Letters to the Editor

Florida best consider dark side of gambling

There have been a number of articles in the newspaper about the possibility of bringing gambling to Florida. I am from New Jersey. It has been proven that gambling is a monster and once you let him in the door he will take over and you will not be able to control him.

Some of the articles speak about how many jobs will come to the area but they never mention the many suicides gambling causes, and the vast crowds who become addicted to it, neglecting their family and spending money on gambling that should be used for food, clothing and other necessities.

Gambling in Biloxi, Miss., broke up many families.

So there is a dark side to the smiling and young people enjoying themselves.

There are reasons why children are not allowed in the casinos!

Look before you leap.

Wilbur Lingle

Bradenton

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