Many Indian tribes have gone from really poor to quite prosperous. Taxpayers have not been responsible for the cradle to grave support of our Indians in these communities for more than two decades.
Why do we still insist on enforcing laws against this vice? Gamblers always find ways around these prohibitions. Still there are those that wring their hands about compulsive gamblers that feed a lifetime of lost wagers. Yes it’s a problem but there is a proper way to make legalized gambling co-exist with society.
A simple way to keep gamblers from being over-extended is to pass a single federal law making gambling debts unrecoverable in every court across the land. Allowing the Bankrupt to get the full discharge of any debts they can attribute to gambling will discourage credit card companies from cooperating with gambling businesses.
Gambling can be a healthy and fun for those that can remember that the monuments of Las Vegas and Atlantic City were not built by winners.
Taxing winnings and profits is a reliable revenue generator for government. Perhaps it’s time to rethink gambling prohibitions.