Editorial: Gambling take has a high cost

As the B.C. Lottery Corp. ponders where to put a casino in Victoria, it should also ponder a new Angus Reid poll that suggests Canadians are not particularly enthusiastic about governments expanding their involvement in gambling.

And it should consider that the survey indicates that 26 per cent of Canadians are affected by problem gambling, either personally or because of family or close friends who have gambling problems, and who have suffered “significant economic loss.”

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