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Legislative committee to discuss killing the Texas Lottery

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Posted: July 27, 2014, 12:01 am - IP Logged

So they say that they want to take gambling addiction away from the poor?

For what? So they can instead get more alcohol and nicotine?

Why don't they outlaw drinking alcohol instead? Maybe because the rich is also addicted to it?

Maybe let them have their entertainment after all buying lottery tickets might cause less harm than doing some other things like addiction to drugs, drinking alcohol, smoking, Etc.

As to those who run the lotteries, I think that they don't run very honest games, I have never liked pre-draws, post-draws and the companies that they hire to help them with the running of the lottery games.

Instead of doing away with the state lotteries, they should just make the lottery games better for the people who play them.

Right now the state lotteries make too much of a profit.

If there are no state lotteries then there would be no profit.

Maybe there should be state lotteries, but the states should make less profit from them.

Those who play the lottery games should lose less and win more.

And they should do away with pre, post draws, computer draws and whatever else not so honest things that they do.

Casinos are not so good either, if you win too often or too much they might not pay you and you might get permanently banned from playing at all the casinos.

Nobody forces anybody to play the lotteries and the same goes for the casinos.

Why close the state lotteries and not also close the casinos? Is it because the rich play at the casinos?

And don't the poor also play bingo? Are they also closing bingo?

Such a smart post! Very good analysis! I totally agree! The payout should be around 80 percent!

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    Posted: July 27, 2014, 7:21 am - IP Logged

    If I lived close to La that would be ok. But I'm close to I-35 and Ok.

    I don't see the Texas lottery going away anyway.

    I'm close to Mexico.  Anyone know about their lotteries?

    "I don't see the Texas lottery going away anyway."

    I Agree!

    "There is no such thing as luck; only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe."

    ~Robert A. Heinlein

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      Posted: July 27, 2014, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

      I'm close to Mexico.  Anyone know about their lotteries?

      "I don't see the Texas lottery going away anyway."

      I Agree!

      http://www.pronosticos.gob.mx/index.php/en/

      https://www.sorteosdeltrebol.mx/player/trebol

      http://loteriasdemexico.com/

      With the mafia as it is in Mexico, I don't know if it is a good idea to go there and play their lottery games.

      They appear to have at least 2 sources of lottery games, the oldest and original one is this one, I think:

      http://www.pronosticos.gob.mx/index.php/en/

      It might help if you know Spanish.

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        Posted: July 27, 2014, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

        I haven't win enough $ yet. Lol don't mess with Texas congress.  Hey wait a minute. Let's put Rick Perry on that committee.  He'll have them so screwed up they will forget what they were voting for lol

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          Posted: July 27, 2014, 3:07 pm - IP Logged

          Texas lottery isnt going anywhere until they figure out how to fill the void of that 2 billion dollar whole it will create if they kill it.


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            Posted: July 27, 2014, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

            Texas sheep (voters) have elected a bunch of stupid, tightwad politicians who really want to kill the Golden Goose.
            Fortunately, at present, they don't have enough power to kill the lottery, or the guts to raise taxes.
            If they do win, woe to an already under funded school system.

            The fact that Oklahoma Indian Casino operators are contributing to the Republican candidate for Texas Governor
            sort of suggests the anti-gambling fever is perhaps not as strong as it once was.

            Personally, I'm looking forward to the new jackpot game coming in October!

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              I wouldn't care if they ended the lottery, but they ban deep fried twinkies at the State fair, I'm calling my friend The Reverend Al Sharpton.  No Justice No Peace  No Justice No Peace  He'll fix those longhorns.

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                Posted: July 27, 2014, 8:08 pm - IP Logged

                Number 3 most corrupted state in our union,,,start with TENNESSEE

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                  Posted: July 27, 2014, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

                  I wouldn't care if they ended the lottery, but they ban deep fried twinkies at the State fair, I'm calling my friend The Reverend Al Sharpton.  No Justice No Peace  No Justice No Peace  He'll fix those longhorns.

                  LOL LOL !!

                  Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                  Come on Jackpot!!!

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                    Posted: July 27, 2014, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

                    Texas lottery isnt going anywhere until they figure out how to fill the void of that 2 billion dollar whole it will create if they kill it.

                    Texas lottery is not going to drive as a business, if it does not pay back more than 50% in prizes to lottery players. It is sucking dry those players that play BIG in TEXAS.

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                      I wouldn't care if they ended the lottery, but they ban deep fried twinkies at the State fair, I'm calling my friend The Reverend Al Sharpton.  No Justice No Peace  No Justice No Peace  He'll fix those longhorns.

                       I would buy deep fried Twinkies over a lottery ticket. LOL

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                        Posted: July 27, 2014, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

                        Texas sheep (voters) have elected a bunch of stupid, tightwad politicians who really want to kill the Golden Goose.
                        Fortunately, at present, they don't have enough power to kill the lottery, or the guts to raise taxes.
                        If they do win, woe to an already under funded school system.

                        The fact that Oklahoma Indian Casino operators are contributing to the Republican candidate for Texas Governor
                        sort of suggests the anti-gambling fever is perhaps not as strong as it once was.

                        Personally, I'm looking forward to the new jackpot game coming in October!

