Playing is harmful


What's up with all that gambling?

People stand in line for food bank distributions. Some cannot pay their rent, mortgage, or utilities. Some cannot afford gifts for their children, but at least 20 times a day I see commercials for some type of gambling on TV.

Gambling always takes advantage of people. But during this COVID-19 crisis, I find it appalling for gambling establishments to mislead people in a desperate economic situation into spending much-needed money on gambling.

The Pennsylvania Lottery is just as bad as online gambling, along with casinos and the greedy TV advertisers.

Patricia Chavez, Slippery Skirt