Economics trump risk: politicians

BELLEVILLE -  For politicians in favour of gambling, the end justifies the means.

Addictions workers and some local opponents of gaming venues cite cases of increased gambling problems after casinos are created. But as most Belleville council works toward bringing a casino to Belleville, the city’s mayor and all but one councillor are united in one view. They say the economic benefits of gambling are plentiful; the risks of social and gamblers’ financial ruin are not. Read article