Something Must Be Done
 Gambling is an acquired taste. Once acquired, for some it can become unrelenting. Research has shown that up to 5.3% of the recreational gambling public become so disoriented by the experience that they need therapy just to regain some semblance of order in their lives. This 5.3% who simply cannot walk away from gambling are referred to as "pathological gamblers."

Since casino patrons and their families potentially can be so adversely affected by the recreational gambling experience, they need to be forewarned. We should require a warning label on all casino promotions: "Warning: Recreational gambling can lead to addiction." Additionally, we should require casinos to pay for public service announcements spelling out the hazards of gambling.