When visions of casinos, lotteries and slot machines start dancing in their heads, governments find it hard to resist the temptation of legalized gambling to raise money.
Chasing the siren call of easy money, cities, provinces and U.S. states have climbed into bed with the gambling industry. The result is not always pretty.
Michael speaks with Robert Goodman, author of The Luck Business: The Devastating Consequences and Broken Dreams of America’s Gambling Explosion, and a professor emeritus at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts; with Sandy Garossino, a former crown prosecutor and co-founder of the anti-casino group, Vancouver Not Vegas; and with Paul Godfrey, the chairman of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.
The Luck Business, by Robert Goodman
Vancouver not Vegas
Music in Hour Two:
Antiche Danze ed Arie, Suite No 1, by Angèle Dubeau & La Piéta from the CD, Let’s Dance
Ninki Nanka by Jayme Stone, Mansa Sissoko, David Travers-Smith from Small World Festival 2007
Sellinger’s Round, by Glenn Gould and Andrew Kazdin from the album Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Vol. 39: Glenn Gould