Gambling

Recent news reports have revealed an alarming trend in the gambling industry. Slot machines are now featuring child-enticing themes including Candyland, which is popular among very young children, other board games such as Monopoly, as well as the Three Stooges, the Pink Panther, South Park, I Dream of Jeannie, and the Addams Family.

Gambling is a dangerous problem for American children. The National Gambling Impact Study Commission reported that as many as 20 percent of adolescents may already be experiencing gambling problems.

The gambling industry is the bane of millions of Americans, and a proximate cause in countless divorces, cases of domestic violence, bankruptcies, suicides and homelessness, as well as despondency, ruination, impoverishment, despair and many other social ills.

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News Releases

Groups Want Congress to Investigate “Slots for Tots,” Gambling Industry
Gary Ruskin | November 22nd, 1999

Groups Want Congress to Investigate “Slots for Tots,” Gambling Industry
Gary Ruskin | November 22nd, 1999

Nader, Dobson Ask Whether Democrats “Want to Be the Party of the Gambling Industry”
Gary Ruskin | August 2nd, 1999

Nader, Dobson Ask Whether Democrats “Want to Be the Party of the Gambling Industry”
Gary Ruskin | August 2nd, 1999

Related Articles and Links

Related Articles

Starved Budgets Inspire New Look at Web Gambling
The New York Times | August 15th, 2011

TV Poker Finds New Outlet
The Wall Street Journal | July 28th, 2011

House OKs Chicago casino, slots at O'Hare, Midway
Chicago Tribune | May 30th, 2011

Sony's breach a hiccup to online game phenomenon
Reuters | May 24th, 2011

Problem gambling set to explode
CBC News | May 20th, 2011

The Casino Next Door
Business Week | April 22nd, 2011

Foreign Money Fuels Faltering Bid to Push Online Poker
The New York Times | April 19th, 2011

Gift Horse or a Good Idea?
Inside Higher Ed | March 29th, 2011

Critics: Gaming Commission's Slots for Tots Rules Fall Short
David Strow | Las Vegas Sun | January 28th, 2000

Gary Ruskin's Christmas Present
Jason Vest | Village Voice | December 29th, 1999

Slots for Tots in Cross Hairs
David Strow | Las Vegas Sun | November 22nd, 1999

Nevada Regulators Move Against Cartoon-themed Slot Machines
David Strow | Las Vegas Sun | September 24th, 1999

External Links

National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling