Les Bernal - Gambling and Lottery

A Closer Look At The Real Costs Of The Lottery

Les Bernal, the National Director of Stop Predatory Gambling, discusses the real costs and benefits of state lotteries and other forms of legalize gambling. READ

Social Cost an Essential Factor in Assessing Gambling’s True Impact

A recent meeting at the NC General Assembly exemplifies what is so problematic about state-sponsored gambling. Inevitably, when governments resort to gambling to raise dollars READ

NC Family Stands Against Online Gambling Expansion!

Earlier this week, the NC Lottery Commission shelved a proposal that could bring legalized online video gambling to every mobile phone, tablet and home READ

NC Family Signs Amicus Brief to U.S. Supreme Court in Sports Gambling Case

NC Family signed onto a friend-of-the-court brief to the United States Supreme Court this week opposing the expansion of gambling in question in Christie READ

POV: Lean Across The Aisle

I remember when it happened to me. I was sitting in a conference room at NC State University as a part of a group READ

POV: A Scourge that North Carolina Needs to Eliminate

In preparation for NC lawmakers returning to Raleigh this week for a special session, NC Family President John L. Rustin wrote the following opinion READ

Gov. Cooper Vetoes Casino “Game Nights” Gambling Bill

N.C. Governor Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill that would allow nonprofit organizations to conduct Las Vegas-style casino “game nights” for fundraising purposes in READ

2017 Legislative Session Wrap Up

The North Carolina General Assembly adjourned the 2017 Legislative Session in the early morning hours of June 30, bringing to a close a productive READ

Daily Fantasy Sports Gambling Bill Defeated!

This afternoon, a State House committee soundly rejected a bill that would have legalized Daily Fantasy Sports gambling in North Carolina. The bill, HB 279–Fantasy READ

ALERT: Senate Budget Proposes to Double Lottery Advertising

The proposed state budget released by the North Carolina Senate last night includes a provision that would allow the North Carolina Lottery to double READ

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