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Growth in gambling causes concern

More money sought to identify, treat addiction

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Last week the New York Lottery announced its 12th consecutive year of record sales and earnings and reported strong growth from casinos. The agency suggested that this was good news, noting that “The New York Lottery continues to be North America’s largest and most profitable lottery, contributing nearly $2.9 billion in fiscal year 2011-2012 to help support education in New York State.” But people who work with gambling addicts see a darker side. “For some, ...


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