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Gambling casinos on TX + other states.

Topic closed. 6 replies. Last post 12 years ago by CASH Only.

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Who wants casino gambling on Texas ?

Casinos like in Vegas and Reno [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Lotto video terms at race track [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
EveryWhere on the cities-state [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Lottery VideoTerms everywhere [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
No gambling at all no Lotto either [ 1 ]  [16.67%]
Legal sport games gambling [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Legal all kinds of bet gambling [ 5 ]  [83.33%]
Online state gambling any kind [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Legal nonstate online gambling [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Total Valid Votes [ 6 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 1 ]  
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Posted: March 22, 2005, 11:10 am - IP Logged

Tell everybody what you think about any or all of these, for Texas and or your own state, on your post you might want to say which state you are from.

Texas and the Tx Lottery are thinking about bringing non lottery gambling to Texas, such as video one armed bandit terminals at the race tracks and or everywhere or maybe even full fledged gambling casinos and even convenience store's, restaurant's and coffee shops' video gambling terminals, lottery and or non lottery, private and or from the state government, maybe later maybe even legal online gambling from the state and or from private parties.

What do you think, Do you want any and or all of these ?

What about gambling on every and anything, sports. even boxing and wrestlin, maybe even election gambling and all other kinds, just like they do online on the internet at many sites.

Don't be afraid, gambling is already here and almost everywhere brought to you by the states, the federal government and by private interests.

It will just be a little more wide spread or expanded and generalized.

Go for it or don't.

I think that it won't stop, is just a matter of time, as any and everybody knows most people are pro-gambling.

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    Baton Rouge, LA
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    Posted: March 30, 2005, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

    First I have to admit I'm biased because I live right next door in Louisiana.  When Texas didn't have a lottery, alot of Texans came across the border to Louisiana to buy tickets.  Alot of Texans come across the border to gamble in our casinos.  The most successfuly Louisiana casinos are the casinos located in Shreveport and Lake Charles, both very near the border.  My state would benefit if Texas kept casinos, video gaming machines, and the lottery out<grin>.

    On a more serious note, Louisiana has a lottery and casinos.  We also have video poker machines in certain parishes.  They used to be available statewide until a few years ago when a statewide referendum allowed individual parishes to decide whether or not to allow video poker or casinos within their borders.  My parish voted to keep its casinos(as did all of the parishes with casinos), but voted out video poker.

    In areas where there are video poker machines, the requirement is the place have a beer and/or alcohol permit.  They are in restaurants, bars, and in some cases, donut and sandwich shops.  There are also video poker truck stops, which are allowed to have up to 50 machines. 

    The big problem with gambling is there is only so much of a market for it.  In most of Louisiana, the market is saturated since we have just about everything, so it isn't the goldmine for the state many think it is.  When lottery came along, charitable gaming lost revenue and when casinos and video poker came long, the lottery lost sales. 

    Just something to think about.

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      Posted: April 3, 2005, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

      Funny that LA allows 18-year-olds to bet on the horses, but not on the lottery.

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        Posted: April 3, 2005, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

        I don't care about casino gambling, just as long as they respect the age of majority. If they think that 20-year olds are still kids, then I'd be against it.

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          Posted: April 3, 2005, 4:21 pm - IP Logged
          Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on April 3, 2005

          Funny that LA allows 18-year-olds to bet on the horses, but not on the lottery.






          I think it's funny that the U.S.A. allows 18-year-olds to sign on the dotted line to join the military to possibly die for their country(or someone else's), but can't buy a beer or a lottery ticket.



          Something to think about.



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            Posted: April 3, 2005, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

            I'm generally in favor of ending the casino monopoly on table game gambling and the governmental monopoly on lotteries.  The case for forbidding gambling wasn't a good one, perhaps, back when it was illegal everywhere except Las Vegas and there were no governmental lotteries.  It was done in the guise of protecting the morality of the citizenry, which it didn't succeed in doing, which was a misguided and hypocritical aim, but was at least, consistent.  Now it is a complete farce. 

            The Native American casinos are mostly without anything more than a wink and a nod, regulation wise.  The State Lotteries are as prone to corruption as they would be if they were private.  I'd say it's time to let it all hang out.

            I'd like to see slot machines allowed in any bar that wants them.  I'd like to be able to get into a game of blackjack at the local pool hall, bar, anywhere someone would care to lay out a deck of cards and a pile of chips.

            But it isn't going to happen.  The foxes are guarding the henhouse.

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              Posted: April 23, 2005, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

              Dice games used to be illegal in Canadian casinos.