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Mr. Combellick comments: “…losing $8 million playing slots and video poker…He could have spent the money on any number of good causes, such as giving it to me.”
I had the distinct impression that Bennett put $8 million at risk rather than losses of that magnitude, although the spin has certainly tried to give the impression of a $8 million loss. That he put that amount at risk over a decade or so, would still translate to a likely $10,000 a month habit (figuring a 15% take by the casinos) which is certainly affordable to him and legal at that.p>That said, the money didn’t just go into the pockets of “that most undeserving class of people,” the casino owners. Rather, it likely supported five full-time employees within the casino, bolstered the incomes of those that provide the employees services, such as doctors, hairdressers and cashiers, and helped stock the federal and state coffers with additional sales and income taxes. Some people are going to lose jobs thanks to Bennett’s swearing off gambling. Here’s hoping the tax cut will allow some of the less affluent than he to head on down to the tables and get those people working again. br> — Mark Hessey br> Belmar, NJ br> /p>
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