Gambling with the Future In the last year Americans have wagered $482 billion dollars in the United States. Over eighty-five percent of this wagering took place in casinos which are now legal in twenty-seven states. In the past decade there has been incredible growth in t he gambling industry. Twenty years ago if a person wanted to gamble they had to go to Nevada. Nowadays, there are only six states in which no form of
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casino in every city it will be difficult for those who are susceptible to compul sive gambling to find places to gamble. Even though some inner cities have benefited and been cleaned up, the increase in crime is not worth the aesthetic improvements. Finally, nobody knows what kind of lasting impact gambling will have on society, bu t one thing is for sure, a little fun is not worth all the problems that gambling causes.