Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Man, I've bookmarked so many stories that I never seem to have time to blog... Sigh.

But anyway, was shocked by these statistics at YPP about gambling in other cities, which put the proposed Gallery placement of the Foxwoods casino in pretty negative light.
* A survey of southeast Asian refugees in Connecticut (where statewide they only have two casinos), found that 59% were pathological gamblers.

* In Atlantic City, an estimated 15-20% of revenues come from Asian gamblers.

* A national study found that Asians had a prevalence of pathological gambling three times higher than whites.
Maybe the problem will be the same wherever you place it, but surely right adjacent to Chinatown only exacerbates the issue. Eep. I hope that this receives some attention during the discussions.


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