States and Slot Machines

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Cash-strapped states are hoping slot machines will pay off with a budgetary jackpot, but is gambling in your community worth the risk? Experts say it depends on whose money is going into those slots. Join NPR's Neal Conan and his guests to examine the economics of slot machines.

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Bill Thompson, professor of public administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Author of Gambling in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Issues and Society

Rusty Morgan, Jefferson County commissioner in West Virginia

Gary Rivlin, author of article on slot machines for The New York Times Magazine

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