Today a story about a campaign promise that’s fallen short of expectations. A couple years ago voters passed Amendment 50. It gave casinos in Central City, Blackhawk, and Cripple Creek new ways to make money. They could stay open all night. Gamblers could play new games like craps and roulette. And they could bet a lot more too. Maximum bets went from five dollars to 100. To get people to vote for these changes, the gambling industry partnered with cash strapped community colleges. "The group that brought it up really sold this as 'save our community colleges,'” says Ed Sealover, a journalist with the Denver Business Journal. Sealover's reporting shows that community colleges are receiving far less than the 29 million dollars promised. He speaks with Sadie Babits.
Community Colleges Shorted Millions
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