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Posted: August 25, 2007, 5:30 pm - IP Logged

This comes up here from time to time. Any word on what will be the next state to get a lottery? Are there any that are on the brink?

Last I checked we still are waiting for Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.

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    Posted: August 25, 2007, 5:35 pm - IP Logged

    None are on the brink right now. Arkansas' Lieutenant Governor was making a push for a lottery there, but he recently stopped, most likely due to threats from the 'God Patrol'.

    Wyoming was also thinking of starting up a lottery, apparently for the sole purpose of selling Powerball, but it was shot down, mostly from fears that it would hurt state OTB sales.

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      Posted: August 25, 2007, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

      What about Utah?

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        Posted: August 25, 2007, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

        What about Utah?

        Green laugh

        Utah - No, Mormons

        Alabama - Very doubtful

        Alaska and Wyoming - Population not enough to generate any mentionable jackpots? 

        Hawaii- No- Yakuza, they ruin all the illegal games already and don't want any competiton

        Nevada - No, the casinos see a lottery as a threat.

        Mississippi - For right now, no. Same thinking as Nevada, but how many "Mississippi dollars" go across state lines for lotto (that's what finally made Tennesse give in - Tennesseans crossing state lines to plat lotto)

        The others, not sure.

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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          Posted: August 25, 2007, 10:43 pm - IP Logged

          Well, since I am originally from Alabama, I will enter my comment from what I know from relatives and friends that are there.  Since Alabama is considered to be in the mainstream bible belt, a vast majority of the residents see lotteries as a tool of the Devil (there idea not mine).  So the change of Alabama entering the lottery any time soon would be as good as me teeing off in Florida and having the ball land on the green in Arizona, not likely to happen.

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            Well, since I am originally from Alabama, I will enter my comment from what I know from relatives and friends that are there.  Since Alabama is considered to be in the mainstream bible belt, a vast majority of the residents see lotteries as a tool of the Devil (there idea not mine).  So the change of Alabama entering the lottery any time soon would be as good as me teeing off in Florida and having the ball land on the green in Arizona, not likely to happen.

            Alabamians have approved of dog racing in Mobile, horse racing in Eutaw, AL, I think, plus they have gambling on a couple of the Indian Reservations, right.  Now Mississippi might, soon, because they have casinos in the water on the Gulf Coast, and inland on the Mississippi River (Vicksburg and Natchez) in addition to the casinos on the Indian Reservation in Philadelphia. MS.  So, I think these two states are ripe.  Mississippi knows that a lot of their dollars go to Florida and Louisiana for lotteries!  And Alabama too!  They might be ready to bring the money home soon.  The Education Programs would certainly benefit from it!Hurray!

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              Posted: August 27, 2007, 1:56 am - IP Logged

              Being in Mobile, I know that you don't have to go far to play.  You got Florida only a short drive away along with Casinos in Biloxi (and a new one being built in Gautier). And a casino only 45 minutes away in Atmore.  As well as the dog track off I10.  Also, living close to Alabama my entire life I know Alabama pretty much does what Tennessee does only a few years later.  So a lottery is possible.  Just have to wait on the next demo governor.  As for Mississippi... Forget it.  I think the casinos will have a major influence on that vote because they can easily pay off the politians.  (Same reason Nevada doesn't have or ever will get a lottery.)

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

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                Posted: August 30, 2007, 3:04 am - IP Logged

                The Nevada State Constitution does not permit lotteries.

                Sec: 24.  Lotteries.

                      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, no lottery may be authorized by this State, nor may lottery tickets be sold.

                      2.  The State and the political subdivisions thereof shall not operate a lottery. The legislature may authorize persons engaged in charitable activities or activities not for profit to operate a lottery in the form of a raffle or drawing on their own behalf. All proceeds of the lottery, less expenses directly related to the operation of the lottery, must be used only to benefit charitable or nonprofit activities in this state. A charitable or nonprofit organization shall not employ or otherwise engage any person to organize or operate its lottery for compensation. The legislature may provide by law for the regulation of such lotteries.

                      [Amended in 1990. Proposed and passed by the 1987 legislature; agreed to and passed by the 1989 legislature; and approved and ratified by the people at the 1990 general election. See: Statutes of Nevada 1987, p. 2468; Statutes of Nevada 1989, p. 2249.]

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                  Posted: August 30, 2007, 10:49 am - IP Logged

                  You gotta love this:

                  "...no lottery may be authorized by this State, nor may lottery tickets be sold....

                  ... 2.  The State and the political subdivisions thereof shall not operate a lottery. The legislature may authorize persons engaged in charitable activities or activities not for profit to operate a lottery in the form of a raffle or drawing on their own behalf. All proceeds of the lottery, less expenses directly related to the operation of the lottery, must be used only to benefit charitable or nonprofit activities in this state....."

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                   All procedds of what lottery, since it says LOTTERY ES VERBOTEN!

                  I realize it's part of the state's constitution, but don't forget, not all that many years ago casinos weren't allowed in a lot of states that now have them.....those things can change with the stroke of a pen, or in the casino expansion case it was The Indian Gaming Act of 1987, which actually was about bingo!

                  Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                  Lep

                  There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.