"I view the casino industry as a predatory business. It creates problems, it creates addictions. Slot machines are a technology that is designed with the sole purpose of addicting. It leads to crime, bankruptcy, homelessness, incarceration," said Rep. Ruth B. Balser, a Democrat who represents the city of Newton and other areas in Middlesex County. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

"I view the casino industry as a predatory business. It creates problems, it creates addictions. Slot machines are a technology that is designed with the sole purpose of addicting. It leads to crime, bankruptcy, homelessness, incarceration," said Rep. Ruth B. Balser, a Democrat who represents the city of Newton and other areas in Middlesex County. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)