Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Government loves gambling but it can have a very dark side

GCASA brought Michelle Hadden from the New York State Council on Problem Gambling and a number of other gambling experts to Batavia on March 9,2010 for a workshop.

The Daily News covered the event on March 10, 2010 and here is part of what their article says:

Genesee County is at the "epicenter" of the state's push to expand gambling venues, and that, no doubt, comes at a cost to families and personal finances, said a prevention specialist with the New York Council on Problem Gambling.

The rural counties between Rochester and Buffalo have close access to casinos at Batavia Downs, Hamburg, Niagara Falls and Salamanca. The state has proposed expanding the hours and adding table games at the eight video gaming centers, including at Batavia. That would raise $45 million for a cash-strapped state, Michelle Hadden, the prevention specialist with Problem Gambling, told about 60 people Tuesday at a gambling awareness program.

You can read the whole article by clicking here.

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