Casino Watch Focus just recently reported that California welfare recipients withdrew $1.8 million from public aid debit cards in casinos across the state. It’s all too common for casino’s to take advantage of the poor. Too many people accepting public assistance attempt to gamble away the money for a chance to win big, only to hand the money over to the casinos in the process. Given the current economic climate, families are at even more risk as casinos continue to prey on the desperate. An online gambling source is reporting that casinos are expecting to make money off needy families as Obama has just extended unemployment benefits:
It is an unfortunate situation that occurs when the economy tanks in a country. In the US, thousands of citizens have turned to gambling as a way to make a quick buck and help themselves through the difficult economic times.
On Thursday, President Obama signed the Unemployment Extension Bill that is expected to bring relief to tens of thousands of Americans. It is inevitable that some of the unemployment benefits will end up in the hands of gamblers who will try to parlay their good luck into future security. With more gaming options than ever in the US, problem gambling, especially in light of the rough economy, may soon be picking up.
The casino industry will take their revenue any way they can get it these days.