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Gambling : Issue Briefs

  • Casinos and Predatory Gambling

    What is predatory gambling? Predatory gambling is the practice of using gambling to prey on human weakness for profit. For-profit gambling, or commercial gambling, is illegal unless granted special legal exemption by the government.1 Casino gambling, the most common form of predatory gambling, differs from other problematic forms, such as social gambling, because it leads

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  • Gambling

    Public resistance to tax increases, the political power of gambling interests, and the growing pursuit of easy money have led to the legalization of some form of gambling in the District of Columbia and every state except Utah and Hawaii. An enormous increase in the amount of money Americans are betting has accompanied the wildfire

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