Gambling used to be controlled by the underworld and was known as the "wages of sin". Now it's run by government in the name of deficit reduction, with most of the money coming from Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs). Some will have you believe it is just a harmless dollar or two spent on a dream while providing jobs, revenue and a balanced budget. But others, such as a national citizen's advisory council, have issued warnings about VLTs. They point out that there is a price to be paid for this cash cow, which they liken to the crack cocaine of gambling.