May 15, 2013 |
Inside Out 31: Gambling Just a Game?
Las Vegas and Atlantic City once cornered the market on legalized gambling, but it’s no news that we live by different rules today. We run into gambling on television and at the convenience store check-out, and most of us live within a few hundred miles of a casino.
Should we question whether gambling is just another form of entertainment? Is there a negative impact on communities that should give us pause? What, in practical terms, is the downside for families---and specifically for children?
Joining me as I begin to explore this question is Dianne Berlin, former vice chair of the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling and a founding member of Pennsylvanians Against Gambling Expansion. For Berlin’s brochure “Teaching Children About Gambling,” follow this link: casinofreepa.org.