I’ve been trying to catch up on the Blago-Jones-Madigan (or, specifically, aide sent in Madigan’s place) street fight down in Springfield, and I still can’t figure exactly why Madigan objects to casino expansion. I know that broadly speaking some people have moral objections, which I get–on one hand, it’s clearly a regressive tax on stupidity and addiction, on the other, there are an infinite number of dumb ways to spend money entertaining yourself, like Death Race or TGI Friday’s, and they’ll never give you money back. But it’s worth noting that, even with slots getting tighter, casino gambling is still a better deal than lotteries.