Keller @ Large: Will Community Backlash Stop Suffolk Downs Casino?

December 31, 1969 12:00 AM
Keller @ Large: Will Community Backlash Stop Suffolk Downs Casino?
" BOSTON (CBS) – I am not much of a gambler.

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If the lottery jackpot gets over $100 million, I will usually buy a ticket, just for the fun of day-dreaming about what I’d do with the proceeds.

I have been to the two Connecticut casinos once each, to see a concert at Foxwoods and watch my poker-playing son compete in a tournament at Mohegan Sun.

And that’s about it.

My observation is that most of the people I see gambling at the casinos do not look like they’re having much fun, and do not much resemble the sleek-looking party people you see in the TV ads.

But last year in the legislature, the argument that whatever the downside of casino gambling, we are desperate for new jobs and revenue here and can no longer afford to see both siphoned off by Connecticut, finally held sway "

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