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Letter: Where are the elderly, where are the desperate?

The hypothetical people in Millennium Gaming’s rendition of a casino room are all young, slender and white. Some are in uniforms designating employees (middle-aged or people of color need not apply?). Where are the overweight, the elderly, the limbless, the shabby, the desperate? Not a wheelchair or a cane in sight! If Millennium thinks this will help the pro-forces make their case, I question its sense of New Hampshire.

Reps. John Cebrowski and David Bordenmake a case for increasing new money coming into our state via manufacturing jobs (“There is a better way than casino gambling,” Monitor Opinion page, May 18).

Isn’t that a better vision than the left hand paying less for groceries and other goods while the right hand pays more for gambling at a casino table? Same old money, just redirected!

LYNN RUDMIN CHONG

Sanbornton

Legacy Comments5

Visit http://www.visitnh.gov/welcome-to-nh/....Look at the photos...Where are the overweight, the elderly, the limbless, the shabby, the desperate?

I visited the website. There weren't many photos that had humans in them, actually. Mostly scenic vistas in the banners at the top of each page for every link I clicked, accompanied by lots of useful info about what to do, where to go, etc. in the great state of NH. Regardless, I hardly see a point in your post. Ms. Rudmin Chong(who I normally don't often agree with) was making a point about the real costs of gambling, which certain people seem to be glossing over. Are you saying that there's some hidden cost to, say skiing? Hiking? Camping? Fishing? Hunting? Sight-seeing? All of these are licensed, legal activities that get people out and about and are much healthier for mind, body and soul than gambling. If this is yet another attack at a hypocritical state govt. it's a very weak one.

"Ms. Rudmin Chong(who I normally don't often agree with) was making a point about the real costs of gambling, which certain people seem to be glossing over."...No, Chong was making a point of what type of people are depicted in Millennium Gaming’s rendition of a casino room. "all young, slender and white". Thats not a point about the real costs of gambling. BTW...were any of the people that you did see on the NH site "overweight, the elderly, the limbless, the shabby, the desperate?"...Point them out to me.

Where are the giant signs above the entryway that read, "Do you have a gambling problem? Call 1-800 . . . "??? Where are the provocatively dressed 18-mid 20-year-old women trolling the bars and hanging off the arms of men MUCH older and for whom these women would normally be way out of their league??? Where are the mothers with babies in their backpacks pumping quarters into one-armed bandits at midnight??? That's what I witnessed on my only visit ever to a Casino(Foxwoods in CT.)

You have a problem with white folks?

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