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Neighbors Gain As W.Va. Loses

Customers bypassing Mountain State for Ohio and Pa. casinos

May 9, 2013

Things are looking up for most of the nation’s commercial casinos, as gambling revenue increased by nearly 5 percent to $37....

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Ladydiamond

May-09-13 6:58 AM

Frank, if you see it as a good thing that gambling is expanding, then you need to adjust your moral compass. The gaming/gambling industry is robbing citizens of time with their families, IRA’s, life savings, college funds, inheritances, SS and SSI incomes, equity in their homes, earned income and ruining their credit when they borrow to gamble once they run out of available money. Some people even break the law and end up in legal trouble and some have even committed suicide. Now Frank, you may point out that a few paltry dollars are distributed out from the proceeds of these ill-gotten gains to senior citizens and schools but it is just that, a paltry sum. Nothing close to what is being stolen from vulnerable citizens who are already at a disadvantage. Shame on you and the gambling industry.

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hillbillyangel

May-09-13 8:03 AM

Wheeling Island didn't "lose" players, they drove them away!!! This ain't Vegas or Atlantic City, it's the northern panhandle of West Virginia!

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acousticportal

May-09-13 8:30 AM

Let's get this straight....very very few people gain at all in this state supported addiction. We've already seen several extreme cases where people are embezzeling money to gamble...to get back what they lost..the impact on typical citizens is much more pervasive. This is equivalent to setting up her-oin booths. Shame on the supporters of this scurge.

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