Gambling in Evanston: Not a smart bet
Gambling in Evanston: Not a smart bet
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As a professor of marketing, I have studied gambling in many forms over the last 15 years — in casinos, online, and in mom-and-pop shops throughout the country.

I’ve also observed the introduction of video slot machines in many communities and studied the research on their effects.

And as a resident of Evanston for over 20 years, I can tell you one thing: Gambling may be right for Las Vegas and Atlantic City, but it’s not right for Evanston.

The research on gambling bears this out. The electronic gambling machines that are being proposed in our community are  with problem gambling than other types of gambling.