Letter: Legalized sports betting will feed addictions

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[Regarding: “Money on the Line: What Will Legalized Sports Betting Mean for Western North Carolina?” July 5, Xpress:]

Personally, I wish this wasn’t true. I understand the concept of having fun playing the slots, etc., but I was personally affected by a gambling addict, and it destroyed our relationship.

I believe this will feed people’s addictions, as well as hook some more. Seems the state is more interested in revenue generated.

— Janet Rogers


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2 thoughts on “Letter: Legalized sports betting will feed addictions

  1. indy499

    Seems the state is more willing to let people do what they want for a change. If you don’t enjoy it or can’t handle it, don’t gamble.

    • Mike

      And if you can’t handle fentanyl, oxycontin, meth, heroin, or crack don’t do them either?

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