Guy W. Farmer
For the Appeal

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May 31, 2007
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Gambling has been good for Nevada, but regulation is critical

A couple of weeks ago the "Parade" Sunday supplement published a lead article titled "Is Gambling Good for America?" The article seemed to waffle on the answer, but as a former state gaming control official, I'd like to comment on that provocative question.

On balance, casino gambling has definitely been good for Nevada since it was legalized in 1931 at the height of the Great Depression. Nevada's world class casinos lure tens of millions of tourists to the Silver State each year and continue to generate, directly and indirectly, well over half of the state's general fund revenue, which pays …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jun 3, 2007 02:52AM Published May 31, 2007 03:00AM Copyright 2007 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.