no question who the target audience is for these machines…. Read more

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“Gambling-addicted governments enslaving others”

A must-read column today by Susan Martinuk of The Calgary Herald. Read it below: Most of us don’t wake up each morning wondering what we can do to lose a lot of money today. But, apparently, a growing proportion of Canadians do and,… Read more

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Stupid Policy Leads to Stupid Behavior

A story out of Pennsylvania today describes a new legislative effort to punish parents who go to area casinos and leave behind their children in the car. The push comes after there were seven cases involving 12 children left in… Read more

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The Expendable Children

The Philadelphia Inquirer has a powerful, must-read editorial about the amount of children being found left in cars at Philadelphia area casinos. These kids are simply the cost of doing business for the government program of predatory gambling.

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Protect and serve is now the responsibility of Florida grocery clerks

In yet another example of how extreme our nation has become in promoting state-sponsored predatory gambling, the Florida Lottery is installing free standing lottery scratch ticket machines and will put the responsibility of preventing children from buying the tickets on… Read more

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Ohio attempts to exploit its younger generation

Even though Ohio citizens have voted four times against legalizing casinos in their state, state officials found a legally questionable way to bring them into Ohio through executive order. Now state officials want the legal age to use slot machines… Read more

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This teenager’s rating was E for “Expendable”

Our country’s core democratic principle is equal citizenship. All blood is royal in America. Below read today’s news from Atlantic City and while you do, remember New Jersey state government is a full-fledged partner in these practices:  “He liked playing… Read more

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