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Gambling, while it lowers taxes and creates jobs, it also causes addicts to lose money and
therefore creates a higher crime rate.
A Quick History of Gambling.
Gambling was a popular pastime in North America long before there was ever a United
States. Playing cards and dice were brought over by both the British and the Dutch. By the
end of the 17th century, just about every countryseat in colonial America had a lottery
wheel. Cockfighting flourished thoughout the countries, especially in the South. Bear
Baiting was also a popular sport, but the Puritans banned it.(Ortiz 4)
Almost 100 years later gambling in the West gave gambling a second life. Early church
leader struck down all forms of gambling and so in the East gambling for the most part
died completely. Far from both government controls and moral interference of reform
groups in the East, gambling became so popular in the West that Monte tables were often
setup in the middle of the town.(Donovon 1...
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