Regarding "Game of chance" [News, April 19]: Are you kidding me? Who is driving this train? A casino is not the answer to the fiscal troubles we're facing in Nassau County.

The county has said "no" to bringing in professional sports and creating a conducive environment for that, and it also rejected the movie and entertainment professions, which could have provided jobs and generated an economy all by themselves.

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Instead, the plan is to build a casino where the working class will have numerous ways to gamble away their hard-earned salaries, as if the sucker bet of the lottery weren't enough. Like I said, are you kidding me?

Mike Haroldsson, Massapequa