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It has always been known that alcohol and gambling can go hand and hand. The two major casinos in Connecticut, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods, are looking to increase their alcohol availability in hopes of generating more revenue.
The idea is being met with some fierce words from lawmakers who oppose any additional alcohol hours at the casinos. The opposition points to the fact that the region is already tops among drunk drivers.
“I think it’s the most outrageous idea that anybody could come up with. We do not need more people on our roads who are driving with more alcohol in their systems. It is such a ridiculous idea,” said Senator Edith Prague.
Others who have long fought to stop drunk driving actually are not taking issue with the expanded drinking hours. “Our issue is to stop drunken driving, not to keep people from buying booze,’ Janice Heggie Margolis, Director of the Connecticut chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, told The Advocate.
The proposal is to allow the casinos the right to serve alcohol around the clock. It is estimated that $1.3 million in extra revenue would come to the state if the proposal is approved.
“I’m from a state, North Carolina, where you can buy beer twenty four hours a day. That’s not a problem with me,” said Representative Ernest Hewett.
Gambling Addiction Of Lawyer Leads To Suspension In Nevada
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The state of Nevada may be the one place in the world where a lawyer can steal hundreds of thousands of dollars, and admit to over fifty professional violations, yet still keep his job. That is the case for Las Vegas lawyer Douglas Crawford.
Crawford was facing heavy odds when he went before the Nevada Supreme Court to find out his fate. after admitting to the wrongdoing, Douglas new he had an uphill battle if he was ever going to be a lawyer again in the state.
That battle took a turn for the best this week when the Supreme Court ignored the recommendation of the State Bar of Nevada disciplinary panel that Crawford be disbarred. That recommendation happened back in April of last year.
Crawford has admitted to sixty five professional conduct violations but the majority of them all had to deal with the same issue. Taking clients money and misappropriating it.
He has stolen over $400,000 from clients to fuel his gambling addiction. The Supreme Court took the nature of the person and the addiction into account in their ruling.
Crawford has had a longstanding good reputation and showed remorse for what he did. The court also said that the gambling addiction and his mental disabilities of depression caused some of his actions.