Courant Says More Gambling Is a Bad Bet

Editorial | November 12, 2014

It’s not hard to understand why the owners of Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun are worried that a new casino in Springfield, Mass., will lure some of our state’s gamblers.

Do the math: Hartford to Uncasville, 46 miles. Hartford to Springfield, 26 miles. Who wouldn’t pick the shorter driving distance?

Their solution — applauded by some in the legislature — is to add more in-state gaming facilities. It’s a terrible idea. The state needs to wean itself off its addiction to gambling revenues.