ALBANY - Along with the inevitability of a Capital Region casino, addiction experts are also expecting another sure thing: problem gambling.
Even though we don't know yet where a casino will be built in the Capital Region, those same experts are saying they do know with a high degree of certainty, there will be negative consequences that go along with the hoped for benefits.
For many people, dealing with the inevitable spike in problem gambling is a fundamental moral issue. There appears to be a serious effort currently underway to make sure the proper procedures and protocols are in place long before anyone rolls the dice on a casino floor.
Long before the proliferation of casinos across the country, people were always willing to take a chance with their money.