With the growth of casino gambling in Pennsylvania comes a growth in the number of Pennsylvanians with gambling addiction.
Just look at some of the evidence shown in the new report from WTAE Pittsburgh – “In 2007, 182 gamblers signed up for Pennsylvania’s self-exclusion list. Since then its skyrocketed to 7,778 people.”
These are results of a state that relies on gambling expansion to raise revenue. Each of these stories affects more than just the gambler – children, friends, employers, co-workers, school districts…The state’s “gain” is always from someone’s losses.