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what state do you see joining the lottery next?

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Posted: September 7, 2006, 8:50 am - IP Logged

what state do you see joining the lottery next.

2004 saw tennessee

2005 saw oklahoma

2006 saw north carolina

so what state do you see joining the lottery and what are the reasons you see this happening.....

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    Posted: September 7, 2006, 9:21 am - IP Logged

    Arkansas or Alabama...

     

    We need more bible belt states so we can enjoy the stories that come from them....Yawn

    They are entertaining to say the least...

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      Posted: September 7, 2006, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

      I say Arkansas. Oklahoma, which borders on its west, started theirs less than a year ago.

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        Posted: September 7, 2006, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

        what state do you see joining the lottery next.

        2004 saw tennessee

        2005 saw oklahoma

        2006 saw north carolina

        so what state do you see joining the lottery and what are the reasons you see this happening.....

        In my opinion, the following states will get a lottery:

        1. Arkansas - In 2000, 65% of Arkansas voters declined to establish a state lottery and permit casinos. However, February 2004 a poll indicated that 71% of those polled were opposed to paying more in income taxes to support public school and would rather have a lottery to support public school. November 2004, Question #1, the property tax increase for education, failed in Arkansas.

         

        2. Alaska – I would make this state #1, but it is just too big with a very small population.

        In 2003, a number of Alaska’s state legislators supported a lottery and video poker proposal.  In late 2003, a poll indicated that 67 % of Alaskans favor a (state or multi-state) lottery. May 2004, state House of Representatives passed a proposal that would allow cities of 150,000 or more to establish legalized casino gambling. Furthermore, an Act establishing a state lottery is currently in the House Ways and Means Committee.

         

        3. Wyoming - February 2001, the House defeated a proposal to join 21 other states in the Powerball lottery.  March 1, 2004, a proposal to create a state lottery allowing Wyoming residents to play Powerball officially died. The measure failed 33-27.

         In my opinion, the following states will never get a lottery:

        Alabama - In 2004, a constitutional amendment to repeal state’s ban on lotteries and full fledged casinos failed.

         

        Hawaii - The state is free of any form of legalized gambling. Most citizens work extremely hard to keep the lottery and other forms of gambling out of their state. According to the Associated Press, “McCarran Airport reported 690,772 traveled to and from Hawaii in 2003.” Hawaii only has a population of 1.2 million, but it is in the top 12 for visitation to Las Vegas.” I assume that the airline industry and Las Vegas would fight extremely hard to keep gambling out of Hawaii in order to protect its Hawaii to Las Vegas business.

         

        Mississippi - The gambling industry will continue to keep out any other competitor.

        Nevada - The gambling industry will continue to keep out any other competitor.

        Utah – Religious issues and the state is free of any form of legalized gambling.

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          Posted: September 8, 2006, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

          i would like to see arkansas get one.however i wonder if the greyhound and horse industry will keep it out.they wouldn't want to compete in that small state for gamblers dollars with the lottery......

           

          ARKANSAS NEEDS A STATE LOTTERY!!

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            Posted: September 8, 2006, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

            arkansas will be the last state i now drive 10 miles to missouri to play

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              Posted: September 9, 2006, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

              Mississippi.  Was close in the vote last year.  The Gulf Coast Casinoes were destroyed by Katrina and few have re-opened.  Casinos have flourished in Mississippi In Natchez, Philadelphia, Vicksburg, and the Gulf Coast.

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                Posted: September 9, 2006, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

                Alabama!!! 

                If GOV Riley loses the next election to Lucy...  There will be a lottery debate again.  Only this time I think it would probably pass.

                How are you going to win if you don't play?

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                  Posted: September 10, 2006, 8:04 am - IP Logged

                  Mississippi.  Was close in the vote last year.  The Gulf Coast Casinoes were destroyed by Katrina and few have re-opened.  Casinos have flourished in Mississippi In Natchez, Philadelphia, Vicksburg, and the Gulf Coast.

                  the casinos in mississippi will block the lottery from joining.they don't want to compete for gamblers dollars.

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                    Posted: September 10, 2006, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

                    In Arkansas the horse and greyhound racing industry probably does not want a lottery coming into the picture. 

                     I will take a guess and say Alabama will be the next state to join.

                     I am just glad we finally have it here in Oklahoma.

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                      Posted: September 10, 2006, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

                      I do not know about any of the states left joining to have a lottery.  I would like the florida lottery to offer a Multi-state game like Powerball or Mega millions to its players.  So when I play those games the jackpots will grow larger.-weshar75

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                        Posted: September 11, 2006, 10:42 pm - IP Logged

                        Judging by the comments, Arkansas has three strikes (no career opportunities/money, gambling industry ties, and religious issues) against it and as result will not get a lottery any time soon. It also looks like most of the other states without a lottery excluding Alaska and Wyoming are in the same boat. My new picks will be Florida joins Powerball and then Porto Rico joins Powerball.