Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Just what every city needs: gambling with our future

Here's a good blog rant about the proposal to have a slots parlor in the midst of Center City Philadelphia. Having watched riverboat gambling arrive in St. Louis, MO, I can recall vividly
  1. the "unexpected" surge in gambling addiction and consequent bankruptcy
  2. the great enrichment of a few investors/cabals with a net gain of a few dozen jobs for locals.
All that and a big seedy blight in a part of the city that could use some development (and that borders several important sections of town, such as the Convention Center and Chinatown). What more could we ask for? Sigh.


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