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Albany forum focuses on problem gambling

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Amid the scramble for jobs, money and prestige in the effort to build new casinos in New York state, the negative impact of gambling is sometimes ignored. So on Wednesday, the state commission that will oversee the new casinos sat down to listen. Among the points raised by speakers at the forum: Problem gamblers show similar brain patterns as cocaine addicts. Up to 1 percent of people in the United States have gambling problems and ...


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