"'Israel must build casinos. If not throughout the country, at least in Eilat... It will be good for your tourism and economy. As for crime, you have nothing to worry about: Las Vegas is one of the safest places in the world.'Unfortunately, the day will come when Adelson's vision comes true; there is already lots of talk in Israel about legalizing gambling and building casinos. Also unfortunately, if the day does come, there will be no room for tourists in these casinos because they will be jam-packed with Israelis, who have already shown at the Jericho Casino just how potentially addicted to gambling they are (breaking military curfews to get there, for example). Indeed, there is lots of anecdotal evidence that Jews are more prone to gambling addictions than the general population; I hope the country, which has enough on its plate without such problems, can hold out for as long as possible.
Wednesday, February 02, 2005
According to the richest Jew in the world, Sheldon Adelson, who made his money building hotels and casinos in Las Vegas,
Posted by Miriam at 9:29 AM