I AM glad to see that the casino bill is dedicating resources to the treatment of gambling addiction (Page A1, Sept. 23). May I suggest that the first patients be the legislators and our governor, who insist on betting the state’s future on casinos?
Surely, like the grandmother in the article, they “rationally know that what [they’re] doing is absolutely crazy’’ - trying to make up state revenues on the backs of the elderly and the vulnerable, those who can least afford it.
As every gambler finds, the losses of this approach are sure to outweigh the winnings in the end.
Ezra D. Hausman