It’s unfortunate, but in places that give out items to the needy, SOMEONE has to decide who gets stuff and who doesn’t. My brother in law does this for a large church population in downtown Dallas and it’s a dirty, difficult job. People are constantly trying to scam his church out of funds, goods, and food. It’s an amazing world out there.
This hit the NYC papers a while back (Not sure if it was the News or Times). That article said a lot of the people don’t even go into the casinos, or are kicked out for just looking for dropped quarters or checking slots for coins missed from previous payouts. They just take the trip for the money. Too bad the casinos don’t put the bus credits on swipe cards. Then they’d have to use the money in the casino, whether to gamble, eat, shop, etc. Lay out cash in NYC for credit in NJ? Just the gamblers would do that regularly.