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Casinos should increase the odds for gamblers

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Lately there has been a lot of talk about adding casinos and video gambling along with casinos wanting to operate 24 hours a day. Why is there no talk about raising the amount that the casinos have to pay out? These casinos have had a drop in attendance, but yet they are raking in record profits. How are they doing this? The answer is by regulating the number the games allowed to pay out to the point where gamers are guaranteed to lose.

I would be willing to wager that if the odds were shifted more in the players' favor, there wouldn't be this mad rush to add more gambling everywhere you look. I would like to see some investigative reporting into what these casinos are actually paying out.

It seems to me that these multimillion dollar casinos are getting away with robbing hardworking Illinois residents. They want more gambling machines, but don't want to increase the players' chances of winning. They have added more interactive games with flashing lights and bells and whistles to keep the players entertained while their wagers disappear. I know it is a choice we make to frequent these casinos, but how about leveling the playing field a little? Quit being so greedy and give players a better chance of winning.

Timothy Prince

Hanover Park

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