They are less likely to be able to employ the resources needed to defend themselves against the State then those in upper income brackets...that's all.
Did the state make them blow their meager incomes in a casino?
It's called "Choice".
Using the State to stifle Choice in matters of adults and their relationship with vice destroys the very concept of morality...
Albert J. Nock argues in his essay, "On Doing the Right Thing," that the moral development of the individual is stunted every time the State extends its activity into new areas because the area available for the unhindered and free exercise of the human moral faculties is thus reduced.
In fact, he argues, in moral philosophy there is a fundamental assumption that individuals are responsible for their actions. It makes no sense to say that an individual should or should not do something on moral grounds (e.g. place a bet on a football game) if that individual cannot freely choose between different courses of action (if betting is illegal). Nock argues that literally there can be no such thing as morality unless one has the freedom to choose between alternatives, without external sources of coercion.
Does the state make them blow their meager income playing the Lotto?
C'mon, Jorge, this is too easy. The hypocrisy of this bill is thick enough to cut with a knife.
It's enough to make me want to learn poker just so I can break this fricken law.