Casinos face a losing streak as economy recovers

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  • Tekakaromatagi Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    Aug. 15, 2014 10:04 a.m.

    I spoke with a waiter recently in Galveston, TX. He worked in the casinos in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He quit, sold his house, bought an RV and moved to Galveston.

    He said he did it because he could not stand to see the people losing their money and crying. He said the casinos have no heart.

    Yes, I know that it is a regressive tax on the uneducated, but I don't think that it is right to have an economy built on predatory capitalism. Capitalism will eventually collapse based on its excesses, but in the meantime, I don't think that we should be encouraging those excesses.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Aug. 13, 2014 6:10 p.m.

    Some places are definitely overbuilt on casinos but I don't imagine a lot of casinos are going to disappear soon. A few in atlantic city, for sure. Anyway, it's fun, and I enjoy it.

  • Idahoan138 Pocatello, ID
    Aug. 13, 2014 1:30 a.m.

    We were tickled when we moved to Idaho and found that their property taxes and income taxes were less because they have a "Regressive Intelligence Tax" (a state lottery). That's one tax I've never paid a single cent to.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Aug. 12, 2014 12:04 p.m.

    Ah, legalized gambling...a tax on the uneducated and elderly.

  • Bob A. Bohey Marlborough, MA
    Aug. 12, 2014 9:27 a.m.

    If the casino business goes bust it will be bad news for many of the people who make their living off supporting the industry, probably many readers of this publication and members of the LDS community.

  • U-tar Woodland Hills, UT
    Aug. 12, 2014 8:47 a.m.

    Just getting a taste of what they do to the people that come to their casinos.

  • techpubs Sioux City, IA
    Aug. 12, 2014 7:17 a.m.

    Unfortunately, many cities are turning to the idea that a casino will restore their downtown areas to their former glory of the 60's and 70's when everyone went downtown to shop, view movies, eat out, etc..
    But casinos are truly designed to draw you in and keep you there until you spend it all.