Posts Tagged: gambling

Government’s Gambling Addiction

February 19, 2014 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , , ,

by Kate Boyle

The term “gambling” still holds a degree of negativity in our culture, mainly because of the addictiveness that goes along with it. Millions of people suffer from gambling addiction across the globe, yet the government continues to … Read more

Gambling Addiction: Coming Home to Roost

February 26, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Family, Gambling, Health, Life, marriage, Politics | Tags: , , , , , ,

My good friend, and former Pa State Legislator Jeff Coleman today shared an article on Facebook from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette on the damage caused by gambling addiction.  When Jeff was in the legislature, he was a strong and strategic … Read more

Keno: Gambling’s Ugly Underbelly UPDATED

January 16, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Gambling, Politics | Tags: , , ,

by Brandon McGinley

(UPDATE: Though this post refers to the current lottery privatization proposal since it is a present and ongoing controversy, the idea of introducing keno as a revenue generator exists outside this proposal as well.  Although I obviously … Read more

Keno expansion is a mistake for Pennsylvania

November 26, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Family, Politics | Tags: , , , ,

PFI’s Thomas Shaheen reacts to the proposal of adding keno machines and online lottery sales in Pennsylvania:

“Let’s call this proposal what it is: a new and highly regressive tax. Placing keno machines in liquor-licensed establishments means that we’d potentially … Read more

From My Vantage Point: Sen. Jane Orie

March 29, 2012 | 3 comments | Posted in Family, Politics | Tags: , , , , , ,

by Michael Geer

I was saddened to see the verdicts this week in the case against Sen. Jane Orie. It’s hard to know what to make of the lengthy jury deliberation, and the competing and conflicting testimony from aides to … Read more

The Rise of Casinos = The Collapse of Character

February 28, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

From Dr. Albert Mohler”

“In the final analysis, the greatest danger posed by the casino is not anything that can be determined by economic analysis, because the greatest injury caused by gambling is not financial — it is moral. The … Read more

Pennsylvania #2 in Gambling, A Good Achievement?

January 19, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Politics | Tags: , ,

Pennsylvania is now second only to Las Vegas, Nevada in gambling revenue. Is this something we want our state to achieve? What does this mean for the people of Pennsylvania? That we’re better at losing our money than those in … Read more

Two Bills Introduced to Prevent Child Abandonment at Casinos

November 3, 2011 | 1 comment | Posted in Family | Tags: , ,

Legislation introduced by Rep. Michael O’Brien, D-Philadelphia, that for the first time would allow the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to assess fines against a casino for failing to report an incident of child abandonment on its premises or for failing … Read more

A Gettysburg Address… for a Casino?

March 12, 2010 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

My son Wesley’s sixth grade class at Covenant Christian Academy is memorizing Lincoln’s Gettysburg address. He was practicing it at home the other night, getting ready for several opportunities he will have to recite it with his class, including at … Read more

Is Gambling an ‘American Idol’? The PA Lottery is Hoping So

January 8, 2008 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags: ,

Our government at work? The Pennsylvania Lottery today announced that it will host karaoke events at shopping malls across the commonwealth this month to celebrate the launch of its new American Idol instant game, which goes on sale today. Oh, … Read more