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Lottery and the legality of Gambling?

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Jomacinrow's avatar - f6cb44d1c9
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Posted: June 10, 2011, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

How can states (such as Georgia) consider Gambling illegal and state-ran Lotteries (Georgia Lottery Coropartion) not a form of Gambling?? It seems like the Same thing to me, can anyone explain the wordage in the laws that allow this/make this determination?

 

Thanks for any inputs!

    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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    Posted: June 10, 2011, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

    How can states (such as Georgia) consider Gambling illegal and state-ran Lotteries (Georgia Lottery Coropartion) not a form of Gambling?? It seems like the Same thing to me, can anyone explain the wordage in the laws that allow this/make this determination?

     

    Thanks for any inputs!

    Standard Operating Procedure. They write laws for us, not them. They always exempt themselves.

    Just like Obamacare.

    Obamacare doesn't apply to Obama or Congress, just us.

    They get gold-plated healthcare for the rest of their lives that we pay for.

    We have to buy the crap they tell us to or pay a fine and go to jail.

    Pretty good deal, huh?

    Ain't we lucky?


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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      Coin Toss's avatar - shape barbed.jpg
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      Posted: June 10, 2011, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

      How can states (such as Georgia) consider Gambling illegal and state-ran Lotteries (Georgia Lottery Coropartion) not a form of Gambling?? It seems like the Same thing to me, can anyone explain the wordage in the laws that allow this/make this determination?

       

      Thanks for any inputs!

      Jomacinrow,

      For the moment forget the fact that some states have sold their lotteries to private firms (but the state of course still gets a bite).

      Take a state like Georgia, lotto but no casinos (I'm guessing from your post).

      Who owns the lottery and gets the profits?

      Georgia.

      Now let's say they legalized casinos, like Mississipppi for example) and who owns those casinos? Isle of Capri, Harrah's, the Horseshoe, etc....

      Who owns the casinos and gets the profits?

      The casinos, the parent companies.

      So while the state, county, and towsn the casinos are in do get some of that money, most of it goes back to the parent company of the casinos, almost all located in Nevada or Stlantic City. In essence, those casinos are little money vacuums that are a $$$$ pipleine right back to the parent company.

      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.

        Raven62's avatar - binary
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        Posted: June 11, 2011, 11:00 am - IP Logged

        How can states (such as Georgia) consider Gambling illegal and state-ran Lotteries (Georgia Lottery Coropartion) not a form of Gambling?? It seems like the Same thing to me, can anyone explain the wordage in the laws that allow this/make this determination?

         

        Thanks for any inputs!

        What? Ask the Attorney General for the State of Georgia! Thud Thumbs Up

        A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

          Raven62's avatar - binary
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          Posted: June 11, 2011, 11:02 am - IP Logged

          Standard Operating Procedure. They write laws for us, not them. They always exempt themselves.

          Just like Obamacare.

          Obamacare doesn't apply to Obama or Congress, just us.

          They get gold-plated healthcare for the rest of their lives that we pay for.

          We have to buy the crap they tell us to or pay a fine and go to jail.

          Pretty good deal, huh?

          Ain't we lucky?

          LOL

          A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!