Public Education Needed On This Special Interest Group Immediately:

Posted by: Conor Brown

“The more you play, the more you pay.” – John Dunsworth

This photo above (taken by moi) exemplifies what I think of when I hear the word, “casino” buzzing around these days. The next few images go something like this and then they slowly get worse!

Alright, here’s the Gambling 101 for this trending public affairs topic.

The “Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG)” want’s to expand their enterprise PERIOD. Canada’s biggest city can potentially have a full fledged casino, minutes away from the downtown core. The potential consequences (if this falls through) can make or break Torontonian’s livlihood and ultimately the health of our government.

New OLG Report Calls for Massive Changes to Ontario’s Gambling Industry

Much like the americanization of Canada (especially in the biggest city!) on issues such as NFL in TorontoMMA becoming legal & UFC’s cooperate takeover

This casino issue is on $$$$$ like everything else but we tend to forget our humanistic traits at this point. The economic disparity gap will widen and the inner-city life will become far more dangerous.

Take a closer look at compulsive gamblers (From Arizona, United States) to gain one perspective of the consequences.

Maybe we should just deal with it like Arnold or just play some more ‘Casino Tycoon’ on the computer? Either way, I just hope we don’t turn out like this…

or even worse… IRL!

News to keep updated on currently:

– OLG desperately needed an overhaul

“The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.” – Mark Twain

Gambling problems are being turned a blind eye as the Ontario government seeks a bigger ‘slice of the gambling pie’ (as newscasters dubbed). What the americans do in their cities (NYC), Canada will attempt to do the same.

Speak up and debate,

References:

“John Dunsworth a VLT Addict! (Mr Lahey).” Trailer Park Boys Dot ORG (www.trailerparkboys.org). Web. 16 Mar. 2012. <http://www.trailerparkboys.org/forums/index.php?topic=1182.0&gt;.

“OLG A Corporate News Releases – 2008-2009.” OLG A Corporate News Releases. Web. 16 Mar. 2012. <http://media.olg.ca/?p=nmm_news_detail&gt;.

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