Ramesh – I completely agree. My position has always been that Vegas and Atlantic City should be the only places in the country where casino gambling should be legal. That would keep it available enough that a blackmarket wouldn’t sprout up while at the same time discouraging folks from doing it every day. As for lotteries, I think the public exhortation to gamble by state agencies is outrageous. It also highlights the hypocrisy of Bennett-bashing liberals who are addicted to gambling revenues for public education.