Paul Davies

Gambling was the death of Detroit: Will Baltimore be next?

In his recent commentary, Paul Davies laid out the ludicrousness of Maryland politicians' accelerated push to expand gambling in the state ("Gambling: still morally bankrupt," Aug. 23). They don't even have revenue coming in from all the currently authorized casino venues, yet they can't seem to legalize more sites fast enough.

Next will be Internet gambling, so that people can have a couple of drinks at home and then make stupid decisions with a couple of clicks that impair them financially for years. The gaming industry preys upon the vulnerable and it is an incredible mechanism for diverting wealth from those who can least afford it to the 1 percent.

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