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Friday, June 14, 2024
Letter: Sports celebrities and the destructive effects of gambling
Letter to the editor. File

Dear editor:

I want to affirm and support Ross Robinson’s Oct. 6 comment piece on hockey celebrities encouraging people to gamble, (“Using hockey stars to promote gambling is offensive“).

His arguments and historical references are convincing.

Given what we know about the destructive and addictive effects of gambling, how could anyone, especially popular heroes of our culture, deceive people to follow a path that leads to sorrow?

Ultimately, the fault lies with the province and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.

John Rempel

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