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which state do you think will get a lottery next?

arkansas [ 13 ]  [28.89%]
mississippi [ 6 ]  [13.33%]
alabama [ 12 ]  [26.67%]
utah [ 1 ]  [2.22%]
nevada [ 6 ]  [13.33%]
other [ 7 ]  [15.56%]
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Posted: May 14, 2006, 12:53 am - IP Logged

I have a feeling that the last state to put a lottery is going to be the state of nevada...


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    Wyoming

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      casinos will do everything in its power to block lottery in mississippi.....

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        Utah - because of the Mormons (however, there are Mormon owned casinos! - The Mormons say owning a "gaming" business is not "gambling", the players are gambling)

        If the above statement is true, I think it's incredible that Mormons would own casinos in Utah or anyplace else for that matter.  This is so hypocritical of their faith and religious precepts. 

        It's like saying that you are against prostitution but it's okay for you to own the whorehouse where all the activity takes place. 

        And as long as you own it, collecting along the way for yourself big fat revenues, then you're willing to look the other way. 

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          Oh it's true. In the 1980's when real estate went berserk and Las Vegas developers had to go outside of Nevada for funding they approached Salt Lake City bankers (guess who!)

          Since "gambling" wasn't a really palatable term to use with Mormon bankers the word "gaming" came into play and has stuck ever since. The players are gambling, the people who own the joints that let them gamble are in the gaming business.  

          The Mormons also aren't too fond of caffeine or hot beverages, but they own a soda company, too.  


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            If you live in a state without a lottery, you can play the Massachusetts state lottery. You can buy subscription over the phone, they have a toll free number. It's totally legal!

            See their web site.

            Can non-residents play the game?


            http://www.masslottery.com/about/faq.html

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              Utah - because of the Mormons (however, there are Mormon owned casinos! - The Mormons say owning a "gaming" business is not "gambling", the players are gambling)

              If the above statement is true, I think it's incredible that Mormons would own casinos in Utah or anyplace else for that matter.  This is so hypocritical of their faith and religious precepts. 

              It's like saying that you are against prostitution but it's okay for you to own the whorehouse where all the activity takes place. 

              And as long as you own it, collecting along the way for yourself big fat revenues, then you're willing to look the other way. 

              BALDERDASH!!!

              PayMeNow

               

              Yeah, those LDS folks definitely have a monopoly on hypocracy.  You'd never see a person of some regular Christian denomination (or Muslim, Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu) doing anything that runs contrary to the doctrine of faith while still tipping hats to a belief system.

              My impression is the the LDS doesn't mind so much seeing Gentiles add to their sins by gambling, but they don't want to give more temptation to the majority population of Mormons in the state.

              Maybe it doesn't make sense, but it doesn't make less sense than Christians killing other Christians over religion, which they've done a middling amount of, Christians and Muslims killing one another over religion, which they've also done a  bit, or Christians killing Mormans, beating and raping their women, pillaging their homes and killing their leaders, which they did before Mormons grabbed the power spot in Utah.

              I'd like to see the citizens of Utah and citizens of every other state give themselves (or persuade their leaders to give them) the freedom to make a choice over whether to play the lottery.  Those who don't have all kinds of reasons, idiotic as those reasons might be, for not doing so.  Religion, Christian and Mormon, often is one of the reasons.  Money's usually behind the decision, one way or the other.

              However, your use of the issue of human stupidity in the making of choices as an excuse, a podium to attack the LDS faith (I'm not a Mormon) does you and them an injustice.

              But I agree, Utah and Nevada probably won't get any lottery.

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                Posted: June 4, 2006, 11:29 am - IP Logged

                My vote is for Nevada. Nevada people come toward CA/NV border to buy CA SLP tickets.

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                  I voted 'other', thinking of Hawaii, which I know next-to-nothing about in the current state of things there.  Haven't been to the place in 40-some years. 

                  But Hawaiians used to be fairly laid-back folk who didn't get overly concerned about the ulcers other people give themselves over moral issues as an excuse to deprive others of their freedom of choice. 

                  Maybe they still have enough of that left to give themselves the freedom of playing the numbers.

                  One thing's certain.  No Hawaiian is going to drive down to the state line to pick up California, Washington, or Oregon tickets.

                  Jack

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                    If you live in a state without a lottery, you can play the Massachusetts state lottery. You can buy subscription over the phone, they have a toll free number. It's totally legal!

                    See their web site.

                    Can non-residents play the game?


                    http://www.masslottery.com/about/faq.html

                    From what I read on the site, it looks like they will sell a subscription, aka "Season Tickets" over the phone to out of state residents for Megabucks, Mass Cash, and Cash Windfall, but it clearly states they won't do it for MegaMillions, which is the only game I'd be interested in since I live in a state(Louisiana) with a lottery and Powerball.

