Gambling is an issue that has always been loaded with moral overtones. Is
gambling morally wrong? In the current debate, some critics agree that it is. And
they have been quick to point out all the terrible consequences and --6--. that may
accompany gambling operations, whether legal or illegal, such as gambling addiction, prostitution, drugs, money --7--. , underworld control and so forth. But so far, government officials, businesspeople, and casino supporters have --8--.touched
on these issues. They are mostly likely aware of these issues, but their emphasis
has always been on the benefits — how casinos can boost the tourism industry
and the --9--. in general.
The government may not be interested in the --10--. issues, but if gambling is to
be legalized, there must be careful planning, strict laws and tight control to
prevent casinos from becoming a hub for criminal activities. The government
must not take it lightly. Legalizing gambling must not be a gamble itself.