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Bogie would agree

Asserting that gambling will ruin golf is akin to Captain Renault, in the legendary movie “Casablanca,” being shocked that gambling was happening at Rick’s Café (“Odds are good that gambling won’t mar Tour,” May 18).

You may remember that the good captain was an enthusiastic patron of the gaming that had long been a mainstay at Rick’s (video clip).

So, like Rick’s Cafe, legitimizing gambling in golf is only recognizing current and past reality. 

Ted Comstock
Lancaster, N.H.


Roll the dice and pad coffers

I am of opposite side of Mark Anderson on gambling (“From the Morning Read inbox,” May 18).

Does he think a player is going to tank in some way because of gambling? I see nothing wrong with making gambling legal (“Court ruling opens door to golf gambling,” May 15). It only makes sense. Everyone knows that gambling is being done through bookies on every sport. Look at Las Vegas, where it's legal. The city is raking in tons of money for Nevada. States and cities can use the revenue.

Why do people in power think that they know what's best for everyone? Roll the dice and enjoy making money.

Gregory Tatoian
Port St. Lucie, Fla.


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