legalize casino gambling, slots
Hawaii may become one of the many U.S. states with legal
gambling, if some of the legislature members have their way,
according to the recent reports from the tourist destination.
Amid budget deficit, some of the lawmakers are considering
allowing casinos with slots to operate on some of the Native
Hawaiian lands, i.e. Waikiki. Looking for new ways to attract
revenues and fill in the billion-dollar budget gaps, members of
the local legislature are giving the casinos a serious thought.
Of course, opposition to the casinos at
one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world was
quick to follow. Most of the people opposing the legalization of
gambling in Hawaii are concerned that the introduction of
casinos there would damage the status of the state as a
family-friendly destination, resulting in much higher loss in
the overall economy of the state. Locals are also concerned with
the possible increase in crime and some locals fear that casinos
in Hawaii would make it easier for the residents to gamble.
Gamblers from Hawaii comprise one of the biggest gambling groups
in Las Vegas and some residents believe that if casinos are
allowed on the island "could ruin families by making it too easy
for them to gamble away their money."