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Letter: Old-Style Casinos Are Doomed

To the Editor:

Concerns about the viability of building casinos in New Hampshire are misdirected. Everyone talks about competition from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine. That really is short-term thinking. Building a bricks-and-mortar casino is like investing in eight-track tapes. They’re doomed. If New Hampshire wants big chunks of gaming money that will grow for a while then it should consider Internet gambling. A few well-to-do playboys may continue to go to casinos. But most people don’t care for the lights and noise. Remember record stores? Remember bookstores? Remember going to the movies? Massive stereos? Technology is killing all that. It will disrupt gambling and all forms of entertainment.

Bruce R. Denis

Claremont