What You May Have Missed
By Michael Gerson, Washington Post
Published: Sunday, Sept. 22 2013 12:05 a.m. MDT
A number of states — 23 at last count — have turned to gambling as a source of revenue, essentially forming joint ventures with gaming companies to squeeze some public benefit out of a common vice. This source of government funding has the added benefit of being voluntary. No one is forced to go to a riverboat casino or to play the racetrack slots.