Concerns Over Gambling Addiction Grow with the Passage of Question 7

Almost 90 percent of Marylanders have gambled in their lifetime with 22 percent gambling monthly, CNS Maryland's Kelsey Pospisil reports.


TELL US: Do you think gambling addiction will grow in the state of Maryland if a new casino opens in Prince George's County?

Michael Shapiro December 04, 2012 at 03:03 PM
I'm somewhat confused by this question. The state of Maryland has had gambling for decades, now, having introduced the lottery long ago. With the re-introduction of slot machine casinos, some years ago (remember that it wasn't that long ago that slots were available in a number of counties, before they were illegal), all of the opportunities were there for gambling addiction to surface. Add to that, the convenience of casinos in Del, WVa, Pa, I'm at a loss to take the leap to having another casino and the availability of table games, somehow, increasing the likelihood of gambling addiction.
Katie Griffith December 04, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Good point, Michael! Thanks for the comment. I'm interested to see what others have to say.


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