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would it be a good idea for mississippi,alabama and arkansas to combine for one lottery

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Posted: September 9, 2006, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

vermont,maine and new hampshire combined to form the tri state lottery.what do you think of mississippi,alabama and arkansas doing the same thing?  call it the mid-south lottery

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    Posted: September 10, 2006, 8:19 am - IP Logged

    they could even have their own in state lotto.maybe even something along the lines of what lotto south was like but with a 6/42 matrix.....

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      LOTTOMIKE

      Really enjoy your posts. <G>

      I moved down here a few years ago but I used to live in Birmingham, Alabama.  The people in Alabama have been lied too for so long by politicians that they do not trust anything they say.

      If the powers to be wanted to start a Lottery and told everyone they would earmark the money for education no one would believe them.  The politicians, have taken money many times before from so called ear-marked funds and used it for what they wanted.  The religious right has a great deal of power in Alabama and frowns on any kind of gambling.  Many politicians run on planks that assure the constituency that they will keep Alabama free of gambling.

      Mississippi is experiencing an incredible growth spurt in Casino gambling.  In fact, they are predicting a growth rate higher than before Katrina.  Hurricanes can do good as well as bad.  All those Casino's on the coast have been or are being rebuilt bigger and better than ever and are currently experiencing record profits.  I do not think the Mississippi Gaming groups will encourage Lottery gambling.  This takes money out of their pockets.  There are becoming very powerful in that state.

      SOOOOOO I do not look for Lottery in Alabama and Mississippi any time soon, if ever.  Arkansas is another animal.  I do not know what the likes and dislikes are concerning Mr. Clinton's state of origin.  I am thinking there are religious issues that may disrupt any move to have a Lottery.  Maybe someone from Arkansas can provide some feed back.

      I wish all your picks are winners and your winners are monsters.

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        Posted: September 10, 2006, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

        All i wish is that they put Win For Life in each of those 3 states...But i don't know if alabama is going to set a lottery on their state..

         

         

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          Posted: September 10, 2006, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

          I don't care, as long as they get a lottery.

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            LOTTOMIKE

            Really enjoy your posts. <G>

            I moved down here a few years ago but I used to live in Birmingham, Alabama.  The people in Alabama have been lied too for so long by politicians that they do not trust anything they say.

            If the powers to be wanted to start a Lottery and told everyone they would earmark the money for education no one would believe them.  The politicians, have taken money many times before from so called ear-marked funds and used it for what they wanted.  The religious right has a great deal of power in Alabama and frowns on any kind of gambling.  Many politicians run on planks that assure the constituency that they will keep Alabama free of gambling.

            Mississippi is experiencing an incredible growth spurt in Casino gambling.  In fact, they are predicting a growth rate higher than before Katrina.  Hurricanes can do good as well as bad.  All those Casino's on the coast have been or are being rebuilt bigger and better than ever and are currently experiencing record profits.  I do not think the Mississippi Gaming groups will encourage Lottery gambling.  This takes money out of their pockets.  There are becoming very powerful in that state.

            SOOOOOO I do not look for Lottery in Alabama and Mississippi any time soon, if ever.  Arkansas is another animal.  I do not know what the likes and dislikes are concerning Mr. Clinton's state of origin.  I am thinking there are religious issues that may disrupt any move to have a Lottery.  Maybe someone from Arkansas can provide some feed back.

            I wish all your picks are winners and your winners are monsters.

            Floridian 

            Former Arkansas Razorback here

            I was borned & raised in Arkansas & I can tell you now, There will be NO LOTTERY EVER in Arkansas.  It has a lot to do with religion, I think. 

            Besides, there are no job opportunities in Ark so not many could afford to play anyway.  Green laugh

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              Posted: September 11, 2006, 10:00 am - IP Logged

              Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi probably won't start lotteries as long as Lose for Life is around. Lotto South never added any states; I can't see anyone else joining Lose for Life.


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                Posted: October 9, 2006, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

                All i wish is that they put Win For Life in each of those 3 states...But i don't know if alabama is going to set a lottery on their state..

                 

                 

                "...If you think about it, the stock market and taxes are a form of lottery..."

                I think they would come up with something much better than Lose for Life. Maybe they'll all become MUSL members and join Hot Lotto.

