#ThrowbackThursday to August 5, 2014 report on MarylandReporter.com site with this bold headline, “Despite campaign promises, casinos, not schools, are big winners from gaming profits.”
This article points out that in Maryland, gambling proponents promised that if voters approved allowing casinos in Maryland, that it would be a big win for education in that state. However, the reality has been very different. Money in that state’s education trust fund has replaced – not added to – general funds that had perviously been spent on education.
To Floridians, that sound familiar…that is what happened after passage of the Florida Lottery.
The gambling industry seems to use the same playbook everywhere.
Read the article for yourself here