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Long term Leadership

by ivan

When I first became involved with opposing gambling in 1992, The Rev. Tom Grey was the Executive Director of the Coalition Against Legalized Gambling, a small Board directed the organization and Dr. Guy Clark was a Board member.   Now, twenty four years later, the organization has changed to Stop Predatory Gambling, Les Bernal is the Director and Dr. Guy Clark is still a Board member and the leader of Stop Predatory Gambling New Mexico. Dr. Clark recently wrote a letter to the Albuquerque Journal opposing the approval of Daily Fantasy Games (DFS) on the basis of the NM Gaming Control Act which prohibits “an activity in which, upon payment of consideration, a player receives a prize or other thing of value, the award of which is determined by chance even if accompanied by some skill.” DFS fits that definition. The evidence according to Dr. Clark is that over 90% of DFS players consistently lose. The greater problem is that DFS is the crack in the dam that admits a flood of online sports gambling, online poker, and eventually online casinos. Stop Predatory Gambling New Mexico requests The Attorney General to honor the law by ruling DFS illegal and preventing the invasion of every computer, smartphone and tablet in the state. We appreciate you Dr. Clark!!!

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