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Colorado moves to forbid online lottery sales

Topic closed. 22 replies. Last post 4 years ago by Candlelight777.

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Posted: February 25, 2014, 10:12 am - IP Logged

It proablely has more to do with the retailers keeping their 5% sale commissions than keeping kids from buying tickets.

Truer words have yet to be written.

Look at any legislation going thru state capitols and you will find a business or group which will benefit greatly.  At one time, probate court in Tennessee was open to any and all.  Today you must employ a lawyer to go before probate.  The lawyers benefit; the family loses.  This happens every year in every state capitol.  Colorado is no different.

    dpoly1's avatar - driver
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    Posted: February 25, 2014, 11:45 am - IP Logged

    They are trying to emulate the Fruits and Nuts of California ......


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      dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi
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      Posted: February 25, 2014, 11:48 am - IP Logged

      I Agree!

      Makes me wonder what these lawmakers in Colorado are Smoking What?

      LOL good one Big Grin

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        Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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        Posted: February 25, 2014, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

        Colorado has turned into an embarrassment for all those who use to love it.

          sully16's avatar - sharan
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          Posted: February 26, 2014, 7:48 am - IP Logged

          This makes total sense, right?

          Pot is totally legal in Colorado, but lottery tickets can't be sold over the Internet.

          It would be too easy for minors to get lottery tickets, but it's not easy for them to get the pot?

          Colorado is becoming one mixed up state.

          My goodness, I wish governments would stop trying to ban stuff.  Just give people an ounce of credit for being able to think for themselves, and don't base every decision on the fact that a handful of people could possibly be affected.  A handful of people is ALWAYS affected.

          Exactly !

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            Posted: February 26, 2014, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

            The Colorado House gave initial approval to prohibiting the sale of lottery tickets online.

            The bill would forbid the Colorado Lottery Commission from approving such sales, and only in-person sales at licensed stores would be allowed. Lawmakers voted yes on the measure Monday with an unrecorded voice vote, setting up a final vote this week to refer the bill to the Senate.

            Loveland Republican Rep. Brian DelGrosso, the sponsor of the bill, says it's a way to curb underage gambling.

            Denver Democratic Rep. Dan Pabon opposed the bill, calling it a protectionist measure to stop market forces. But DelGrosso noted that that the state lottery falls under the purview of lawmakers and it's up to them to make decisions on how it's run.

            A copy of House Bill 1142 in PDF format can be found in the Related Links section below.

            "Loveland Republican Rep. Brian DelGrosso, the sponsor of the bill, says it's a way to curb underage gambling"

            I must have missed the story about underage gambling, specifically the lottery being a problem in Colorado and apparently a much bigger problem than underage drinking, smoking, and/or dope smoking. Reminds me of a professor who often used the example of the French Revolution in 1789 and how after 25 years with the defeat of Napoleon, the French people were no better off. Maybe DelGrosso can explain how he knows the majority of Internet lottery players will be minors and how his ban prevents the underage from purchasing lottery tickets or dope from vending machines.

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              Posted: February 27, 2014, 1:27 am - IP Logged

              This is discrimination against midget players and that's why you never see them win. They can't reach the playslips or buttons on the scratch-off machine, so without online sales they will never have a chance. I wonder how Brian would feel if he had to climb on his buddys shoulder to buy a ticket.

                Candlelight777's avatar - nw saucyelf.jpg
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                Posted: February 27, 2014, 9:17 am - IP Logged
                I keep trying to imagine teenagers walking around trying to figure out a way to play the lottery and all i can do is laugh because come on!! they are no more interested in playing the lottery then they are bingo! I am seriously about to bust a gut laughing every time i think about it. Now trying to figure out how to buy pot, beer and the like absolutely, but the lottery? LOL
                Oh dear, i guess this country better set up a special task force because according to republican Delgrosso , we have a new teen problem on our hands and they must act to protect our kids..ahem(retailers)...bwhahahahahahah!!  ROFL

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