LAWRENCE, Kan.—The new casino at the Kansas Speedway may bring big money to northeast Kansas. But social services experts say they're keeping an eye out for gambling's less desirable consequences.
Greg Kindle, president of the Wyandotte Economic Development Council, told The Lawrence Journal-World that the casino symbolizes the county's growing economic muscle.
But as in most areas where casinos open, there's concern about the toll gambling takes on social services, particular in the treatment of gambling addiction. Treatment providers say they're bracing for an uptick in the treatment of addicted gamblers.