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Student Debate on Gambling

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Date: Thursday, November 8, 2007
Location: Higgins 300
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM 
Joshua Darr, Boston College (A&S '09)
Tim Mooney, Boston College (A&S '09)

Kacey Seawell, Boston College (LSOE '09)

BC undergrads Joshua Darr and Tim Mooney squared off in a debate about gambling in Massachusetts (and the USA in general).  In four rounds of debates and rebuttals, Darr and Mooney argued for/against four propositions:

(1) Gambling is an economic boon to the states that legalize it.

(2) Gambling generates net benefits for indian tribes who operate casinos.

(3) Gambling is a morally and theologically permisable activity.

(4) Gambling's effects on society at large are, on the whole, not detrimental.

The event was presented by the Student Advisory Panel of the Boisi Center Student Advisory Panel. For more information, please contact John Crowley-Buck at