Bay­lor casino re­port ig­nored

North Bay Nugget - - OPINION -

to the editor: over the past while we have heard from many cur­rent and po­ten­tial coun­cil­lors push­ing and ap­plaud­ing the bay­lor re­port re­gard­ing the City of North bay which was pre­sented back in 2016.

the fact that some­one would put much hope and faith in the peo­ple that con­ducted this re­port speaks vol­umes to the cred­i­bil­ity of bay­lor univer­sity.

how­ever, what I find of great con­cern is that the peo­ple at bay­lor univer­sity also did a re­port re­gard­ing the neg­a­tive ef­fects that a casino has on a com­mu­nity.

So I would won­der why would some­one putting so much faith in an or­ga­ni­za­tion pa­rade around one re­port then com­pletely ig­nore an­other re­port by the some or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Is it be­cause you have found fault in bay­lor, or per­haps your per­sonal in­for­ma­tion is more cred­i­ble or sim­ply be­cause you want to pick and choose what you like.

Michael Ianiro North Bay

editor’s note: bay­lor eco­nom­ics pro­fes­sor earl L. gri­nols, known for his work on the eco­nom­ics of gam­bling, pub­lished gam­bling in amer­ica: Costs and ben­e­fit in 2004. In 1994 tes­ti­mony to Congress, gri­nols was one of the first aca­demics to rec­om­mend the for­ma­tion of a na­tional com­mis­sion on gam­bling. the Na­tional gam­bling Im­pact Study Com­mis­sion was formed two years later in 1996, and is­sued its re­port, among other rec­om­men­da­tions call­ing for a mora­to­rium on the ex­pan­sion of gam­bling in the united States in 1999.

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