2 Responses to “Raise NY gambling age to 21: Addabbo”

  1. Steve Norton 27 January 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    When New Jersey passes the Casino Control Act 1n 1977, it allowed persons to gamble at 18, which was the legal age for drinking. Soon after casinos opened, the State raised the drinking age to 21. The casino industry then backed legislation that also raised the casino age to 21.

  2. Marilyn Lancelot 27 January 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    Sure, everyone loves to gamble . . . if they win. But, the person sitting next to you in church, the man in line at the grocery store, or one of your co-workers; any one of these could be involved with a gambling problem. Imagine your grandmother committing a crime to support her gambling addiction. I am a recovering alcoholic, gambler, and have recovered from other addictive behaviors. I published a book, Gripped by Gambling, where the readers can follow the destructive path of the compulsive gambler, a prison sentence, and then on to the recovery road.

    I recently published a second book, Switching Addictions, describing additional issues that confront the recovering addict. If a person who has an addictive personality, doesn’t admit to at least two addictions, he’s not being honest. Until the underlying issues have been resolved, the person will continue to switch addictions. These are two books you might consider adding to your library. I also publish a free online newsletter, Women Helping Women, which has been on-line for more than twelve years and is read by hundreds of women (and men) from around the world. (www.femalegamblers.info). I have been interviewed many times, and appeared on the 60 Minutes show in January 2011, which was moderated by Leslie Stahl.

    Sincerely,

    Marilyn Lancelot


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