Internet Sports Gambling Could Change Sports Forever

Gamblers could place bets on college students and professional athletes throughout the game on cell phones, computers, or electronic devices at home, school, or work. Access to sporting events worldwide 24 hours a day using apps or websites makes gambling just a click away and fuels gambling addiction. Legalizing sports gambling will not eliminate illegal gambling. … Continue reading

A Pharmacist Makes the Case Against Legalizing Marijuana

Legalization of marijuana has ramifications beyond the individual’s decision to smoke an occasional joint. Several considerations contradict the argument for legalization. Economic Disaster Most simply, it is argued that legalization would eliminate criminal problems. The state would collect its sales tax, and marijuana users would be happy. However, as with … Continue reading

Illicit Fentanyl Use Linked to Cases of Amnesia

More than a dozen people who used fentanyl, either alone or in combination with stimulants, have suffered severe memory loss, researchers from West Virginia University report. These cases involved severe short-term memory loss, HealthDay reports. Imaging scans revealed the patients had lesions on the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with … Continue reading

John Kindt: Casino bills take billions from education

Herald&Review, May 23, 2017: Passing the Illinois Senate on May 17 and pending in the House, Senate Bill 7 would authorize a Chicago Casino Development Authority (CCDA) as a government unto itself via a “perpetual” license with all owned or “leased” property tax exempt. CCDA is legislatively designed to be … Continue reading

Illinois Business Journal: Counterpoint – Should gambling be expanded in Illinois?

No, the state has more than enough gambling! by Anita Bedell You might think the state would be flush with money from all of the gambling that has been legalized:  lottery, Internet lottery, casinos, video gambling, horse racing, off-track betting parlors, advance deposit wagering (Internet gambling on horse racing), and … Continue reading