Mass. Treasurer renews push for online lottery games, apps
The Boston Globe - 10/05/2016
“This is disgusting behavior on Deb Goldberg’s part,” said Richard Daynard, the president of Northeastern University’s Public Health Advocacy Institute, which opposes the Lottery in general as a regressive tax. “Anything that makes it easier for people to bet and lose their money is going to have a disproportionate, adverse effect on poorer people.”
Goldberg countered that, compared to buying scratch tickets with cash, digital lotteries actually make it easier to track player purchases, set spending limits, and enact other controls on compulsive gambling. In the past, she has proposed banning players from raising self-imposed spending limits for a period of time after meeting them.