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Statement before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, 104th Congress, 1st Session, Sep. 29, 1995

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Title: Statement before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, 104th Congress, 1st Session, Sep. 29, 1995
Author(s): Kindt, John Warren
Subject(s): Gambling Gambling industry Casinos Government policy
Abstract: On September 21, 1994, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing on the socio-economic impacts of the trend toward increased legalized gambling activities. At the hearing, the committee received testimony from various experts, all of whom criticized the impacts legalized gambling activities inflict upon social-welfare budgets, the criminal justice system, small businesses, and the u.S. economic base. Among other conclusions presented, legalized gambling as a strategy for economic development was thoroughly discredited. Indeed, Committee Chair John J. LaFalce expressed his own concerns on the issue, including the need for a national policy. Despite these expressed concerns, legalized gambling interests are utilizing millions of dollars to misdirect the debate and cause government decisionmakers and the public to reach invalid conclusions.
Issue Date: 1995-09-29
Citation Info: Statement of Professor John Warren Kindt, University of Illinois, before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, 104th Congress, 1st Session, on H.R. 497: The "National Gambling Impact and Policy Commission Act" Sep. 29, 1995.
Genre: Presentation / Lecture / SpeechOther
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/15478
Rights Information: Copyright 1995 John W. Kindt
Date Available in IDEALS: 2010-05-12
 

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