Steve Beshear's plan to bring casino gambling to Kentucky is a high stakes gamble with our future. During a recent debate in Louisville, Steve Beshear told a group of local officials about his desire to put Las Vegas style casinos throughout Kentucky. Like a showgirl on the strip, he wooed the crowd of local officials with his flashy statistics about increased revenue and dismissed any mention of the increased crime rates or negative social ills that accompany casinos. Casinos are not the answer to Kentucky's economic development. They demonstrate a "fools gold" approach to prosperity.