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Illegal betting operations shut due to cash strapped States?

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Are States hungry for lottery revenue?

Yes, I think States Like NY are hungry lottery $$ [ 11 ]  [78.57%]
NO, just a coincidence [ 3 ]  [21.43%]
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taxijohn's avatar - odometer444
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Posted: May 24, 2011, 10:33 pm - IP Logged

See all these illegal online betting operations being shut down, kind of sudden and plentiful huh? You think that Maybe States like NY have realized they are losing possibly millions a month to online gambling operations? Or is it just a coincidence?

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    Posted: May 25, 2011, 5:58 am - IP Logged

    I find it hard to believe poker players would buy more lottery tickets if they can't get their online poker fix.

    BobP

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      Posted: May 25, 2011, 8:10 am - IP Logged

      I think it depends on the state..

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        Posted: May 25, 2011, 8:49 am - IP Logged

        The cities that are struggling with their budget are coming up with all kinds of ways to raise revenue. The city of Atlanta GA has given the courts notice to prepare for an influx of speeding cases.  Law enforcement officers are going to crack down on speeders. They say it's a matter of public safety and not about revenue.  Well if that is the case; I wonder why they haven't did this before now. Traffic in Atlanta is speeding; and everybody on Atlanta Interstate speeds. I's going to watch this crack down very closely. If you are coming to Atlanta; watch your speed. This is on top of the state's speedters law.

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          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Posted: May 25, 2011, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

          The states that have promised the moon and stars for life, (entitlements), to members of various voting blocs, (unions and gov. employees), are having to take drastic measures to keep their houses of cards (no pun intended) from collapsing around them.

          There is some part of the word "unsustainable" that they just don't understand.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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            Posted: May 25, 2011, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

            See all these illegal online betting operations being shut down, kind of sudden and plentiful huh? You think that Maybe States like NY have realized they are losing possibly millions a month to online gambling operations? Or is it just a coincidence?

            They're looking for money wherever they can get it, fines, fees, sting ops, more law "enforcement" -- except going after violent criminals (sorry, all of our officers are busy writing traffic tickets ...)

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              Posted: May 25, 2011, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

              See all these illegal online betting operations being shut down, kind of sudden and plentiful huh? You think that Maybe States like NY have realized they are losing possibly millions a month to online gambling operations? Or is it just a coincidence?

              This usually happens when an elected politician or when one running for office goes on a tough-on-crime campaign

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              when the right cops aren't getting paid off or aren't getting paid off enough.

              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.

                rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                Posted: May 25, 2011, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

                This usually happens when an elected politician or when one running for office goes on a tough-on-crime campaign

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                when the right cops aren't getting paid off or aren't getting paid off enough.

                Good point, Coin.

                I'd bet you're a lot more savvy from reading all that Chicago news.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

                "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                  Posted: May 25, 2011, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

                  The states that have promised the moon and stars for life, (entitlements), to members of various voting blocs, (unions and gov. employees), are having to take drastic measures to keep their houses of cards (no pun intended) from collapsing around them.

                  There is some part of the word "unsustainable" that they just don't understand.

                   NY leads the east coast in not understanding UNSUSTAINABLE, ask any political Rep. here we all make 6+ figures,nobody has to worry about taxes,gas,cigs.cars,insur,food,clothes,bank charges,or the taxes on some of these. If any of them read this they will instantly vote themselfs a RAISE then fatten thier PERKS and say how they visit every county In the state,and how well they know the WORKING CLASS, all on Your dime! And they    NEVERMind Lets just say Yes they grab all the funds they can anywhere they can,at the exspence of this countrys FREEDOMS+RIGHTS+libertys My2cents!!

                    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                    Posted: May 25, 2011, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

                     NY leads the east coast in not understanding UNSUSTAINABLE, ask any political Rep. here we all make 6+ figures,nobody has to worry about taxes,gas,cigs.cars,insur,food,clothes,bank charges,or the taxes on some of these. If any of them read this they will instantly vote themselfs a RAISE then fatten thier PERKS and say how they visit every county In the state,and how well they know the WORKING CLASS, all on Your dime! And they    NEVERMind Lets just say Yes they grab all the funds they can anywhere they can,at the exspence of this countrys FREEDOMS+RIGHTS+libertys My2cents!!

                    Your 2 cents is right on the money, trap.

                    This corruption is like a cancer that just keeps spreading.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

                    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                      Posted: May 25, 2011, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

                      This usually happens when an elected politician or when one running for office goes on a tough-on-crime campaign

                      or

                      when the right cops aren't getting paid off or aren't getting paid off enough.

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                        Posted: May 25, 2011, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

                        I find it hard to believe poker players would buy more lottery tickets if they can't get their online poker fix.

                        BobP

                        Won't they have no choice but to go into the casinos?

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                          Posted: May 26, 2011, 6:08 am - IP Logged

                          Good point, Coin.

                          I'd bet you're a lot more savvy from reading all that Chicago news.


                          I read in the Chicago Tribune the Illinois Senate has passed a bill allowing people to pick up and keep roadkill to eat.  Of course you need to buy a permit to scrape up the flat snacks.  So far it is limited to fur-bearing mammals, so you can't pick up wild fowl or reptiles.   Soylent Green can't be too far down the road.

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                            I read in the Chicago Tribune the Illinois Senate has passed a bill allowing people to pick up and keep roadkill to eat.  Of course you need to buy a permit to scrape up the flat snacks.  So far it is limited to fur-bearing mammals, so you can't pick up wild fowl or reptiles.   Soylent Green can't be too far down the road.

                            BobP    Puke

                            I used to pick up road kill when I went to town to bring home for the chickens and they always savored it.  I quit when the predators started coming in to volunteer to be shot right here close that I din't need to import any extra.

                            If Illinoians don't have any chickens there shouldn't be any reason not to just cut out the middle man and go directly to the road kill.

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                              Posted: May 26, 2011, 8:18 am - IP Logged

                              I used to pick up road kill when I went to town to bring home for the chickens and they always savored it.  I quit when the predators started coming in to volunteer to be shot right here close that I din't need to import any extra.

                              If Illinoians don't have any chickens there shouldn't be any reason not to just cut out the middle man and go directly to the road kill.

                              I usually shoot them through the window screen and collect them in the morning to haul out further from civilization where the chickens can get at them.  But there's one I haven't been able to find except for the smell right up close to the front porch somewhere.

                              That's the poultry/predator/.22 short equivalent of deficit spending when you think about it.  Shoot'em now, collect them later.  Eventually the odor will force you to take care of the problem.

                              New York probably just hasn't invested in the right think-tank