|Posted: January 13, 2008, 12:13 am - IP Logged|
The New South Wales lottery is an example of how lotteries can benefit the public good. The first lottery was started, after stiff opposition from anti-gambling groups, during the depression to raise funds for public hospitals.
It has often been stated that Australians will gable on anything, even two flies going up a wall. The NSW government of the day took a sensible approach, and harnessed the revenue for the public good. Prohibition just drives the issue, and the revenue, underground.