Editor, Corporate Crime Reporter, 10/25/2013
But protests are growing louder from many quarters, including from the Institute for American Values in New York City. David Blankenhorn is a founder of the Institute and last week he released a remarkable report titled – Why Sponsoring Casinos is a Regressive Policy Unworthy of a Great State... "I have no problem with gambling. If you want to play poker, or place a bet on who is going to win the Super Bowl, or have an office pool – but what happens in casinos is not gambling," Blankenhorn told Corporate Crime Reporter in an interview last week. "All that happens in casinos is that people lose their money. The machines have been rigged. The games are all rigged. You just go in and lose your money. The reason they exist at all is not because there is a big demand for them, but because the state wants them there. They give monopolistic privileges to these corporations."