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Legislative committee to discuss killing the Texas Lottery

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Lucky Loser's avatar - bucks
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Posted: July 25, 2014, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

Well, one thing is for sure here, the Republicans out number the Democrats on this. If you like your lottery games, it means you're gonna have to call your people up and tear 'em a new one. Can't wait to see how this goes...especially on the 'right' side of things.

 

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    Posted: July 25, 2014, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

    Once there was a thread here on LP about moving to another state because your state didn't have a lottery or because a different state had a better lottery.

    If you did that wouldn't something like this really frost you?
    Bang Head

    This time around gambling operators seem to have the lead. If you study the history of gambling in the U.S. in the past it has run about a 20 year cycle.it gets approved, expands, and then gets outlawed. Vegas was the exception and now A.C. is falling apart, so ? But we're way past a 20 year mark.

    I don't think a state lottery has ever come into being and then got outlawed since NH started in 1964.

    One thing this group in Texas doesn't seem to realize is that players are going to find the action. If they get their way 'policy' will make a big comeback.

    If the lottery in Texas goes away, it's a 45 minute drive to Oklahoma to play PB, MM, and Hot Lotto.

    And Winstar is right across the Red River.

    CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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      Posted: July 25, 2014, 11:55 pm - IP Logged

      Killing the Texas lottery, is equivalent to killing oil drilling in Texas. That will never happen.

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      We have a winner!I Agree!

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        Posted: July 26, 2014, 12:46 am - IP Logged

        I just can't see them abolishing the lottery. The state makes too much money off it.  But they've done stranger things. They DID abolish it last year, even if it was for only a couple hours. The state already looses millions if not billions in possible state revenue to the casinos in LA and OK. There is nothing to pick up the loss of several billion in revenues that the lottery brings in. I wonder where Ms Coleman believes the replacement funds will come from? They certainly won't pull it from the rainy day fund, which won't cover the loss for more than a year or so.

        Personally, I think they have bigger fish to fry.

        Sunset Laws have been around for ages. The reviews are supposed to prevent duplication out of government and keep agencies/commissions/departments that have run out of life off the govt dole. Kind of like the useless federal Department of Energy. And federal Department of Education.  And maybe a few others. It is not perfect (RE abolishing the lottery last year), but the good outweighs the bad.

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          Posted: July 26, 2014, 6:56 am - IP Logged

          Stack47 the exact question arose in my mind. The answer is Gov. Oops and Rafiel Edwardo Cruz( the Canadian senator of Texas). Once or twice a year I travel to Louisiana to to play at the casinos and it never ceases to amaze me the Tx tags I see in the parking lot.  One would think that the money  being spent in Louisiana can be better used here in Texas. Our legislators chooses not to allow casinos nevertheless at almost every mom and pop corner store there is a "game room" the maximum win $500 now that is preying on the poor but I forgot to mention they are for entertainment purposes only with a visible sign on every machine that reads No Cash Payout  yea just take the slip to Baboo he got ya

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            Posted: July 26, 2014, 7:07 am - IP Logged

            I would also Like to see Coleman ban alcoholic beverages. It preys on the poor!!!!Mail For You

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              Posted: July 26, 2014, 9:03 am - IP Logged

              It's not the politican's role to determine whether the lottery preys on poor people. It's a stupid argument to begin with. People have a mind of their own. It's THEIR CHOICE on whether they want to play the lottery or not. This is why I can't stand politicians who act as if they are suppose to be big brother in a nanny state!!Mad I'm really shocked this insanity is happening in Texas of all places.Hit With Stick

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                Posted: July 26, 2014, 9:05 am - IP Logged

                Hello,

                 

                I  just hold my forehead to think why you guys keep trying harder and harder to kill Texas lottery!?What?

                You can try to kill tobacco (which can cause cancer), you can try to kill heavy alcohol drink ('who' can kill good drivers in the street), or stop selling guns... instead! and why you don't do those first ....??

                Lottery is not cost to much to me, I spend around only 1-5 dollars/week , just  so much less than to my renting, groceries, utility costs....but the tickets reward me fun and hope!

                when im stress and sad in workdays or in life, some lottery tickets make me happy a little bit:  well, after tues or wed nights..., my life might turn better!Lovies

                 

                So take some seconds to read my voice! Please don't try to kill lottery in Texas!!!Sad Cheers

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                  Posted: July 26, 2014, 9:06 am - IP Logged

                  It's not the politican's role to determine whether the lottery preys on poor people. It's a stupid argument to begin with. People have a mind of their own. It's THEIR CHOICE on whether they want to play the lottery or not. This is why I can't stand politicians who act as if they are suppose to be big brother in a nanny state!!Mad I'm really shocked this insanity is happening in Texas of all places.Hit With Stick

                  Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

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                    Posted: July 26, 2014, 9:17 am - IP Logged

                    Legislative committee to discuss killing the Texas Lottery

                     

                    I Wish they would do that here Red Devil

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                      Posted: July 26, 2014, 10:33 am - IP Logged

                      Well, one thing is for sure here, the Republicans out number the Democrats on this. If you like your lottery games, it means you're gonna have to call your people up and tear 'em a new one. Can't wait to see how this goes...especially on the 'right' side of things.

                       

                      L.L.

                      States cannot depend on lottery revenues to survive. It is better to increase taxes.

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                        Posted: July 26, 2014, 10:35 am - IP Logged

                        If the lottery in Texas goes away, it's a 45 minute drive to Oklahoma to play PB, MM, and Hot Lotto.

                        And Winstar is right across the Red River.

                        Do not tell your car insurance company that you drive to buy lottery tickets.

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                          Posted: July 26, 2014, 10:44 am - IP Logged

                          States cannot depend on lottery revenues to survive. It is better to increase taxes.

                          Right on the first, but I disagree on increasing taxes;  it's better to decrease spending.

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                            Posted: July 26, 2014, 10:50 am - IP Logged

                            Right on the first, but I disagree on increasing taxes;  it's better to decrease spending.

                            They say that lotteries were created by governments in order not to increase taxes on the people.Hence the saying?

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                              Posted: July 26, 2014, 10:58 am - IP Logged

                              Texas, Texas Texas....No No

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                              Come on Jackpot!!!