| National Anti-Gambling Trend Emerging
In a New York Times editorial, columnist William Safire
"...the moral blight of organized, big-league casino and
riverboat gambling--and the public disgrace of state sponsored gambling--took a licking
from people who have grown tired of being taken for suckers.
Despite more than $4 million spent by casino operators, gambling
industry PACs and unionized croupiers, the voters in 23 elections and referendums
decisively defeated proposals to make the get-rich-quick philosophy--with transfixed
players tugging ever-hopefully at the one-armed bandits--their local way of life."