Tourism Minister Abraham Hirchson is set to head a Finance and Tourism Ministries' delegation to Las Vegas in a bid to gain knowledge of the American model for the establishment of legal casinos.
The delegation is scheduled to meet with local casino industry heads, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and members of the Gambling Faculty at the University of Nevada Las Vegas...
"We want to educate ourselves on the social ramifications of having a casino," Hirchson told Yedioth Ahronoth.
"We want to know how a casino affects the city's communal life and how the police and other law enforcement authorities deal with the issue."
Yeah, right. Well Mr. Hirchson, you could have talked to these people on the telephone and received all the information that you needed. But why should you do that when you can take an entire delegation to Las Vegas at the taxpayer's expense?
An afterthought: Mr. Hirchson, if you are interested in "the social ramifications of having a casino", read what I wrote here!