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Wyoming House gives preliminary OK to lottery bill

Wyoming LotteryWyoming Lottery: Wyoming House gives preliminary OK to lottery bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming House of Representatives has given preliminary approval to a bill to allow the sale of multi-state lottery tickets.

Thirty-three of 60 House members voted for the bill Monday. It could also allow creation of an in-state lottery, but not the sale of instant scratch tickets.

Sponsor Republican Rep. Dave Zwonitzer of Cheyenne said Wyoming should pass the bill to capture money that residents now spend buying lottery tickets out of state.

Republican Rep. Bob Brechtel of Casper said he was concerned that lottery sales could lead to increased gambling. He said approving the sales would be like letting a camel get its nose under the edge of a tent.

The bill needs two more readings in the House before it could go to the Senate.

AP

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Boney526's avatar - NjlpLogo
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Posted: February 1, 2011, 7:02 pm - IP Logged

Good.

 

What the Representative said about gambling is technically true.  If there is no lottery allowed, and gambling is likely to only take place in casinos - which are way out of the way.  However, that seems like common sense, because some people will play lotto games IF THEY CAN and won't if they can't.

Also I'd like to make the point that you generally go to a Casino with a lot more money than you go to spend on lotto tickets....  and the profit can be seen as going to something "good" (so long as the government taking the money is allocating it to schools, seniors, veterans, etc.) rather than a Casino.

 

I'd have to call it a good move.  It's really just going to be MSLU games, (at least at first) so it's just meant to capture the audience that's going out of state and the audience that would buy them if they could.

 

Although personally, I like Pick 3, so I'd rather have that than any MSLU game.

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    Posted: February 1, 2011, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

    Republican Rep. Bob Brechtel of Casper said he was concerned that lottery sales could lead to increased gambling. He said approving the sales would be like letting a camel get its nose under the edge of a tent.

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    What? Is this guy a complete bonehead or what..

    Lord, open up your eye's and look around. Has it increased gambling in any other state? Not anymore than normal..!  The loss revenue that they're losing to other states could very well pay this morons salary..!

                                                              Your Best Teacher, is Your First Mistake.

      Boney526's avatar - NjlpLogo
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      Posted: February 1, 2011, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

      Republican Rep. Bob Brechtel of Casper said he was concerned that lottery sales could lead to increased gambling. He said approving the sales would be like letting a camel get its nose under the edge of a tent.

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      What? Is this guy a complete bonehead or what..

      Lord, open up your eye's and look around. Has it increased gambling in any other state? Not anymore than normal..!  The loss revenue that they're losing to other states could very well pay this morons salary..!

      I'd point out that it probably would lead to more gambling....  that's "the point" ... lol.  It probably wouldn't lead to more problem gambling, though.

       

      It's kind of like saying "the problem with the water filteration system is that it's making water cleaner."  Except that we want clean water, and apparently this guy doesn't want people gambling.

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        Posted: February 1, 2011, 9:49 pm - IP Logged

        Lawmakers are frigging idiots. If people want to gamble, they're gonna gamble regardless of the law. People in Wyoming already drive south into Colorado to buy their tickets. This can only help the state of Wyoming.

          Boney526's avatar - NjlpLogo
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          Posted: February 1, 2011, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

          Lawmakers are frigging idiots. If people want to gamble, they're gonna gamble regardless of the law. People in Wyoming already drive south into Colorado to buy their tickets. This can only help the state of Wyoming.

          I Agree!

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            Franklin-n.c
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            Posted: February 1, 2011, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

            Bob what do you think the Goverment does with our Tax dollars so what is the differents. NC dummys thought the same way, now they love our money, the Goverment nevers gets enough you should know that. Bye the way it is called choice if people want to play the people of Wyoming don't need you to tell them what to do with  there money they worked for it not you. Your a Republican that means stay out of there lives. there not kids anymore.