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                  Posted: October 9, 2006, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

                  vermont,maine and new hampshire combined to form the tri state lottery.what do you think of mississippi,alabama and arkansas doing the same thing?  call it the mid-south lottery

                  ME, NH, and VT all have seperate lotteries. They just happen to share a lot of their games.

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                    Posted: October 9, 2006, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

                    I think it would be a great Idea..do I ever think it will happen..I doubt it..and I am by no means a Lawyer ..but it just seems to me that Mississippi is doing something Unconstitutional here..and what I mean is that they ALLOW gambling now on land but JUST ON THE COAST..now it seems to me that the OTHER cities in Mississippi could throw a fit if they wanted to change that..because I just dont really see how a STATE any State for that matter could Grant a " Act" of anykind to a certain area of their state and not allow the same thing to go on in other cities of that state..I have never been able to figure that one out..might call me a lawyer tomorrow and ask a few..lol..wonder if I could find a pro-bono lawyer to file a suit..LOL..I WANT A DAMN LOTTERY..forget the casino..lol

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                      Posted: October 9, 2006, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

                      I think it would be a great Idea..do I ever think it will happen..I doubt it..and I am by no means a Lawyer ..but it just seems to me that Mississippi is doing something Unconstitutional here..and what I mean is that they ALLOW gambling now on land but JUST ON THE COAST..now it seems to me that the OTHER cities in Mississippi could throw a fit if they wanted to change that..because I just dont really see how a STATE any State for that matter could Grant a " Act" of anykind to a certain area of their state and not allow the same thing to go on in other cities of that state..I have never been able to figure that one out..might call me a lawyer tomorrow and ask a few..lol..wonder if I could find a pro-bono lawyer to file a suit..LOL..I WANT A DAMN LOTTERY..forget the casino..lol

                      lotterybreaker...a little backround for those of us not familar with politics in Mississippi.  Is it true that orginally the casinos were only allowed if they were not land based, i.e. they had to float on water?  Hence why all the casinos ended up on the coast.  Why was this done? To get the citizens of Mississippi to approve casinos?

                      Post Katrina did the legislature change the law to allow casinos to build on land?  Was it only those casinos that were damaged in the hurricane?  Certainly something had to be done to get the casinos up and running so the state could get the taxes from gambling. 

                      Since you are from Mississippi maybe you could shed some light on the subject. 

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                        Posted: October 9, 2006, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

                        Now I can see the results to this poll.. Wonder why I cannot on the other..?  Maybe Todd can answer this one.

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                          Posted: October 10, 2006, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

                          Ca lotteryguy...well I live in Mississippi but I do not keep up with Politics at all..but I will take a stab at WHAT I think I know..back in the very late 80's very early 90's the casinos showed up and they had to go out in the gulf so far before they could gamble if I am not mistaken..I think they were doing pretty good so the state allowed them to do DOCK SIDE gambling..those huge Barges were anchored to the dock sitting in the water..then one after another one opened up and next thing I think there was maybe close to 10 or so on the coast, Casinos..

                            Katrina came and did some serious damage to most of the casinos on the coast.  Those Barges ended up in town after Katrina..I even saw on the T.V were Katrina had moved them Barges from the Gulf of Mexico into the downtown area..you would just have to see , or have seen HOW HUGE THOSE BARGES ARE TO BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND THE POWER THAT STORM WAS PACKING...My son is in the Military and was ordered to the coast to maintain some order down there and he told me how those casinos were destroyed..Post Katrina Legislation..well from what I have heard is the State has given/ or will give permission to the casinos to build on land. I am not sure if that is for all casinos past or present.  It may be just for the ones that were destoyed and not any new ones that are coming.  I do believe that new ones are coming.  I think I heard on TV or the Newspaper that several new casinos are scheduled to build..One other thing I heard is this..that the Mississippi Gulf Coast will pass or has already past Atlantic city in Gambling and is only second to Las Vegas..but in my opinion I dont really care..I would prefer a Lottery..I am only about 70 miles from the casinos..I go every once in a while just to have a nite out and enjoy the atmosphere..I think FXSTERLING could probably answer your questions better than I..he lives on the coast..

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                            Posted: October 10, 2006, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

                            lotterybreaker...thanks for the update.  Also do you know if the casino industry in general opposes a lottery?

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                              Posted: October 10, 2006, 8:03 pm - IP Logged

                              I would think they would oppose it.  That would be money spent elsewhere instead of inside the casino. I would still prefer the lottery myself..

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