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Editorial: Gambling and school aid

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Casino gambling advocates have launched a new ad campaign that repeats the Lottery Division’s old bromide about how great gambling is because it supports education. Though not a lie — nearly 50 percent of lottery and slot machine revenues go to fund education — the claim has always been a bit misleading. Its implication, of course, is that without this revenue, the state somehow wouldn’t support education to the degree that it does. How absurd. ...

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