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June 15, 2019

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Andy Rooney applauds gaming revenue drop on ‘60 Minutes’

The following is a portion of what Andy Rooney said Sunday night on "60 Minutes." Find the full remarks here.

I have good news for you tonight. According to an American Gaming Association report, revenue from casino gambling fell by almost two billion dollars last year. A lot of people are out of work and it turns out that when people are unemployed, they gamble less. You'd think they might gamble more but they don't. There's some good things about everything, I guess.

There's only so much money in the world and if it's lost at a gambling table, it's money that isn't spent on things America makes. I mean who's best for this country - a machinist at an automobile plant in Detroit or a blackjack dealer in Las Vegas?

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