                        Tickets will cost $5. Five dollars draw games is the future.

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                          Posted: July 27, 2014, 11:06 pm - IP Logged

                          Texas sheep (voters) have elected a bunch of stupid, tightwad politicians who really want to kill the Golden Goose.
                          Fortunately, at present, they don't have enough power to kill the lottery, or the guts to raise taxes.
                          If they do win, woe to an already under funded school system.

                          The fact that Oklahoma Indian Casino operators are contributing to the Republican candidate for Texas Governor
                          sort of suggests the anti-gambling fever is perhaps not as strong as it once was.

                          Personally, I'm looking forward to the new jackpot game coming in October!

                          Not quite for sure how to reply to this.  I ordinarily take offense at non-Texans criticizing the Great State of Texas, but since you live here, then I'll try to be as polite as I can.

                          Texas sheep?  So, are you saying you don't vote?  If you do, then you're one of those sheep and if you don't, then you really can't gripe.  (I've always maintained that school board elections are more important than presidential elections - politics is always local, you see, and at the risk of sounding like a bleeding heart liberal, our children really ARE our future.) I do think you're correct in that they don't have enough power, but it would take more than guts for a state politician to raise taxes, it would take a leave of their senses and they most likely would be voted out their next election and rightfully so. 

                          "....woe be to an already under funded school system."   I don't think it's so much under funded but woefully mismanaged.  Forget all the statistics about how Texas ranks near the bottom in the statistics;  accounting for the cost of living, Texas teachers move way up the list in pay and money spent per student rises proportionally as well.  (not sure exactly, but Texas used to rank #2 in money spent per student) Seems to me we're not getting our "big bang" for the buck spent.   Test scores are skewed too, by the huge influx of illegal's children.  (that's way too involved to go into in a single post, though)  Texas spends more than enough on education;  it simply needs to spend the budget more wisely.   We definitely need to get the Dept. of Education out of our "bidness" - the "Robin Hood" law was the worst thing  to happen to Texas education. (sure, it gave poor districts more money, but it lowered the education in the richer ones and wound up lowering the mean/avg. overall)  To sum it up, the progressive SOP of throwing money at a problem has NEVER worked, not once, not ever and never will.  We need to fix what's broken in the system and flooding it with more money will not solve the problem.  Give the power...and the money...back to local districts and watch Texas education thrive as it once did.

                          I did not know that about Indian casinos donating to the Republican candidate for Gov.  I have a good online friend - an Indian - who works for the OK. Indian Gaming Commission, I will have to ask him about that. If what you say is true, then it's fairly clear to me that they're protecting their own interests and hoping to keep casino gambling from being legal in Texas. Be that as it may,  I don't see an "anti-gambling fever'" here in Texas.

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                            Not quite for sure how to reply to this.  I ordinarily take offense at non-Texans criticizing the Great State of Texas, but since you live here, then I'll try to be as polite as I can.

                            Texas sheep?  So, are you saying you don't vote?  If you do, then you're one of those sheep and if you don't, then you really can't gripe.  (I've always maintained that school board elections are more important than presidential elections - politics is always local, you see, and at the risk of sounding like a bleeding heart liberal, our children really ARE our future.) I do think you're correct in that they don't have enough power, but it would take more than guts for a state politician to raise taxes, it would take a leave of their senses and they most likely would be voted out their next election and rightfully so. 

                            "....woe be to an already under funded school system."   I don't think it's so much under funded but woefully mismanaged.  Forget all the statistics about how Texas ranks near the bottom in the statistics;  accounting for the cost of living, Texas teachers move way up the list in pay and money spent per student rises proportionally as well.  (not sure exactly, but Texas used to rank #2 in money spent per student) Seems to me we're not getting our "big bang" for the buck spent.   Test scores are skewed too, by the huge influx of illegal's children.  (that's way too involved to go into in a single post, though)  Texas spends more than enough on education;  it simply needs to spend the budget more wisely.   We definitely need to get the Dept. of Education out of our "bidness" - the "Robin Hood" law was the worst thing  to happen to Texas education. (sure, it gave poor districts more money, but it lowered the education in the richer ones and wound up lowering the mean/avg. overall)  To sum it up, the progressive SOP of throwing money at a problem has NEVER worked, not once, not ever and never will.  We need to fix what's broken in the system and flooding it with more money will not solve the problem.  Give the power...and the money...back to local districts and watch Texas education thrive as it once did.

                            I did not know that about Indian casinos donating to the Republican candidate for Gov.  I have a good online friend - an Indian - who works for the OK. Indian Gaming Commission, I will have to ask him about that. If what you say is true, then it's fairly clear to me that they're protecting their own interests and hoping to keep casino gambling from being legal in Texas. Be that as it may,  I don't see an "anti-gambling fever'" here in Texas.

                            Cheers Well said Mike.

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                              Cheers Well said Mike.

                              Thanks Sully.  I have a sister and BIL who are both educators (and so are both their daughters/my nieces) and I learned to not trust their biased opinions on the problems in the Texas educational system.  In a nutshell, it was always "we need more money" and "you can't judge teachers by how well the students are doing".   It made me do a lot of reading on it.  I don't have children, but I DO pay school taxes and want to make sure that money is wisely spent.