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Okla. House votes to prohibit kids in lottery ads

Oklahoma LotteryOklahoma Lottery: Okla. House votes to prohibit kids in lottery ads

OKLAHOMA CITY — The state House has approved a bill that would prohibit the Oklahoma Lottery Commission from using children in its advertisements.

The House passed the bill 69-19 on Monday. It now heads to the Senate.

The bill by Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Tuttle, also requires any lottery advertisements that make a claim of benefits to be documented by actual expenditures of revenue.

Lottery officials have expressed concern that prohibiting the use of children in promotional ads would negatively affect lottery sales.

According to a fiscal analysis of the bill prepared by the House, lottery officials estimate an annual loss of sales of about $5.8 million. They also project it would cost $141,000 to replace current ads and point-of-sale materials.


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2 comments. Last comment 7 years ago by rdgrnr.
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konane's avatar - wallace
Atlanta, GA
United States
Member #1265
March 13, 2003
3333 Posts
Posted: May 25, 2010, 8:43 am - IP Logged

If the Oklahoma Lottery benefits education or scholarships then omitting kids from their ads may be a bad choice.  Oh well they'll know soon enough.

Good luck to everyone!

    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
    Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
    United States
    Member #73904
    April 28, 2009
    14903 Posts
    Posted: May 25, 2010, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

    Sounds like the do-gooders are having trouble thinking of things to restrict with new laws.







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