Gambling boat sucks downstate city dry
A little news on the parasite in the water in downstate East St. Louis. I found the last two paragraph's particularly interesting:
Casino operators say they have been more than good stewards. Shortly before Christmas, 3,800 elementary school pupils came to the casino to greet Santa Claus and receive a bag filled with Christmas goodies.
"These kids wouldn't even have Christmas if it wasn't for this casino," said kindergarten teacher Pat Meeks, who plays the slots three to four times a week and spends about $100 a night. "What can be so bad about a place that brings money to a city that doesn't have it?"