Cruise Ship Gambling Draws Criticism

The state last year received $6.8 million from gamblers on cruise ships running casinos in Alaska waters. Anchorage Democrat Harry Crawford doesn’t want that money. He says it comes with a downside. The cruise ships are not allowed to break out the dice when they are in port, but gambling is not specifically forbidden in state waters. And, although not permitted, the cruise ships must give the state a third of their take.

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau

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