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Proximity to casinos may lead to problem gambling


Last updated 4/17/2008 at Noon

If you live in Fallbrook, you’re not more than 20-25 minutes from a casino with card tables and literally thousands of slot machines.

Although most people probably frequent local casinos for a dinner out, an evening away in a nice hotel or to throw a few bucks at a card table, for a growing number of residents, the proximity to the gambling means maxed-out credit cards, foreclosures, depression and divorce.

For those who get caught up in check fraud and embezzlement to cover gambling debts, the road can end in a prison cell.

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