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The Gambling Debate

The great majority of Americans―more than 80%―say they approve of gambling, even if they themselves don't gamble. Still, deep divisions persist in our attitudes toward the gambling industry. Is it profoundly destructive, preying on human weakness and stripping its victims of their sustenance and dignity? Or is it a vehicle of the American dream―an engine of personal enrichment, enormous public revenue, and economic development? The i...