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Posted: November 26, 2007, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

There is no lottery in mississippi, or scratch offs.

But mississippi is the 3rd largest gambling state for casinos in America.

I live an hour away from 5 different casinos.

Ameristar, golden moon, the rainbow, silver star, and 2 more.

Someone explain the multiple reasons why so I can double check myself.


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    Posted: November 26, 2007, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

    Nevada also has casinos and no lottery.

    Casinos don't want the competition (when they can prevent it), they see lotteries as a threat.

    A lot of the Midwestern and Mississipi casinos are owend by Nevada and Atlantic City corporations, picture a giant mechanical octupus reaching out from those two places with tentacles that go to different locations, and those tentacles are like the tubes at the drive - thru windows at a bank, collecting money and sending it to Vegas and A.C.  (And A.C. has lotto!)

    The states that have both seem to be doing fine with both so the anti-lottery rules seem ridiculous, all they do is push people across state lines to go play lotto.

    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: November 26, 2007, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

      Mech2009..I live in Mississippi also..I am a good hour from the coast myself..and I was thinking we were #2 as far as Casinos are concerned second only to Las Vegas..maybe I am wrong...man it would be nice to have our own lottery..but I dont see that happening anytime soon..welcome to LP..

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        Posted: November 26, 2007, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

        mech2009,

        You're right about Miss. not having any type of lottery - scratch games or otherwise.

        It's a crying shame, because having spent a lot of time in Mississippi myself, I know the folks there would really enjoy a lottery.

        I know the casinos wield a lot of power, but I'm really surprised the legislature doesn't come together and make it happen.  A lottery would be greatly beneficial to the state.  (And fun for the residents.)

         

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          Posted: November 27, 2007, 3:50 pm - IP Logged

          There is no lottery in mississippi, or scratch offs.

          But mississippi is the 3rd largest gambling state for casinos in America.

          I live an hour away from 5 different casinos.

          Ameristar, golden moon, the rainbow, silver star, and 2 more.

          Someone explain the multiple reasons why so I can double check myself.


          Louisiana has both casinos and a lottery.  In some parishes, we also have video poker.  Some say we have too much gambling here.

          As long as MS doesn't have a lottery, ya'll have to come here if you want to play.

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            Posted: December 3, 2007, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

            my family is moving to Mississippi next year and I told my father that I don't know if I could go with them because there is no lottery......It  would be great if there was a lottery in mississippi. If they do ever get on I think the best multi state for them to go with would be Mega Millions since its surrounded by Powerball states......with the exception of Alabama but if Al ever gets a lottery I see them going with PB not MM

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