That’s well and good for now, said Liz Taber, the president of Citizens Concerned about Casino Gambling. She said she thinks it’s only a matter of time before the owners go back to try for table games and other concessions.
Taber said she finds the state’s addiction to gambling dollars unhealthy.
“It’s predatory on the people you represent. You’ve got to get the revenues out of them if its you’re dependency. So if the state was giving you frequent flyer miles because you drank a fifth of vodka every week. My problem is the state’s pushing it, that they’re that incented for people to gamble,” Taber said.
The state provides millions of dollars to Twin River to help advertise their offerings, and Taber said it’s time to quit taking money from the state’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens.
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Posted: Mar 04, 2015 9:22 AM ESTUpdated: Mar 04, 2015 6:17 PM EST