The costs of gambling can be high, former gamblers say

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  • ParkCityAggie Park City, Ut
    July 6, 2013 9:14 a.m.

    Its too bad that simple skepticism and basic critical thinking skills are not taught in our schools like they should be. The problem we have in this country is that too many people buy into something called the "lottery effect" where they believe, despite the enormous and overwhelming odds, that they are bound to hit the jackpot some day. Lotteries have been called a "tax on the stupid" and for good reason. All gambling has the odds stacked way against you, allow from random chance of a winner to make you believe your next, it's actually rigged that way. Veges is a great examples with all the casino noise, bells ringing, lights flashing, to entice you into believing people are winning all over the place, when in fact they are far and few between.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    July 6, 2013 8:23 a.m.

    Yet some foolish people want to bring this plague down upon Utah. I hope we are wise enough to resist them.