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39 states and D.C. Have Lotteries

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Remaining 11 states will never have a lottery [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Casinoes Controlling these states [ 3 ]  [14.29%]
Religious Objections [ 3 ]  [14.29%]
Who knows/Cares [ 9 ]  [42.86%]
Remaining 11 will get on board in next 2-5 years [ 4 ]  [19.05%]
Other---please explain? [ 2 ]  [9.52%]
Total Valid Votes [ 21 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 0 ]  
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Posted: May 27, 2008, 10:56 pm - IP Logged

Will the remaining eleven states get on board?

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    Posted: May 28, 2008, 12:33 am - IP Logged

    Nope. I believe one day, a few more states may join the lottery, but I don't think we will ever see all states aboard.

    "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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      Posted: May 28, 2008, 1:35 am - IP Logged

      Just my $.02

      Tennessee (Baptists), Utah (Mormons) and Hawaii (illegal gambling interests) were never supposed to get any form of legal gambling.

      Tennessee has lottery now, so that wasn't totally true (how many Tennesse doillars were going across state lines for lotto?)

      But I'm with ThatScaryChick, I don't think all the states will ever have it (unless we have a national lottery).

      One reason is the states with a lottery that want to sell their lotteries to private firms- other states without a lottery see that and figure the lotto isn;t the sacred cash cow it's made out to be.

      For Nevada and Mississippi, both casino states, not to have lotteries just shows the greed of the casino industry. The states with river boats and lotteries don't have any problem having both.

      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: May 28, 2008, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

        Just my $.02

        Tennessee (Baptists), Utah (Mormons) and Hawaii (illegal gambling interests) were never supposed to get any form of legal gambling.

        Tennessee has lottery now, so that wasn't totally true (how many Tennesse doillars were going across state lines for lotto?)

        But I'm with ThatScaryChick, I don't think all the states will ever have it (unless we have a national lottery).

        One reason is the states with a lottery that want to sell their lotteries to private firms- other states without a lottery see that and figure the lotto isn;t the sacred cash cow it's made out to be.

        For Nevada and Mississippi, both casino states, not to have lotteries just shows the greed of the casino industry. The states with river boats and lotteries don't have any problem having both.

        I don't believe Nevada will ever have the lottery. Where do you get 11 states? I come up with AR,HI,UT,WY,NV,AL,MS,AK but what are the other 3 states?

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          Posted: May 28, 2008, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

          I don't believe Nevada will ever have the lottery. Where do you get 11 states? I come up with AR,HI,UT,WY,NV,AL,MS,AK but what are the other 3 states?

          It looks like they miscounted the number of states with some form of a state lottery because the number is 42.

          If Nevada does start a lottery, will we see people sitting in front of slot and video poker machines scratching tickets?


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            Posted: May 28, 2008, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

            Those with casino objection will never have a lottery.  The people with the money own the politicians.  Thus, those who wish to remain in power and have an office where people come begging for favors (alla Godfather) will never go against those who keep them there!  Show me a pilitician who does not fit that model, and I will show a short-lived politician.  Remember all the do-gooder Republicans who went to Washington, praising single term and power to the people?  Where are they in the 2008 election?  Standing there with their hands out.  Who all but took away the ability for the needy to file for bankruptcy from bankers?  They served their purpose and will now disappear.  Those who are willing to pander to any wish and hope for any one who asks, are now about to replace them!

            Wait until the new Climate Freedom & Security Act of 2008 is passed.  $8.00 a gallon for gas.  Carbon credits to obtain and keep a drivers license.  Transfer carbon credits from your dead grandparents so you can buy a new stove.  Small business who can't upgrade, go out of business, and those employed are gone also.  Look around you, every single industry created from the revolution of the 1930's have been built around the oil industry.  Next year they start going down hill.  Do the politicans care? Nope, they'll write laws to ensure they get all the benefits they need. You?  Where do you work, and does it depend on oil products?  You're future is probably doomed.  The boss doesn't care about you.  Then again, I may be wrong, perhaps they did take you out to dinner last week.  But fear not, some one will benefit from your loss. Trees will be happier and weeds will be elated.

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              Posted: May 28, 2008, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

              I don't believe Nevada will ever have the lottery. Where do you get 11 states? I come up with AR,HI,UT,WY,NV,AL,MS,AK but what are the other 3 states?

              Who cares, people in those states can easily drive to other states and buy tickets anyway.  AK and HI really dont have enough people to have decent games anyway

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                Posted: May 29, 2008, 6:38 am - IP Logged

                 If you live in state without a lottery, You can play the Massachusetts lottery games by subscription; there are no residency restrictions.

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                  Posted: May 29, 2008, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

                  Connecticut has one of the most successful casinos in the world (Foxwoods in Ledyard) and a lottery and neither seem to be hurting.

                  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.