                    In the FAQs regarding subscriptions, it stated something about having to send a "registration form" to register a ticket in the owner's name. The only thing I'm not clear on in that respect is do they actually sell tickets over the phone and charge it to a credit card, or do they want you to mail them a check or a money order for payment? I'm sure that will impact the decision of some from non-lottery states who want to play.

                    If someone from outside of Massachusetts wanted to play MegaMillions bad enough without having to physically go there to get tickets, I can think of some ways one could do it, depending on how vigilant the Massachusetts Lottery is when it comes to enforcing the residency requirement.

                    This is an interesting development though. I wonder if it will wind up in federal courts, with other lottery states not wanting the competition and gambling opponents trying to contain gambling. What will happen with this will be interesting to say the least.

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                      If you live in a state without a lottery, you can play the Massachusetts state lottery. You can buy subscription over the phone, they have a toll free number. It's totally legal!

                      See their web site.

                      Can non-residents play the game?


                      http://www.masslottery.com/about/faq.html

                      From what I read on the site, it looks like they will sell a subscription, aka "Season Tickets" over the phone to out of state residents for Megabucks, Mass Cash, and Cash Windfall, but it clearly states they won't do it for MegaMillions, which is the only game I'd be interested in since I live in a state(Louisiana) with a lottery and Powerball.

                      In the FAQs regarding subscriptions, it stated something about having to send a "registration form" to register a ticket in the owner's name. The only thing I'm not clear on in that respect is do they actually sell tickets over the phone and charge it to a credit card, or do they want you to mail them a check or a money order for payment? I'm sure that will impact the decision of some from non-lottery states who want to play.

                      If someone from outside of Massachusetts wanted to play MegaMillions bad enough without having to physically go there to get tickets, I can think of some ways one could do it, depending on how vigilant the Massachusetts Lottery is when it comes to enforcing the residency requirement.

                      This is an interesting development though. I wonder if it will wind up in federal courts, with other lottery states not wanting the competition and gambling opponents trying to contain gambling. What will happen with this will be interesting to say the least.

                      PrisonerSix

                      If you play the MA lottery, _do_not_ play Megabucks. The jackpot is STILL annuity-only.

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                        Posted: June 4, 2006, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

                        My vote is for Nevada. Nevada people come toward CA/NV border to buy CA SLP tickets.

                        Related article . . always a lot of Nevada legislative discussion, but no progress so far . . looks like it will take a resident initiative process to get around gaming industry lobbyist.

                        Nevada Megabucks is currently around $20 million (only a 25 annual installment payment option).
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                          It could be Alabama.  Now that TN has the lottery lots of people go over the border and more and more people are thinking it's not a bad idea.  To be honest I think there will be more people for it if it came up for a vote again.  It all depends upon the Governor race.  If Riley or Roy Moore (the 10 commandments guy) get elected forget about it for another 4 years.

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                            Posted: June 5, 2006, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

                            If you live in a state without a lottery, you can play the Massachusetts state lottery. You can buy subscription over the phone, they have a toll free number. It's totally legal!

                            See their web site.

                            Can non-residents play the game?


                            http://www.masslottery.com/about/faq.html

                            From what I read on the site, it looks like they will sell a subscription, aka "Season Tickets" over the phone to out of state residents for Megabucks, Mass Cash, and Cash Windfall, but it clearly states they won't do it for MegaMillions, which is the only game I'd be interested in since I live in a state(Louisiana) with a lottery and Powerball.

                            In the FAQs regarding subscriptions, it stated something about having to send a "registration form" to register a ticket in the owner's name. The only thing I'm not clear on in that respect is do they actually sell tickets over the phone and charge it to a credit card, or do they want you to mail them a check or a money order for payment? I'm sure that will impact the decision of some from non-lottery states who want to play.

                            If someone from outside of Massachusetts wanted to play MegaMillions bad enough without having to physically go there to get tickets, I can think of some ways one could do it, depending on how vigilant the Massachusetts Lottery is when it comes to enforcing the residency requirement.

                            This is an interesting development though. I wonder if it will wind up in federal courts, with other lottery states not wanting the competition and gambling opponents trying to contain gambling. What will happen with this will be interesting to say the least.

                            PrisonerSix

                            If you play the MA lottery, _do_not_ play Megabucks. The jackpot is STILL annuity-only.

                            Interesting. I didn't know there were any annuity only games left. Louisiana Lotto did away with the annuity only years ago. What game would you recommend then?

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                              p6:

                              The best Massachusetts game is Ca$h WinFall. Yes, it's a $2 game, but the payout is 60%, and you win (a free play) for matching 2 of 6.