The Game's Afoot

TitleThe Game's Afoot
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsConnolly, P, Althaus, RA, Brinkman, A, Ladenson, R, Skipper, RB
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
AbstractThough the voters of Ohio have repeatedly voted against gambling since approving the Ohio State Lottery in 1974, the Governor recently issued an Executive Order authoring the Ohio Lottery to run slot machines at horse racing tracks, even after Ohioans had voted against them. Many states who once opposed gambling are now reconsidering the issue. Anti-gambling activists claim that it is inherently wrong, oftentimes is an addiction, or that it feeds upon the vulnerability of the poor. Advocates state that gambling will help state economies and oppose the government limiting what individuals do in their leisure time.
NotesCase Study prepared for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl National Championship, 2010
OEC Unique IdentifierAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics, Ethics Bowl
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