Friday, June 20, 2014
Gambling in the lower house
Journalists Federico Poore (second from right), and Ramón Indart gave testimony during a public hearing in the Lower House of Congress yesterday to address gambling and gaming addictions, sharing with assembled lawmakers and specialized NGOs the results of their investigation into the reaches of the industry in Argentina published in their book El poder del Juego. Poore, a political reporter for the Herald, and Indart argued that prohibiting gambling would be counter-productive and that instead it would be better to regulate the industry, noting that it generates 105 billion pesos annually in revenues. They said special attention should be given to the effects of gambling on vulnerable populations. The event was organized by GEN lawmaker Fabián Peralta.