People are going to gamble regardless of the law. If gambling is not legal in their state, then people have never had a problem travelling to other states were gambling is allowed. If gambling were illegal in all of the United States, people would likely still gamble on the black market or find legal loophole which allow them to continue gambling, like many people are currently going with online casino. If people want clean, fair gambling that is not run but organized crime and does not involve pitting animals against each other in deadly combat, state sponsored casinos is a much more responsible alternative. This way, even if a person does have a gambling problem, he is not gambling in a venue the is directly cheating him out of his money and preying on his vulnerability.