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N.C. Religious Leaders Stage Anti-Lottery Rally
On the same day state Senate leaders appointed a special committee to review the lottery bill recently passed by the House, religious leaders rallied outside the Legislative Building to convince lawmakers to reject a lottery. Desperate means are an easy way out, and I think the lottery is a desperate means for making finances for America, said Teresa McAllister, an elder with a Fayetteville church. The issue is so important to me because family is so important to me, McAllister said. We're tr ...
Apr 13, 2005, 11:00 am - Lottery News forum

Cardinal demands U.K. lottery boycott
Cardinal Keith O'Brien, leader of Scotland's Roman Catholics, called for a boycott of the UK National Lottery after it was revealed that the National Lottery gave 3.3 million (US$6.3 million) to Brook Advisory Centers and the FPA (Family Planning Association) both of which support abortions as a means of family planning.A total of 17 awards worth 1.7 million (US$3.3 million) have been made to Brook Advisory Centers and eight grants totaling 1.6 million (US$3.1 million) have gone to the FPA.Ca ...
Mar 14, 2005, 10:42 am - Lottery News forum

Smoking ban foes plan shutdown of NY lottery game
A New York City-based group is calling on small business owners across the state to shut down their Quick Draw lottery games for a week to protest the state's smoking ban.N-Y-C CLASH which stands for Citizens Lobby Against Smoker Harassment has called for the shutdown from October 23rd to the 29th.The group is asking taverns and restaurants, bowling alleys, inns and fraternal lodges to shut off their Quick Draw machines during that period as a way to send a message to lawmakers in Albany.Enacted ...
Oct 20, 2004, 1:20 pm - Lottery News forum

New Michigan lottery games to start Monday, but controversy arises
A group on Thursday said it is opposing Monday's kickoff of two new Michigan lottery games because the games might let Indian casinos stop paying the state a share of their profits.The group -- Worried Residents Opposing Neighborhood Gaming, or W.R.O.N.G. -- said the state could lose $30 million to $40 million that Indian casinos contribute each year to the state's Strategic Fund, which encourages economic development.It says the new games, Club Keno and Pull Tabs, would let the tribes off the h ...
Oct 24, 2003, 4:01 am - Lottery News forum

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