Argument: Gambling is regressive

Support and quotes

  • DailyKos. Devilstower. “Double Down Nation”. Oct 16, 2007 – “Gambling is intrinsically regressive. A casino is nothing but a very large machine, and the purpose of that machine it to extract money and bring it to the casino owners. By its very nature, gambling cycles money from the poor to the rich. This would still be true even if the rich participated in gambling at a higher rate than the poor — which they don’t. In moving a state’s or locality’s funding from taxes to gambling, the rich gain enormously more than the poor.”