Gary Dull for the Altoona Mirror: Gambling a Tragedy for State of PA


By Gary Dull for the Altoona Mirror | Stock photo

Since 1972, when the government of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania legalized gambling through the state lottery, numerous legislators have been proponents of using gambling to increase revenue.

As the state faced a $2.2 billion budget gap in the fall of 2017, the legislature once again voted to expand gambling in Pennsylvania.

Up to that point, Pennsylvania was ranked No. 2 for commercial gambling in America behind Nevada. But now, our beloved state is on course to become No. 1.

That is a tragedy. Continue reading…

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