- But, but, but... addictions look so fun!
Plenty of folks worry about a litany of societal plagues that casinos can bring to town. Crime, poverty, E. Coli-laced buffets, and mullets are just a few of their grave concerns.
Gambling addictions are another. So before the doors open to the shiny new behemoths of temptation and sin and 8:00 a.m. blackjack before work, expect campaigns from those organizations worried that you might be that guy who sells a kidney so you can head back to the craps table.
The National Center for Responsible Gaming will be spreading the good word in Cleveland sometime during July, which, incidentally, might compete with Scene's unofficial gambling conference being held the same month. (Possible lecture topics: Craps— Your Ticket to Early Retirement, Which Scrap Metals Are Worth the Most, Where to Sell Scrap Metal, and How to Steal Scrap Metal From Your Neighbor's House Without Being Caught.)